Why Le Saint-Laurent à vélo

Mario Belley en Cyclotouriste 2012

Let me introduce myself first. My name is Mario Belley and I am a great cyclist. I like discovering new regions by bike. For me, nothing better than doing it in autonomy, which means carrying all the necessary on my bike.

However, I am aware that this way of travelling is only for some people. Yet discovering a part of a country by bike is such a beautiful way to traval. All our senses are sollicited. Our eyes by the beauty of the landscape, our nose by the smells such as a strawberry field, our ears by the bird singing, the skin by the freshness of the air and our mouth by all the flavours that you can enjoy along the way.

So to encourage cycling, I asked myself the question “How can I make this way of travelling more accessible?”

First, was to identify a safe and tourist-friendly route. Over the years, I have identified a route that is considered ideal. A 700 km route starting from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (a town 80 km west of Montreal) and ending at Rimouski (a beautiful city located 300 km east of Quebec City).

Another element that I consider important for you especially if you are from outside Quebec, our availability all along the route. At any time, by text, email or phone you can contact us. Whether to request information or for a more serious problem, we are always available. It is important to me that you feel safe and not alone if you find yourself in a problematic situation.

“Traditional” cycle-touring means that travellers carry their luggage with them, in saddlebags or in a trailer. For various reasons, this way of doing things can stop many people. So, why not offer a luggage transportation service? Cyclists, can now enjoy their dream vacation on two wheels, without the inconvenience of having the weight of luggage with each pedal stroke!

Baggage transport was the first service offered. Little by little, more services have been added. Today, Le Saint-Laurent à vélo offers a lot of service such as:

Why travel in Le Saint-Laurent à vélo network?

Being passionate about cycling, I took the time to choose the route. I have a good knowledge of what you are looking for and your expectations. It is important to me that your stay is enjoyable, safe and beautiful.

Le Saint-Laurent à vélo has a lot to offer you. An abundance of attractions and services throughout the route. I will tell you all about it in a future blog.

I have put in place quality services. The traveller’s reviews are excellent. They appreciated the welcome, our availability, our luggage transportation service, our shuttle service and the quality of our rental bikes.

The itinerary is safe. You ride along “La Route Verte“. A very nice, respectful of the environment, interesting and clearly marked road.

Le Saint-Laurent à vélo is 700 km of WOW!

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Come and discover Le Saint-Laurent à vélo! Come and say hello!

Mario Belley
Cycle touring expert


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