As a genius, nature has carved the Rivière-du-Loup area as a tiered amphitheater. Therefore, your thighs will maybe want some excuses for asking them to climb these streets that never end up. But your eyes will thank you for the awesome spectacle of an everchanging river, whatever the level from which you attend.
To be at the forefront of this water theater, without punishing your calves, try a ride to parc de la Pointe. On the side of the St. Lawrence river, this will refresh you. From there, you can even embark on a cruise to meet the discrete character of this great play, beluga whales, close to their nursery.
From Rivière-du-Loup, several other routes are available to your two wheels. If you like to vibrate on gravel and head out into the wild scenery, the linear park Petit-Témis takes you 134 km south, to New Brunswick, through the magnificent Témiscouata Lake and its national park. If you prefer the asphalt, highway 132 will reveal the proud charming villages such as Kamouraska, west, and the beauty of the estuary in Cacouna and L'Isle-Verte, eastward.
When you will get off the saddle, you can either go regenerate in the welcoming city center, where you will find an animated public market on summer Saturdays, or visit one of the city parks, which invite to contemplation as well as performance. It is up to you to chosse!
If you still have a bit of energy, you can take part in one of the joyous events that gather Louperivois and tourists around blues or rock music, visual and performing arts, heritage, old cars and beer, among others. All that, in this relaxed atmosphere that is the trademark of the Bas-Saint-Laurent personality!