Three unusual activities by bike

Whether on the bicycle handlebars vintage Electric bike, on rails or on board a flying bike, visit corners of Quebec in a different way!

With the flying bike to the treetops


Photo courtesy, Au Diable Vert

During a trip to Mexico, Jeremy Fontana and Julie Zeitlinger, owners of Au Diable Vert in Glen Sutton, in the Eastern Townships, first flew by bike, an activity they would later offer in a streamlined version at their outdoor base . For six months, eight workers installed a cable, capable of carrying more than 10 tons, at the top of the trees so that the adventurers could pedal more than 1 km (45 minutes), well seated and attached to the inclined seat of a bicycle. to fly.

“A calm experience, but with chills,” describes Mr. Fontana.

Suspended 100 feet in the air on the mountainside, the cyclist enjoys an exceptional view of the forest, its canyons, its waterfalls, its animals and then the Green Mountains of Vermont. This unique activity in Canada is offered to persons 12 years and older and must be 1.42 m tall.

For information and reservations: audiablevert.com or 450-538-5639

Step on the rails


Photo courtesy Facebook Les Velorails de Beaulac-Garthby

The Vélorails de Beaulac-Garthby takes cyclists along Lake Aylmer in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, come rain or shine. Consisting of a platform attached to two bicycles, this small vehicle is activated by the muscular power of the riders (minimum two) who circulate on the tracks, meandering through different environments that awaken the senses. A bench lets even children participate in the adventure. After some explanations, especially how to turn the vehicle, the ride begins in Parc Bellerive. After traveling 10 or 18 km along Lake Aylmer, forests, fields and swamps, travelers return with memories and images of a unique Quebec experience.

For information and reservations: lesvelorailsbg@gmail.com or 418-946-3082

Bellechasse with the electric bike vintage


Photo courtesy Velopop

Visit Bellechasse on the handlebars of a stylish electric bike vintage, that’s what VeloPop offers. Combining one of the latest developments in cycling with a design from yesteryear is both stylish and practical! Thus, in two eras, tourists will visit the most beautiful villages, landscapes and gourmet stations of the region to live a sporting and rural experience. The vehicle can propel cyclists at speeds of up to 32 km/h on the six proposed routes ranging from 20 to 63 km during a two-, four- or seven-hour excursion. Every cyclist pedals according to his ability and benefits from the electric support. The 20 rental bikes for people aged 14 and over (helmet included) are parked at 76 rue Principale in Saint-Michel (former Caisse Populaire), where Café Nini is also located.

For information and reservations: Velopop.ca or 418-884-1836

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