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Put a little zest in your summer! Here are some intriguing activities that will take you off the beaten path.
How about riding a bike up into the treetops? Or maybe you would prefer to bike in tandem along the rails of a railroad track. Let’s start in Sutton, at the Diable Vert. The bike is firmly attached to a cable and you’re securely mounted on the bike. You control the speed with the pedals.
The 1 km course will give you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside. Plan some time to visit the rest of the site as well. Your ticket also gives you access to the hiking trails.
For those who prefer to stay on the ground, try the Vélorails in Beaulac-Garthby, in the region of Chaudière-Appalaches. A vélorail consists of two bikes that are attached on either side of a platform. The cyclists propel it along the rails of the railroad track using their pedal power.
There are two courses: 10 km and 18 km. The ride takes either 1 hour 30 minutes or 2 hours 30 minutes, along the shores of Lac Aylmer, then through fields and woods.
Don’t mind getting a little wet and dirty? Walking on uneven, at times muddy terrain? Your efforts will be richly rewarded!
The Société québécoise de spéléologie [Québec caving society] organizes guided tours in six of the 20 caves that form its network in Québec.
Some require experience, but here are two caves considered family friendly where children over the age of six are welcome:
The Abbaye Val Notre-Dame, in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, has become a popular recreational and tourist destination over the years. In the summer of 2023, it will resume operations with enhanced forest discovery and tasting activities.
Here are four of many offerings:
Give it a try !
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