Vélo sur la rivière is a very popular service with visitors to our region, allowing cyclists to cross the Saint François River with their bikes. As the pontoon water ferry crosses between Pierreville and Saint-François-Du-Lac, the friendly captain provides passengers with a guided tour of the Lower Saint-François River.
Water ferry for cyclists (pontoon)
The Lower Saint-François River counts more than 350 years of colonial, seigniorial and Abenaki history. Nature and culture combine throughout the trip along the Saint-François River and the Chenal Tardif. There are multiple points of interest along the way, including restaurants, farms, shops selling local food, fish, chocolates, a marina and a museum, all of which will enrich your stay in the land of smoked sturgeon!
From St. Jean Baptiste Day to Labour Day
Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Federal wharf
First departure: 10:30 a.m.
Final departure: 5:30 p.m.
Continuous return trips (30–40 minutes apart)
- Marina Mr. B (Saint-François-du-Lac)
First departure: 10:00 a.m.
Final departure: 5:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Réseau Vert
This 17.2 km green route features several tourist attractions and 21 interpretive panels to learn about nature and culture along the way.
Parking for cyclistsEach of the 11 circuits has a parking lot indicated by a symbol on your tourism and cycling network map. Located between Montreal and Quebec City, Nicolet-Yamaska is the ideal region for one-day or multi-day trips.
Shuttle service – Le Saint-Laurent à vélo
By appointment only, 7 days per week
This transportation service* is ideal for travelling with your bike—they’ll drop you off wherever you like along the entire Saint-Laurent à vélo network.
The service covers the area between Montreal and Quebec City, from Drummondville to Trois-Rivières, between Highways 20 and 40.
Take advantage for your return trip.
Mornings, the shuttle service is available between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Evenings, the shuttle service is available after 4:00 p.m.
*Certain conditions apply.
For more information, call 418-571-1011 or visit their website here.