Cycling - Services for cyclists

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)

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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!

Ferry schedule

From St. Jean Baptiste Day to Labour Day - 2020 CLOSED : COVID-19

Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • Federal wharf
    (Notre-Dame-de-Pierreville)
    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.
Information: 450-568-2124 / 1-866-279-0444



Multipurpose Réseau Vert

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This 17.2 km green route features several tourist attractions and 21 interpretive panels to learn about nature and culture along the way.

Tel.: 1-866-279-0444

Parking for cyclists

Each of the 11 circuits has a parking lot indicated by a symbol Stationnement 81622 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.