256 km of bike path
+300,000 users per year
35 bike stops

The Véloroute des Bleuets in a nutshell:

  • $11.56 million in spending, including more than $7.856 million in tourism spending (68% of the total)
  • 112 jobs created
  • The result of a successful collaboration between 15 municipalities and the Montagnais community of Mashteuiatsh
  • Four connected cycling networks:
    • Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon (48 km)
    • Ville d’Alma / City of Alma (14 km)
    • Ville de Saint-Félicien / City of Saint-Félicien (13 km)
    • Horst de Kénogami (71 km between Hébertville and Saguenay / Jonquière borough)
  • Four Maisons du vélo (cycling visitor information centres): Alma, Roberval, Dolbeau-Mistassini and Hébertville
  • 35 bike stops and around 40 “Bienvenue Cyclistes!” certified accommodations
  • Two marine shuttles; Le Maligneau and “Le Péribonka”
  • 60 patrol ambassadors identified and dressed in the colours of the Véloroute des Bleuets, two great media ambassadors, Yvan Martineau and Audrey Lemieux, as well as sports ambassadors
  • More than 100 partner companies
  • An international influence through partnerships with RAVEL (Belgium), the Voies Vertes Saône-et-Loire (France) as well as l’Association des réseaux cyclables du Québec (ARCQ), a true reference in the province
  • Several activities offered annually
  • A luggage shuttle service
  • A loss leader recognized by the ATR (Tourisme Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean)

Roles and responsabilities of the Véloroute

  • Representative and “soul” of the Corporation and its brand
  • Development and dissemination of knowledge on customers, competition and best practices in the management of cycling networks
  • Management of the reception service and specialized information targeting cycle tourists in partnership with various organizations
  • Supervision / coordination in close collaboration with the municipal sphere when it comes to maintenance and improvement of the cycle route and associated networks
  • Planning and supervision of infrastructure development, in consultation with partner municipalities
  • Encouragement of Véloroute des Bleuets partner companies to adhere to the “2017-2022 Strategic Planning”
  • Promotion of the “Véloroute des Bleuets” brand and marketing of the Véloroute experience to regional, national and international customers
  • Management of self-financing activities
  • Maintenance and support of volunteers, especially as regards the “Ambassadors”