Roadway surfaces

Asphalt pathway

  • An asphalt surface maintained and reserved exclusively for users of the Véloroute des Bleuets. It is independent of roadway traffic.

Pathway on an asphalt shoulder

  • A 1.5 – 1.7 meter band located on each side of a motor roadway.

Pathway on a designated shoulder

  • A designated road or route with little to no motor vehicle traffic officially recognized as a cycling pathway, without cycling corridors. Motorists are alerted to the presence of cyclists by appropriate road signage.

Components of bicycle infrastructures:

  • Bike paths (105 km) – 44%
  • Bike lanes (10 km) – 4%
  • Paved shoulders (78 km) – 33%
  • Designated shoulders (45 km) – 19%

100% asphalt surface, except the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. The entire pathway is designated as easy to intermediate.

Further information

Route verte

Marked cycling network linking the most beautiful regions of Quebec, which includes paths (asphalt or crushed stone), reserved lanes and paved shoulders.

Path and Connected Networks

Connected bicycle path and network, developed and maintained in collaboration with the Véloroute des Bleuets.

Intramunicipal network

Cycling network created and maintained by the municipalities it runs through.

Cycling Network of the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon (in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon)

Marked network on a crushed stone surface, maintained and reserved exclusively for park visitors ($), totalling 45 km. Maintained by the Parcs Québec managers. It is a well-compacted surface, designed and reserved exclusively for Véloroute users, independent of the traffic lanes.

Signs and markers

A variety of different signs including commercial signs are present on the cycle pathways. As cyclists pass these markers, it confirms that they are cycling on the 256 km pathway of the Véloroute des Bleuets.

If they encounter other markers, they are cycling on La Route Verte.

In either case the cyclist will easily locate any required services along their journey.

In each of the 15 municipalities, (including the Montagnais community), surrounding Lac-Saint-Jean, cyclists will find posted panels describing the history of their location, as well as the Véloroute des Bleuets partners and their locations.