Green Road (Route Verte)
Green Road (Route Verte) is a large and impressive network of recreational bicycle trails covering the province of Quebec.
This network of bicycle paths is tootalling over 4300 kilometres of roads and bicycle trails. No matter which bikeway you cycle on - the Parcours des Anses in Lévis, the Véloroute des Bleuets encircling Lac Saint-Jean, the Berri Street bike path in Montreal, the Monterigiade in Monteregie, the Estriade in the Eastern Townships and more, you’re riding on the Route verte.
Since 1995 the Government of Quebec has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the construction of the Green Route, and since then the Green Route generated enormous economic benefits for Quebec.
The Green Road makes it possible to cross many Quebec”s beautiful regions by bike, with the added option of staying in accommodations located close to bicycle paths. Vélo Québec’s Le Grand Tour is held every summer offering a new 700-km (435-mi.) circuit each season.
The tour brings together thousands of cyclists in a relaxed and jovial environment. This vast and the most extensive bicycle route in North America includes all types of bikeways: bike paths, designated shared roadways and paved shoulders. It’s marked throughout its length.
The Green Route links Quebec and Ontario, thus allowing cyclists to discover Northern Ontario.