Mountain Road is a 151-km (94 mi) circuit, representing an ideal escapade for exploring carved by a giant meteorite mountainous countryside of Charlevoix.
Many attractions await visitors there, such as the two jewels in the network of Quebec’s parks: the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie Park and the Grands-Jardins Park.
Charlevoix, with its magnificent mountain scenery, boasts an amazing natural environment. Here, the Mountain Road will put voyagers smack in the middle of the elevated landforms of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve. As visitors travel this tourist route, they discover the region’s hinterland and enjoy this alternative to the region’s main axial Highway 138.
At the gateway of this impressive drive, tourists find an 8-km trail called Les Florents that has two departure points: the House of Maurice Dufour and, just off the Highway 138, Chalets Chez Laurent, within 10 km of downtown Baie-St-Paul city. The Mountain Drive offers an incursion into the village of Notre-Dame-des-Monts, where guests find themselves surrounded by some of the tallest Laurentian mountains peaks, and where they can visit the town’s historic center.
No matter the season, the World Biosphere Reserve's many natural sites in the heart of the Charlevoix crater a feast for the senses. Visitors will not forget the time spent exploring the villages and stunning countryside of St-Urbain, St-Hilarion, Notre-Dame-des-Monts, St-Aimé-des-Lacs, Clermont and the Ste-Agnes sector of La Malbaie.
Try bike touring, horseback riding, dogsledding, snowmobiling, learning about life on a farm, wildlife watching, bear observation, ice fishing, museum visites, a bateau mouche cruise or drop by an artist's workshop. Each step of the way and each village offers an opportunity to discover the history of a region so proud of its past, and its builders.
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