Chemin du Roy – Royal Road
The Chemin du Roy or the Royal Road in English (Road 138) is a tourist road in Quebec.
This road crosses a few tourist areas of the province. It was built in the 18th century to link Montreal and Quebec City, and it was the longest road in existence north of Rio Grande. The Chemin du Roy paves the way of history in Quebec and Canada along its entire length. The Chemin du Roy remains a living memorial to the early Canadian history in the 21st Century. The road starts in Quebec City.
Travelers will cross picturesque villages along the St. Lawrence River, among most beautiful of Quebec, like Neuville, Cap-Sante, Deschambault, Grondines, Trois-Rivieres, Berthierville, Repentigny and many more, with their museums, animated streets and parks. Along the road tourists discover an exceptional inheritance and bordering landscapes of a rare beauty. In the area of Mauricie and Lanaudière, the Chemin du Roy allows you to discover peaceful beauties of the countryside.
The road then involves you in the urban modernity of the suburbs of Montreal. You can travel in car or the motor cycle, but it is with bicycle that the Chemin du Roy reveals best his charm and its attractions.
Approved as Route Verte, Quebec cycle network of more than 3000 miles, the road offers excellent cycle tracks. The road proposes a vast choice of places of lodging of great quality: hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfast and even camp-sites. A section of the road, 42 miles long, circles completely Ile-d’Orleans, near Quebec City.