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post #1 of 50 Old 02-12-2015, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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After each NEVA, I take a ride into your beautiful country. In 2013, I visited Gaspe and last year I rode to Cape Breton; both were excellent. This year, I am contemplating Thunder Bay or Mont Tremblant. I asked opinions over AdvRider and got one response... saying go to "Archipel de Mingnan", which is a place I never heard of.

My riding preferences are open spaces and elevation changes. I also like gravel/dirt roads but, most likely, I will be traveling alone so I need to keep it sane. My starting point is Old Forge, NY on August 2 and I could spend up to a week up there. Please make suggestions for interesting rides in Quebec and/or Ontario. If you want to ride with me, that is even better.

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post #2 of 50 Old 02-12-2015, 10:26 PM
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One of the best road in Quebec is 381 to Saguenay. Then you may come back by 170 or 172.
Route 389 between Baie-Comeau and Manic 5 is fun too.
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Pretty much due north of Old Forge , lies the very pretty town of Kingston , Ontario . Sadfly , the terrain to the north of that is pretty flat farmland , to Ottawa , our capital city , and another pretty city to visit . Lots of history , museums , etc . Leaving Ottawa towards Mont Tremblant , the roads get more interesting ; lots of ski areas means twisties .

I've heard that there's a northern route from Tremblant to Lac St Jean / Saguenay that is interesting , and allows one to to miss the traffic maelstrom that is Montreal .

Philstrom is plotting a route for post-neva , and Gord ( 568v8 ) lives in Kingston , Ontario , and is also a master route planner . DannyC will also be at NEVA and has encyclopedic route knowledge of Quebec ski area roads .

I might volounteer to ride with you , as I love the Tremblant area ( I'll be skiing there for a week in March ) , if I could keep up to you ... but you'd probably send me to the wrong ferry anyway !

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The ride up to thunder bay is apparently gorgeous. Highway 17 is one of the better roads in the province though I have yet to ride it (it's 1800km away) You could also ride manitoulin island and take the ferry.

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I've heard that there's a northern route from Tremblant to Lac St Jean / Saguenay that is interesting , and allows one to to miss the traffic maelstrom that is Montreal .

I this it? - LINK
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I this it? - LINK
in this link, there is road there that are very remote and need knobby tires to be safe (50/50 like TKC80 or so)

On the south shore of St.Laurence river, there is plenty of unpaved road that are not far from civilization, can be ridden with 80/20 tire. On the north shore, you will likely find logging roads in remote area between cities.

I'm trying to take vacation on 1st week of august, I might be joining your ride

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in this link, there is road there that are very remote and need knobby tires to be safe (50/50 like TKC80 or so)

On the south shore of St.Laurence river, there is plenty of unpaved road that are not far from civilization, can be ridden with 80/20 tire. On the north shore, you will likely find logging roads in remote area between cities.

I'm trying to take vacation on 1st week of august, I might be joining your ride
Flat4awd: Are you Danny's friend, Nick? If yes, I took the ferry with you in 2013. Keep the info coming. I like dirt roads.
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Pretty much due north of Old Forge , lies the very pretty town of Kingston , Ontario . Sadfly , the terrain to the north of that is pretty flat farmland , to Ottawa , our capital city , and another pretty city to visit.
There's lots of fun roads north of Kingston, or more accurately north of Hwy 7. Any one of the "500 series" roads are a hoot.

Also check out Juan Tanamera's awesome guide to great Ontario Roads.
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Are you stuck on crossing the border?

There are tons of fun roads to explore in the south-west PA, Ohio, West Virginia area.

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That linked road sounds like fun . I am tempted , and also like dirt . I would probably double back at Saguenay , and head for home via Ottawa , where I have family .

And Thanks , Merlin , for setting me straight - although , are you referring to the magnificent roads around Calabogie ? I concur , they are amongst the best.. .


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