Self-Guided Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Itinerary
Total Eastern & Northeastern Distance: 1,725 kilometres
Notes: Toll free phone numbers are included only when they connect directly to the hotel (as opposed to an off site reservation system). TQ = Trans Quebec; RT = Regional Trail; LT = Local Trail 3.
Quebec City & Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day One
Trailer to Saint-Raymond(drive time from Greater Toronto Area: approx. 8 hours.) Where To Stay: Hotel Roquemont – direct trail access at junction of TQ23 & TQ73.
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Two
Saint-Raymond (Quebec City & Region) to Chambord (Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean). 340 km via TQ73 west/RT355 north/TQ83 north. Fuel: Rivière-à-Pierre; Lac-Edouard (Pouvoirie Le Goéland); Lac-Bouchette; Chambord. Fuel & Lunch: Auberge les Trappeurs on TQ73. Where To Stay: Chalets et Spa Lac Saint-Jean -Located on the shore of Lac-Saint-Jean on the north side of Chambord with direct trail access from local trail off TQ83.
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Three
Chambord to Saint-Urbain (Charlevoix). 328 km via TQ83 east/RT383 east/TQ83 east/TQ3 south. Fuel: Lac Kenogami; Ferland; Saint-Urbain. Lunch: Relais La Bouleaunière on RT 383. Where To Stay: Maison Chez Laurent– take LT off TQ3. This roadside motel is ideally situated on Highway 138 with direct trail access from TQ3.
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Four
Saint-Urbain to Lac Kenogami (Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean). 336 km via TQ3 south/LT west (signed for L’Étape)/RT369 north/TQ23 north/RT368 north/RT383 west. Fuel & Lunch: L’Étape. Where To Stay: Chalets Dubuc Located at the eastern tip of Lac Kenogami directly on RT383 (huge RV park on site) near the intersection with RT368.
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Five
Lac Kenogami to La Malbaie (Charlevoix).326 km via RT383 east/RT 368 north/TQ83 east/RT383 east/TQ3 south/RT 378 south/LT 124. Fuel:Laterrière; Petit Saguenay; Clermont (LT 64). Lunch: Petit Saguenay. Where To Stay: Le Petit Manoir du Casino – Accessed via LT 124, this premier facility consists of three separate, multi-story buildings (the main hotel and two pavilions) that overlook the Casino de Charlevoix and the St. Lawrence River. Ask for a room in the pavilion closest to sled parking. Free shuttle available to on-site restaurant. Pool, hot tub and sauna at main hotel building. Advise avoiding weekends when this place is packed!
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Six
La Malbaie to Portneuf (Quebec City & Region).325 km via LT124/RT378 south/RT377 north/TQ3 south/TQ73 north/RT365 south/RT302 west. Fuel: Saint Urbain; Quebec City; Portneuf. Lunch: Quebec City. Where To Stay: Restaurant Motel Le Chavigny– Located with direct trail access at Highway 40 exit 354.
Quebec City Region-Charlevoix-Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Tour Day Seven
Portneuf to Saint-Raymond.70 km by direct route (RT302 north/ TQ 3 east/ TQ 23 north) or ride a longer loop. Trailer home.
Quebec Who To Contact
Quebec Maps Needed
- Quebec City & Region
- Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean
- FCMQ Provincial Trail Guide
Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.