Cycling: Saint-Francois Axis
Mostly on a dedicated, paved and unpaved cycle path, the Saint-François Axis route is part of the Route Verte and the Grand Sentier. We begin this route by cycling along the banks of the St. Francis river where several visual breakthroughs suggest bucolic landscapes. Halfway, you can access the Réal-D.-Carbonneau marsh by foot. Thanks to its wooden sidewalk mounted on stilts and its observation tower, the 30 hectares covered by the marsh are suitable for birdwatching. Then, passing through downtown Sherbrooke, at the corner of King East and Bowen South streets, we discover two majestic murals each revealing a slice of life in the eastern and popular district of Sherbrooke. We then pass through a dense forest where the gentle curves of the cycle path are favorable to the admiration of majestic centenary trees and the observation of urban wildlife. Finally, Atto-Beaver Park and Bishop's University are perfect for taking a break before taking the way back or attacking the axis of the Massawippi.
- 25 kilometers
- Easy level
- Cycle path, paved and unpaved road
- Hybrid bike
- Starting point: Jeffrey-Gingras stop (rue Saint-François Nord)
Our favorites on the circuit
1. Sanctuaire du Sacré-Cœur de Beauvoir
For a well-deserved break once you arrive at the top of the promontory and admire the exceptional panorama, especially at sunset. Shop of local products, on site.
2. Vignoble La Halte des Pèlerins
To live the taste experience of Péché Mignon and get to know the secrets of winemaking and the history of the place.
3. Microbrasserie Siboire Dépôt
To satisfy your marine appetite by tasting one of the best Fish & Chips in the province, accompanied, of course, with a good Grisette.
4. Open air art gallery
To discover two majestic murals, each revealing a slice of life in the eastern district of the city of Sherbrooke.
5. Marais Réal-D.-Carbonneau
For a walk where the footpaths, on stilts, lead us in a peaceful environment facilitating the discovery of a diverse fauna and flora.