Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 2: Farms, Farms, Colorful Roofs, Stone Houses - and more Farms

Day 2 Tour description
St. Bernard de Lacolle to St. Jean sur Richelieu via Napierville and the Patriot Highway
Rides of 34, 37 or 55 miles

We ride up the Richelieu River valley, to St Jean sur Richelieu, with a choice of three routes. Visit historic Fort Lennox, an authentic British fortification on an island in the middle of the Richelieu River. Learn about the daily lives of the 1830's soldiers. Travel up the road of the Patriotes, through gentle farmland. Visit the beautiful stone church just past the Acadia River.  Or take the longer route to enjoy the countryside and it's broad farmlands, and a great view of the Montreal skyline.  Arrive in St Jean sur Richelieu, with its downtown alive with restaurants and art. Our auberge is on the river and is filled with the art collection of the owner, who has been encouraging biking for over 20 years! 

A young family from Colorado cycling from Montréal to Westport NY

and right about here we discovered our first and only flat tire during the tour!

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