Along the St. Lawrence Waterway near Quebec City, the Gourmet Route will also appeal to cyclists with refined palates—though it can also, of course, be explored by car. Some 25 stops along the route include artisans producing preserves, honey, and wines. True to the area’s French heritage, a number of farms sell cheeses and other French specialties like foie gras, at Les Canardises. At the height of summer, farm stands overflow with berries and vegetables at the perfect peak of ripeness. If you’re not in the mood to take that produce home to cook it, restaurants like La Fenouilliere will serve you the best of the region’s bounty. Anyone with a sweet tooth should leave some time in their day and room in their stomach for a final stop at La Fudgerie—no translation needed—in Quebec.
The Gourmet Route 30, rue Sainte-Marguerite Beaupré, Quebec Canada G0A 1E0 E: firstname.lastname@example.org