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7 days in an RV in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

April 23, 2021Escapade

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is a land of fine food, not just giant blueberries! There's no better way to get to know the area than getting behind the wheel and going to meet the people who live there. The Terego team have come up a 7-day itinerary, with plenty to see and to eat. On the menu: Mariann’s tourtière (meat pie), Blackburn cheese and, of course, blueberries!


Photo by ©Tourisme_Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


Day 1 - The Fjord road (117 km)

Your trip begins in style, on what is definitely one of the most beautiful roads in the world! Take route 170 from Saint-Siméon in Charlevoix, with a stop at the Bleuetière Saguenoise, just before arriving at the town of Petit Saguenay. In August, you can pick your own blueberries, against the beautiful backdrop of the red and white pines. Terego members can spend the night here, and take their time exploring this corner of the fjord.

Petit-Saguenay is surrounded by mountains, and is simply magnificent. Take the opportunity to go down to the village quay and admire the view. Another good place to stop is at Anse-Saint-Jean, a wonderful village with a few architectural gems, including its covered bridge and period houses.

Continue on Route 170 to Jonquière, for a stop at the famous cheese Blackburn cheese factory. Terego members will be able to spend the night, watching the cows in the barn.



Day 2 - Crossing the Saguenay (45 km)

Today, you'll cross the Saguenay River to discover its north shore. But first, a stop at Domaine le Cageot, the region's first vineyard, is highly recommended. You'll find wines and other spirits made from berries and grapes, as well as various deli products.

When the visit is over, head to Saint-Ambroise for your last stop of the day at the Alpaga Là Là farm. If you're lucky, the owner, Sonia, will be spinning wool from her magnificent alpacas. She will be happy to explain how this wondrously soft material is produced.

Domaine le Cageot and Alpaga Là Là are both hosts on the Terego network, so members can spend the night there in their RV.



Day 3 - Monts-Valin (53 km)

Lovers of the great outdoors should definitely plan at least one day in the Parc national des Monts-Valin. Its 984 meter peak dominates the landscape. Various hiking trails, from 3 to 16 kilometers, offer breathtaking views. You can also go canoeing or paddleboarding along the winding Valin River. The park has several pleasant camping sites.

Photo by ©Tourisme_Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


Day 4 - Pointe-Taillon (92 km)

This is the beginning of your discovery of the majestic Lac St-Jean. And to start, there's no place better than the Pointe-Taillon National Park. You can relax on the sandy shores of the huge beach, cool off in the lake or get on your bike and see some of the 45km of cycle path.

For a truly authentic agrotourism experience, Terego members can visit and spend the night at the Ferme Gilbert et Fils, just a few minutes from the park entrance. The farm's co-owner, Diane, is always happy to show off her state-of-the-art facilities and educate visitors on the reality of running a farm.

Photo by ©Tourisme_Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean


Day 5 - Saint-Félicien (90 km)

On the way to Saint-Félicien, two food stops are in order. First, a detour to the Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes de Mistassini will delight those with a sweet tooth. Back in Dolbeau-Mistassini, try some local craft beers, at the Coureur des bois brewery, where they have bottled the knowledge and the wild flavors of the region for your enjoyment.

The Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien remains an essential stop. Over 485 hectares, the zoo offers visitors a unique chance for contact with indigenous and exotic animals. Staying in the same area, thrill seekers can also try watersports on Ashuapmushuan rapids, or even mountain biking.

There are several campsites in the area, either near the zoo or on the waterfront.



Day 6 - Metabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix (60 km)

The Metabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix region is ideal for your last day on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean. Make sure you spend an hour or two at Le Rigolet for a short hike in the marsh and a quick dip in the lake. Just two minutes from the beach on route 169, visit the Tablée du Lac to do some shopping of local products and meals prepared by Mariann's team, including the famous tourtière du Lac St-Jean (it’s a local meat pie : the real deal!). La Tablée du Lac is also a Terego host producer, so members can spend the night here.

The Métabetchouane History and Archeology Center (CHAM) also welcomes Terego member travellers for the night in its parking lot, just a stone's throw from the Lake. Take some time to visit the visitor's center, which brings to life the encounter between the First Nations and European cultures.


Day 7 - A picturesque route home

Your fabulous journey ends the same way it started: with a breathtaking drive! Retrace your steps towards Chambord, to take route 155 towards Shawinigan, one of Quebec's most beautiful roads. You'll follow the St-Maurice River for a good part of the journey, so you'll have a great view for one last time.

For more information on the sites and attractions of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, visit the official tourism website.

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