TRANSPORTATION – TOWNSHIPS STYLE! Orford Express – Outing by train & cycling The Orford Express tourist train is launching a new package: a Sunday Brunch outing combining train and cycling. Boarding in Magog, at 10:00 a.m. enjoy a gourmet meal onboard the Orford Express train while traveling to Bromont’s village. Head back to Magog by cycling on one of the most beautiful scenic road of the Eastern Townships. Bicycle transportation included, reservation required. Information : 819 575-8081 / 1 866-575-8081 ou www.orfordexpress.com
A first for the Grand Cru
This summer, the Grand Cru cruise boat, operated by Escapades Memphrémagog, is offering a new outing on Lake Memphrémagog, with a stop in the charming village of Georgeville. The vessel will leave Magog every Thursday at 11.30 a.m., transporting passengers on a three-hour gourmet cruise, which includes a 40-minute stopover in Georgeville, during which passengers will have time to visit an inn, an art gallery (Studio Georgeville) and an old-fashioned general store.
Information : 819 843-7000 / 1 888 4BATEAU or www.escapadesmemphremagog.com
Pump those pedals for an adrenaline high!
Le Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont is a centre devoted to pedal power that organises a variety of annual events. The centre offers cycling enthusiasts a unique Olympic-standard velodrome, one of the most challenging BMX tracks in Quebec and 4.5 kilometres of mountain trails, as well as the services of certified coaches.
Visitors can enjoy a wide range of programs – BMX, cyclocross, track cycling, road cycling and mountain biking – designed for the general public or groups such as sports clubs and corporate gatherings. Cyclists can stay overnight, rent bicycles on site and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the cycling world such as Lyne Bessette, Clara Hughes, Martin Gilbert, Pierre-Olivier Boily and François Parisien.
Information : 450 534-3333 or www.centrenationalbromont.com
Pedal in the air like E.T.
The brainchild of the people who operate Au Diable Vert, the VéloVolant (Flying Bike) allows cyclists to pedal above the ground on a modified bicycle suspended from a cable! The first of its kind in Canada and the highest in the world, the VéloVolant offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Soar gently over the forest. Each stroke of the pedal propels you across the treetops alongside the mountain. Environmentally friendly and safe, there’s no better way to enjoy the natural surroundings. The 45-minute minute trip is pure pleasure. (Designed for cyclists aged 12 and older.)
Information : 450 538-5639 or www.audiablevert.com
For further information and/or reservations, contact:
1 877 Bonjour (1-877-266-5687)