• Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

    The Basilica of Saint Anne de Beaupre towers above the countryside 30 kilometres from Quebec City. It's one of many beautiful and historic landmarks that can be accessed via the Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont, a scenic cycling trail along the St. Lawrence. (Photo: Denis McKay)

Explore the interesting — and tasty — cultural heritage of New France along the Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont, a nearly 50-kilometre-long, bike-friendly portion of The Great Trail that runs west from the Montmorency Falls outside Quebec City along Highway 360 on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River to Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. The trail, lined with centuries-old homes and businesses, is one of the oldest transportation routes in Canada and has plenty to offer cyclists, from wineries and farms to restaurants serving up traditional dishes to stunning river views. Here are a few can’t-miss spots along the route. (Mouse over or tap the white dots to reveal more about each destination.)