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5 out of 5 Rider Rating 5
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By DoM-Buell (5 McR Points) on Mar 05, 2015

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eNiMaLx
83 McR Points
March 31, 2021
Best twisties in all of Quebec (even better than…
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PaulC
771 McR Points
September 22, 2021
This is an excellent ride. I'd put in the list…
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Written Directions

From Grand-Mere to Shawinigan, Province of Quebec, through the park (long way around), park is north-west of Grand-Mere and Shawinigan. Look for PARC DE LA MAURICIE (www.Sepaq.qc.ca) From Grand-Mere, take Chemin du Parc National west/northwest. The road will change names to Rue Principale and follow north along the Riviere St-Maurice, and then take you into the park. The road changes names to 1e Rang and then to Parc National de la Mauricie and continues to zig-zag through the park. The road eventually turns south/southeast and changes names to Chemin St. Francois and this suggested route ends when it runs into route 351.

Scenery

Nice mountain (small-medium) view, the roads travel through thick forests and along countless bodies of water ... many different rivers & lakes!

Drive Enjoyment

This is overall just an awesome twisty road! Considering Quebec's average, it's some of the best road condition. Beware of cyclists and campers!!!

Tourism Opportunities

You'll be traveling almost the entire time through Parc national de la Mauricie where hikes and stops by the lakes are a must! For food, I suggest you drive down to Trois-Rivieres about half hour south.

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eNiMaLx
March 31, 2021
83 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Best twisties in all of Quebec (even better than the Tail of the Dragon I daresay!)! Like-new road conditions, lots of fast corners, cheap daily entry fee of 8$ (40$ for the whole season from mid-May to mid-October!) and best of all no cops :)
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PaulC
September 22, 2021
771 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
This is an excellent ride. I'd put in the list of top ten rides in Canada. This is 65 kms of excellent paved highway, winding through the forests and streams of Parc National de la Mauricie. Sweepers, switchbacks, it's got it all. There is a pass required of about $8.00, which is good for the day. And that's nice if you choose to ride this route twice, which we did. We stayed at Hotel Gouverneur in Shawinigan, which was excellent value. And ate at Le Trou du diable - Broue Pub et Restaurant. This is a sixty second walk from the hotel, and is very enjoyable. Especially if you enjoy trying different beers. A combination of a very good ride, and staying in Shawinigan, made this a 5-star ride the whole way.
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