Day 22: In and around Quebec City 29km
Monday, May 8
Cloudy with some rain and a SW wind. 7C.
After our relaxing day of rest both of us were looking forward to doing some riding around the city. It was cold and rainy outside and that dampened our enthusiasm a bit, but we decided to go out after breakfast anyway. From our hotel in the western neighbourhood of Saint-Foy we can see both bridges over the Saint Lawrence River.
We rode east along Chemin St-Louis towards downtown and then along Rue Grand-Allee before turning north into Montcalm.
On the north side of the city we found the bike trail along the Saint-Charles River and followed that downstream to the Vieux-Port.
From there the old city was in sight and we stopped for our mid morning snack to look around before carrying on.
As we headed west back towards Saint-Foy we were pedalling into the wind. We have almost gotten used to riding into a headwind, but not quite.
We pushed our bikes up a steep hill to get back to our neighbourhood and then stopped at the local bakery for our reward. It was another low-key afternoon and we did some planning for the final leg of our journey. Stay tuned.