By Julie Roy
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By Alex Bigaouette
Île d'Orléans :
5 places to visit and taste!
By Alex Bigaouette, 21 May 2021
3 activities to do during your next
holiday on the island of Orleans
By Ariel Bélanger
We sometimes forget that there are little jewels close to home, right here, waiting to be explored. Because we don't always have to go to the other side of the world to have enriching experiences that take us elsewhere, I'll explain why theÎle d'Orléans should be your next holiday destination with these 3 things to do on the island!
Just fifteen minutes from the well-known destination of Quebec Citythe small island paradise of 7082 inhabitants - whose tranquility contrasts with the tourist region - abounds in rich cultural attractions that should not be overlooked.
François Jacques, owner of the Motel Île d'Orléans and of Québec Aventure Tours praises this region that you absolutely must visit on your next glamping getaway in Quebec! Here are 3 activities to do on Île d'Orléans.
1 - Touring the island by electric bike
Do you like sports or outdoor activities? You won't be disappointed to learn that 10 to 67 kilometres of bicycles are waiting for you on site to breathe the fresh air. Don't worry, we'll take care of everything for a turnkey activity.
At your disposal, all the necessary equipment to have the best stay is available for rental on site.
Are you a cycling fan? We've thought of everything, offering you the choice between the traditional formula or opting instead for a tandem or an electric bike to enjoy the landscape without effort.
You will be given a route to follow and a personalised map for your own free ride at your own pace.
Everything has been designed to offer you a breathtaking ride in complete safety along the route. It is even possible to rent scooters to add a little spice to your adventure!
2 - Discovering the local area
On the road, don't miss the shops that will be passing you by one after the other.
By the way, in a few weeks - in June - get ready for one of the best times of the year to satisfy your taste buds... it's the berry season coming up! the end of the nose! What could be better than a big basket of big, juicy juicy red strawberries from Orleans Island after a ride bike ride?
Even better when you have the chance to pick them yourself! Do you like your experience? Come back in October to walk through the orchards and taste some of the beautiful, crisp apples from the island.
This is just a taste of all the flavours that the locals will introduce you to. Great gourmet discoveries await you!
3 - Discovering culture and history
Are you a history buff? It is said that the island is treated like an open-air museum! The old houses and architecture speak for themselves about the culture behind the island, and art and design have a strong place here as it is under the wing of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
This is even where the first houses of the colony were built! To add to this, the Seigneurie de l'île d'Orléans offers five different gardens in a picturesque setting where stone bridges, the remains of a mill, a vineyard, a 70-foot waterfall, a field of lavender, statues and much more are mixed together. Something to dream about!
Lodging directly on the island is also your opportunity to discover the region while benefiting from the best personalized advice from the Motel de l'île d'Orléans. After all, they are the ones who can tell you all about the best kept secrets of the island! If we haven't convinced you yet, wait until you see the view! 👇
The motel is located on the highest point of the island and offers you a peripheral view of the incredible mountain and forest landscape. Something to please the photography enthusiast in you! In addition, animals are welcome to accompany you on your journey and you can even swim directly from the island's beaches!
And then, with these wonderful activities to do on the Île d'Orléans, I gave you the taste, didn't I?