Route 199 – 85 km (55 mi.)
If you are riding through the Maritimes, save the best for last! Take the ferry from Souris, Prince Edward Island, to a beautiful archipelago of white-sand beaches, stunning red cliffs, rolling green hills and some of the friendliest people on earth! From mid-June to late September, you can also board the CTMA Vacancier and take a week long cruise on the St. Lawrence between Montréal and the Îles de la Madeleine. Don’t miss this enchanting experience at the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Îles de la Madeleine archipelago is made up of seven inhabited islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes. The main road, Route 199, which is 85 km (55 mi.) long, crosses the entire archipelago and connects with multiple secondary roads throughout the Islands. Fall under the spell of this region’s unique scenery!
During your stay, be sure to visit the studios and workshops of local artists and artisans, meet local food producers, savour fresh seafood, visit historic sites (including lighthouses), chat with fishermen on the wharves, etc. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you have many options: sea kayaking, wind sports, bird watching, sea excursions and more!
What not to miss: À l’Abri de la Tempête micro-brewery, Aérosport, Artisans du Sable sand econo-museum®, Entry Island Museum, Little Red School House, Veterans Museum, La Table des Roy restaurant
Getting here – To Îles de la Madeleine
• From Souris (Prince Edward Island): ferry to Cap-aux-Meules
• From Montréal: CTMA Vacancier cruise ship, with departures every Friday
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