Fall in Portneuf is a time to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy walks in the forest amid flamboyant colours. Let yourself be charmed by hiking and cycling trails and by local flavours as you enjoy a pick-your-own experience. Relax in one of the region’s accommodations over a tasty meal with a regional touch and enjoy a beer in any one of five microbreweries. 

Fall flavours

Photo credit: JPG.MOV L’Arc-en-ciel du Paradis

Every visit to the Portneuf region is a delicious chance to discover its many lip-smacking delicacies. Take a stroll around the farms, stands and stores for a unique and tasty encounter with passionate farmers. In autumn, culinary delights are showcased all over the region. Discover them by going apple- or pumpkin-picking or by visiting charming sites where you can enjoy regional products and buy fresh local produce or products prepared by artisans. These foodie experiences reflect the dynamism and pride of Portneuf, grouped together under Portneuf, Culture de saveurs—a regional initiative bringing together nearly sixty local producers and merchants. (Website available in French only)

The Secret Valley 

Photo credit: JPG.MOV La Vallée secrète

No trip to the Portneuf region in the fall is complete without a visit to La Vallée secrète (the Secret Valley), a well-hidden family treasure that is sure to entertain. This valley is populated by mythical Teeny-Tiny Dwarfs who live in the forest. As you make your way along their wonderful, colourful paths, they will offer you a unique experience as you search for the secret code that unlocks the magical world of this enchanted forest. A full-scale interactive adventure for all ages!

Cycling trips 

Photo credit: JPG.MOV Dansereau – La Liseuse cycling path

Portneuf is a popular destination for cycling. Whether you are looking to explore magnificent rural tourist routes, discover safe, well-developed bike paths or take up mountain biking on renowned, top-quality trails, Portneuf is THE place to cycle in the Capitale-Nationale region in the fall. From the St. Lawrence River to the mountains to farmland and forests, Portneuf’s breathtaking scenery will dazzle you with its fall colours. Make the most of your getaway on two wheels by exploring Portneuf and its unrivalled historical, gastronomic, scenic and pastoral routes.

Hiking trips 

Photo credit: JPG.MOV Réserve naturelle du Marais-Léon-Provancher

Located just 30 minutes from Québec City, Portneuf offers a host of fall-coloured forest walks: in protected areas, on urban footpaths, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, or on long- or medium-distance hikes with shelters. Whether you’re in the region for just a few hours or you want to relax after a food tour, why not add a little extra fun to your outdoor experience by staying overnight? The trails in Portneuf await you for a one-of-a-kind adventure.


Photo credit: JPG.MOV Parc naturel régional de Portneuf

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