We're finally entering the twilight months of 2020. But despite it all, there are still adventures to be had this fall in Quebec. At the top of the list: the flying bikes at Au Diable Vert, a farm, campsite, and nature park in the Eastern Townships.
The "VéloVolant" takes riders on a "1,000-meter circuit [...] along the mountain, through ravines, over waterfalls" and even "allows you to enjoy spectacular views of Vermont's Green Mountains."
"Suspended" among "century-old maple and pine trees," bikers can move at their own speed to enjoy the up-close views of the foliage.
With just a thin metal contraption cradling you in the canopy, you'll feel like you're soaring through the leaves like an autumnal nymph.
But that also means that this activity is not for the faint of heart. Au Diable Vert makes clear that "if you are afraid of heights (even just a little), this activity is NOT for you."
There are some height and weight restrictions, too.
Riders need to be "at least" 140 centimetres tall to reach the pedals and have enough stamina to continuously move their legs for the duration of the experience — about 45 minutes.
220 pounds is the maximum allowed on the bikes.
The VéloVolant activity costs $50 for adults, but those camping or staying at one of the Au Diable Vert cabins enjoy savings of 20%, according to the website.
Reservations must be made online. Be sure to call ahead to hear the latest updates on availability.
Those looking to make a weekend out of the visit and snag those sweet 20% savings can choose from several unique accommodations, like treehouses, airstreams, pods, and classic log cabins.
There are other nearby attractions in the Eastern Townships, too.
For more leaf-peeping, head to Mont-Sutton to ride the chairlift and get views of the sprawling valley below.
The hike up Mont-Orford also offers perhaps the best fall views in Quebec.
Get all the details on the VéloVolant below.
Flying Bikes At Au Diable Vert
Price: $50 for adults
Address: 169, chemin Staines, Glen Sutton, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: To fly through the foliage like the autumnal nymph you are.
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