Go straight and admire the river. In Métis-sur-Mer, take Beach Street to admire its built heritage. Walk on the beach near the Baie-des-Sables stop. In Matane, enjoy the famous Nordic shrimp, then make a detour to the covered bridges at Amqui.
In Mont-Joli, you find the most important airport in Eastern Québec; then downtown, follow the mural tour, and go back in time. In Sainte-Flavie, a stop at the wharf promenade is a must.
Then, keep going east and discover at Centre d'art Marcel Gagnon, 120 sculptures that emerge from the River. Visit also the magnificent Reford Gardens and discover their 3,000 species of native and exotic plants presented in 18 gardens.
Ride through a majestic and spectacular scenery of windmills in Saint-Ulric and appreciate their gigantic size compared to you!
This village also offers the fabulous Blanche River, the Parc des Rives, the Vignoble Carpinteri (vineyard), the covered bridge and the Chutes à Ti-Mé (the Ti-Mé falls).
In the Jardins de Doris, discover the rock garden, fruit trees, shrubs and plants. Take a time out at the maritime lighthouse, home of La Matanie Tourist Welcome Bureau.
At the port, ferry services are available between Matane, Baie-Comeau and Godbout. The river goes directly through downtown where salmon fishing enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite activity.
From Matane, take Route 195 to get to the Matane Wildlife Reserve. This road also leads to the Saint-René-de-Matane covered bridges.
Going further, at the crossroads of Route 132 and Route 195, Amqui offers two other covered bridges and the park Pierre-et-Maurice-Gagné.
To complete this circuit, take Route 132 via Val-Brillant and the Matapédia Lake, and you come back in Mont-Joli.