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Motorcycle-Friendly Accommodations in Our Regions
  • Mathieu Dupuis

Motorcycle-Friendly Accommodations in Our Regions

Are you planning a motorcycle road trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord or the Îles de la Madeleine this summer? Did you know that some of our hotels, inns and motels are particularly motorcycle-friendly? Here are a few you may want to consider including on your itinerary.


BAS-SAINT-LAURENT

Auberge du Chemin Faisant – Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

Fall under the spell of this heritage house at the heart of the Témiscouata area. The inn’s 6 rooms provide a comfortable night in a romantic décor, while the restaurant offers fine regional cuisine influenced by international gastronomic cultures.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Closed garage for your motorcycle
  • Outdoor spa with patio
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Fine dining

Hôtel Universel – Rivière-du-Loup

Easily accessible from the main roads and highways in this area, this 4-star hotel offers 220 completely renovated rooms and suites for an unforgettable vacation. Make the most of your stay in this area: discover all the activities and attractions in Rivière-du-Loup!

Advantages and amenities:

  • Motorcycle package at a special rate (1 night, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, secure parking for your motorcycle)
  • Secure garage with video surveillance
  • Area where you can wash your motorcycle
  • Restaurants and bar
  • Indoor pool and Nordic spa

Auberge de la Pointe – Rivière-du-Loup

This 4-star hotel has 117 comfortable and modern rooms, several of which offer a stunning view of the St. Lawrence. Relax on the patio to soak up the view and admire the sunset!

Advantages and amenities:

  • Rooms with direct access to the parking area
  • Two restaurants (one with a patio overlooking the St. Lawrence)

Auberge de l’Anse – Rivière-du-Loup

Located on a cape directly on Route 132, this inn offers 11 rooms, some of which overlook the St. Lawrence. In the evening, don’t miss the opportunity to admire a flamboyant sunset from your balcony.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Rooms with direct access to the parking area
  • Restaurant with a view

Hôtel Rimouski – Rimouski

Facing the St. Lawrence, this 4-star hotel is ideally located in downtown Rimouski, near stores, services and entertainment options. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep in one of 185 rooms after admiring the sunset from the boardwalk along the St. Lawrence.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Motorcycle package at a special rate (1 night, 1 breakfast, 1 drink)
  • Wash station with bucket, gloves and soap
  • Secure parking with video surveillance
  • Chains and locks to secure your bike
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Indoor pool and health centre

Domaine Valga – Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski

Stay in Eastern Québec’s largest log inn, only 30 minutes from Rimouski, and enjoy a warm welcome! Located by a lake in the forest, the inn offers 9 rooms, a dining room and a lounge. Note that this site is only accessible via an unpaved road.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Secure garage parking for your motorcycle
  • Parking area visible from the inn

GASPÉSIE

Riôtel – Matane and Percé

Located right on the beach, Riôtel Matane (4 stars) offers 120 rooms with a view of the St. Lawrence or the Matane River. Enjoy a moment of relaxation at the pool or spa before resuming your trip! Riôtel Percé, at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, offers 86 rooms as well as an additional 12 in a nearby pavilion. Most rooms have a view of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island. As a bonus, both establishments are within walking distance of the main local attractions.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Rooms with direct access to the parking area
  • Hose and shammy to wash your motorcycle
  • Restaurants (Cargo in Matane, Paqbo in Percé)
  • Evening fires (along the shore in Matane, on the hotel grounds in Percé)
  • Various advantages for motorcycling groups (please inquire)

Hôtel-Motel Belle Plage – Matane

Just a stone’s throw from the ferry terminal to Côte-Nord, this hotel, which has been charming guests for over 70 years, offers 68 rooms (45 with a private balcony overlooking the sea). The restaurant features fish and seafood dishes, including smoked salmon, a house specialty.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Front desk open 24/7
  • Rooms with direct access to the parking area
  • Restaurant

Hôtel Le Francis – New Richmond

Located in the heart of the Chaleur Bay area, this 4-star hotel overlooks one of Québec’s clearest salmon rivers, the Petite Rivière Cascapédia. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of 38 rooms as well as the friendly atmosphere in the restaurant and pub.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Parking with video surveillance
  • Night concierge
  • Gas station and garage nearby (Honda dealer)
  • Restaurant and pub
  • Cloth to clean your motorcycle

Hostellerie Baie Bleue – Carleton-sur-Mer

Located at the foot of Mt. Saint-Joseph, overlooking Chaleur Bay, this hotel welcomes you in one of 90 rooms, most of which have a private balcony. It’s ideally located near the roads from New Brunswick.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Motorcycle package at a special rate (1 night, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, access to the hotel services)
  • 10% discount on lodging to members of a motorcycling association (not applicable on packages)
  • 24/7 video surveillance and night watchman
  • Parking directly in front of your room
  • Wash station with hot water, bucket, cloth and soap
  • Restaurant and pub

Sélectôtel – Amqui

Located in the Matapédia Valley, this hotel offers 75 units for a cosy night after a long day of riding on the roads of Gaspésie. Several attractions and activities are available nearby.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Parking with video surveillance
  • Rooms with direct access to the parking area
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant and bar

Auberge L’Ambassadeur – Amqui

Located at the heart of the Matapédia Valley, this 4-star hotel offers 48 comfortable units. The restaurant menu features regional ingredients and offers a wine list of privately imported wines.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Motorcycle package at a special rate (1 night, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • 15% discount to members of the Québec Motorcycling Federation (FMQ)
  • Closed garage for your motorcycle (without video surveillance)
  • Room overlooking the parking area upon request
  • Wash station with pressure washer
  • Restaurant and bar 
  • Health centre

CÔTE-NORD

Hôtel Le Manoir – Baie-Comeau

Located in Baie-Comeau’s historic district, near the ferry terminal to Gaspésie, Le Manoir (4 stars) offers you a stay in a French colonial-style building with a patio overlooking the St. Lawrence. Many of the hotel’s 60 rooms also offer a stunning view of the water.

Advantages and amenities:

  • 15% discount on lodging to members of the Québec Motorcycling Federation (FMQ)
  • Parking with video surveillance
  • Hoses to clean your motorcycle
  • Restaurant

ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE

Auberge Havre-sur-Mer – Havre-Aubert

This quiet and friendly inn offering 8 rooms and 4 studios as well as access to a private beach is a great place to recharge your batteries as you explore the archipelago!

Advantages and amenities:

  • 4 fully equipped studios with private parking
  • Spa and sauna on the beach
  • Restaurant overlooking the sea
  • Complimentary bottle of BioTurbo, a natural energy concentrate made locally by Essences des Îles

Château Madelinot – Cap-aux-Meules

Located only 5 minutes from the ferry terminal, Château Madelinot offers 118 very comfortable rooms and legendary island hospitality. The bistro serves grilled meat and seafood dishes, including the famous island lobster. Several attractions and services are within walking distance of the hotel.

Advantages and amenities:

  • Motorcycle package at a special rate (3 nights, 3 continental breakfasts, 1 table d’hôte dinner, cloth to clean your motorcycle)
  • Paved parking area
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant

 

Now that you’re more familiar with the motorcycle-friendly accommodations available in our regions, it’s time to plan your next motorcycle road trip! Which of these options will you include on your itinerary?

Author Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

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