Jack & Sandi
Finally got out this past weekend for the route you proposed. Left Normandin about 9 and did the 5 to the 35 and then the 526. Stopped at the Tims for gas & coffee and the relais at Tourville. Relais was a zoo. 1.5 hours to get a burger. All the same time was on our side. Pulled into the Universal after gassiing up by 4. Great trails all day and 235 miles. Universal was hopping with sleds and hockey tournament. Yesterday we decided to get an early start since a storm was expected after lunch for much of the province.. Well early for us was on the trail at 7;45. Checked the app and 5 was green. Little traffic for most of the morning. Got gas at the Relais and then at Tims in Montmagny.. Snow started just after this but wasn't terrible. Back at the truck for 1:45 with 215 miles.. Home at 7 last night.
Now having ridden this area I will certainly look at some options for other loops. Not sure why but never expected trails like this in this area. Usually I"m always running north. My only comment would be just shortly after leaving Normandin there's a rail crossing. There is one of these stop signs but should be moved back and better signage as to what 's there. I coasted to the stop at the same time a Via flew by. Scared the crap out of me.