Cyclingt Mont-Mégantic, the highest paved road in Quebec
Ride 9.4 kilometers gaining 614 meters at 6.5% average grade.
This is a challenging climb in southern Quebec (just 15 kilometers north of the US border (Maine and Vermont).
There is a ½ kilometer segment that averages 14.5%
Climb ends at Mont-Mégantic Observatory
Photo: Jean-Pierre Guillet
Mont-Mégantic is commonly included in the Tour de Beauce (a professional 5 day stage race held each June in the Beauce region of Quebec). The race has been held each year since 1986 with Levi Leipheimer being the most notable champion (1998; his 1999 victory was stricken).
Canada’s Matteo Dal-Cin's summit victory on Mont-Mégantic
Stage 2 of the 32nd Tour de Beauce