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From long stretches across rolling farmlands to twists and turns around the Laurentian shield, the best scenic drives that begin in Montreal offer views unlike any other in the country. These are among the best long and sprawling tours of Quebec’s landscapes that make for some of the best weekend getaways and day trips from Montreal, and each can (and should) be part of cross-country tours. Better yet, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the best hiking near Montreal and tours of vineyards with the Wine Route of Brome-Missisquoi or orchards and cidermakers in Montérégie.
Skip on committing another horror story to memory about roads riddled with potholes, traffic jams and the city’s endless construction with a full tank of gas and an open road with these tried and true recommendations.
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