Le Petit' Train Du Nord & Champlain Islands
Quebec, Canada :: Vermont
2021 Dates: Aug. 1 - 8 :: Sept. 26 - Oct. 3
On Demand: Available for your dates. 4 person min. View price and details.
This incredible tour begins on the Le Petit Train du Nord, a 125 mile rail-trail running through the beautiful Laurentides Region of Canada to just north of historic Montreal. The scenery is spectacular as we cycle past fields, cascading streams, charming towns, and the nostalgic train stations and depots along the trail.
From Montreal we continue our journey cycling to the Canada/USA border and then we'll cycle through the middle of gorgeous Lake Champlain, riding atop the Champlain Islands as we make our way to charming Burlington Vermont.
Getting Here: Tour originates in Montreal. Free round-trip shuttle available from Burlington, VT and Manchester, NH. Free shuttle return to Montreal at tour end.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Total Miles: 230
Avg. Daily Miles: 35 - 50 miles
Meals: 7 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch;
Double Occ. $1889
Single Occ. $2189
Elevation Profile (click for larger view)
Day 1: Arrival
7:00 PM - Trip orientation.
Arrive early and spend time exploring the historic city of Montreal.
Day 2: Mont Laurier to Lac Nominingue
Cycling: 35 Miles
Your tour kicks off in a big way with gorgeous cycling on La Petit Train Du Nord (The Little Train of the North), which is a converted rail trail though the breathtaking Laurentides Region of Quebec. We end the day in spectacular fashion too, at tranquil Lac Nominingue.
Day 3: Nominingue to Mont Tremblant
Cycling: 33 Miles
Another great day on the trail is in store as we cycle through the beautiful countryside of Quebec meandering with the Riviere Rouge, with its many rambling cascades, spectacular scenic overlooks and charming little towns and villages.
Day 4: Mont Tremblant to Val-David
Cycling: 32 Miles
Gorgeous scenery continues as we cycle through pristine rural reaches of the Laurentides, with easy cycling as the trail now intertwines with the Riviere Du Nord!
Day 5: Val-David to Montreal
Cycling: 38 Miles
Today we complete Le Petit Train Du Nord which terminates at the end of today's ride just outside Montreal. Take advantage of your evening in the city to visit the Biosphere Environmental Museum, or catch a show or free music in one of the many lovely local parks.
Day 6: Montreal to Venise-en-Quebec
Cycling: 39 Miles
Our ride today is on rural roads using designated bike lanes that take us through charming communities and beautiful scenery as we make our way to the most northern shore of Lac Champlain where a fantastic sunset and a relaxing evening on the lake are in store!
Day 7: Venise-en-Quebec to Burlington
Cycling: 50 Miles
Enjoy spectacular views of the lake as we cycle not only along the banks of Lake Champlain, but right down the middle atop the gorgeous Champlain Islands and a nearly 4 mile long causeway which will make you feel as though you're cycling directly on the water! In the evening we cap off this great tour with an Au Revoir dinner social in lovely Burlington, VT.
Day 8: Return Shuttle to Montreal
8:30 AM Shuttle return to Montreal
Return shuttle to Montreal or other departure to your homebound destinations.