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Laurentides & Champlain Islands

Quebec, Canada  ::  Vermont

Trip Highlights

2020 Dates:  July 18 - 25    ::   Sept. 19 - 26

This incredible tour begin 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 to the Canada/USA border where we'll cycle through the middle of gorgeous Lake Champlain, riding atop the Champlain Islands as we make our way to lovely Burlington Vermont.

Tour Capacity:  14 Guests

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.

The Essentials

Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Type:  Cycling

Terrain:  Rail Trails & Rural Roads

Difficulty:    Easy to Moderate

Total Miles:   265

Avg. Daily Miles:  40 - 50 miles

Hills:  Easy to Moderate

Meals:   7 Breakfasts

            1 Lunch; 1 Dinner


    PP Dbl. Occ.   $2389

    Single Supp.     $500

Elevation Profile         (click for larger view)

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Day 1  :  Arrival

Arrive Montreal.

7:00 PM  -  Welcome social and full trip orientation.

Day 2  : Mont Laurier to Lac Nominingue

Cycling: 25/35 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 convert 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: 25/40 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 Saint Jerome

Cycling: 25/40/50 Miles

Gorgeous scenery continues, a good thing to divert our attention from the moderate 10 mile hill we'll tackle today, but once done, the rest our our tour is easy, flat cycling,and so we continue on along the beautiful banks for the Riviere Du Nord!

Day 5  :  Saint Jerome to Montreal

Cycling: 25/35/45 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: 25/35/45 Miles

Our ride today is on road using designated bike lanes the allow us to cycle through the charming communities and beautiful scenery as we make our way to the most norther 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: 25/35/50 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 7  :  Return Shuttle to Montreal

8:30 AM Shuttle return to Montreal

1:00 PM  Shuttle return to Manchester, NH