Le Petit' Train Du Nord & Champlain Islands
Quebec, Canada :: Vermont
2022 Dates: ** July 7 - 15 :: Oct. 6 - 14 [** Full - call to get on wait list ]
This incredible tour begins on the Le Petit Train du Nord, a 140 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 across the Canada/US border and right through the middle of gorgeous Lake Champlain, riding atop the Champlain Islands as we make our way to charming Burlington Vermont.
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Total Miles: 250
Avg. Daily Miles: 30 - 40 miles
Meals: 8 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch;
Double Occ. $2589
Single Occ. $2989
Getting Here: Tour originates in Montreal. Round-trip shuttle from Burlington, VT and Manchester, NH available. Shuttle return to Montreal at tour end available $50/person.
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 Grand Isle, VT
Cycling: 40 Miles
Today we head straight across the US Border enjoying spectacular views of Lake Champlain as we cycle not only along the banks of the lake, but right down the middle atop the gorgeous Champlain Islands, stopping for the night on beautiful Isle LaMotte where a fabulous dinner awaits us.
Day 8: Grand Isle to Burlington
Cycling: 32 Miles
We continue cycling across the Champlain Islands with incredible views of lake and a fabulous ride atop the Lake Champlain Causeway which will make you feel as though you’re cycling directly on the water! The tour comes to an end in charming Burlington with our last night’s stay.
Day 9: Departure
- - -
Optional return shuttle to Montreal, New Hampshire/Boston or other departure to your homebound destinations.