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Petit Train du Nord & Champlain Islands

Petit Train du Nord & Champlain Islands

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. 


On Demand:  This tour is also available for custom dates for groups of 4 or more. Please call to discuss dates, details and availability.


    Per Person Double Occ: $2789--   Single Occ: $3389

    A deposit of $500 per person is required at time of reservation. You will be invoiced for balance, including any discounts or adjustments, in 2 separate installments. Final balance due 90 days prior to tour.


    Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights

    Difficulty:    Easy to Moderate

    Total Miles:   250        Avg. Daily Miles: 30 - 40 miles

    Meals:  7 Breakfasts;   3 Dinners


    Download Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1:  Arrive Montreal

    If you arrive early spend some time tour the lovely city of Montreal, keeping in mind that on Day 5 you’ll have a short day of cycling with your overnight in downtown Montreal allowing the opportunity for a full afternoon and evening of sightseeing.

    Day 2:  Mont Laurier to Lac Nomininque

    Cycling            35 miles

    Your tour kicks off in a big way with gorgeous cycling on Le Petit Train Du Nord (The Little Train of the North), which is a converted rail trail through the breathtaking Laurentide Region of Quebec. We end the day in lovely Nominingue, where we enjoy a wonderful group dinner social!

    Day 3:  Lac Nomininque to Mont Tremblant

    Cycling            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 St. Adele

    Cycling            33  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: St. Adele to St. Jerome – Sightseeing in Montreal

    Cycling            22 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 the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or catch a show or free music in one of the many lovely local parks.

    Day 6: Montreal to Venise-en-Quebec

    Cycling            40 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 northern-most 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 Island, VT

    Cycling            30 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. 

    Day 8: Grand Isle to Burlington

    Cycling            30 Miles

    Our last day of cycling take us across the Champlain Islands with incredible views of not only the lake but the beautiful Adirondacks to our west and the Green Mountains to the east. The ride ends with an incredible ride atop the nearly 4-mile long Lake Champlain Causeway which will make you feel as though you’re cycling directly on the water. Our tour ends in charming Burlington.

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