Day by Day Itinerary

Québec: Bike the Eastern Townships


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
(Departures for self-guided trips available any time.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,995 (Self-Guided: US $2825)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English, French
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    157 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    31 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 43 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Single Supplement $510
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • snacks
  • luggage handling
  • maps and route notes
  • van and full-time guide
  • Keep your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • lots of swimming stops
  • exquisite French cuisine
  • quiet roads
  • wonderful culture
  • beautiful scenery
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

The Eastern Townships of Quebec combine the convenience of access from Montreal with the true pleasures of Quebeçois tradition and culture, and a largely Anglophone culture. Outstanding cuisine is being discovered, and the quiet roads, charming towns and green pastures are a perfect canvas for this exquisite holiday. The flavours and luxuries will pervade your senses and lead you to a deep appreciation for the townships, known locally as L’Estrie.

Starting in the vineyard region near Dunham, you will ride through woods and villages past stone churches toward Sutton, and can stop for great bowls of café-au-lait and rich croissants at a fabulous bakery on the way. At L’Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac, you can try the cider and cheese made by monks in their picturesque lakeshore monastery. Circumnavigating Lac Memphremagog, you will enjoy splendid views on your way to a particularly luxurious final two nights, where the dinners are among the most highly rated in Canada. Transfers back to Montreal or other connection points will be available on the final day, with an optional stop en route at Arbre Aventure for a thrilling high-ropes course, or for those not wishing to conquer their fear of heights, a less frightening walk up or around Mont Orford. Be careful! Not only will this adventure spoil your palate for things more mundane, but the local joie-de-vivre easily rubs off on visitors, and is likely to send you to new heights of lively appreciation for all the Townships have to offer.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   30km / 19 miles.
Day 2   70 km/43 miles.
Day 3   95km/59 miles
Day 4   32-58km /20-36 miles, or golf
Day 5   60km/37 miles
Day 6   80km/48 miles
Day 7   Morning transfer 90 minutes back to Montreal.
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Québec
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Returning Guest and Referral Discounts

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $150 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: $2295 (includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners, luggage transfers, maps & route notes, essential transfers, and emergency support)
• Departures available any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Touring hybrid: C$145; Racing: C$195

 
ROUTE NOTES

A challenging ride with manageable distances, becoming hillier and more challenging as the trip progresses. Relaxed riders may require van support over some of the hilly sections. Advanced riders will enjoy the opportunity to spin. All will enjoy the vistas.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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