Day by Day Itinerary

Québec: Bike Bas-Saint-Laurent


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
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
(Self guided dates: You choose! Best times are mid-May (spring flowers, maple syrup) to mid-October (autumn leaves))
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,535 (Self-Guided - $2355)
 
 
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    163 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    38 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 37 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,535
Single Supplement $605
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • snacks
  • ferry to and from Ile Verte
  • luggage handling
  • full-time guide
  • van support
  • maps and route notes
  • Keep your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • The cuisine – bakeries and fresh, delicious food throughout the tour
  • The island – always a hit, the scenery, some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world
  • The people
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This adventure follows easy cycling terrain through a viscerally french, historic area known as the Navigator’s Route. Most of the roads are now paved and well-signposted, but you will follow the same path as the first explorers: Jacques Cartier, and founder of Québec City, Samuel de Champlain. The gently rolling, quiet country roads on the southern shore of the mighty Saint Lawrence River takes you to quaint Québeçois villages including five of the ‘25 Most Beautiful Villages in the Province’, and a progression of gastronomic pleasures.

You will rest in truly unique places, from the lighthouse on Île Verte, to a cozy, wood-floored mansion set among beautiful gardens. In Trois Pistoles, when the fog rolls in from the river, the jazz bar becomes a favourite retreat, and your idiosyncratic inn will charm you with its rural flair. According to local lore, this is where you can meet the devil if you visit the cross in the gleam of the full moon. As you cycle along the St. Lawrence River’s banks, observing the shorebirds and wildlife, admiring the waterfront homes reminiscent of turn-of-the-century seaside resorts, and marvelling at the traditional eel nets reaching out to sea, you might even catch a glimpse of passing whales. In the evening, you can enjoy the sun setting over the Charlevoix Mountains north of the river - rated by the National Geographic as one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Québec City to L’Islet
Day 2   L’Islet or La Pocatière to Kamouraska 50km (31 mi); 90km (50 mi) advanced option
Day 3   Kamouraska to Notre Dame du Portage 48km (30 mi)
Day 4   Notre Dame du Portage to Ile Verte 40 km (25mi) + options
Day 5   Ile Verte to Trois Pistoles 55km (35mi) + options
Day 6   Trois Pistoles to Le Bic 60 km (38mi)
Day 7   Le Bic exploration
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking, Ferry ride, Rock climbing, sunsets, Quebec City.
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Québec
Cities Visited   Quebec City, la Pocatiere, Kamouraska, notre Dame du portage, Ile Verte, Trois Pistoles, le Bic.
 
 
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 $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: $2355 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, luggage transfers, essential transfers, maps & route notes, emergency support)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $145. Racing bikes are not recommended.

 
ROUTE NOTES

This is an easier trip than most, on a mix of paved and unpaved roads and bicycle pathways. While most of the route follows the shore of the St. Lawrence River, there are some hills and van support will be abundant. Expect to ride on hard pack gravel and dirt roads on Ile Verte, well suited for hybrid bicycles.

 
INN NOTES

We have selected inns of the highest possible standards, and endeavour to secure rooms with private bathrooms for all guests. In a few villages on this adventure, there are no inns with private washrooms, in which case we try to reserve the entire inn for the exclusive use of Freewheeling guests. On some nights, you may have to share a bathroom with other Freewheeling guests. If you are uncomfortable with this, we will try to make alternative arrangements for you. Please discuss this with us when booking.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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