Day by Day Itinerary

Quebec: The Magdalen Islands Multisport


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Saturday, July 5, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
(Self-guided or custom groups any time.)
Type of Tour Road (Multi-Sport, Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,725 (Self-Guided - US $2155)
 
 
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    90 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    24 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 62 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,725
Single Supplement $645
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • snacks
  • ferries to and from the Magdalens
  • luggage handling
  • van and guide support
  • maps and route notes
  • sea kayaking
  • kite buggy introduction
  • Keep your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • The activities are moderate, walking for 3-6 hours each day, or riding 32-100km (20-60mi.)/day on rolling paved roads with one short gravel section
  • some ocean kayaking, power kiting, and sea cave exploration
  • We ride downwind as much as we can
  • You should be at ease in the water to enjoy the kayaks and sea-caves
  • Children under 14 cannot do the sea-cave trip, and must be in tandem kayaks with a parent
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This is a relaxing adventure with pleasure and thrills in the magical Îles de la Madeleine. Connected by long, thin, sand dunes to form a crescent in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this archipelago is a summer paradise for activity, shrouded in the mystery that comes only with the isolation these islands enjoy. You will explore a new island each day, using a mix of activities. As well as the familiar cycling and walking, you will have opportunities to surf on the waves in your kayak, and to harness the wind for an exciting ride on the sand in a tiny, kite-propelled buggy! There are so many to choose from, you can also mix activities based on your whims if you prefer not to follow the plan. The adventure starts with a ferry trip from Prince Edward Island across the warm Gulf waters, in time for a wonderful introduction to the fabulous French cuisine. Your guided exploration will commence the following morning, and your days will give you an appetite for the fabulous cuisine you’ll enjoy each evening. The landscape here is wild and fragile. The people, mainly of Acadian descent, mixed with shipwreck survivors who never left, have a strong heritage: French is the first language of the majority of the Madelinots, with an Anglophone minority population, and fishing is still their predominant way of life. Honest, hardworking, and friendly, they welcome visitors to share the special pleasure of their uniquely isolated, very Acadian lifestyle. Superb food, good humour, unusual thrills, and some of the longest and nicest beaches you'll ever see, are the highlights. Come and discover the magic.

Preceding this trip with the PEI cycling adventure makes an excellent combination that flows seamlessly into one 11-day adventure. We will look after the details for you if you book both trips.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Transfer from Charlottetown at noon, or meet in Souris at 13:00 for the 14:00 ferry to Les Îles-de-l
Day 2   30km/19 mi. bike ride, 15km/10 mi. walk, and an afternoon of kayaking.
Day 3   5km/3 mi. hilly walk and island exploration, a half golf game, or horseback riding.
Day 4   35km/22 mi. bike ride and power kiting.
Day 5   40 to 100km/25 to 60 mi. ride and 15km/10 mi. walk.
Day 6   Extra day for options!
Day 7   Early morning ferry back to PEI.
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Bike, Hike, Seakayak, Kite Buggy, swimming
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 $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $2155 (per person, includes 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, ferries, sea kayaking and kite buggying, luggage transfers, maps and route notes)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $145; Racing: $195.

 
ROUTE NOTES

The activities are moderate, walking for 3-6 hours each day, or riding 32-100km (20-60mi.)/day on rolling paved roads with one short gravel section, some ocean kayaking, power kiting, and sea cave exploration. We ride downwind as much as we can. You should be at ease in the water to enjoy the kayaks and sea-caves. Children under 14 cannot do the sea-cave trip, and must be in tandem kayaks with a parent.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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