Day by Day Itinerary

Quebec: Saguenay and Charlevoix Bike


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
(Self-Guided Dates: You choose! Best months are June to September.)
Type of Tour Road (Multi-Sport, Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,455 (Self Guided Price: $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    210 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    52 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 78 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,455
Single Supplement $735
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • snacks
  • luggage handling
  • full-time guide
  • van support
  • maps and route notes
  • Keep your own pace
 
   
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This trip takes you through two of Quebec’s most beautiful regions. The Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean region is so vast that for generations, people have called it “the Kingdom”. A unique sanctuary of culture and breathtaking beauty, it is rich with discoveries and warm, welcoming people. Starting with the gentle landscapes around Lac St-Jean, you will pedal the shores of the freshwater lake that feeds the Saguenay River. With views of Mont Valin to the north and the Laurentians to the south, this route provides surprising panoramas. Following the Saguenay’s flow as it leaves the lake, you will follow the fjord, one of the world’s longest, to where its fresh waters blend with those of the tidal Saint Lawrence River. This confluence is rich in nutrients, and is the summer hangout for numerous species of whales. Most notable are the pure white belugas that make whale watching, hiking, and sea-kayaking here a fantastic experience.

Charlevoix is sandwiched between craggy Laurentian Mountains and the Saint Lawrence River. It encompasses a relatively smooth and flat meteorite impact crater that accommodates dairy farming and great cycling! The wildlife and exceptional richness of its flora have warranted its classification as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, comprising agricultural, tidal marshland, and even mountain tundra ecosystems.

We invite you to come and enjoy the natural beauty, unique culture, and regional cuisine with us. Whether you are a nature lover, a whale watcher, a music fan, a history buff or an adventurer, you are promised memorable moments in this most fascinating region of ‘la belle province’.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Québec City to Jonquière
Day 2   Jonquière to Saint-Félicien 126km/78 miles
Day 3   Saint-Felicien to Péribonka 78km/49miles
Day 4   Péribonka to Pointe-Taillon National Park ~75km/46miles and transfer to Tadoussac
Day 5   Hiking 15km (9.5miles), or optional sea kayaking (~$75 pp) in the Saguenay fjord
Day 6   La Malbaie to St-Joseph-de-la-Rive 60km/37miles, optional island ride +23km/14miles
Day 7   Return to Quebec City, visiting Montmorency Falls
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
hiking
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
 
 
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 $125 off your next trip.


 
 
THE DETAILS

Hybrid: $145

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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