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15 Day itinerary in Canada, North America

Cycling adventure in Quebec

An active trip in the heart of picturesque villages and Quebec's nature. After an original visit of Montreal, you will leave for a5-day bike tour around Saint-Jean lake, before heading down the Saguenay Fjord and finding yourself in the open sea, paddling alongside belugas and other whales. You will... Read More

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Average
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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

Not Included

starting point

Montreal

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Cycling

Kayaking

Hiking

Rafting

Snorkeling/Diving

Skiing/Snowboarding

Seek Adventure

Connect With Nature

Start / End

Highlights

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Take part in a day excursion whale watching sea kayaking trip on the St. Lawrence River

2

Embark on a cycling trip on the "véloroute des Bleuets"

3

Kayak down the Gouffre river

4

Plunge into Aboriginal lands with the visit of the Mashteuiatsh Amerindian Museum

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Arrival Day

Arrival at the Montreal airport. We will offer you various methods to reach downtown in shared mode : Connect to a carpooling app Share a cab Take a bus

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Auberge les Bons Matins
Day 2

place Visit of Montreal, the "Green", citizen and eco-responsible city

The city has long been working on its image as a sustainable destination. Green is indeed the first colour that jumps out at you when you first discover the city. With its 1,200 parks and gardens, including Mount Royal (190 hectares), the city has a rich natural heritage. Quebecers love nature and love to protect it. Pioneers of many eco-responsible initiatives, you will see that in a large city that may seem reluctant to large ecological and social projects, an armada of little hands have created beautiful accommodations, alleys, urban agriculture, local taste experiences... the city is always lively! We suggest that you take a scooter or electric bike to discover these unusual places in Montreal. With 645 km of bike paths, it's easy to glide through the city without a hitch. With your guide, you will leave for a half-day learning and sensory experience: Montreal is an artistic city. It is often referred to as an open-air museum. We suggest you discover its most beautiful murals; In the heart of the city, you will cross acres of parks, including Lafontaine Park. You will leave the tracks to rush into the "green alleys" of the city, so called because they are streets renaturalized by its inhabitants: the backyards and the various urban developments are architectural wonders. Stop at the garden centres! A little corner of countryside in the heart of the city, this friendly school has a greenhouse and a large terrace, perfect for a lunch break or to have a break with the children. Vegetable garden, workshops on urban agriculture... the cooperative has thought of everything! Discover the city's markets like the one in Jean-Talon to prepare a picnic, but also the city's delicatessens, urban honeys, and any other Made in Montreal creation. In particular, you will have the opportunity to taste the vegan pastries. Discover the trends of tomorrow's boutiques: ethical and local fashion from Quebec designers. Half day free in Montreal.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Auberge les Bons Matins
Day 3

place Transfer to Alma

Transfer on your own to the Montreal train station. Train between Montreal and the Hébertville train station, at the gates of the Saguenay Fjord. During 510 kilometers of railroads, you will cross the magnificent Quebec regions of the St. Lawrence Valley, Lanaudière and Mauricie. This train has large bay windows for optimal observation and contemplation. Stops may punctuate the trip, depending on the program of the passengers and inhabitants of the region. Nothing is planned in advance. Arrival at Hébertville station. Note: approximately 9 hours by train. Shared shuttle between Hébertville train station and Alma.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Gite Almatoit
Day 4

place From Alma towards the Pointe-Taillon park

5 days / 4 nights cycling trip on the "véloroute des Bleuets". This route in the heart of nature will allow you to discover, in addition to one of the most beautiful cycle paths in the East, the shores of the great Saint-Jean lake. This lake, located north of the Saguenay Fjord, is the third largest in Quebec. It is very popular in the summer because of the diversity of activities it offers: cycling, fishing, swimming (the water can reach 25 degrees Celsius), kayaking, but it also has many cultural and gastronomic sites. All around it, blueberries are cultivated, hence the name given to this bicycle route. Distance: 256 kms - Level: beginner - Equipment provided (bike, bags, helmet). In option : Upgrade to 3 stars accommodations all along the route. Delivery of your luggage to the accommodations at the end of each day. On day one, you will depart from Alma towards the Pointe-Taillon park. On this day, you will be able to discover the National Park of La Pointe-Taillon, which has built a trail along the peninsula and which allows you to observe among others the beaver and the moose. Suggestions of stops, visits and gastronomic stops will be proposed to you in your roadbook. Note: distance: 50 kilometers.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Inn, B&B or motel
Day 5

place Cycling trip on the "véloroute des Bleuets"

Part of the day will be spent along the Pointe-Taillon National Park, and then you will leave the shores to enter the land. During this day, you will be able to learn about blueberry picking. At the gates of Dolbeau-Mistassini is a blueberry farm. The berries are harvested between mid-July and the end of August, and you will be able to take part in the picking and become familiar with the many by-products that result from it. Various businesses in the surrounding area sell blueberries, and we also advise you to stop at the chocolate factory of the Trappist fathers. Suggestions of stops, visits and gastronomic stops will be proposed to you in your roadbook. Note: distance: 50 kilometers. Night in an inn, B&B or motel.

Day 6

place Cycling trip on the "véloroute des Bleuets"

On this third day, you will reach the charming town of Saint-Félicien, naturally facing Saint-Jean Lake. At the confluence of three rivers and the lake, the town has tamed this playground to offer its visitors various shows in summer, including the famous Water, Sound and Light show, played every summer evening. Suggestions for stops, visits and gastronomic stops will be proposed in your roadbook. Note: distance: 57 kilometers.

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Inn, B&B or motel
Day 7

place Gastronomy and culture

Gastronomy and culture will be the themes of this fourth cycling day. Numerous cheese dairies will make you discover another facet of the lake and can be nice spots for picnic stops. Then, plunge into Aboriginal lands with the visit of the Mashteuiatsh Amerindian Museum, which explains the history of the Ilnu community of Saint-Jean lake. Films and temporary exhibitions are of great interest. Suggestions for stops, visits and gastronomic stops will be proposed in yourroadbook. Note: distance: 50 kilometers.

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Inn, B&B or motel
Day 8

place Cycle back to Alma

The path crosses beautiful beaches where it is good to stop. You will take your time to explore the last bike route of this expedition, marked by the crossing of the Alcan dams and the Grande Décharge river. Arrival in Alma, your starting point. Suggestions of stops, visits and gastronomic stops will be proposed to you in your roadbook. Note: distance: 50 kilometers.

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Gite Almatoit
Day 9

place Journey in shared mode between Alma and Tadoussac

You will first take a long-distance bus that connects Alma to one of the cities of the Saguenay Fjords (depending on the schedule: La Baie, Anse Saint-Jean or Parc du Ford-de-Saguenay). Then, you will take a shuttle bus to Tadoussac. Arrival in the first city on the North Shore of Quebec.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Galouine Auberge & Restaurant
Day 10

place Whale watching sea kayaking trip

Day excursion whale watching sea kayaking trip on the St. Lawrence River. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will go kayaking on the calm waters of the river. This experience will allow you to be attentive to different mammals and cetaceans in a magnificent and relaxing environment, in total respect of animals and ecology. This outing will allow you to take the time to understand the migration of cetaceans, to learn how to spot them and to respect their habitat. Other birds and marine mammals will present themselves on the course. Lunch break on the banks of the river. Note: Outing of 8 hours in total. Possibility to do it in half a day. Double kayak.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Galouine Auberge & Restaurant
Day 11

place Free day at Tadoussac

Tadoussac is a lively city on the shores of the St. Lawrence in the summer and is a mecca for marine mammal observation. During your free time we suggest you for example: Take a walk on the majestic Tadoussac Bay. Discover the underwater world by visiting the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center. This interactive museum presents videos, skeletons and explanations of the world of whales, a must-see experience! Suggestions for your visit will be included in your roadbook.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Galouine Auberge & Restaurant
Day 12

place Kayaking down the Gouffre river

Bus between Tadoussac and Baie Saint-Paul, in the Charlevoix region. Note: direct bus - about 3 hours drive. Kayaking down the Gouffre river. The Charlevoix region is a paradise for outdoor activities. The beautiful rivers allow for beautiful kayaking trips. The one we offer alternates between calm and whitewaters, and offers beautiful panoramas of rivers, forests and beaches. You will be brought to the starting point at the top of the river, and you will go down towards Baie-Saint-Paul. You will certainly come across salmon fishermen, as fish is very common there. Note: total distance: 20 kms. Between 3 and 4 hours of descent.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Aux portes du soleil
Day 13

place Transfer to Quebec City

Board the Charlevoix train from Baie-Saint-Paul to Parc des chutes-Montmorency next to Quebec City. This trip will allow you to discover the magnificent Charlevoix region as you travel along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The landscapes and small coastal villages of the region will parade before your eyes during the trip. Note: about 2h15 by train. Shared shuttle service to Quebec City.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Auberge Amérik
Day 14

place Quebec City Walking Tour

The cradle of French civilization in North America, Quebec City and especially its historic centre contain many treasures. It is by foot that you can fully appreciate the jewels of the city's historic centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will take you to the Lower and Upper Town, to discover the monuments, alleys and facades for which he is renowned. You will stroll through the charming walled city, set in the Château Frontenac with its view of the St. Lawrence River, the Plains of Abraham-Citadelle, the Ursulines convent, City Hall or the Seminary. Stops in the Lower Town will introduce you to the Old Port and "Place Royale", known as the birthplace of Quebec City. You will finally arrive at rue du Petit-Champlain, one of the oldest commercial streets in North America. Note: about 2:30 of walking tour. Free afternoon in Quebec City. Suggestions for visits will be included in your roadbook.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Auberge Amérik
Day 15

place Airport Transfer

Transportation between Quebec City and Montreal airport by regular bus. Note: about 3 hours drive.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Auberge les Bons Matins
  • Gite Almatoit
  • Inn, B&B or motel
  • Galouine Auberge & Restaurant
  • Aux portes du soleil
  • Auberge Amérik

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  • Breakfast (10)

Transport expand_less

  • Train tickets, public transportation and transfers as per itinerary

Activities expand_less

  • All shared and private activities as per itinerary

Extras expand_less

  • Canadian and/or American federal, provincial and municipal taxes applied to the various services
  • Canadian hosting taxes
  • A personalized roadbook with suggestions
  • Site entrances mentioned as included

Not Included expand_less

  • International flights
  • Fuel, parking fees and tolls for rental vehicles
  • Beverages (unless mentioned)
  • Breakfasts (unless mentioned)
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Bank charges
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the included section

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