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Vermont & Quebec Bike Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Two countries and cultures; one trip of idyllic mountains, valleys and lakes
  • Bike quiet rolling roads past classic New England farms, maple syrup stands and covered bridges
  • Québec's enchanting Eastern Townships, where artisans abound and French is spoken
  • Taste maple syrup, fresh cheeses, foie gras, apple cider and other local delights
  • Québec City, with impressive architecture and French heritage - why not extend your trip to see it?

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From the Northeast Kingdom to the Eastern Townships & Québec City

Perfection cannot be rushed. Just ask anyone in Vermont or Québec. They know their sublime Northern Appalachian landscape didn't turn up overnight. It took eons. Continents collided. Glaciers scraped. Weather scoured. Each step doing its part to create a masterpiece of rolling hills, lush serene valleys and pristine lakes. Logical really, that the best things in life take time. Like biking through this untouched part of North America. Savoring fresh air. Hand-pressed apple cider. Winding roads. Handicrafts. The perfect vacation.

Days 1-2 Bike through quintessential Vermont, with classic New England scenery Idyllically set Stowe invites you into its historic downtown, full of handcrafted furniture and specialty foods  Pedal on peaceful roads, passing farms, forested mountains and tranquil lakes.

Day 3 Covered bridges and babbling brooks line our route north through the sleepy communities of Waterville, Belvidere and Montgomery Center Make your way up winding roads to Jay Peak and feast your eyes on sweeping vistas of Long Trail State Forest.

Day 4 Spin through Québec's enchanting Eastern Townships, where artisans abound and French is spoken Trace the eastern shore of beautiful 27-mile-long Lake Memphrémagog, rumored to harbor a sea creature  Mont Orford rises above this verdant glacier-carved landscape  Cycle past charming summer homes and an endless shimmering lake.

Days 5-6 Warm Québecois culture and mouthwatering cuisine, including fresh cheese, apple cider and duck foie gras Ride south through gorgeous valleys and past sparkling lakes, picturesque farms, craftsmen's stores and quaint villages In North Hatley, browse delightful galleries and antiques shops Shuttle back to Burlington or on to Québec City, North America's only remaining fortified city, with impressive architecture, cobbled streets and French heritage.

Premiere Inns*

Topnotch Resort & Spa
Topnotch Resort & Spa

Stowe (2 nights) This "120-acre resort has turned itself into the most sumptuous in Stowe," says Condé Nast Traveler. (pool, spa, tennis)

Tram Haus Lodge
Tram Haus Lodge
* Casual Inn

Jay (1 night) Old chairlift towers, sheave wheels and tram cable are cleverly incorporated into the décor of this welcoming modern lodge at the base of Jay Peak Resort. (spa, golf)

Manoir Hovey
Manoir Hovey

North Hatley (2 nights) Set on the shore of pristine Lake Massawippi, this luxurious 1899 Georgian inn was modeled after George Washington's home in Mount Vernon. (pool, tennis)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Great vacation. Neither of us wants to sit on a beach. This was a great way to see a part of the world we haven't been to, meet new people, eat great food and find out what our limits are (a lot higher than I thought).
Mark Olszyk - Fallston, MD

Trip Dates & Prices

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

2014 CLASSIC DATES
August 2014
September 2014
2015 CLASSIC DATES
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015

Don't see your ideal travel date? Call us at 800-462-2848 for Private Trip date availability.

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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 25 1200
2 20* 1100 41 1500
3 20* 900 34* 1400 45* 2900 61 3900
4 30* 1100 43* 1500
51 2000
5 22* 900 35 1400 43 1700
6 18 900
 
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* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

2 - 3 guests from $4,698 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,398 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,098 pp dbl. occ.

2015

2 - 3 guests from $5,498 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,698 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,198 pp dbl. occ.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Quebec & Vermont tour experts. See our award-winning Canada biking tours, Canada walking and hiking tours and Canada multisport tours.

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Burlington, Vermont /Québec City, Québec, or Burlington, Vermont

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All meals included except 1 lunch

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