Quebec Family Multisport
- Ride bucolic roads, stopping to visit artisans, organic farmers and a cider house
- Kayak along the mighty St. Lawrence River
- Hikes in the World Biosphere Reserve of Charlevoix
- Kids have their own fun during a cooking class
- Historic Québec City, with impressive architecture and French heritage
Family Fun in "La Belle Province"
Pedal past majestic mountains. Kayak alongside beluga whales. Revel in superb wine, fresh apple cider and elegant Québec City. Yes, there are châteaux here - you'll stay in one - and gourmet cuisine and rich transatlantic culture. But complementing the refinement is a palpable sense of adventure, pushing boundaries, exploration, fun. Québec's untamable spirit. The glacier-carved fjords, wooded capes and arctic tundra exude it. The St. Lawrence Iroquoians and Jacques Cartier felt it. Now it's your turn.
Days 1-2 Explore Tadoussac, Canada's oldest village, set on a crescent harbor Ride to the remarkable Tadoussac sand dunes for family fun on the beach Kayak the mighty St. Lawrence River alongside the vibrant marine life that calls this waterway home.
Days 3-4 Whales at two o'clock! Look for breaching beluga, minke and fin whales during a boat ride with a naturalist Ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres for an idyllic spin past stone cottages, historic churches and picturesque farmland Visit Papeterie St. Gilles, a paper mill that uses cotton to produce their unique products Learn about the region's colorful nautical legacy at the open-air Charlevoix Maritime Museum.
Days 5-6 Historic Québec City, North America's only remaining fortified city, with impressive architecture and a rich French heritage The youngsters ride a gondola to the top of Mont Ste-Anne for a short walk and lofty views of Île d'Orléans - where adults are biking today Kids don their chef hats and aprons for a cooking lesson Adults explore old Québec on a gastronomic walking tour of town.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
I cannot say enough about the fantastic time my family and I had this past week on our Quebec trip. It is almost 1 a.m. in the morning and time to hit the hay, but I am still coming off such a wonderful high that I didn't want to go to sleep until I shared my feelings. Sometimes everything just lines up....the weather, the people, the food, the moment in time when all is at peace. When Backroads takes over, you know you don't have to worry. The company stands for quality and you came through again. I am impressed with the talent you hire. I feel it is a one-week show and all the actors know their parts. You have a well-oiled machine and we just have to show up. We are hooked! It is only where and when we will be together again.- Plantation, FL
Premiere & Casual Inns*
Tadoussac (2 nights) A simple historic hotel selected for its scenic location above the Saguenay Fjord and close proximity to first-rate whale-watching and hiking trails. (pool, spa)
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
La Malbaie (2 nights) Nestled majestically between sea and mountains, this "Castle on the Cliff" combines quiet countryside charm with world-class elegance. (pool, spa, golf)
Québec City (1 night) Located in a former 17th-century warehouse and skillfully blending history and modern sophistication, a splendid property with 300-year-old beams, slate floors and artifacts discovered during construction. A Relais & Châteaux member.
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 any open date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. 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
|2 - 3 guests $5,198 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests $3,798 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests $4,398 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests $3,298 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests $3,998 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $2,998 pp dbl. occ.|
Youth savings do not apply to Private Trips.
This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3
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|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
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|Kayaking||On the St. Lawrence River (3 hours)|
|Other||Whale Watching Excursion (2.5 hours)|
|Other||Musée Maritime de Charlevoix visit (30 minutes)|
|Kids||Canyoneering at Mont Sainte Anne|
|Other||Historic walking tour of Old Québec (2.5 hours)|
|Kids||Cooking class at College Merici (1.5 hours)|
On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle terrain with no significant gain or loss in elevation. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own. The gentle terrain is for the ride on D1. D5, since kids are not present, presents more hills.
* Includes a shuttle