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Quebec Family Multisport Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • 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

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Mountains, Wildlife & Cultural Pursuits 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 Hike through a lush forest of sugar maple, elm, pine and birch along the winding Colline de L'Anse a Barque trail Climb to the crest of a hill where we savor sweeping views of Saguenay Fjord  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 Hike along the beautiful Baie des Rochers (“Rocky Bay”), a hidden gem on the St. Lawrence River, where low tide reveals starfish and sea urchins clinging to the rocks  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 shuttle to Mont Ste-Anne to enjoy fun-filled canyoneering in waterfalls Adults pedal around Île d'Orléans, a delightfully bucolic little island Kids don their chef hats and aprons for a cooking lesson while adults explore old Québec on a historic walking tour of town.

Premiere & Casual Inns*

Hotel Tadoussac
Hotel Tadoussac
* Casual Inn

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
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)

Auberge Saint-Antoine
Auberge Saint-Antoine

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.

Guest Reviews About This Trip

I cannot say enough about the fantastic time my family and I had this past week on our Québec trip. It is almost 1 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.
Scott Barr - Plantation, FL

Trip Dates & Prices

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2015 FAMILY DATES
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015

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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
Day Activity 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 Walking/Hiking 4 500
2 Biking 6 200
Walking/Hiking 2 0
Kayaking on the St. Lawrence River (3 Hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 4 400
Other Whale Watching Excursion (2.5 Hours)
4 Biking 7* 200
Biking 10* 100
Biking 14 100
Biking 17 100
Other Musée Maritime de Charlevoix Visit (30 Minutes)
5 Biking 17* 200 31 500 41 500
Kids Canyoneering at Mont Sainte Anne
6 Biking 6 400
Other Historic Walking Tour of Old Québec (2.5 Hours)
Kids Cooking Class at College Merici (1.5 Hours)
 
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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.

* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

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

2015

2 - 3 guests from $5,498 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $4,098 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.

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

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Québec City, Québec

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All meals included except 1 dinner

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