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Vermont & Quebec Bike Tour

The Northeast Kingdom & Eastern Townships

  • Meet two countries and cultures in one trip of idyllic mountains, valleys and lakes
  • Bike quiet rolling roads past classic New England farms, maple syrup stands and covered bridges
  • Roll through Québec's enchanting Eastern Townships, where French is spoken and lush pastureland abounds
  • Taste taffy made with maple syrup, fresh cheeses, foie gras, apple cider and other local delights
  • Consider extending your trip to explore world-class Québec City, with impressive architecture and French heritage

Just ask anyone in Vermont or Québec. The best things in life take time. Like leisurely biking amid rolling forested hills, serene valleys and pristine lakes. Savoring the fresh air. Hand-pressed apple cider. Peaceful winding roads. Handicrafts. It makes sense really, that perfection can't be rushed. Like this perfect vacation. 

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Days 1-2 Bike through small-town Vermont, with classic New England scenery  Idyllic Stowe invites you into its historic downtown, full of handcrafted furniture stores, specialty foods and antique shops  Pedal on peaceful roads and bike trails past farms, forested mountains and the meandering Winooski River.

Day 3 A climb (or drive) up Smuggler's Notch is a must while in Vermont!  Covered bridges and babbling brooks line our rolling route 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 Bid farewell to the Green Mountain State as we journey over the border to Québec  Bike through Québec's enchanting Eastern Townships, pausing to meet artisans or to practice your French  Catch views of stunning Lake Memphrémagog while spinning along its eastern shore  Mont Orford rises above this verdant glacier-carved landscape Cycle past charming summer homes and an endless shimmering lake.

Days 5-6 Experience warm Québecois culture and mouthwatering cuisine, including poutine and duck foie gras Ride south through gorgeous valleys and wooded hills, past sparkling lakes, picturesque farms and quaint villages  Journey to Québec City, North America's only remaining fortified city, with impressive architecture, cobbled streets and proud French heritage.

Please note: In 2018, this trip ends with a drop off in Montreal, Canada. Please contact one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or email us for details.

Incredible leaders who made the vacation 5 stars. They always made sure each and every day was perfect! The biking was great and we met wonderful, new friends. A vacation we will never forget!
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Premiere Inns*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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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)

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)

Manoir Hovey

Manoir Hovey

North Hatley (2 nights)

Set on the shore of Lake Massawippi, this luxurious 1899 Georgian inn was modeled after George Washington's home in Mount Vernon. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

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There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Fabulous time! Better than I had anticipated!

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Incredible leaders who made the vacation 5 stars. They always made sure each and every day was perfect! The biking was great and we met wonderful, new friends. A vacation we will never forget!

 
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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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

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Interested in a Private Trip? Check out the Make It Private tab for private dates available, or call us at 800-462-2848.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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.

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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 12* 500 21* 1100 30 2000
2 20* 1500 40 2300
3 27* 1400 39* 2000 48* 3700 57 5000
4 30* 1600 43* 2100 51 2800
5 29* 1000 42 1100
6 18 1500
 

Note: Vermont's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Vermont and Quebec

A Taste of Home, Sweet Home

After many years of biking back and forth between Vermont and Quebec, we've built great relationships on both sides of the border – and in both languages. Our old friend Jacques, for example, is a fourth-generation maple syrup maker who takes you on a tour of his woodlot, showing how he taps the maple trees and boils down the sap in huge vats over open fires. And of course he invites you to try his famous maple butter – great fuel for the rest of your ride.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Vermont and Quebec trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Navigate Your Way in Vermont and Quebec

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Vermont and Quebec. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Vermont and Quebec trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Vermont and Quebec—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Vermont and Quebec that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,798 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ

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