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Backroads Quebec Multisport Adventure Tour
Backroads Quebec Multisport Tours
Backroads Quebec Multisport Adventure Tour
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Quebec Multi-Adventure Tour

Romantic Quebec City & Charming Charlevoix

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,249 pp dbl occ

($700 for sgl occ)

It would have been easier for Quebec to abandon its European heritage. Fortunately, it didn't. Everything about Quebec says old-world charm. You'll experience it riding through farmland on an idyllic island. Taste it in every superb farm-to-table meal. The more you discover Quebec's culture, the more you'll appreciate why it has stayed true to its heart.

Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak
Quebec Multi-adventure Tour
Quebec Multi-adventure Tour

Quebec

Start/End Quebec City

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Discover the impressive architecture, sophisticated cuisine and French heritage of historic Quebec City
  • Ride tranquil coastal roads and pause to visit artisans, vintners and farmers in charming towns along the way
  • Hike in the hills overlooking the pristine shores of the St. Lawrence River, teeming with aquatic birds and marine life
  • Paddle on the Gouffre River to its intersection with the St. Lawrence and enjoy skyline views from a ferry
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

In Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Reserve, hike near the mighty St. Lawrence River where the plains meet the mountains | Wind through a tranquil landscape of coastal marshes and grasslands and into the surrounding foothills for stunning views of the expansive river below | From the beautifully preserved hamlet of St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres for an idyllic bike ride past stone cottages, historic churches and picturesque farmland | Stop at Les Moulins, whose early 19th-century stone windmill and watermill still churn out wheat and buckwheat flour | Hike up mixed pine forest woodlands, catching glimpses of bucolic Baie-St-Paul and the surrounding farmland below Kayak down the meandering Gouffre River, reaching Baie-St-Paul | Indulge in a spa treatment at our unique hotel | Enjoy meals featuring fresh ingredients from surrounding farms and dine at charming restaurants to savor the famous Charlevoix gastronomy.

Accommodations
Le Germain Charlevoix, Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa
Baie-Saint-Paul
| Premiere Hotel

Situated in the heart of Baie-Saint-Paul, the jewel of Charlevoix, this modern hotel features an eco-friendly design and décor that pays tribute to the surrounding landscape and the region's cultural heritage. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6
Description

On your bike, embark on a peaceful ride on one of Quebec's oldest routes, Avenue Royale, past old colonial houses and the magnificent Basilique de Saint-Anne | Enjoy a picnic lunch at a local winery | Take in the impressive site of the 270-foot Montmorency Falls before riding to enchanting Quebec City | Explore the bike paths and rural roads of the lesser-known south shore of the St. Lawrence | At Chutes-de-la-Chaudière park, spy a massive waterfall | Take in views of the skyline as you return to Quebec City via ferry | Bike to the Plains of Abraham, site of a famous 1759 battle | Meander through old Quebec City on a historical walking tour—a perfect way to end our adventure.

Accommodations
Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Canada
Auberge Saint-Antoine
Quebec City
| Premiere Hotel

A splendid property located in a former 17th-century warehouse blending history and modern style, with 300-year-old beams, slate floors and artifacts discovered during construction. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)

Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 500 ft gain/1400 ft loss
Kayaking
on the Gouffre River (2 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles | 500 ft. gain
Other
Historic Walking Tour of Old Quebec (2 hours)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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