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Quebec Multi-Adventure Tour

 
Biking
 
Walking/Hiking
 
Whale Watching
 
 
 

Quebec City & La Belle Province

  • 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 Saint Lawrence River, whose sun-dappled edges teem with aquatic birds
  • Spot breaching beluga, minke and fin whales on a boating excursion with an expert local naturalist

It would have been easier for Quebec to abandon its European ancestry. But it didn't. Everything about Quebec says old-world charm. You'll experience it riding through farmland on idyllic islands. 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.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Hike near the mighty St. Lawrence River and next to one of the most picturesque bays in the world | Explore Tadoussac, the first fur trading post in the New World | Today the town is considered the preeminent spot for whale-watching in eastern North America | Walk along the awe-inspiring Saguenay Fjord and St. Lawrence River | Look for whales and other marine life during a boat ride with a naturalist | Dine at charming restaurants where you can savor the famous Charlevoix gastronomy.

Days 3-4 Ferry to rural Isle-aux-Coudres and spin past old stone cottages, white-steepled churches and farms selling cider | Stop at Les Moulins, an early 19th-century stone windmill and watermill that still churn out wheat and buckwheat flour | Walk through forests of conifer and yellow birch to stunning Lac Georges | Hike across the taiga, a rich tundra-like ecosystem, in beautiful Parc des Grands-Jardins.

Days 5-6 Ride bucolic roads stopping to visit artisans, vintners and organic farmers on Île d’Orléans, a little island with apple orchards, stone windmills and Normandy-style cottages | Stop for a self-guided tour at Manoir Mauvide-Genest, one of the best-preserved houses on the island | Enjoy sweeping vistas and pastoral roads before zipping to enchanting Quebec City | Bike to the Plains of Abraham, site of a famous 1759 battle | Meander through old Quebec City on a historical walking tour.

Our trip was probably the best vacation ever. Good balance of biking and hiking with a good amount of physical activity to burn off the calories from the amazingly delicious French cuisine. Our guides way exceeded our expectations! The accommodations were first class and varied between classical and modern. The beauty of the countryside as well as Quebec City was incredible! Our group instantly bonded and there was great comraderie that enhanced our trip even more. Highly recommended!!!
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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic

To access the very best biking routes, we'll often bypass busy roads and traffic by starting and ending our bike rides with strategic shuttles via bus, van, boat and train.
$3,198 - $3,498
pp dbl. occ.
(+$650 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Quebec City, Quebec

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All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners included

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Premiere Hotels

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Fairmont Manoir Richelieu

Fairmont Manoir Richelieu

La Malbaie (2 nights)

Nestled majestically between sea and mountains, this "Castle on the Cliff" combines quiet countryside charm with five-star elegance. (pool, spa)

Le Germain Charlevoix

Le Germain Charlevoix

Baie-Saint-Paul (2 nights)

This modern hotel features an eco-friendly design and décor that pays tribute to the surrounding landscape and the region's cultural heritage. (spa)

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Quebec City (1 night)

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)

Guest Reviews

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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Amazing multi sport trip in Quebec!

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from New York

Comments about Quebec Multisport Adventure Tour:

Our trip was probably the best vacation ever. Good balance of biking and hiking with a good amount of physical activity to burn off the calories from the amazingly delicious French cuisine. Our guides way exceeded our expectations! The accommodations were first class and varied between classical and modern. The beauty of the countryside as well as Quebec City was incredible! Our group instantly bonded and there was great comraderie that enhanced our trip even more. Highly recommended!!!

 
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Wonderful trip!

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from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about Quebec Multisport Adventure Tour:

Such beautiful scenery made even better by another wonderful BackRoads experience. Quebec has such a European feel but you don't even have to leave North America. Fun and professional leaders as always.

 
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The French-Canadian Cultural Experience

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from Alameda, CA

Comments about Quebec Multisport Adventure Tour:

I had traveled to the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver & Vancouver Island multiple times but had never been to Quebec so this had long been on my bucket list. Quebec City had beautiful architecture as expected, but the true highlight for me on this Backroads trip was the charming art community of Baie-Saint-Paul. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Germain Charlevoix. This hotel was as good as it gets, and walking distance to the main part of town.

This trip had an equal mix of biking and hiking. I like doing both while traveling so that's why I personally prefer the multisport trips. And the food was superb. Just about every meal was presented beautifully and gave us a taste of what French-Canadian food is all about.

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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 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 3 100 4 600
2 Walking/Hiking 4 500
Other Whale-Watching Excursion (2.5 Hours)
3 Biking 8* 200 29 2000
Biking 17* 600
4 Walking/Hiking 4 900 5 1400
5 Biking 17* 600 31 1100 41 1400
6 Biking 6 500
Other Walking Tour of Old Quebec (2 Hours)
 

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* 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 Quebec

The Original Farm Had No Thermal Spa

Backroads is the only active travel company that stays at award-winning Hôtel Le Germain Charlevoix – a chic, contemporary take on the traditional country hotel that pays homage to the original settler’s farm that once stood on the site. It’s your exclusive home base for exploring the beautiful surrounding region, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and longtime summer retreat for wealthy families arriving by train or yacht from the US Northeast.

The Best Leaders in Quebec

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Quebec, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our 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.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Quebec trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—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.

We Know Our Neighbours Well

Backroads first headed up to Canada in 1980, when an older Trudeau was prime minister, and we've been exploring its spectacular landscapes ever since. Our leaders are Canadian and many are proud to make their homes in Quebec—where we offer more trips than any other active travel company and have spent many more years finding the best ones.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Quebec has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

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.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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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 of 8 or more. 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 $3,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ

2018

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

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

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