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Quebec Family Multisport Adventure Tour

 
Biking
 
Walking/Hiking
 
Whale Watching
 
Kayaking
 
 
 
 

Islands, Wildlife & Culture in "La Belle Province"

  • Ride bucolic roads, stopping to visit artisans, organic farmers and a cider house
  • Kayak along the mighty St. Lawrence River
  • Hike in the World Biosphere Reserve of Charlevoix
  • Kids have fun in a circus class at Québec's École de Cirque
  • Explore historic Québec City, with impressive architecture and French heritage

Pedal bucolic islands. Kayak alongside beluga whales. Be charmed by elegant Québec City. Yes, there are châteaux here—you'll stay in one—plus gourmet cuisine and rich transatlantic culture. Complementing the refinement is a palpable sense of adventure, exploration, pushing boundaries and fun. Come enjoy Québec's untamable spirit.

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Itinerary

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 à la Barque Trail, keeping an eye out for herons and loons on the pond below  Climb to the crest of a hill for 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 The youngsters travel to Mont Ste-Anne to enjoy fun-filled canyoneering in waterfalls Adults fall under the spell of Île d'Orléans, a delightfully bucolic little island Pedal past Manor Mauvide-Genest, a remarkable example of New France manor architecture built in 1734  Discover historic Québec City, North America's only remaining fortified city, with impressive architecture and a rich French heritage  Kids learn basic circus arts techniques at École de Cirque de Québec while adults explore the historic part of town on a walking tour.

Your family will never forget Québec. This adventure is packed with history and action. Kayak on the mighty St. Lawrence River, spot whales from a private Zodiac, bike around Île d'Orléans while your kids canyon in waterfalls, stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Québec—a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. You can't help but be charmed by the region's alluring French culture, soaring church spires and fine cuisine.
Kate Clark- Regional Manager - North America

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

Straight Talk
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.
$2,998 - $3,298
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(+$570 to $580 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Québec City, Québec

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Premiere & Casual Inns*

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Hotel Tadoussac

Hotel Tadoussac

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Tadoussac (2 nights)

A simple historic hotel selected for its scenic location above the Saguenay Fjord and close to fabulous whale-watching and hiking trails. (pool, spa)

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)

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Québec 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)

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Your family will never forget Québec. This adventure is packed with history and action. Kayak on the mighty St. Lawrence River, spot whales from a private Zodiac, bike around Île d'Orléans while your kids canyon in waterfalls, stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Québec—a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. You can't help but be charmed by the region's alluring French culture, soaring church spires and fine cuisine.

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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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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 4 500
2 Biking 6 300
Walking/Hiking 2 300
Kayaking on the St. Lawrence River (3 Hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 2 400
Other Whale Watching Excursion (2.5 Hours)
4 Biking 8* 200 18* 600
Other Musée Maritime de Charlevoix Visit (30 Minutes)
5 Biking 17* 600 31 1100 41 1400
Kids Canyoneering at Mont Sainte Anne (4 Hours)
6 Biking 6 500
Other Historic Walking Tour of Old Québec (2.5 Hours)
Kids Circus Class at Ecole de Cirque de Quebec (1.5 Hours)
 

Note: On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle rolling terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* 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

It's Okay to Shout "Whale" in English

After 15 years of active travel adventures in La Belle Province, we have the local connections and insider knowledge to create an amazing family experience aimed at all ages. One of the highlights is our excursion out onto the vast St. Lawrence River in speedy Zodiacs, watching for the area’s plentiful whales with our expert naturalist guide – and maybe learning a bit of French along the way.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in 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.

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.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Quebec with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

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.

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.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Quebec you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Quebec have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

Tweens, Teens and the Rest

The activities on Backroads Family Adventures are designed with all of you in mind. We've got easier routes designed for younger kids' abilities – and attention spans—and great longer options scaled to fit the tastes and energy levels of tweens, teens and adults. To narrow down the best choices for your family, take a look at our age guidelines.

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

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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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 $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ

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