|Dates & Prices|
|Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020||
|Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020||
Ride from Canada’s beautiful Capital City of Ottawa to French-speaking Québec’s vibrant city of Montréal. This unique vacation features delightful bike paths, country roads, and a collection of premiere lodgings. Enjoy a fascinating blend of history and culture on this Ottawa to Montreal cycling trip.
Ottawa is considered the third cleanest city in the world – perhaps in part because of the more than 110 miles of delightful bike paths that run through it. The city rolls out its best on Sundays when beautiful parkways are open only to bicycles and inline skaters (this is Canada after all!). Spin through the traffic-free streets, visit Parliament Hill, explore lively Byward Market, or cross the sapphire blue Ottawa River to ride the popular Gatineau Park road bike loop – free of vehicular traffic on this Ottawa to Montreal bicycle tour.
As you wind your way east, the scenery along the Ottawa River quickly transforms to country roads and open farm fields sprinkled with sheep and dairy farms. An exclusive two-night stay at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, a historic hand hewn log lodge, offers luxurious relaxation in a peaceful country atmosphere. Follow bike paths along the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers into Montreal, one of the world’s top cities for cycling with over 300 miles of bike paths. Enjoy a guided walking tour on Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets then explore the boutiques outside the St-Sulpice Hotel nestled deep within this historic neighborhood. You may also be interested in a ride up Mt Royal, which features fabulous views of the city and surrounding waterways.
Start your Ottawa to Montreal cycling trip by meeting your tour leaders in Burlington, VT for the drive to Ottawa. Tour Canada’s capital city along its extensive network of scenic bike paths. Watch boats navigate the locks on the Rideau Canal below the impressive Parliament Building, Canada’s government seat.
Ride free of vehicular traffic on beautiful Gatineau Parkway – two lanes, one way, no vehicles! Tour the Parliament Building, visit the National Gallery, or explore lively Byward Market in the afternoon.
Wind your way on a bike path along the river out of the city into rolling farmland. Cross the river by ferry to the Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the largest log cabin in the world. Enjoy a delicious evening meal at the Château.
Relax and enjoy the amenities at the Château Montebello or choose from a selection of loop rides through the surrounding countryside.
Country roads and small towns of eastern Ontario rule the day as you continue east. Enjoy a picnic lunch at an interesting microbrewery in the midst of a historic village. Rural farmland and gently rolling terrain make the miles fly by.
Wind your way to bike paths paralleling the St. Lawrence River and stop for lunch at the bustling Atwater Market. Continue to Montréal’s historic old port and the chic St-Sulpice Hotel. Stroll through Old Montréal’s narrow streets. Enjoy a fabulous dinner at a wonderful French restaurant this evening.
Enjoy a scenic ride within the city before visiting Parc de la Cité du Havre with stunning views back over the St. Lawrence to downtown Montreal. Continue over the Concordia Bridge to Île Notre-Dame. We will transfer you back to the airport in Burlington in the afternoon.
PRE TOUR - A room at Burlington's most upscale boutique hotel can be reserved through Sojourn for the night prior to the tour start. (1 night)Lodging Website
Intimate full-service hotel centrally located between the Byward Market and the Parliament Buildings. Direct access to bike paths along the canal. (2 nights)Lodging Website
Magnificent and historic log structure gracing the bank of the Ottawa River. Luxurious spa, swimming pools, tennis courts and dining room. (2 nights)Lodging Website
Delightful, family owned inn nestled in the midst of a bird and deer sanctuary. Featuring botanical gardens, walking trails and gourmet, regional cuisine. (1 night)Lodging Website
Charming and sophisticated boutique hotel located in the heart of historic Old Montreal. Spacious rooms and private courtyard. Steps from shops and restaurants. (1 night)Lodging Website
Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.
For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.