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Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
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Tour start | end: Burlington, Vermont
Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

Tour Overview

Vermont to Québec City Bike Tours

Sojourn’s Burlington, Vermont to Québec City bicycle vacations were first planned as specialty tours in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain, and they have remained extremely popular ever since. The trip passes through charming villages and rural farmland along the major rivers of Québec, Canada’s French-speaking province, as it journeys to the most European of North American cities.

Rural roads and bike paths parallel the waterways traveled by French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, who not only discovered Lake Champlain, but also founded Québec. Follow sections of Québec’s famous La Route Verte bike route and the Chemin du Roy – which links Montreal and Québec City and is the oldest road in Canada.

The terrain is quite level throughout the trip and bike routes average 50 miles per day. The tour follows the shores of Lake Champlain and continues along the indigo waters of the Richelieu River to its confluence with the mighty Saint Lawrence, one of the great rivers of the world. From there, you’ll parallel the river along its north shore, biking the entire route to Québec City, including portions of La Route Verte.

Explore historic Québec City with an engaging local guide and appreciate the magnificent old-world charm of the city’s architecture. Walk narrow streets lined with bistros and boutiques in classic European style in the Petit-Champlain, the oldest commercial district in North America. Visit historic sites like Place Royale – North America’s oldest commercial market. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this historic and pedestrian-friendly city.

Enjoy the final days of your trip relaxing and exploring the sites in Québec City, the most beautiful and European of North American cities. Peruse artisan works in the rural oasis of Île d’Orléans, with works inspired by the island’s quiet, mystical nature. Your lodging at Le Saint Pierre, a lovely country inn in the heart of the Old Port, is the perfect base from which to explore.

At the conclusion of the trip, you will be transported back to the airport in Burlington, Vermont. Pricing reflects several accommodations that are less luxurious than typical Sojourn lodging.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day
    1

    Arrive at your leisure and make your way to downtown Burlington. Enjoy one of Burlington’s finest small hotels, sister properties nestled side by side between Lake Champlain and the Church Street Marketplace. Burlington has been voted as one of the best places to live by numerous magazines. Enjoy views across the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains. Sunsets from Burlington’s waterfront rival any in the world.

  • Day
    2

    Meet your leaders and fellow guests following breakfast at the hotel this morning. Ride north out of Burlington on the Island Line. Enjoy a visit to Vermont’s first vineyard and winery for a tour, tasting, and picnic lunch. Follow lightly traveled roads along Lake Champlain to a beautiful lakeside setting where you will spend the evening.

  • Day
    3

    Head north through the patchwork farmland of the Lake Champlain Islands to the Canadian border. The route is gently rolling to the border then flattens out almost immediately after passing through Canadian Customs. Cross the Richelieu River which flows north out of Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Enjoy a picnic lunch hosted by your leaders and dinner in a charming French bistro.

  • Day
    4

    Follow the Chambly Canal bike path to Fort Chambly, perched strategically at the foot of the rapids on the Richelieu River. The route parallels the River through small towns clustered around architecturally imposing churches until you reach its confluence with the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway.

  • Day
    5

    Begin your day with a ferry trip across the St. Lawrence. Ride the Chemin du Roy, the original route between Montreal and Québec City, and one of the oldest routes in North America. Spin past colorful barns painted in typical Québeçois style.

  • Day
    6

    The route follows the north shore of the St. Lawrence through some of Québec’s most beautiful villages. Visit an organic fromagerie and sample their estate cheeses. Arrive in Québec City riding the stunning Promenade-Samuel-de Champlain bike path which leads to the heart of the Old Port.

  • Day
    7

    Enjoy a walking tour of Old Québec City with a knowledgeable and spirited Québecois guide before venturing off into this historic and beautiful city on your own. Visit Place Royale – the site of the first commercial market in North America – and stroll the narrow shop-lined streets of Le Petit Champlain.

  • Day
    8

    Spin through the rural oasis of Île d’Orléans, an island in the expansive St. Lawrence River. Rolling farmland covers much of the island and roadside stands feature local wines, hard cider, berries and cheese. The island is also a haven for artists, many of whom welcome visitors to their studios.

  • Day
    9

    Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be transported back to the airport in Burlington, Vermont. Travel time is roughly four hours, however border-crossing times may vary.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Hotel Vermont lodging on Sojourn's Quebec bike tour

    Hotel Vermont

    Just steps from Lake Champlain and the pedestrian marketplace this upscale small hotel and it's sister property next door offer excellent restaurants and bars, and Burlington's best location. (1 night)

    Lodging Website
  • Shore Acres Inn, North Hero

    Country inn and restaurant nestled in a quiet setting on the shores of Lake Champlain. Restaurants and tennis courts. (1 night)

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  • Auberge Harris, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    Cycling friendly hotel overlooking the Richelieu River and Chambly Canal. Dining room and swimming pool. (1 night)

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  • Hotel de la Rive, Sorel-Tracy

    Quiet setting overlooking the shores of the busy St. Lawrence Seaway. Restaurant, bar, and swimming pool. (1 night)

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  • Hôtel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières

    Four-star hotel in the heart of the historic district. Walk to hip restaurants, shops and attractions from the city’s top accommodations. Restaurant, bar, and swimming pool. (1 night)

    Lodging Website
  • Le St. Pierre, Québec City

    Contemporary, boutique hotel in a lovely 19th Century Heritage Building nestled in the heart of the Old Port. Sidewalk cafes, galleries, and shops just steps from the door. (3 nights)

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Starting at $3,195 Per Person
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Tour start | end: Burlington, Vermont
Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

What's Included

  • Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish
  • Full van support for a variety of route options
  • Custom Sojourn jersey and water bottles – both yours to keep
  • Guided tour and tasting at Vermont’s first vineyard or visit to a local blueberry farm
  • Guided Walking Tour of Old Quebec
  • Tour of Fort Chambly
  • 8 nights at boutique hotels in Vermont and Canada
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • All meals except 4 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
  • Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour
Starting at $3,195 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
Dates & Prices
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
$3,195
Sold Out!
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
$3,195
Book Now
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
$3,195
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Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
$3,295
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Tour start | end: Burlington, Vermont
Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

Private Trips

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.

Starting at $3,195 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
Dates & Prices
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
$3,195
Sold Out!
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
$3,195
Book Now
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
$3,195
Book Now
Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
$3,295
Sold Out!

Tour start | end: Burlington, Vermont
Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

" I was so impressed with the Tour Leaders. They were so focused on each of us and tuned in to our needs. It was effortless, fun, exciting, and non-stop! "

Tammy Ellis, Dallas, TX

" The tour guides were exceptional and their knowledge about the area made this much more than a bike trip. The scenery and learning about the history were outstanding."

Elizabeth Wells, Seattle, WA