Bike Tour | Quebec Eastern Townships 2017-11-15T21:09:24+00:00

Vermont > Bike Tour of Quebec – Eastern Townships

6-DAY / 5-NIGHT BIKE TOUR

Bring your passport! This tour begins in northern Vermont, but we soon are cycling through the beautiful French-speaking Eastern Townships of Quebec where we are treated to gorgeous vistas, pretty villages, spectacular easy-to-intermediate biking and excellent inns. We begin our tour cycling past farms and covered bridges before crossing the border into Canada. Here we begin to immerse ourselves in the culture and beauty of this unique area with visits to the village of Frelighsburg and to Standbridge East’s Musee Missisquoi and include a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Domaine du Ridge Vineyard. In fact, much of our tour is along Quebec’s “Routes de Vins” allowing us several opportunities to visit some of Canada’s most celebrated vineyards, including L’Orpailleur and Domaine Les Brome. We ride along Chemin Gaspé, passing the beautiful equestrian facilities of the 1976 Olympics, and later ride along the dedicated bike paths of Quebec’s famous Route Verte, paralleling the shores of Lac Boivin and the majestic Choiniere in Parke Yamaska, and visit historic Bromont with its many shops and famous Musee de Chocolat.

Our tour includes stays at five superb and very different properties, including small boutique inns as well as the luxurious Hotel Chateau Bromont. We also get a chance to explore the celebrated resort towns of Knowlton and Sutton whose main thoroughfares are lined with bistros, specialty shops and galleries. We end our tour by riding through the tiny mountain community of Abercorn before re-entering the United States in Richford and cycling the last few miles back into Montgomery Center along a bike path and winding country road.

Quebec – Eastern Townships Bike Tour Itinerary

This tour takes us through the beautiful region where the northern boundary of Vermont merges into the French speaking Eastern Townships of Quebec. You are treated to gorgeous vistas, pretty villages, spectacular biking, and excellent inns.

DAY ONE  |  Arrival Day  |  Phineas Swann
Sunday is Arrival Day. Settle in at the Phineas Swann in Montgomery Center, Vermont. This beautifully restored 1880s farmhouse is now considered one of the most romantic inns in America (Trip Advisor).

DAY TWO  |  Distance: 33 or 40 miles  |  Intermediate |  Auberge & Spa West Brome
Monday we cycle into Canada, passing some of Montgomery’s famous covered bridges before arriving in French-speaking Frelighsburg. From here we ride to Pigeon Hill, have a special lunch and wine tasting at Domaine du Ridge, visit the fascinating Musee Missisquoi and then begin to follow Quebec’s famous “Route des Vin”. We have several opportunities to stop and sample the wines and ciders at some of Quebec’s most famous vineyards, including Opailleur and Domaine des Cote D’Ardoise and enjoy a tasting of cider wines and apple products at the renowned Cidrerie Fleurs de Pommiers. Monday night we are the guests at the beautiful Auberge & Spa West Brome. Access to the sauna, gym and indoor heated pool are also included with your visit.

DAY THREE  |  Distance: 46 miles  |  Terrain: Easier to Intermediate | Chateau Bromont
Tuesday takes us through beautiful rolling terrain to Mystic where we visit the twelve-sided Walbridge barn and Museum and then to Farnham where our route crosses the Riviere Yamaska on a former RR bridge that takes us high above the river. We then take a scenic route along Ch. Gaspe where we gain spectacular views of the area as we pass the equestrian facilities that were home to the 1976 Olympics. Our destination is the pretty village of Bromont where we can explore its many shops and the delicious Musee de Chocolat before arriving as guests at the elegant Chateau Bromont. Weather permitting, dinner this evening is on the deck at the Chateau Bromont.

DAY FOUR  |  Distance: 38 or 45 miles  |  Terrain: Easier to Intermediate | Auberge Du Joli Vent
Wednesday takes us on part of Quebec’s famous Route Verte, a series of interconnected bike paths that have made this area a mecca for cyclists. The path takes us along the shore of Lac Boivin, around Reservoir Choiniere in Parque Yamaska, and through the village of Waterloo. We then cycle through the tiny village of Fulford before arriving at Auberge du Joli Vent near Lac Brome. Hans Christiner and Patricia Provencher will welcome you here to their award-winning small inn and you will delight in the pleasant rooms and Hans’ celebrated cuisine. While here we will take time to visit the resort town of Knowlton whose main thoroughfare is lined with bistros, restaurants, specialty shops and bakeries.

DAY FIVE  |  Distance: 20, 33 or 50 miles  |  Terrain: Easier | Le Pleasant Hotel And Cafe
Thursday, our easy ride, takes us past Domaine Les Brome, one of the most celebrated wineries in Canada that has stunning views over the lake and mountains. We then ride southerly taking either a leisurely route to Sutton, or a more lengthy ride through the Missisquoi Valley. Sutton is a celebrated resort town located in a pretty river valley. It has a vibrant main street with sidewalk cafés, galleries, craft stores, and specialty shops, as well as excellent restaurants. Tonight we stay at the Le Pleasant Hôtel and Café, and the recent transformation of this Victorian heritage property into a handsome and modern boutique inn has resulted in rave reviews. Tonight we take an easy walk to Bistro Beaux Lieux to have a celebratory feast.

DAY SIX  |  Distance: 21 miles  |  Terrain: Easier 
Friday’s ride takes us south through the tiny mountain community of Abercom where we might indulge ourselves at the great little bakery (Boulangerie Croissanterie) before re-entering the United States at Richford. Our last few miles are partially along a pretty bike path and then a winding road, passing covered bridges before arriving back at the Phineas Swann Inn.

Bike Tour of Quebec – Eastern Townships

6-DAY / 5-NIGHT BIKE TOUR

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable up to 60 days of the tour date.

reserveJune 17-22, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveJune 24-29, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveJuly 8-13, 2018:  $2295 
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveJuly 22-27, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveAugust 5-10, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveAugust 12-17, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveAugust 19-24, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveAugust 26-31, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveSeptember 16-21, 2018:  $2295
Reserve with $300 deposit

reserveSeptember 30-October 5, 2018:  $2295 – Sorry Sold Out!
Reserve with $300 deposit

Final payment due 60 days prior to your tour (personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

Single Supplement Fee: $350*

Default Supplement Fee: $175*

*Single Traveler? We are the most affordable tour company for single travelers, and our policies and rates are the very best. Please see our single traveler policies.

Our Straight-Forward Price Guarantee: If you find a less expensive, non-discounted, price for a biking tour in the same general area, for the same number of days,  in a comparable season, with comparable accommodations and meals, we 1) will be amazed and 2) will match the price! All you need to do is tell us before or as you are making your reservation.

Cancellations: If you cancel your tour reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined as follows:

  • If you cancel 60 or more days prior to the start of your tour, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 45 and 59 days prior to the start of your tour, you will forfeit 50% of all tour payments.
  • If you cancel between 0 and 44 days prior to the start of your tour, all tour payments will be forfeited.

Inns

logo-phineas-swann-innFeatured on HGTV, CNN,Yankee, New York and Boston Magazine, which named the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn near Jay Peak as one of New England’s Top 5 Romantic Inns.

http://phineasswann.com/

Located on 200 acres of picturesque farmlands, the Auberge is just north of the town of West Brome. Surrounded by the glorious rolling hills so characteristic of the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the Auberge is also close to Brome Lake, numerous golf courses, vineyards, and shopping. Access to the sauna, gym and indoor heated pool are included with your visit.

https://www.awb.ca/en/

Located at the foot of Mount Brome, the 4-star Domaine Chateau-Bromont is the ideal destination for a comfortable stay with friends or family. You’ll always be impressed with their warm welcome and attentive staff.

chateaubromont.com/wp/

logo-vermont-quebec-auberge-du-joli-ventA Country Inn in Brome Lake. The Eastern Townships country inn was born of the romantic encounter between Patricia Provencher of Quebec and Swiss-German Hans Christiner. This friendly, devoted couple have forged their love of nature and gastronomy into a true family affair.

aubergedujolivent.com/en/country-inn/

logo-vermont-quebec-le-pleasant

Le Pleasant Hotel & Cafe surprises and seduces with its intriguing, authentic decor and exclusive design. Located in a sumptuous 20th century Victorian residence, the hotel has ten rooms with private European design bathrooms.

lepleasant.com

What’s Included

5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners, all entry fees, bicycle and helmet. Free transfer provided from/to Burlington International Airport.

FREE USE OF BIKES

We are happy to provide you with a bike to use at no charge. Our bikes come equipped with a front handlebar bag, rear carrier, water bottle, mirror and flat pedals. Pedal cages and soft gel seat covers are available on request. We are also happy to put your own clipless pedals (pedals that attach to your biking shoes) and seat on your bike if you wish. Specific details and styles of bikes available in each location are indicated under each photograph below. The make of bikes provided varies by location.

Bikes-for-Web-Site

FREE SHUTTLE FROM/TO BURLINGTON AIRPORT!

Virtual Tour of Quebec