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 du 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.