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Bike trip - Cross-Canada Trip (Vancouver-Montréal)

Available in customized package only. +
Trip length : 52 days / 51 nights  >  Level of difficulty : 4+ s

Itinerary and map

Explore at your own pace

Canada is big, very big! Anyone who has travelled across the country can attest to that. And for any cyclist, the idea of making this mythic trip by bicycle is an alluring dream! It’s the ultimate challenge, an opportunity to excel, an extraordinary achievement, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imagine hearing yourself say, “I did it!” And just think of the generous diversity of the landscapes: the staggering peaks of the Rockies, the majestic flat expanses of the Prairies, the countless waterways of Ontario—so much variety, so many unforgettable sights to see from the seat of your bike. From Vancouver to Montréal. A 5,300-kilometre, seven-week journey! A definite highlight of our next season.

You may be interested in the second leg of the Cross-Canada Trip 2013 »»



 

The package includes:

- air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Canada between Montréal and Vancouver as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
- 51 nights in two- to four-star motels, hotels, inns and lodges (double occupancy);
- 51 breakfasts and 7 evening meals;
- baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
- mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
- daily route plans;
- taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start: Montréal-Trudeau/Vancouver
Finish: Montréal

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $8645
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.



From day to day

Route: 5388 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Vancouver.
Day 2 – Looped route around Vancouver (63 km).
Day 3 - Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Mission, Harrison Mills, Hope (135 km).
Day 4 - Hope, Manning Park (66 km).
Day 5 - Manning Park, Princeton, Heddley, Keremeos (133 km).
Day 6 - Keremeos, Penticton, Summerland, Westbank, Kelowna (108 km).
Day 7 - Free day.
Day 8 - Kelowna, Westside, Okanagan Landing, Salmon Arm (120 km).
Day 9 - Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Three Gap Valley (103 km).
Day 10 - Revelstoke, Roger's Pass, Golden (93 km).
Day 11 - Golden, Field, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (138 or 170 km).
Day 12 - Lake Louise, Minniwanka Lake, Banff (58 or 86 km).
Day 13 - Free day.
Day 14 - Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Calgary (147 km).
Day 15 - Calgary, Gleinchen, Bassano (179 km).
Day 16 - Bassano, Red Cliff, Medicine Hat (106 km).
Day 17 - Medicine Hat, Irvine, Walsh, Maple Creek (147 km).
Day 18 - Maple Creek, Tompkins, Gull Lake, Swift Current (173 km).
Day 19 - Swift Current, Maple Creek, Herbert, Caronport, Moose Jaw (172 km).
Day 20 - Free day.
Day 21 - Moose Jaw, Regina, Balgonie, Fort Qu'Appelle (151 km).
Day 22 - Fort Qu'Appelle, Melville, Churchbridge, Langenburg, Russell (187 km).
Day 23 - Russell, Rossburn, Sandy Lake, Ericson, Neepawa (172 km).
Day 24 - Neepawa, Carberry, Austin, Portage la Prairie (97 km).
Day 25 - Portage la Prairie, Oakville, Headingley, Winnipeg (105 km).
Day 26 - Free day.
Day 27 - Winnipeg, Dugald, Elma, Hadashville, Falcon Lake (161 km).
Day 28 - Falcon Lake, Rennie, West Hawk Lake, Keewatin, Kenora (70 km).
Day 29 - Kenora, Vermillion Bay, Oxdrift, Dryden (136 km).
Day 30 - Dryden, Borups Corners, Ignace (108 km).
Day 31 - Ignace, English River, Upsala (112 km).
Day 32 - Upsala, Shabaqua, Sistonens Corners, Thunder Bay (127 km).
Day 33 - Free day.
Day 34 - Thunder Bay, Pearl, Dorion, Nipigon (115 km).
Day 35 - Nipigon, Rossport, Schreiber, Terrace Bay (107 km).
Day 36 - Terrace Bay, Marathon (75 km).
Day 37 - Marathon, White River (93 km).
Day 38 - White River, Wawa (93 km).
Day 39 - Wawa, Lake Superior Park, Batchawana Bay (152 or 163 km).
Day 40 - Batchawana Bay, Heyden, Sault Ste. Marie (67 km).
Day 41 - Free day.
Day 42 - Sault Ste. Marie, Leeburn, Bruce Mines, Thessalon (98 km).
Day 43 - Thessalon, Blind River, Spanish, Massey, Espanola (152 km).
Day 44 - Espanola, Whitefish Falls, Sheguiandah, Tehkummah, South Baymouth (113 km).
Day 45 - South Baymouth. Ferry to Tobermory. Tobermory, Wiarton, Owen Sound (115 km).
Day 46 - Owen Sound, Thornbury, Collingwood, Craighust, Orillia (138 km).
Day 47 - Free day.
Day 48 - Orillia, Cambray, Lindsay, Peterborough (129 km).
Day 49 - Peterborough, Hastings, Trenton, Wellington, Bloomfield, Picton (142 km).
Day 50 - Picton, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville (150 km).
Day 51 - Brockville, Johnstown, Morrisburg, Cornwall (104 km).
Day 52 - Cornwall, Coteau-du-Lac, Dorion, Vaudreuil, Montréal (136 km).


Itinerary subject to change.

VQV Formula

Free as the air and total peace of mind
Choosing the Vélo Québec Voyages formula means fully experiencing the joys of holiday biking. All our destinations offer you miles of happiness in the most beautiful parts of the world. You can enjoy the diverse treasures of Europe, America and elsewhere along routes designed for all types of cyclists, from basic two-wheel enthusiasts to athletes seeking a challenge.

And since we take care of everything—reservations, baggage transportation, mechanical assistance, route planning—all you have to do is enjoy the ride, at your own pace, sharing your enthusiasm with those you meet along the way. With us - zero stress! We are very familiar with the regions visited and routes travelled and offer you a well-organized vacation. As a result, you benefit from careful supervision in an environment that gives you complete freedom… Now that’s peace of mind!

Our packages include:
  • air transportation for passengers and their bicycles (if necessary), as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • bus, train, ferry trip and domestic flight (if necessary);
  • accommodations in two-, three- or four-star hotels, double occupancy;
  • all breakfasts and some evening meals (excluding all beverages, alcoholic or not);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person: 20-kg maximum with air travel; 15-kg miximum without air travel);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • the presence of one or two experienced guides;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Transportation
Your package includes air transportation for you and your bicycle for all overseas destinations, as well as a few in the United States. It also includes, once you reach your destination, transfers to and from the airport and hotel. For certain U.S. destinations, your package includes round trip bus transportation, as well as transportation of your bicycle. According to the destination, bus transfers between stopover towns and ferry travel are usually included in your package.

Ground portion: you have the option of purchasing only the ground portion of our trips, which excludes air transportation for you and your bicycle.

Accomodations and Meals
You will have double occupancy accommodations at two-, three- or four-star hotels. Our packages include all breakfasts and certain evening meals, at a restaurant or the hotel. You are free to have lunch where you please.

Baggage Transportation
Day after day, your baggage will be transported to your hotel without you having to worry about a thing. All you need to carry with you is a bag containing the personal items you need for the day.

On the road
Each day, you will start off at your own time and pace. You will be provided with a detailed route map, as well as GPX data for certain departures. Also, optional routes will allow you to extend certain segments.

You can count on the presence of your guide at all times. You can contact the latter by phone to request assistance in getting back on the road in case of a mechanical breakdown. If you are unable to complete the day’s ride, your guide will drive you and your bicycle to the next stopover town.

Experienced Guides
At Vélo Québec Voyages, we give utmost importance to the selection of our guides.  We choose them based on their professionalism, that is, their ability to make your life easier in a flexible, pleasant and safe environment. This choice is based on several criteria, mainly, their extensive bike touring experience, their in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics and first aid, their ability to react promptly and effectively to emergency and unforeseen situations, their tact, their communication skills and their ability to escort a group of people.

Our guides contribute significantly to the quality of your trips by adding their own personal touch. They are ready to travel with you!
 

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