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Bike trip - Guadeloupe Islands

March 19 to 26, 2015 > Price (taxes included) : $3,095
Trip length : 8 days / 7 nights  >  Level of difficulty : 4+ s

Itinerary and map Package includesVQV Formula

Explore at your own pace

Guadeloupe is a cycling paradise, with its dreamy setting, tropical sea climate, smooth asphalt and rich biking tradition, boasting 60 years of international cycling tours. This butterfly-shaped archipelago will undoubtedly give wings to your pedals! From Pointe-à-Pitre, you will bike along Île de Grande-Terre, a plain bordered by a mangrove to the southwest, where the popular Riviera is also found; then along hilly Île Marie-Galante, nicknamed “Grande Galette”; and lastly along mountainous Île de Basse-Terre, covered from north to south with a tropical forest and featuring an abundance of rivers and waterfalls, not to mention the majestic 1,467-metre Soufrière volcano.

In the Rayon des voyageurs
Jacques Sauvé, cyclist from Gatineau, biked this trip in 2008 and 2011.
He tells us: “This is my favourite southern destination. I love the floral beauty of the islands. There are flowers everywhere, as well as... Read more »

The package includes:

- round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat, as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
- 7 nights in a four-star hotel, at the Hotel Creole Beach, double occupancy;
- 7 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
- bus and ferry transfers;
- 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.

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Pointe-à-Pitre > Pointe-à-Pitre/Montréal-Trudeau.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): 2315$
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.


From day to day

Short route: 152 km • Long route: 565 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Pointe-à-Pitre and transfer to Le Gosier.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Deshauteurs, Boisvin, Vieux-Bourg, Morne-à-l’eau, Petit-Canal, Les Mangles, Douville (75 to 102 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Sainte-Anne, Saint-François, Le Moule, Grands-Fonds (86 or 108 km).
Day 4 - Free day or ferry from Pointe-à-Pitre to Marie-Galante Island (1 hour). Looped route via Grand Bourg, Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante, Beauséjour, Saint-Louis (70 km). Ferry from Marie-Galante Island to Pointe-à-Pitre (1 hour).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Ste-Rose, Grande-Anse, Deshaies and Pointe-Noire (109 km).
Day 6 - Free day or one way by bicycle from the hotel to la Soufrière via Baie-Mahault, Bouillante, Vieux Habitants, St-Claude (80 km) and bus transfer from la Soufrière to the hotel or bus transfer both ways to hike la Soufrière.
Day 7 - Free day or bus transfer from the hotel to Basse-Terre. Basse-Terre to the the hotel by bicycle via Vieux Fort, Trois-Rivières, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Ste-Marie, Goyave, Baie Mahault (83 km).
Day 8 - Transfer to Pointe-à-Pitre airport and flight back to Montréal.


Itinerary subject to change.

VQV Formula

Choosing Vélo Québec Voyages guarantees you an unforgettable cycling vacation! Riding with peace of mind and savouring every moment, in total vacation mode: that’s the VQV formula, as outlined below.

You’re free as the air!
When you travel with us, you start your day when and how you want, cycle at your own pace and eat at your leisure. We handle everything else - reservations, baggage transportation, certain meal planning, mechanical assistance, route mapping, etc. —with special attention to details. In this way, you can focus on your vacation with complete peace of mind – free as the air.

You can rely on professional supervision
Our knowledge of cycling clienteles, our attractive route proposals and our organizational expertise have earned us an excellent reputation. This stems from the passion of about forty people — guides, travel advisors and logisticians — determined to make your cycling vacation as enjoyable as possible.

You ride your own bike
We understand the special relationship you have with your bike. Perfectly adjusted to your height and preferences, it gives you the comfort you need to fully appreciate the pleasures of travelling. We know that your bike is like an old friend, which is why all of our packages involving airline flights and coach service include the transportation of your bicycle… your favourite travel companion!
 

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