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Bike trip - Virginia

May 2 to 10, 2015 > Price (taxes included) : $1,525
September 12 to 20, 2015 **  > Price (taxes included) : $1,525
Trip length : 9 days / 8 nights  >  Level of difficulty : 3 s
** Book your vacation as of January 6, 2015

Itinerary and map Package includesVQV Formula

Explore at your own pace

In both spring and fall, Virginia offers cycling and visual pleasures along smooth-paved, undulating roads. Departing from Martinsburg, visit the university town of Shepherdstown and its charming main street. Bike through Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, skirting the Potomac River and its locks. Follow pleasant routes past fields and meadows, Victorian mansions and eighteenth century farms, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the George Washington Forest. You will want to adapt the State’s slogan to Virginia is for lovers… of biking!
The package includes:
  • round-trip bus transportation between Saint-Lambert (south shore of Montréal) and Martinsburg;
  • 8 nights in three-star hotel (double occupancy);
  • 8 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
  • bike transportation by truck (no boxing required);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 15-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/Finish: Saint-Lambert/Martinsburg.

From 28 to 40 cyclists, accompanied by our two guides.



From day to day

Short route: 338 km • Long route: 500 km

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Saint-Lambert at 6:30 a.m. and departure at 7 a.m. Arrival in Martinsburg at 8:30 p.m. Meal breaks on the way.
Day 2 - Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Harper's Ferry, Charles Town (66 km).
Day 3 - Charles Town, Berryville, Winchester (52 or 85 km).
Day 4 - Winchester, Front Royal (51 to 91 km).
Day 5 – Free day or looped route (47 or 70 km).
Day 6 - Front Royal, Woodstock (66 km).
Day 7 - Woodstock, Cedar Creek, Winchester (57 km).
Day 8 - Winchester, Martinsburg (46 or 65 km).
Day 9 - Departure from Martinsburg at 8 a. m. and arrival in Saint-Lambert at 9:30 p.m. Meal breaks on route.


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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