Explore at your own pace
The Big Apple without seeds is New York City without cars! It is THE one-day event: the famous Five Boro Bike Tour — equivalent of the Tour de l’Île de Montréal —, an early May tradition since 1977. You, your bike, the iconic Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and thousands of cyclists happy to have the keys to the city! You leave from the corner of Church and Franklin Streets and ride 64 km through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn and then - after crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - Staten Island, where the event winds up in a festive atmosphere. And so that you don’t miss anything in the city that never sleeps
, your hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan, in Times Square.
Price per person (taxes included) with accommodation in Manhattan:
double occupancy: 785$ triple: 710$ quadruple: 660$
The package includes:
- 2 nights in a four-star hotel located in the heart of Manhattan, double, triple or quadruple occupancy;
- round-trip bus transportation between Saint-Lambert (south shore of Montréal) and New York City;
- bike transportation by truck (no boxing required);
- baggage transportation (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
- 1 breakfast;
- registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour;
- 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
150 cyclists, accompanied by our guides.
From day to day
Friday, May 2
6:15 a.m. - Rendez-vous in Saint-Lambert (Collège Champlain, 900 Riverside Drive). $10 charge for parking your vehicle at the college. Have the exact change on hand. Loading of bicycles into the truck and boarding of participants on the buses.
7 a.m. - Departure of buses and truck.
8:30 a.m. (approx.) - Crossing through Customs. Make sure to have a valid passport, Nexus card or enhanced driver’s license.
Around noon - Meal break on route.
4-4:30 p.m. - Based on the waiting time at Customs, arrival at the hotel situated in the heart of Manhattan, New York. Retrieval of your baggage.
Saturday, May 3
Free day and evening
Sunday, May 4
7-7:30 a.m. - Retrieval of your bicycle and delivery of your baggage in front of the hotel.
7:30 a.m. - Departure for Battery Park in Manhattan (start site).
8 a.m. - Start of Five Boro Bike Tour (approximately 68 km).
2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Return from the tour and loading of bicycles into the truck (parking provided at Staten Island). Upon your arrival, you can change in the buses since you will no longer have access to the hotel.
4:30 p.m. - Departure of the buses and truck for Saint-Lambert.
7:30 p.m. (approx.) - Dinner stop.
12-1 a.m. - Arrival at Collège Champlain in Saint-Lambert. Retrieval of your bicycle and baggage.
Itinerary subject to change.
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!