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Québec Biking: Montréal to Ottawa

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Explore the vibrant, culturally rich cities of Montreal and Ottawa
  • Cycle on quiet paths through the heart of the Laurentian Mountains
  • Enjoy opportunities to relax on the shores of forested lakes
  • Savor the local cuisine of the region, such as foie gras poutine
  • Stroll through art galleries and museums in charming small towns
Pedal your way between the two vibrant cities of Montreal and Ottawa on this cycling adventure through the Laurentian Mountains. Enjoy mostly flat, easy cycling on car-free cycle paths and quiet country roads as you make your way through verdant forests and along peaceful rivers. Stop to cool off on the shores of any number of peaceful lakes, and enjoy a slice of Canadian culture as you stroll through art galleries and museums in picturesque small towns. In the evenings, savor the regional cuisine at local restaurants and relax at your cozy, handpicked accommodations.

What To Expect

This tour is rated Moderate with an average daily distance of around 25 miles / 40 kilometers. The longest ride is the ride to Wakefield, however, you will have van support this day and can decide to ride as long as you want before contacting the van to be transferred the remainder of the way to Wakefield. This ride is entirely on bike paths, including Le P'tit Train du Nord and quiet country roads.

Trip Style:

Independent Adventure | Mixture of self guided days to take at your own pace, benefiting from a guide on some days.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Avid Adventurers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Mountains

Inspiration:

  • New

Grade & Terrain

This tour is considered moderate to challenging. There is some days with significant elevation change throughout the trip (400 m) so ascending and descending will significantly impact ride times, but you are likely to spend 4-6 hours on the bike each day.

This trip is mostly on Bike Paths so you don't need to worry about traffic while riding. You will be provided with a basic repair kit and will need to know how to maintain your bike (change a flat, etc.). There is not reliable cell service for most of the route.

Navigation

Navigating is easy using the Macs Adventure Navigation App. Your daily rides will be mapped in the app with GPX tracks, route notes, and turn-by-turn directions. You can download all of the routes for use offline, which means you won’t need cell service or Wi-Fi (which are often unreliable outside of your accommodations). Written turn-by-turn driving directions are included in the app. You will also have 24/7 Macs Adventure telephone support.

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected 3* small hotels. Your room will always have an ensuite or private bathroom. A delicious breakfast is also included. 

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable. This trip is not available to solo cyclists as there is a minimum of 2 cyclists needed to book. 

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunches and dinners are not included so you are free to choose from the surrounding options. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 6 nights in characterful accommodations (B&Bs, lodges, & cabins)
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Bike rental
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Turn-by-turn route notes
  • Macs Adventure Navigation App
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Montréal and Ottawa
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
Extras
  • Accommodations upgrades where applicable
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the trip
  • E-Bike Upgrade

When To Go

This trip is available from July through October. As this region is a highly popular tourist destination, we suggest booking as far in advance as possible for a better chance at securing your desired dates. This tour is available to start any day of the week.

Getting to the Start

This trip starts in Montréal. The best airport to fly into is Montreal-Trudeau International Airport. From the airport you can catch a 20 minute taxi ride to the starting hotel, or the local 747 bus downtown.

Getting from the End

Our trip ends with a transfer to Ottawa where we can drop you off at any hotel you prefer. If flying, we suggest flying out of nearby Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

Baggage Transfer

Baggage transfer is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20 kg per person.

General Information

Bike Rental

A Trek FX2 or similar is included in the cost of this trip. If desired, you can upgrade to an E-Bike. 

Please supply us with your height for your bicycle rental.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice on what to bring. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, including but not limited to, proper rain gear, sunscreen, and appropriate cycling clothing, as the weather can vary greatly. If you have any questions, we would be happy to share our tips and advice.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Montréal and Overnight Day 2 Bike to Mont-Tremblant 27 miles / 44 km Day 3 Loop Ride Mont Tremblant 26 miles / 42 km Day 4 Bike to Nominingue 37 miles / 59 km Day 5 Bike to Wakefield 60 miles / 96 km Day 6 Wakefield Loop Ride 25 miles / 40 km Day 7 Bike to Gatineau Park, Transfer to Ottawa, and Onward Travel 20 miles / 32 km

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