Cycle Canada Bicycle Tours

Tour Vert

Montréal to Québec City

Tour Vert Cyclists
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    Tour Vert

    Join us for the 5th annual Tour Vert in 2015, a bicycle tour from Montréal to Québec City.

    Our tour travels through Québec's Canton de l'Est (Eastern Townships), over 5 days of riding.

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    Small vacation towns, historic villages

    An optional side trip takes us to an historic Abby where riders can sample cheeses, cider produced at the monastary

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    Arrive Early

    Tour Vert starts in the heart of Montréal.

    We encourage participants to arrive early before the start of the tour and explore this exciting city.

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    Across the St. Lawrence

    From Montréal we cross the St. Lawrence River Shore and soon are on a dedicated bike route through the suburban sprawl on the South Shore.

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    Ride at Your Own Pace

    We cycle on quiet country roads or paths as much as possible.

    We encourage cyclists on our tours to ride at their own pace.

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    Historic Villages

    We travel through and stay in attractive smaller historic villages along the route.

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    Varied Terrain

    The terrain on Tour Vert is fairly hilly in parts and we have shortened those days to make them more manageable.

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    We'll Support You

    Cycle Canada's support vehicle carries your gear each day.

    Our staff delivers your bags to your overnight accommodation, included in your package.

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    Explore and Enjoy Social Time

    Riders can share social time with others or explore restaurants and tourist sites on their own.

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    Our Helpful Staff

    Cycle Canada's helpful staff and a co-operative group spirit will support you on your journey.

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    Small Group Size

    Join cyclists from across Canada and from around the world.

    Group size is small, generally not greater than 20 riders.

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    Being part of a group provides individuals with the confidence and resources to meet their goals and makes possible a trip that many would not contemplate on their own.

    Bud Jorgensen,
    Founder, Tour du Canada
  • Tour Vert is an annual bike ride starting in Montréal, Québec and traveling to Québec City.

    Part of Cycle Canada's "Discover Your Routes" series of events, these tours are affordable, one week cycling vacations in Canada.

    Discover Canada at a human scale, by bicycle. You can contact us at: Cycle Canada

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  • Package

  • Dates & Fees

  • What to Bring

  • Cycle Canada Advantage

Travel the Green Way

Five days of cycling with six nights of accommodation

Tour Vert is a one week supported bicycle tour where cyclists ride from Montréal to Québec City.

On our tour we'll have a chance to explore two of Canada's most popular cities Montréal and Québec City and explore the Eastern Township region of the province of Québec.

We start Tour Vert in the heart of Montréal

From downtown Montréal we cross the St. Lawrence River Shore and soon are on a dedicated bike route through the suburban sprawl on the South Shore. At the trendy village of Chambly we reach the Richelieu River and follow the river towards its source at Lake Champlain.

Our ride takes us east, to les Cantons-de-l'Est

Then we head into the heart of les Cantons-de-l'Est, the Eastern Townships district that has long been a vacation destination for Montrealers. This is an area of many villages and we ride through places like Sutton and Knowlton with lovely summer homes. For a while our route follows the shores of Lake Mephremagog, a name from the Algonquian language meaning "very big expanse of water."

From the village of Magog we follow the Magog River to Sherbrooke. Our route for 2014 takes a slight change of direction to take advantage of quieter roads in long-established farm district towards. We'll travel to Victoriaville and Plessisville. Plessiville calls itself the maple capital of the world. Québec is justly famous for its maple syrup and that nectar is exported around the world from this region.

A group dinner the night before our final riding day to Québec City

There is a return option from Québec City to Montréal, including your bike or participants can stay on and return to Montréal by bus or train.

Included in your Tour Vert Package:

Accommodation on the Tour Vert is indoors with double occupancy. We stay at hotels, motels and inns. There is an optional single supplement or we will try to match you up with a rider of the same gender.

Breakfasts are provided by local hosts or in local restaurants and one dinner. We'll make suggestions for dinnner at other locations near where you stay.

Pre-Trip
  • Trip preparation guide, including training trips, route and routine overview.
  • Trip orientation on evening before first riding day of event.
Meals and Accommodation
  • Pre-booked accommodation. Indoor accommodation at hotels, motels and inns.
  • Double accommodation. Single available as a suppemental cost.
  • Support staff to drive support vehicle, deliver bags
  • Breakfasts on riding days in restaurants or where you stay, one dinner.
  • Fruit and snacks will be available to take with you on riding days.
  • Farewell reception in Québec City at the end of the ride.
Route Support
  • Daily maps and route instructions. Head office toll free telephone and Skype assistance.
  • Luggage service to overnight stays.
  • CycleCanada water bottle
  • Support vehicle to carry your geal.
  • Full tool kit and work stand on support vehicle.
  • Optional return service to Montréal, including your bicycle.

Join us for Tour Vert

Tour Vert is complete for 2014. Please join us in 2015.

Please check availability on our tours before registering.
  • Montréal, Québec to Québec City
  • Dates: TBA
  • Fee: TBA
  • Single Supplement: TBA
  • Optional Return Fare from Québec City on day after final riding day. Commercial bus tickets for passengers and bags, bike transporation by Cycle Canada: $100.00. Bike only $30.00
  • Deposit: $250.00

Fees are per person in Canadian funds
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is in addition to above fees.

We recommend you obtain travel, medical and personal insurance. Please read our policy statement for Cycle Canada events: Policies

You'll find information on other great cycling tours in Canada here: Cycle Canada Events.

What to Bring on Tour Vert

A Bike and Enthusiasm
  • A bike in good working order, a flexible attitude and enthusiasm!
  • Tour Vert is planned for paved roads and paths but some unpaved sections are unavoidable, especially through construction projects — we recommend a road (touring) bike.
  • Don't forget an on-the-road tool kit – just in case you have a flat or other minor mechanical problem.
  • A helmet, water bottles, sunscreen and a rain shell in case of inclement weather.
Personal Items
  • Cash for meals and munchie stops (breakfast and snacks are included in package).
  • Personal items such as camera, identification, cycling and aprés cycling clothes
Luggage and Bike Boxes

Travelling light is a good plan

Cycle Canada has no official limit on transporting your daily luggage. Our staff will assist where possible with delivery of luggage to your overnight room. In the mornings we ask that participants bring their bags to the lobby or support vehicle. So, keep in mind that you may need to carry your bag at times and they are loaded into a limited space in our support vehicle.

One area where we do have constraints is taking hard shell bike cases. Some soft shelled bike cases may not present a problem. We generally can transport Bike Friday Cases. If you need to bring a bike case please let us know, we'll assist with advice so you can make arrangements.

If you have special logistical issues, such as travelling from overseas, please let us know. We'll do what we can to help.

Renting Bikes

Most participants on our rides bring their own bikes and we do recommend this as the best option. We recognize that travelling with bikes can be complicated. Please let us know if you wish to rent a bike and we do our best to assist.

Proudly Canadian

Cycle Canada, The Veloforce Corporation is a Canadian company that organizes cycling activities. It is owned by Bud & Margot Jorgensen. Bud is a long-time recreational cyclist and founder of Tour du Canada. Our operations are located in Alliston, Ontario, just north of Toronto.

We have been organizing affordable supported cycling expeditions and vacations throughout Canada since 1987.

Cycling in Canada

We believe that Canada is the best place in the world to go for a bike ride.

Our primary focus is to offer an enjoyable cycling experience. We encourage participants in our events to ride at their own pace and to join us with the goal of completing their tour by bicycle. We believe they will enjoy a cycling trip more in groups where they get to know other riders and share the pleasure of travelling as cycle tourists.

Read more about the management of Cycle Canada here: About Us.

Our Pledge to You

Participants in our events have a right to expect that Cycle Canada, as organizers, and its staff will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that riders complete their ride and are enriched by the cycling experience. We hope that each rider will find companionship in, and be tolerant of other members of the group and help to make the trip a memorable and positive experience for all riders.

It's in Canada and a great day to go for a bike ride!

Tour Quick Facts

Tour Vert

  • Montréal to Québec City via the Eastern Townships
  • Total days — 6
  • Riding days — 5
  • Total distance by bike 500 km (310 mi)
  • Daily average 100 km (62 mi)
  • Longest day — 119 km (74 mi)

Accommodation

  • 6 nights indoor accommodation at motels, hotel, Inn and Bed and Breakfasts.

Meals

  • 5 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Reception at end of the ride
  • Fruit and snacks on riding days
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