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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Worlds both old and new meet in Québec. From cosmopolitan Montréal to history-rich Québec City (by way of the Eastern Townships, a Loyalist enclave of beautiful woodland biking), we’ll sample Canada’s most European of provinces through its cheeses, wines, sparkling lakes and charming city streets. Its roads wind through reminders of its early settlers: ancestral homes, covered bridges and historic churches and chapels. Rural antique shops are full of charming trinckets of the past and crafts by local artisans. Join us and learn why this pocket of North America is so special—a place where hockey, maple syrup, food and politics are religion (though not necessarily in that order).
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Day by Day
Arrive in Montreal and ride on the famous Lachine Canal bike path. This evening embark on a guided tour of the Old Port district before dinner at a top-notch restaurant in the center of the action.
Travel east to Bromont to cycle through rolling beautiful town and country. Visit a winery on your way to the charming village of Sutton for lunch. Enjoy dinner by Chef Roland Menard, whose pan-roasted wild mushrooms were dubbed "stand-out" by Travel + Leisure.
Cycle to the south end of Lake Massawippi to Compton. Relax for lunch then cycle along the western shore. Enjoy a memorable dinner in town this evening.
Today's bike ride follows the impossibly bucolic Chemin de la Fraicheur (Route of Freshness), where we’ll witness Québec’s agritourism first-hand: cheeses, fresh fruit and ciders. Our ride continues along the “route of bridges” and the banks of the St. Lawrence, leading to a ferry with panoramic views of Québec City!
Today we visit the historic Île d’Orléans for excellent flat and gently undulating riding. Dinner will be held in one of the special rooms of Panache Restaurant—a final night you won’t forget!
Take your time to enjoy one last stroll along the bustling streets of Le Petit Champlain, before heading off to the train station or the airport for your trip home.
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Hotel le St. James, Montréal
This 5-star luxury property is housed in a converted historic Merchant’s Bank dating from 1870, amidst the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Renowned for its professional service and avant-garde style, this hotel has become the benchmark of hospitality in Canada. With impeccably detailed guest accommodations, each room and suite possesses its own character and personal charm. View hotel website »
Hovey Manor, North Hatley
This elegant property was once a private summer residence before being converted to a luxurious hotel just after the American Civil War. Privately tucked away at the northern end of Lake Massawippi and only mere minutes from the art galleries, antique shops and quaint cafés of North Hatley, the Hovey Manor has just achieved the prestigious Relais & Châteaux status. View hotel website »
Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
One of Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Best Hotels, and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Canada’s Best,” this 94-room hotel, built along the historically significant St. Lawrence River, doubles as an archaeological museum, with artifacts thoughtfully incorporated into its design. In the heart of Québec City’s Old Port, we’ll enjoy rooms that meld Quebec traditions with modern amenities. View hotel website »
Our Guide, Jean Louis Doss was amazing. He really made the trip for us. We can’t wait to start planning our next B&R trip and have already told many friends about our experience, our guide and Butterfield.
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
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