Bike trip from May 30th to June 3rd 2018. 5 days of biking, 4 nights
This bike trip is made for women only!!
This time, the bike trip will bring you in the Eastern Townships, a nice little area about 1 hour South of Montreal.
Price of the trip: 600$ (includes a 200$ tax receipt as a donation for Ça roule pour moi). This is for room for 2-3 people (single beds or sometimes double beds), so for a private room, add 400$ to the cost of the trip, or easier, find a friend!!
Transportation can be arrange from Montreal to Dunham (extra cost).
This trip includes:
5 days of biking, 4 nights
All the meals except the restaurant out in Sutton
Beer tasting at the Brouerie pub in Sutton
Winery tasting at Union libre in Dunham
All the bike equipment (if needed) (extra of 50$ for a bike)
2 women guides
Day to day bike trip
May 30th Dunham to Bromont : 50km (optional loops are possible in the afternoon)
Following the Route verte bike path for half of the day, we will be biking along the field in a secluded bike path (unpaved). It will be a perfect bike path to chat along the road and hear the birds singing. Then we will be biking on quiet roads along the Yasmaska river. We will arrive in Bromont, in the old town where coffee shops and boulangeries are popular. We will be staying at the National biking center where we will cook our own meal. There will be an optional route to go around the Bromont mountain (20 km) for the afternoon, hike the mountain or simply relax and enjoy the view!
Staying at http://beatnikhotel.com/
May 31st: Bromont to Potton cottage : 60 km
We will follow the route verte Bike path to go through the nice villages of Waterloo and Eastman. We will then head on the 245 road, start to do some climbing and hit an unpaved and lovely road to go nearby the Memphremagog Lake. In Austin, there will be an optional detour to visit St-Benoit du Lac, an Abbaye with monks. There is also a little shop where you can buy some gourmet cheese and other homemade products. This is one of the biggest Abbaye, it worth's the effort and the detour (5 km)
We will end the day in a rustic cottage, next to the Memphremagog lake. We will cook our own meal, enjoy the outside firepit and rest after a long day of climbing!
June 1st: Potton to Jay, Vermont USA 33km (optional climbing in the afternoon is possible)
We will cross the border and have a glimpse of the nice roads of Vermont!
It is a short day in distance, but there will be a lot of climbing. An afternoon rest will be well deserved in Jay Peak! For the ones that want more challenges they will have the option to go to the bottom of the resort by bike and maybe try to hike Jay peak or just have a Vermont beer at the Jay peak bar.
We will stay at the Woodshed lodge, a rustic and very typical lodge of Vermont. Our host will cook us a nice dinner and serve us breakfast.
The optional climb into Jay peak resort (10km total)
June 2nd: Jay to Sutton (Quebec): 43 km
We will go through the nice mountains of Vermont and go through a nice and steady climb. The downhill will be very rewarding! Sutton offers a great selection of microbreweries, coffee shops and boutique.
Staying at http://www.aubergesuttonbrouerie.com/ where a beer tasting is included.
There is an optional route to climb Sutton pass and have a beautiful view of the valley.
June 3rd: Sutton to Dunham 21 km
The town of Dunham offers a beautiful little shop where we can stop to get our pique nique for the wineries. We can buy fresh bread, cheese, some cold meat...and then hit the road for the wineries, a couple of km further. The road will be unpaved most of the day, a very nice and quiet road all the way.
We will have a couple hours to do some wine tasting (and cider tasting), walk around the wineries, have a pique nique and take the bus that will bring us back to Montreal. You will get your suitcase back on this day.
Registration starts on January 30th! The price will increase of 100$ by April 1st, 2018.
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