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Gaspesie, Quebec & Ontario Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

The last and longest of our eastern Canada self-guided tours, this is a combination of our two nine-day tours. The tour can also be taken starting with Quebec and Ontario and then riding the Gaspésie afterwards.

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  • Beautiful scenery of the St Lawrence River
  • The Appalachian trails
  • Charlevoix mountains
  • Whale watching and lighthouses
  • Historic cities of Quebec and Montreal
  • Typical Quebecois villages and food
  • Cosmopolitan Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Canada’s capital city Ottawa
  • Algonquin National Park
  • Mont Tremblant


  • Day 1: Arrive Montreal

    On arrival at Montreal Airport, take the shuttle to our tour hotel. Montreal is known as the city of 100 steeples and as the Northern New Orleans. Take in the old port, the Notre Dame Basilica, St Joseph’s Oratory, the underground galleries, the Biodome, the Plateau Mont-Royal and of course the Grand Prix ‘circuit’.

  • Day 2: Montreal – Quebec (250 km).

    After breakfast we collect you from your hotel to pick up the motorcycle. Once the formalities are out of the way, you’re off on a gentle ride to Quebec City. Here you can explore French Canada’s capital city, a fortress with vestiges of ‘Nouvelle France’ and a World Heritage Site.

  • Day 3: Quebec – Tadoussac (220 km).

    You leave behind cosmopolitan Quebec and exchange it for the great outdoors. Follow the St Lawrence Seaway eastwards to the UNESCO protected Charlevoix region, with its rich natural treasures and cultural heritage. And it’s a great biking road too! Tadoussac is a famous whale-watching area, so make sure you allow time this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

  • Day 4: Tadoussac – Matane (200 km).

    Today’s ride takes you across the mighty St Lawrence seaway by ferry to the northern shores of the Gaspe Peninsula, with several imposing lighthouses. You will then cross the Matane Wildlife Reserve, and with luck your first moose. And try the shrimp, considered by many the most delectable on the planet.

  • Day 5: Matane – Perce (370 km).

    Today’s ride is one the best on the tour, as you explore this beautiful unspoilt region. First off are the luxuriant flora and fauna of the Chic Chocs Wildlife Reserve. Then it’s Forillon Park and on to Gaspe Bay – Canada’s birthplace, ‘discovered’ in 1534 by Jacques Cartier – and finally legendary Perce Rock.

  • Day 6: Perce – New Richmond (

    Allow time for a cruise to Bonaventure Island today. Then carry on round the peninsula to the seaside town of New Richmond.

  • Day 7: New Richmond – Riviere du Loup (380 km).

    We leave the coast and head across country today to complete our circuit of the Gaspé Peninsula, and return to the familiar St Lawrence Seaway.

  • Day 8: Riviere du Loup – Montreal (430 km).

    Today’s ride takes you back along the St Lawrence Seaway, through Quebec to Montreal. You can opt for the major roads if you want to arrive early and spend time exploring the city. Alternatively, there is a quiet backroad route that meanders along the south bank communities of the St Lawrence.

  • Day 9: Montreal – Kingston (290 km).

    After breakfast you collected from your hotel to pick up the motorcycle. Once the formalities are out of the way, you’re off! As you ride with the St Lawrence Seaway you’ll see hundreds of small islands – very picturesque. Kingston is a town of great historical and architectural interest, so make sure you take time to stroll along the lively waterfront district with its beautiful houses and old stone buildings.

  • Day 10: Kingston – Toronto (330 km).

    Toronto is Canada’s financial metropolis, known as the ‘Queen City’. It has lots to offer, with great shopping, amazing museums, the CN Tower, and plenty of sporting events.

  • Day 11: Toronto - Niagara Falls (130 km).

    Not much riding today, but plenty of time to explore cosmopolitan Toronto and see Niagara Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Earth. And if you want to get wet, why not take a tour on the ‘Maid of the Mist’, and see Niagara from very close up?

  • Day 12: Niagara Falls – Huntsville (275 km).

    Leaving urban Toronto behind, you ride through a true jewel of natural beauty, Algonquin National Park, 7700 sq. km of lakes and forests. If time allows, take a short hike or cycle ride in this wonderful landscape.

  • Day 13: Huntsville – Ottawa (350 km).

    A long but fairly gentle ride through northern Ontario’s landscape of forests and lakes brings you back to the capital. Take time to explore Canada’s capital city, with sights such as the Rideau Canal, the War Museum, the Museum of Civilizations, the Byward market and the parliament tower.

  • Day 14: Ottawa – Mont Tremblant (250 km).

    Today’s ride takes us up into the Laurentians, with great scenery all the way. This is a favourite place for Canada’s city dwellers to get away from it all in search of nature and leisure. Mont Tremblant Park has 400 lakes, 6 rivers and countless waterfalls.

  • Day 15: Mont Tremblant – Montreal (200 km).

    A lovely ‘downhill’ ride this morning back to Montreal in time for lunch. After you’ve returned your bike, we’ll take you back to our downtown hotel. Alternatively, if you wish to ride around Montreal, we will schedule your motorcycle return for tomorrow morning.

  • Day 16: Depart Montreal.

    Take the airport shuttle for your flight home. Total distance c. 4000 km

Our motorcycles

For our selection of motorcycles please see the Vancouver and Victoria Motorcycle rentals section of our Canada Motorcycles Rentals page.

Dates & Prices
Prebookable extras
01 May – 20 Sep 2018

Sunday-Friday, 01 May – 20 Sep except for motorcycle pick up and return on 21 May, 24 Jun,1 Jul, 2 Jul, 3 Sep, 8 Oct 2018

  Honda CBR500 M’Guzzi V7 Aprilia Shiver M’Guzzi Griso

M’Guzzi California

Aprilia Caponord Honda GL1800 Aprilia Tuono
Rider £2,795 £2,995 £3,125 £3,195 £3,295
Passenger £1,375 £1,375 £1,375 £1,375 £1,375
Single room suppl. £1,245 £1,245 £1,245 £1,245 £1,245
Optional CDW/SLI Included Included Included Included Included


 Prebookable extras Basis Price
Flights Per person POA
Travel insurance (EU residents only) Per person POA
Airport/hotel parking (UK only) Per room per night POA
Airport – hotel transfer, Montreal Per taxi (max 3 people) POA
Hotel pre/post tour with b/fast Per room per night £153
Hotel – airport transfer, Montreal Per taxi (max 3 people) POA
Optional $0 CDW Per motorcycle £140

What's included and What's not?

Our tour price includes

  • 15 nights’ accommodation, 2* - 4*
  • 14 days motorcycle rental, incl. unlimited mileage, C$2 million 3rd party liability insurance, LDW insurance (excess C$2000-$3000)
  • Hotel – rental location return transfers
  • Ferry crossing Cote Nord – Gaspésie
  • Taxes
  • Personalised roadbook with detailed tour description, maps and vouchers
  • Toll-free phone assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfasts as indicated


  • $0 CDW – pre-bookable
  • National parks entrance fees
  • Meals unless shown
  • Fuel
  • Riding gear
  • Airport transfers - pre-bookable
  • Flights and specialist travel insurance can be arranged by H -C Travel

Pre-bookable options

  • Flights (we are an ATOL bonded, UK company)
  • Specialist Travel insurance for motorcyclists (EU residents only)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation and tours
  • UK airport hotels and parking

Our Accommodation

Location Nights Hotel
Montreal 1 Auberge Le Pomerol
Quebec City 1 Chateau Laurier
Tadoussac 1 Hotel Georges
Matane 1 Motel Bell Plage
Perce 1 Motel Le Mirage
New Richmond 1 Hotel Francis
Riviere du Loup 1 Hotel Universel
Montreal 1 Hotel Le Roberval
Kingston 1 Ramada Kingston
Toronto 1 Holiday Inn Toronto Centre
Niagara Falls 1 Old Stone Inn
Huntsville 1 Colonial Bay Resort
Ottawa 1 Capital Hill Hotel
Mont Tremblant 1 Holiday Inn Express
Montreal 1 Auberge Le Pomerol

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