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Gaspesie Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

The Gaspésie tour is the most popular of our eastern Canada self-guided tours, and our itinerary takes you through this remote, but beautiful region. The Gaspésie is unlike anywhere else in North America with its unique blend of French culture (in many places the locals won’t or can’t speak English, just like in France!) and style mixed with scenery carved by the mighty St Lawrence.


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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


  • 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, also known 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 up the St Lawrence Seaway 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 of the possibly 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 (165 km).

    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 head back across country today to complete our circuit of the Gaspésie Peninsula, and return to the familiar St Lawrence Seaway.

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

    You final day’s ride takes you back down the St Lawrence Seaway, through Quebec to Montreal. After you’ve returned your bike, we’ll take you back to your downtown hotel for your final evening. Alternatively, if you wish to ride around Montreal, we will schedule your motorcycle return for tomorrow morning.

  • Day 9: Depart Montreal.

    Depending on your flight time, there should be time to stroll around Montreal and glean a few more memories before taking the airport shuttle for your flight home. Total distance c. 2100 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 – 30 Sep 2018

Sunday-Friday, 01 May – 30 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 £1,495 £1,595 £1,695 £1,725 £1,775
Passenger £795 £795 £795 £795 £795
Single room suppl. £695 £695 £695 £695 £695
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

What's included and What's not?

Our tour price includes

  • 8 nights’ accommodation, 2* - 4*
  • 7 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 Nts Hotel
Montreal 1 Auberge Le Pomerol
Quebec City 1 Chateau Laurier
Tadoussac 1 Hotel Georges
Matane 1 Motel Belle Plage
Perce 1 Motel Le Mirage
New Richmond 1 Hotel Francis
Riviere Du Loup 1 Hotel Universel
Montreal 1 Auberge Le Pomerol

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