Day 1 - UK to Montreal
Fly from the UK to Montreal by scheduled airline, with meals, drinks and seatback entertainment all provided. On arrival make your way to you your chosen hotel in Montreal, for the start of your adventure. After your arrival in Canada, you need to spend a night in a hotel prior to picking up your motorhome tomorrow. This provides a great opportunity to explore the bustling streets of Montreal with its historic French Colonial architecture and contrasting, hip and trendy neighbourhoods.
Hotel: Travelodge Montreal Centre
Days 2 & 3 - Mont-Tremblant National Park (90 miles)
After collecting your motorhome from Montreal it’s an easy drive to Mont-Tremblant National Park, an ideal place to start your holiday in Quebec. Base yourself here for a couple of days to enjoy the large variety of activities on offer, such as fishing, hiking and the unique Via Ferrata du Diable, a path that allows visitors to cross a sheer rock face.
The park is, however, best explored by canoe – be sure to try Les Meandres du Diable, a route perfect for beginners. The nearby resort village of Mont-Tremblant has an activity centre from where activities such as rafting, horse riding, golf, sailing and rock climbing can be booked.
Suggested Campground: Lac Monroe Campground
Day 4 - Mandeville (85 miles)
Today, a short and scenic drive through unspoiled countryside on routes 125 and 347 via Saint-Donat brings you to the Lanaudiere region. For a special treat before you leave Mont-Tremblant, take a helicopter ride to view Quebec’s vast and pristine forests, at their most vibrant in late September/early October when the maple leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange and gold. Spend the afternoon at your leisure relaxing in you lakeside surroundings.
Suggested Campground: Camping La Baie
Days 5 & 6 - La Mauricie National Park (75 miles)
La Mauricie National Park is another exceptional spot to spend a few days in Quebec’s great outdoors. Try the excursion to Waber Falls – picnic and swim at one of the park’s most beautiful waterfalls after travelling on foot and by canoe. Base yourself at Centre d’Aventure Mattawin, an adrenaline activity centre that offers rafting and canyoning, as well as the lesser known sport of hydroluging.
Suggested Campground: Centre d’Aventure Mattawin
Day 7 - Lac Saint-Jean (170 miles)
By a backcountry route, today you’ll arrive at one of Quebec’s natural wonders, Lac Saint-Jean. So large it is essentially an inland sea, explore its warm waters, sandy beaches and stunning coastline from the Pointe-Taillon National Park. Be sure to visit Val-Jalbert, a preserved company town from the 1920s and the wildlife park at Saint-Felicien.
Suggested Campground: Dam-En-Terre Campsite
Day 8 - L’Anse-Saint-Jean (95 miles)
The most southerly fjord in North America, the Saguenay Fjord is characterised by its dramatic rock walks. One of the best views of the fjord can be found in the lovely village of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord. Allow for a full day in the area to sail, cruise or kayak in search of the white beluga whales that call the fjord home.
Suggested Campground: Campsite Le 4 Chamins
Day 9 - Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie National Park (105 miles)
Travel south into the Charlevoix region, where the highest rock faces east of the Canadian Rockies afford dramatic views. Spend at least one full day in the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie National Park to hike the majestic Acropole des Draveurs trail. Visitors can also fish for speckled trout or cycle the 16km route through the park.
Suggested Campground: Le Pin Blanc Campground
Day 10 - Jacques-Cartier National Park (150 miles)
Discover the heart of the Charlevoix on the Route des Saveurs, a flavour trail highlighting the region’s many gastronomic delights. Stop in BaieSaint-Paul for lunch and visit one of the many local art galleries. Arrive later at Jacques-Cartier National Park, one of Quebec’s most spectacular parks, only thirty minutes from the provincial capital. While there, be sure to paddle the incredible Vallee de la Jacques-Cartier.
Day 11 - Quebec City/ Montreal (215 miles)
No visit to the province would be complete without a stop in Quebec City. Arguably North America’s most charming city, Quebec City is the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Its walls contain charming cobbled lanes brimming with cosy bistros, unusual boutiques and historic sites. We recommend a stop of a minimum of four hours but to better appreciate the atmosphere of the old town, stay a night to enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants and an evening stroll.
Suggested Campground: Montreal South KOA
Day 12 - Depart Montreal (40 miles)
After breakfast, return your motorhome to the depot or better still, if time permits, extend your trip in Quebec to visit the Gaspesie Peninsula.
Day 13 - Arrive in the UK
Arrive back into the UK this morning where your holiday sadly comes to an end. If you would like, we can organise a transfer from the airport to get you back to your front door.
13 day Motorhome Holiday - from £408
With flights from £755