Virginie en liberté

For the love of biking

In spring, Virginia offers cycling and visual pleasures along smooth-paved, undulating roads. Departing from Martinsburg, visit the university town of Shepherdstown and its charming main street. Bike through Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, skirting the Potomac River and its locks. Follow pleasant routes past fields and meadows, Victorian mansions and eighteenth century farms, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the George Washington Forest. You will want to adapt the State’s slogan to Virginia is for lovers… of biking!

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.


Departure date of your choice
> Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $1,325
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day




Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Martinsburg.
Day 2 - Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Harper's Ferry, Bolivar, Charles Town (69 km).
Day 3 - Charles Town, Berryville, Winchester. Boucle via Purcellville (51 or 86 km).
Day 4 - Winchester, Boyce, Front Royal (56 to 100 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Browntown or Shenandoah National Park (65 or 92 km).
Day 6 - Front Royal, Edinburg, Woodstock (59 km).
Day 7 - Woodstock, Apple Pie Ridge, Cedar Creek, Winchester , Martinsburg (85 km).
Day 8 - Return

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • 7 nights in three -star hotel (double occupancy);
  • 7 breakfasts and 1 evening meal;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019;
  • presence of a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people.

Not included: equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Martinsburg

Transportation between Montréal and Martinsburg (about 12 hours by car) is not included.



Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.


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