In both spring and fall, 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!
April 30 to May 8, 2016
> Price (taxes included) : $1,775
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 9 days / 8 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 337 km • Long route: 519 km

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Saint-Lambert at 6:30 a.m. and departure at 7 a.m. Arrival in Martinsburg at 8:30 p.m.
Day 2 - Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Harper's Ferry, Bolivar, Charles Town (67 km).
Day 3 - Charles Town, Berryville, Winchester. Boucle via Purcellville (49 or 85 km).
Day 4 - Winchester, Boyce, Front Royal (55 to 100 km).
Day 5 – Free day or looped route via Browntown or Shenandoah National Park (56 or 82 km).
Day 6 - Front Royal, Edinburg, Woodstock (60 km).
Day 7 - Woodstock, Apple Pie Ridge, Cedar Creek, Winchester (60 km).
Day 8 - Winchester, Martinsburg (46 or 65 km).
Day 9 - Departure from Martinsburg at 8 a. m. and arrival in Saint-Lambert around 9:30 p.m.

The package includes:

  • round-trip bus transportation between Saint-Lambert (south shore of Montréal) and Martinsburg;
  • 8 nights in three-star hotel (double occupancy);
  • 8 breakfasts and 2 evening meals;
  • bike transportation by truck (no boxing required);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Saint-Lambert/Martinsburg.

From 28 to 40 cyclists, accompanied by our two guides.

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.