Sojourners by Bike ~ Au Revoir

6 Sep

Burlington, VT – Quebec City, CA
345 miles/6 Days

We celebrated our last night together at a restaurant in Old Quebec, Pain Béni, where we had an excellent dinner and a lot of laughs reminiscing about our great week.  Unfortunately, I have no pictures other than the one Margie took of us – even though I brought my camera. 
Too busy talking.
Looking like a couple of goofy kids.

Then yesterday morning we said au revoir to our bike tour buddies, we were sad to see them go. 

Sojourners aka Studs

Mark & Joshua, our fearless leaders

We biked, ate, slept, packed – and repeated – for six days – Sunday, August 29, 2010 – Friday, September 3, 2010.

Six glorious days of riding – 345 miles – ending with an epic ride into Quebec City of 85 miles (6.5 hours on the bike) fighting head and cross winds, walking up the final (10% +) two *hills* we (4 of us, plus our leader) rode in along the bike path to our hotel. 

It should be duly noted, that Jeff was the only one of the four to ride up all the hills – a tip of the helmet to Jeff. 

Team Blue

With no prior plan to, Mark and I rode every single mile of the bike tour.  Just ask my butt, she’ll tell you.

On Saturday – we (all 16 of our bike tour, plus our 2 leaders) took a *hilly* walking tour around Quebec City – just to make sure we weren’t starting to feel too good on our first day off the bike.

To say our Vermont to Quebec City bike tour was phenomenal is an understatement.  The scenery was beyond belief,  – our fellow tour riders and leaders became fast friends – and the riding was a blast. 

Pictures and report to follow, but for now we start part deux of our vacation in Quebec- jusqu’à la prochaine fois!


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2 Responses to “Sojourners by Bike ~ Au Revoir”

  1. A Midnight Rider September 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    What tour group did you use?

  2. Susan September 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    We used Sojourn Bike Tours out of Burlington, VT. Their website is:

    By the time I’m through posting about our trip, I think they may need to give us a discount off of our next tour. 🙂

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