Burlington to Montreal – and back

As I flip through the photo album of our most recent bike trip from Burlington to Montreal, I’m struck by the diversity of landscapes we encountered. The glossy 4×6 images show us traveling along the shores of Lake Champlain, up the Chambly Canal along the Richelieu River, to the impressive skyline of Montreal, and back again. They show us traversing rural neighborhoods, small towns, and miles of farmland. But this trip was so much more than the stunning scenes these photos convey. When we pass the album around the living room, it triggers memories of friendly encounters with strangers, delicious well-earned meals, sore muscles, gusty winds, warm rain, and countless small moments we shared throughout our journey. It brings to life an incredible family adventure. Continue reading at AdventureCycling.org.

Nuts and Bolts:

  • Day 1: Burlington to Alburgh, VT via Island Line Trail and Lake Champlain Bikeways. Stay at Ransom Bay Inn. 40 miles 
  • Day 2: Alburgh, Vermont to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu following map provided by Auberge Harris. Stay at Auberge Harris. 30 miles 
  • Day 3: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to Montreal via Chambly Canal and la Route verte and Jacques Cartier bridge. Stay at Hotel Travelodge. 30 miles 
  • Day 4: Bike around Montreal, including Lachine Canal. 
  • Day 5: Montreal to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle following map provided by Auberge Harris. Stay at Hotel St. Bernard. 60 miles 
  • Day 6: Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle to Port Kent, New York (to Burlington via ferry) 40 miles 

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