Ride in Luxury
5 star Ride – 5 days of luxurious snowmobiling with panoramic views
Between river and mountains, a short distance from Quebec City, lies a place of wide open spaces and untamed wilderness. The region of Charlevoix is one of the most beautiful in the province. Its rolling hills are covered in dense forests that give onto the magnificent St. Lawrence River and the iconic Saguenay Fjord, whose waters are seized by ice through the winter months. In the heart of this fantastic scenery rest charming, comfortable inns with classic style. The region has likewise developed a local cuisine enjoyed and appreciated by travellers. We propose a journey unlike any other; by day, you’ll glide over enchanting landscapes, experiencing true winter adventure, and by night, you’ll eat well and rest in the comfort of first class accommodations.
- 5-day guided duo snowmobiling adventure
- Three iconic Quebec regions
- Carefully-selected, charming accommodations
After flying over the white expanses that stretch continuously west from the Atlantic, your plane will touch down in the vibrant city of Montreal. Take a transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time in the evening and discover the economic and cultural capital of Quebec.
Hôtel des Premières Nations**** or similar
Follow the path of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, Quebec’s political capital and the only fortified city in North America. Travel a short distance to the Huron reserve of Wendake to be immersed in the history and culture of Canada’s First Nations communities. Enjoy a traditional First Nations lunch and visit the site. In the afternoon, delve into Quebec winter for the first time when you head out on a snowshoeing excursion (unguided). Dinner and night in a unique hotel located in the heart of a museum devoted to First Nations history and culture.
Chalet Aventure**** or similar
This morning marks your first encounter with your snowmobile, which will transport you over powdery paths for days to come. At the snowmobiling base camp, you’ll be outfitted with cold weather gear and your very own “snow machine.” After a security briefing and driving guidelines, you’ll set out on forested trails of the valleys of the Montmorency River. This superb river meanders between the slopes of the Laurentian mountains and is surrounded by sublime scenery. In the afternoon, You’ll arrive at your accommodations for the night: a magnificent Candian lodge perched on the shore of the Montmorency River.
Auberge du Ravage**** or similar
After a hearty breakfast, drive your snowmobile towards the Charlevoix backcountry. The magic of the landscapes you’ll traverse today will take on an entirely new flavour as you begin to drive your machine like a pro. Charlevoix offers the most breathtaking panoramas along its snowmobile trails; moreover, as you weave between trees, you’ll discover hidden clearings and secret glens. At the end of the day, you’ll arrive at Moreau Lake, where you’ll settle into your accommodations in a superb lakeside inn, l’Auberge du Ravage.
Auberge du Ravage**** or similar
Enjoy a full day of snowmobiling in the glorious backcountry of Charlevoix. You’ll be near the shores of the Saguenay Fjord; be sure to make an escapade there, for it is a truly extraordinary sight. Frozen solid in sparkling ice for much of winter, and stretching from Lac Saint-Jean clear to the St. Lawrence River, the fjord is one of the natural wonders of eastern Canada. From the tops of its cliffs or on its frozen surface, the force of nature is apparent at every turn through this enchanting landscape.
Manoir Richelieu**** or similar
After breakfast, you’ll hop back on your snow machine for your last jaunt in Charlevoix. You’ll depart from the mountainous backcountry for the shores of the St. Lawrence River. In the late afternoon, you’ll settle into the lovely Manoir Richelieu, which has looked out on the calm waters of the river for more than a century.
Auberge Saint Antoine**** or similar
After a good breakfast, you’ll head out for your final day of snowmobiling. At the end of the day, you’ll return to snowmobiling base camp, return your equipment and machines, and transfer to Quebec City, where you’ll spend the night. Your hotel for the evening: l'Auberge Saint-Antoine, situated in the heart of the old fortified city.
Meal(s): B, L.
The end of your journey is marked by your return along the contours of the St. Lawrence River to the city of Montreal. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer by your own directly to the airport or you may spend a few hours taking in the sites of this great metropolis, for example is historical heart, the Old Port, or the charming neighborhoods that surround it.
Dates & prices
6 January 2018 2440 $CA full
20 January 2018 2720 $CA full
3 February 2018 2900 $CA full
17 February 2018 2860 $CA full
3 March 2018 2720 $CA full
17 March 2018 2720 $CA limited
- Transfers to/from Montreal/Quebec: D2–D8
- All meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners) from breakfast of D2 to lunch of D7 and breakfast D8
- 7 nights of accommodations: 1 night in Montreal, 2 nights in the Québec area and 4 nights in cottages or traditional inns during the snowmobile excursion
- 5-days guided duo snowmobiling adventure - Bombardier BRP Ski-Doo 900 cc ACE 4 strokes, including gas
- $0 damage deposit on snowmobiles in case of accident
- Local speaking professional snowmobiling guide for the duration of your adventure (maximum 6 snowmobiles per guide)
- Guide’s equipment includes: satellite telephone, GPS SPOT tracker, first aid kit and survival equipment
- Snowmobile equipment: helmet, two-piece extreme cold-weather gear (jacket and bib pants), mittens, boots and under-helmet balaclava high-tech. Waterproof bag for your personal effects (1 bag 35l-40l/pers.)
- Assistance from operations team at snowmobile base camp
- Civil liability insurance
- Right of access to FCMQ-federated trails
- Emergency assistance/replacement of snowmobile in the even of mechanical problems
- Visit to a First Nations (Huron-Wendat) site and unguided snowshoeing trail
- Accompaniment for group transfers
- Canadian taxes (including accommodations taxes and service fees)
- Consumer Protection Office fees
- International flight
- Personal expenses, drinks (other than beverages included with meals such as coffee and tea)
- Transfer D1 from Montreal airport to Montréal downtown hotel
- Transfer D8 from Montreal Downtown to Montreal airport
- Dinner on D1 and D7, lunch on D8
- Supplement single rider on a snowmobile, including if solo sign-up & there are an odd-number of passengers
- Transferring snowmobiles back to base in case of accidents, immobilization, or abandonment
- Luggage porterage
- Guide and driver tips (It is customary to plan on $3-5 per person, per day, for the tour guide, and $3 for the driver per day of transfer)
OUR SNOWMOBILE FLEET
Our fleet is made up of fully-equipped snowmobiles with 900 ACE 4-stroke engines, a more powerful and fuel-efficient engine than traditional 2-stroke motors. Our models have been chosen to guarantee you the greatest sense of excitement and freedom possible, whether you’re an experienced driver or a beginner.
Our fleet consists of the following models:
-BRP Renegade adrenaline 900cc ACE 4-stroke
-BRP Expedition LE 900cc ACE 4-stroke
-BRP Skandic WT 900cc ACE 4-stroke
For more information on our fleet, consult the Good-to-Know document.
Fluent in both English and French and a specialist in outdoor adventure: your guide will be Canadian through and through. You’ll meet him/her upon your arrival at the snowmobiling base camp, at which time you’ll receive your equipment. Your guide will teach you the basics of snowmobile operation as well as important safety guidelines. He/she will share with you their love of the country, his/her knowledge about the regions visited as well as the secrets of snowmobiling. All of our guides are off-road vehicle certified.
Our snowmobiling tours bring together participants from numerous agencies and clients of varied origins. They offer a complete package of full days (wake up times between 6 and 7 am). It is important to arrive on time to meet-ups arranged by the guide as latenesses could impact the organization of planned activities and excursions.
The proposed itinerary is subject to change. Activities and destinations may be adjusted according to the number of participants and weather, trail, and road conditions.
Itinerary and facilities may be modified due to circumstances beyond our control. Modifications may be made following trip confirmation.
Indicated accommodations are subject to availability at the time of booking. The itinerary may be modified due to inclement weather and or unsuitable driving conditions (trail closures, detours, pour snow or freezing conditions…)
During the course of the tour, the group may encounter unforeseen circumstances leading to a modification to the itinerary (accident, mechanical failure resulting in immobilization or considerable delay, etc.). For these reasons, which are beyond our control, indicated accommodations and mileage may be subject to change.
Modifications made during the course of the tour are not eligible for compensation.
Beginner – intermediate.
Comfortable coach or minibus services are arranged for the transfers included in your program. All drivers are of course subject to local driving laws (speed, stop signs), and itineraries have been designed to comply with the rules in place.
Accommodations in Montreal and the Quebec City region are in four-star establishments with double rooms and private bathrooms. While on the snowmobile tour, you will stay in lodges, inns, and cottages. It is possible that bathrooms may be shared in some cases.
- Delta Hotel Montreal**** or similar : In the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal’s bustling music and theatre neighbourhood, this recently-renovated hotel benefits from a truly spectacular location in the city. Enjoy the saltwater pool, the sports centre, two squash courts, Jacuzzi, and sauna.
- Hôtel Premières Nations**** or similar (hotel**** in Quebec City) : Near the shores of the Akiawenrahk River, this unique complex combines the appeal of a museum dedicated to Huron-Wendat culture and the unforgettable experience of lodging inspired by First Nations and Inuit people. Moreover, it houses an excellent restaurant run by a renowned chef featuring a menu inspired by the culinary traditions of the First Nations of Quebec.
Refer to the lodging sheets for more details. Baggage handling not included.
Tours include full room and board with the exception of meals in Montreal and Quebec City (all breakfasts included). Refer to your trip’s detailed sheets for more precise information.
Check our Snowmobile fleet for more information
- Driver’s license and driving
Snowmobile operation requires physical fitness. Persons aged 21 and over with a valid driver’s license may operate a snowmobile and international credit card. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age. The driver’s license must be presented before the driver takes control of the snowmobile. It is not necessary to have an international driver’s license. The passenger is not required to have a driver’s license. Though the basic operation of a snowmobile is easy to learn, this activity demands caution and the same attitude of responsibility with which one approaches driving on a regular road. Snowmobiles are driven on specific, regulated trails. Tracks are two-way both in the forest and on lakes. Respect for the Highway Code and speed limits are the responsibility of each driver.
- Insurance and repatriation
Medical and repatriation insurance are not included in our packages. It is strongly recommended that you consult with your insurer before your departure in order to ensure that your policies cover the risks associated with a motorized recreational activity in Canada (snowmobiling). Civil liability insurance up to $2,000,000 is included in all of our programs. Civil liability insurance covers the client in the event of damage to third parties. We offer a $0 security deposit for damage to the snowmobile in the event of an accident or abandonment, with the exception of the Raid Hors Piste and Raid to 50e (deposit $2000).
The expedition is covered by AIR-MEDIC, a 24 hour air evacuation support service, to assist in the event of an accident in a remote region. Transport to the nearest hospital. This service does not replace your own travel insurance (medical and repatriation insurance) which we strongly advise you to obtain before your departure.