Daily rides average 25 miles, some do more, some do less. People cycle at their own pace in small groups and may do more mileage depending upon ability. Transfers to the start of cycling routes are by van; between 20 - 50 minutes depending on selected routes. Cycling routes are nearly completely paved, with some others on Rails-to-Trails conversions (crushed limestone).
Enjoy a self-serve breakfast at the Lodge offering a variety of healthy options: generally a hot option (eggs, oatmeal, hot cereal, etc.) fresh fruit bowls, yogurts, local maple syrup, variety of breads.
Gather on the porch for the Tour du Jour Map at 9 a.m. We choose from 20 different day rides. Underway at 9:15 a.m. People cycle at their own pace in small groups and may do different mileage depending upon ability. Sag wagon always on patrol. Rides are 99 per cent of the time on pavement (good shoulders, very low traffic densities) which often sees more bicycles than cars on any given day.
We meet for a bag lunch at a pre-designated spot.
Cycling continues. There is plenty of time throughout the day for museums, country stores, local swimholes, milkshakes, antiquing, etc. We are normally back at the Lodge between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. where there is plenty of time for a swim, a snooze or a snack.
Dinner at 6 pm. Drinks before dinner if so desired. The lodge is a B.Y.O.B establishment. Alcoholic beverages are not served on-site but participants are welcome to bring their own.
Evening lectures commence at 7:30 pm. Topics might include Heart Healthy Living, Canadian History, American Invasions of Canada (1775 - 1871), Quebec Politics Since the Quiet Revolution, The Gerry Bull Story, Natural History, Native Canadian History or a private musical concert. Each week has one free evening where guests can sample our world-class movie collection, play bridge or sample some local theatre.