Expeditions

Our Expedition Rides allow riders to enjoy a journey to distant destinations while spending an extended period of time with a like-minded group of motorcyclists. There are a couple of days on each tour where major highway travel comprises much of the ride, simply because of the vast distance we need to travel to both get there and back. Outbound, through Ontario and Quebec, we'll cover many of the same great motorcycling roads found in our 4 Day Quebec Excursion.

For 2022, Canada Rides has planned 2 Expedition rides to the East Coast. Our Expeditions will take place in June/July/August.  Click here to be notified when trip dates become available. 

 

These rides are suitable for large displacement touring/sport touring and adventure touring bikes. We will be running at a spirited pace with a daily distance in the 500-800 km range. The total distance of these trips will be approximately 4,600 km (Gaspe) and 5,500 km (Cabot Trail); experience in long-distance touring is recommended, and you should be comfortable riding in formation on major highways. We'll be taking adequate breaks for coffee/lunch/gas along the way as well as stops at points of interest. Each night, we'll be staying in motels/inns, and we try to make dinner reservations at unique local restaurants. Relaxing over a good meal with new friends and recounting the day's experiences is a great way to end every day.

8 Day Gaspe

This is a trip every motorcyclist should take at least once. The scenery, roads and friendly people of Quebec will make this a trip to remember.  Jumping South of the St Lawrence at Quebec City, we'll head to out the Gaspe Peninsula, and travel both the north and south shores. The price of the eight-day Gaspe Expedition is $500/person, $750/2up. 

9 Day Cabot Trail
While Cape Breton is the destination, it offers much more than the Cabot Trail. The Fleur-de-Lys and Marconi Trails are equal to the more famous trail for enjoyable motorcycling. 
The price of the nine-day Cabot Trail Expedition is $500/person, $750/2up. 

All overnights will be in motels or at private locations, no camping. 

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What is included on the Expeditions:

  • We organize all routes from beginning to end, so you just show up at our meeting point and ride!  

  • Providing you with tips and hints ahead of time on things to pack, helping you prepare for this epic adventure

  • Arranging accommodations so all you have to do is call and book a room (single or double). In some locations, this may not be necessary.

  • A guide and a sweep for the entire journey to help ensure the group stays together and doesn’t get lost. The guide will know about bypasses and can make decisions on the fly to keep the group moving

  • Ensuring our routes have sufficient rest stops for gas and food, as well as having alternates arranged

  • Guides will have tools to do road-side repairs for most common small problems (punctured tires, basic fixes)

  • Optional real-time communication using headsets (we use Cardo Packtalk DMC, but can talk to Sena and others if you have one)

What's not included:

  • There will not be a chase/support vehicle on this trip.

  • Meals and refreshments 

  • Cost of accommodations

  • Cost of fuel

  • Transportation to the start and endpoint (Barrie area)

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