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Welcome to the Active Travel Adventures podcast where you'll find inspiration to lead a bigger life through adventure travel.

On each show we explore exciting multi-day active vacations from around the world where you have to MOVE!  You'll have to hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride (sometimes in combination) to propel yourself to the next destination.

If you're tired of typical vacations and are looking for a more authentic experience by exploring the landscapes and meeting the locals on your vacation, then this is your podcast!

All adventures will be doable for someone reasonably fit (I'm a 58 year old woman and I have to be able to do them).

Be sure to visit to see photos and get more details, plus you can download the FREE Travel Planners for each destination!  These handy summaries summarize the tips and provide all sorts of helpful links to help you plan your trip.  You get them automatically if you subscribe to the newsletter.

Nov 4, 2018

Many people visit Quebec City for its 400 year old architecture and historical charm, but did you know it is an amazing outdoor adventure travel destination.  You can hike Quebec's hundreds of miles of trails, bike Quebec province for miles upon miles of dedicated trails (including the Blueberry Trail),  you can paddle in Quebec's stunning fjords plus challenge yourself on the via Ferrata.  Quebec takes adventure seriously and has an amazing array of experiences for you to explore!

Multi-Sport Adventure Travel Quebec Province

Hike Quebec: Quebec province has HUNDREDS of miles of hiking trails in its STUNNING National Parks
Bike Quebec: North America's longest cycling network with over 5000 km of bike trails and paths
Kayak Quebec: Sea kayak the Saint Lawrence river or through the Sagueney fjord
Whitewater Raft Quebec: Jacques Cartier river
Horeseback ride Quebec: on a ranch or even along the International Appalachian trail
Plus ALL the winter sports!

Quebec Province National Parks
The Quebec province is blessed with absolutely stunning landscapes and showcases them through its well maintained National Parks. Be sure to allot time to explore Jackie Noure's (our guest) favorite park:  Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.  Here's a link to more park info.

Quebec Adventure Travel Itinerary
Jackie recommends renting a car so you don't waste precious time going back and forth each day from the city.  She suggests the following intineray:
Day One:  Explore Quebec City
Day Two:  Day trip from Quebec - bike to Mt. Morency Falls
Day Three through Six:  Charlevoix 
Day Seven and Eight:  Saguenay National Park and the fjords

Montmorency Falls
Jackie recommends taking a day trip biking to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City. It's a great place for a picnic! You can readily rent a bike, so no need to pack your own.

Jackie Tackles her Fear of Heights
Need an adrenaline rush? Consider one of the Quebec area's eight via ferratas!
A via ferrata is a rock face that you climb using metal supports.  You are harnessed in and use carbunkles so it's pretty safe, even though your heart pounding will tell you otherwise.
Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced via ferratas.
We first learned about via ferratas in our Dolomites episode of the Active Travel Adventures podcast.  Check it out here.

Build Your "Grit Bone" in Quebec!
Here at Active Travel Adventures, I encourage you to push yourself...  to do a  "+1" of your previous experience to help grow your Grit Bone (and Jackie calls her Courage Muscle").
Areas you can push yourself include longer distances, slightly more challenging heights or elevation gains.  You can also challenge yourself by perhaps roughing it more than you are used to.
Every time your stretch yourself, you build your self confidence and feel an exhilerating empowerment, all while enjoying spectacular landscape and wildlife.

Quebec's Annual Music Festival : July
If you love the music scene, Jackie recommends timing your visit to coincide with the music festival held each summer.

You'll most often find Jackie hanging out on Instagram at Traveling Jackie, a travel and lifestyle blog. Be sure to follow her incredible adventures!  @travelingjackie 

Jackie's other portal is her Budget Minded Traveler blog and podcast. Here you'll find all sorts of practical travel and money saving tips. Be sure to subscribe - it's one of my fav's!

Jackie's Budget Minded Traveler Facebook Community   Here's a great place to ask questions and makes friends with other travelers.
Other Resources:
Here are some other good resources to help plan your trip.
Quebec Tourism Board [Quebec Region]
Quebec Province Toursim Board
Quebec Adventure Outdoor

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Adventure On!  Kit
Host of the Active Travel Adventures podcast

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