The Viking Tour - Day 1

Posted on August 03, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Home to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Distance traveled (approximate): 635kms

So once a year a buddy and I, along with his wife, head off on one long motorcycle trip. Last year was “The Moose Tour” to Bar Harbour, Maine, with another riding buddy in tow. This year it’s to be The Viking Tour to The Rock. My buddy’s wife is from Newfoundland, and her parents run a vacation lodge up around Lewisporte. Yes, a trip to Newfoundland should have been called “The Moose Tour” and Bar Harbour might better have been “The Lobster Tour”. This will be, by a pretty decent margin, our longest trip yet, running about 5,400kms for me.

Today I headed to Brockville to meet up with the team. Then we were off to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for our first night. Our first motel was a winner. The Motel Blanche d’Haberville is a motorcyclist friendly location.

Motel Blanche d'Haberville

Just around the corner from the Blache d’Haberville is the Pub Ras L’Bock. Patio dining, quality local beer, great food, waterfront views, all within walking distance of the motel.

Pub Ras L'Bock