14th August 2019
As we had all gone to bed early the night before we were all up early the next morning. But we had mad the decision the night before that we would go to the hotel restaurant for breakfast the next morning. While a little pricy the fact that we did not have to move any further than we needed to was much appreciated. Additionally the airport food offerings were not that appealing.
Having breakfasted and checked out we decided to take all our baggage and head to the car hire together. Rather than go and pick up the car and then load the baggage at the hotel.
The car too all of 5 minutes to hire. But it was a slightly different model to the one I had wanted and the 2 bikes and the baggage only just fitted, but we did get it all in.
I had already looked up the route from the airport to Mont Tremblant so I had more then half an idea where we were going. But I set up the GPS, which I had previously taken to the top floor of the parking at the terminal to locate itself, and plugged in our accomodation in Mont Tremblant. We were soon on our way hitting the Montreal motorway network and heading north on autoroute 13 passing under the end on the YUL runways, leaving Montreal Island and heading through Laval. and then over to Ste Thérèse. Passing the Montreal (Bell) Heliport and the Montreal – Mirabel airport.
The motorways soon ran out when we got to Ste Agathe des Monts and we were now on the Trans-Canadian Highway, route 117.
It only took about 1hr30 and we were turning off the highway onto the road up to the ski village of Mont Tremblant. All arround was forested and gentle rolling hills. I was really taken with the beauty of the place. The shades of green agains the blue sky. We quickly found our accomodation and just as quickly were welcomed and had checked in. We sorted out the the complicated payment system we wanted as everybody wanted to pay their part on a different credit card.
Car parked in the underground car park we found luggage trollies and we headed for the lift to see what our accomodation was like. It was all good, perhaps some of the furniture could do with an update, but we had a 3 roomed apartement with two bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with 2 queen beds, each room had a bathroom and wc en suite. There was a full washing machine and tumble drier, full cooker fridge and dishmachine in the kitchen. A balcony meant we had space to store bike bags.
The next order of the day was to go and so some food shopping so we headed the the main town of Saint Jovite and found just what we needed.
Some tea in the afternoon and a walk about town and it was soon time to get ready to go out for dinner.
Our first night we hit the Microbrasserie Le Diable. Needless to say, with a big event in town the restaurants were busy but we were quickly served and after dinner we headed for a walk to the lake and look at where we would be swimming on Sunday.