Track and field
There's nothing quite like knowing you'll be settling in for a great meal and slipping into fresh sheets after a hard day's ride. That's now easier to do in style if you're on the P'tit Train du Nord, one of Quebec's most popular biking trails. The paved route winds through the rolling Laurentians north of St-Jérôme on the easy grade of an old railway line. There are inns along the way, but the newly revamped La Gare in Labelle is the only one that's actually in an old train station. The rooms have been charmingly decorated with period antiques and high-end linens while the new restaurant serves decadent takes on comfort food.
There's on-site bike storage, and two bikes you can borrow, but there's plenty more to do nearby: from hiking and canoeing, to fishing, golfing and rock-climbing. And you're half an hour from the family fun at Mont-Tremblant. The four queen rooms (and one twin) are $89 a night (shared bath; bathrobes provided). (877) 886-3666; lagare-labelle.com. [SL]
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