I have vacation time and am planning a bicyle trip in late July or mid August. My plans are to take the Via Rail train from Toronto to Quebec City. I would have liked to take the train from Niagara Falls but they do not allow bicycles. From Quebec, I will follow the St Lawerence North to the Gaspe Penisula and follow it clockwise till I reach Matpedia (or some other location). From that point I can hop on a train & head back to Toronto and somehow find a way home back to Buffalo, NY.
I have two weeks and may be able to extend it for a few days. An appealing factor is that the train seems to follow the bike route for many parts of the trip.
Some of my concerns are the following:
How bad are the mosquitos in late June or August? I remember being in Barrie, ON and being eaten alive at dusk.
How cool do the nights get? I would not mind sleeping out side in the woods a few nights. I do not plan on taking tent or even a sleeping bag in order to keep weight down.
Quebec has a Construction Holdiay in late July & Early August. Does the Gapse region get quite busy during this period? Would I be better securing motel rooms, BB, & Hostels in middle August?
Any other advice would be appreciated