I’m considering riding from Albany, NY to Quebec City via a non-direct route.
I’d fly into Albany (from my home in Salt Lake City) in early June and spend ~14 days biking ~850 miles to Quebec City where I’ll meet my spouse who will be there on business.
From other posts, it seems like most people ride from NY to Montreal via Lake Champlain and then ride up the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec City, but I have more time and prefer less-travelled roads. As shown on my map, I’d take back roads and wind through national parks. I’d primarily be camping but would probably spend an occasional night in a hotel.
I’m curious if I’ll be able to camp (preferably wild) along this route (especially in NY) and if I’ll find provisions (aka food) along my off-the-beaten path route in Quebec (e.g., it’s 160 miles from Grand-Mère to Saint-André-du-Lac-Saint-Jean). I’d appreciate comments from folks who’ve ridden portions of this route.
FWIW, last year I rode from Salt Lake City, UT to Durango, CO via mostly back roads (see my Crazy Guy tale). That trip averaged 60 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing per day. I expect to ride a similar distance each day with much less climbing.