TRY GEO EXPLORA AT ITS NEW HOME IN LE GRAND LODGE MONT-TREMBLANT

GO ON AN ADVENTURE WITH GEO EXPLORA AT ITS NEW HOME IN LE GRAND LODGE MONT-TREMBLANT

In 2017, TripAdvisor awarded Geo Explora its highly coveted Excellence Award in Tourism as one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. As someone who’s done the Geo Explora adventure 3 times in 3 years, I can say with absolute conviction that the TripAdvisor award is, as they say in French, bien merité!

Since its inception, Géo-Explora has been featured as one of the most unique adventures in the Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal and Laurentian regions. In fact, they have received a number of awards and endorsements from a lot of Canadian and international travel organizations. In 2014, Le Grand Prix de Tourisme Québécois was awarded to Géo-Explora, formerly named Camp Explora as an anything but typical summer activity.

GEO EXPLORA IS AN AWARD WINNING TOURISM ATTRACTION BY TRIP ADVISOR

And in 2017 like we mentioned, it earned its TripAdvisor Excellence Award Certificate. Housed at its new location on the grounds of the imposing and massive Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, Geo Explora, doesn’t just have a new home but also a new fleet of electronic bikes.

The first of its kind in North America, Geo Explora has especially ordered and acquired new 3-wheeled electric scooter in its signature colours yellow and black.

As a new and exciting feature in the long list of amenities and activities offered by Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, Geo Explora is now more accessible to thousands of visitors to this beautiful side of the Laurentian.

GEO EXPLORA IS A SELF-GUIDED RIDE IN MONT-TREMBLANT

If you missed our first two adventure rides with Geo Explora in Montebello, Geo Explora is a private and self-guided leisurely ride on a 3-wheeled yellow and black electric scooter.

As I mentioned before, this is our 3rd time in 3 years trying this adventure and it has not lost its excitement. With their new home base of Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, Geo Explora is even more accessible to thousands of guests coming to the Mont-Tremblant region. Geo Explora is a unique exploration tour for guests to drive through unknown picturesque paths in the beautiful Laurentian countryside.

SAFETY FIRST: YOUR SAFETY IS GEO EXPLORA’S FIRST PRIORITY

Starting with about 20-30 minutes of safety orientation and test drive with a member of the Geo Explora Team who will explain the process, the rules and most especially, the safety guidelines, you get familiarized with their high-end Motorino three-wheel electric scooters.

These are are safe, quiet and very easy to ride as they have no gears. Although no motorbike license is necessary, it is crucial, however, that drivers have their driver’s license, know how to ride a bicycle and have a good sense of balance.

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE – A MUST TO DRIVE THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER

All drivers must be at least 14 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license, either scooter, motorcycle or car. If you can’t drive a bike, no problem! You can just have as much as fun as a passenger. Passengers must be at least 4 years of age and can ride with an adult. As long as total weight does not exceed 300lbs/136kg, you are good to go!

Geo Explora also have safety harnesses for the little explorers. Angelo is now 5 years old participated in his first ever Geo Explora ride last year at 4 years old as a passenger.

TRY THE AWARD WINNING TOURISM ATTRACTION: GEO EXPLORA ADVENTURE

Camp Explora is like no other adventure you have tried before! It is a hybrid of Indiana Jones Meets Amazing Race kind of treasure hunt that would delight the trivia and history lover in you.

Aside from the adrenaline rush you’ll experience as you zoom left and right, up and down the hills and forests of the stunning Mont-Tremblant region, you’ll be treated to a different kind of tour that’s totally guided by your own speed, driving and local knowledge of the area.

The founders and owners and their Geo Explora team (we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rémi Tremblay over the years and he’s one of the amazing and kind people you’ll meet in your life and so is Daniel and the other Rémi!) have created different trails with different difficulty levels that travels through the rural and lakeside landscape of the Laurentides.

PLAY AND CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR EVEN CO-WORKERS

What’s even more fun is that Geo Explora is not a passive tour but rather an exciting one that combines Jeopardy and Scavenger Hunt into one. A tablet with GPS is provided to the navigator and this guides you to not so known places so that you and your teammate or teammates can solve the game’s quizzes, solve riddles and learn more about the secrets regarding the fauna, flora, and history of the world famous Mont Tremblant.

Geo Explora adventure game is the perfect activity to celebrate a birthday, a bachelorette or a bachelor party or even a team building exercise! Our unique game will stimulate a friendly competition between all your guests and make your event a truly memorable experience.

Oh, don’t you worry of you ever get stuck with a trivia question or experiencing technical difficulties, the iPad is equipped with the FaceTime app. You can video call the rescue cavalry if you are lost or experiencing ‘technical difficulties’ (otherwise known as “Honey, I think we are lost!“).

Aside from the thrill of driving around this side of Mont-Tremblant alongside your family and friends, Geo Explora gives you an almost exclusive look at places that are hidden gems in the region. Beautiful locations that are known mostly to locals and not to tourists who are unfamiliar with the area. You might even spot a deer or two during your ride with Geo Explora.

We had the sweet fortune of spotting 5! Oh dear.

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY: GEO EXPLORA IS FOR EVERYONE

Geo Explora is one of the rare outdoor adventures that allows children to participate fully. The game’s quizzes offer a varied degree of difficulty, so all members of your family will enjoy solving them.

Geo Explora also offers multiple paths for all skill levels, with rides that can last from 1 to 2.5 hours. So whether you are a seasoned motorcyclist or have never ridden a scooter before, there’s a Geo Explora circuit that’s perfect for you.

With courses planned along the beautiful country roads of the spectacular Mont-Tremblant, you can choose between five departures:

  • 9 am
  • 10 am
  • 1 pm
  • 2 pm
  • 5 pm

HOW TO BOOK; GEO EXPLORA START TIMES AND PRICES

GEO EXPLORA PRICES FOR DRIVERS:

  • Escapade Circuit (max 2.5h): 59+tx

              For beginners

             About 30 minutes of training

            Up to 1-hour scooter riding

  • Adventure Circuit (max 2.5h): 89+tx

           About 30 minutes of training

          Up to 2-hour scooter riding

         Group (8+): 79+tx

  • VIP Adventure (max 2.5h): 99+tx

         About 30 minutes of training

        Up to 2-hour scooter riding

Departures from the following hotels located in #MontTremblant: Fairmont, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott, Quintessence, and Westin.

 GEO EXPLORA PRICES FOR PASSENGERS:

Passenger (4 to 17 years) 

      Escapade: 10+ tax; Adventure 10 + tax

Passenger (18+) 

     Escapade: 25 + tax; Adventure: 35 + tax

The fare includes all your required equipment: electric scooter, iPad, helmets, security vests, child harness.

MAKE YOUR VISIT EVEN MORE MEMORABLE AND ENJOYABLE WITH THE GEO EXPLORA AND LE GRAND LODGE COMBO PACKAGE

Make it a ride and meal package with the fabulous Geo Explora and Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant Hotel combo!

MEAL+BEACH

Le Grand Lodge is one of the only hotels in the area to offer a sandy beach! Kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are at your disposal, and towels are available on the beach as well. You’ll also have access to the tennis courts and the indoor pool.

If you are not staying at Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant (though you really should!), you’ll be able to buy your beach pass on site (subject to availability).

BREAKFAST OR LUNCH + BEACH

$35 per adult (includes taxes and service)

Children prices available.

4-COURSE DINNER + BEACH

$85 per adult (includes taxes and service)

Children prices available.

COME TRY GEO EXPLORA AND STAY AT LE GRAND LODGE MONT-TREMBLANT TODAY

Since our first year trying this activity, I couldn’t stop talking and telling everybody about Geo Explora.

I’m pleased to see that, again, it’s gotten bigger, more popular and getting the professional accolades (recognition from a number of online and print newspapers, as well as awards from various travel and tourist associations) that it deserves.

If you’re looking for post summer to-do that would guarantee to entertainment your whole family or your group of friends, no matter what age group and areas of interests, then look no further as Geo Explora certainly has something for everyone.

Fall is breathtaking in Mont-Tremblant! Geo Explora is open until October 2018 this year.

Book it today!

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