Grand Tour 2020 - postponed

Following the latest directives from public authorities in connection with preventive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is with regret that Vélo Québec Voyages informs you that the next Grand Tour, planned from August 1 to 7, is cancelled and postponed to 2021, in the same region, from August 7 to 13, 2021.


Grand Tour

Mauricie-Lanaudière: Discover the beautiful unknown!

Leaving from Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, this year’s original Grand Tour route is sure to please: one week of biking holidays to recharge your batteries and the pleasure of pedaling at your own pace along bucolic country roads, drinking in the scent of wild flowers, and discovering little known areas of Mauricie and Lanaudière – midway between Montréal and Québec City. 

During your stop in Shawinigan, the Cité de l’énergie, you will be able to push your limits in a veritable cycling paradise: Mauricie National Park – newly paved as part of its 50th anniversary! Coming back down from Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, you will pedal leisurely towards Lac Saint-Pierre, Vieux-Trois-Rivières and its architectural heritage. And to wind up your trip, you will revisit another page of history along the beautiful Chemin du Roy on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Your rendezvous with la belle d’à côté promises to be memorable!

Other package

Duo Week-ends 
Bike for 3 days in the Petite Aventure (July 3 to 5) and the Grand Tour (August 1 to 3) and experience 2 unforgettable weekends.
Inclusions:
$660  Adult
$400 under 18 years old
The Under the Stars Duo Weekends package includes all the services of the weekend inclusions in the Grand Tour, as well as the Petite Aventure package: 2 nights of camping; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners; taxes.
What is the One-Day Tour?
It consists of 2 one-day looped routes branching out from 2 stopover towns in the Grand Tour 2019, namely Roberval and Alma. Here is the schedule for each One-Day Tour:
  • 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. – Arrival of One-Day Tour cyclists
  • 8:15 a.m. – Information session (optional)
  • 8 :45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Departure at your own pace*
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lunch at the rest stop
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Arrival at the Village. Opportunity to take advantage of the various services and activities available in the Village, including access to the Bistro, showers, yoga sessions, etc.
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Dinner in the Village  
* To allow everyone to take part, each One-Day Tour offers routes of different lengths, including one of about 50 km.
 
Registration fees for the One-Day Tour include:
Parking, on-road supervision (information session, mechanical assistance, first aid, relief vehicle, etc.), lunch at the rest stop or in the Village, dinner in the Village, as well as access to the various services and activities.

Services

Opt for the tent rental serviceOpt for the tent rental service
So that you can focus solely on your vacation, the Grand Tour is offering the tent rental service.
Opt for the tent rental service
The Grand Tour is offering the tent rental service. It includes a tent, pitching and dismantling each day that we change stopover towns, as well as delivery of your baggage inside your tent. Excluding sleeping bags and pads.

Price per tent, one-week package (taxes included):
For 1 or 2 people: $395
For 3 or 4 people: $595


Optional shuttle by bus Optional shuttle by bus
Start your Grand Tour gently letting you drive in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières. Reserve now at 514-521-8356, Ext. 506.
Optional shuttle by bus
Shuttle departure: Collège Champlain, Saint-Lambert (south of Montréal). Parking fee: 6/day ; $42 for the week.

Round-trip (Saint-Lambert/Saint-Marc-des-Carrières and Saint-Marc-des-Carrières/Saint-Lambert): $95
One way on August 1 (Saint-Lambert/Saint-Marc-des-Carrières): $55
One way on August 7 (Saint-Marc-des-Carrières/Saint-Lambert): $55

Saturday, August 1, at College Champlain in Saint-Lambert: departure at 7 a.m.
Registration of participant and bicycle: between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.
The trip between Saint-Lambert and Saint-Marc-des-Carrières takes 2.5 hours.

Friday, August 7, from Saint-Marc-des-Carrières: departure at 4 p.m.
The trip between Saint-Marc-des-Carrières and Saint-Lambert takes 2.5 hours 

 

Want to arrive in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières the day before the event? More information to come. 




in partnership with Le Lait
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+/4

General Conditions




Share the same passion



From day to day




Short route: 347 km • Long route: 840 km

Saturday, August 1, rendez-vous at the start site in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières – 1600 Boulevard Bona-Dussault, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières (Québec) G0A 4B0 – between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. You can leave your car on the site for the week. Parking costs $20 for the week, payable upon admission to the lot. Then you take the road.

Day 1 – Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Saint-Alban, Saint-Casimir, Saint-Prosper, Saint-Stanislas-de-Champlain, Saint-Narcisse, Lac-à-la-Tortue, Grand-Mère, Shawinigan (81, 93 or 111 km).
Day 2 – Day in loops from Shawinigan. Route via Grand-Mère, Lac-à-la-Tortue, Hérouxville, Saint-Séverin, Saint-Tite, Shawinigan-Sud (45, 57, 95 km). Optional route via Saint-Gérard-des-Laurentides, Parc de la Mauricie and Saint-Jean-des-Piles (141 km).
Day 3 – Shawinigan, Saint-Gérard-des-Laurentides, Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Saint-Paulin, Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé, Saint-Didace, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (86, 105 km). Optional route via Saint-Jean-des-Piles and Parc de la Mauricie (162 km).
Day 4 – Day in loops from Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon. Route via Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Lac-des-Français, Sainte-Béatrix, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, (81, 98 or 100 km).
Day 5 – Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon,  Saint-Cuthbert, Saint-Barthélemy, Maskinongé, Louiseville, Yamachiche, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières. (99, 105, 110 or 117 km).
Day 6 – Day in loops from Trois-Rivières. Route via Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (82, 104 or 105 km).
Day 7 – Trois-Rivières, Champlain, Batiscan, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Saint-Casimir, Saint-Alban, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières (81, 93, or 104 km).

Elevation Profile

The package includes:


The sooner you reserve, the more you save!

Under the Stars package, from August 1 to 7
Individual price (taxes included)1:
Regular rate: $950 from February 18 to June 22
Last minute rate: $1025 from June 23 to July 31
1 The Under the Stars package includes: 6 nights at campsite, 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 evening meals.

Under the Stars Weekend, from August 1 to 3
Individual price (taxes included)2:
Regular rate: $495 from February 18 to June 22
Last minute rate: $545 from June 23 to July 31
2The Under the Stars Weekend package includes: 2 nights at campsite; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 evening meals; Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (departure at 7 p.m.) to Saint-Marc-des-Carrières shuttle (arrival at 9 p.m.).

Share your passion with your kids!
Are your kids under 18? Share your passion with them by taking advantage of the special rates available.
Week1: 7 to 17 years old $545; 3 to 6 years old $225; under 3 free
Weekend2: 7 to 17 years old $285; 3 to 6 years $115; under 3 free
(taxes included)

Under the Covers plus Weekend, from August 1 to 3
Reservation as of March 10, by phone at 514 521-8356, extension 506, or on site, at Vélo Québec Voyages.
Price (taxes included)3 : $745
3Under the Covers plus Weekend includes:
 2 nights in three-star hotels, double occupancy; 2 breakfasts at the hotel, 3 lunches, 3 evening meals at the campsite; Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (departure at 7 p.m.) to Saint-Marc-des-Carrières shuttle (arrival at 9 p.m.).


Under the Covers package, from August 1 to 7
Reservation as of March 10, by phone at 514 521-8356, extension 506, or on site, at Vélo Québec Voyages.
Price (taxes included):
Under the Covers4: $1485
Under the Covers plus5: $1650
4The Under the Covers package includes: 6 nights in three to four-star hotels and motel, double occupancy; 6 breakfasts and 7 lunches.
5The Under the Covers plus package includes: all of the services comprising the Under the Covers package plus the 6 evening meals at the campsite.


All Grand Tour packages include:
 
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, camping gear included. Weight limits: 22 kg Under the Stars package; 15 kg Under the Covers package.
  • support on the road;
  • mechanical assistance and access to relief vehicules;
  • activities at the Village;
  • a participant’s booklet with daily routes and tourist information ;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.
 
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