The Grand Tour Desjardins 2019

Grand Tour Desjardins

In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, it’s about thinking big!


Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is a larger-than-life experience. A region of rare beauty, its charming 1,000 square-kilometer lake sets all cyclists’ hearts aflutter. Leaving from Saguenay, you will first take the lovely Horst de Kénogami, and then continue in a clockwise direction to conquer the lake via Saint-Bruno, Roberval, Dolbeau-Mistassini and Alma along several sections of the world-famous Véloroute des Bleuets, crown jewel of the Route Verte. You will have the pleasure of pedalling for a whole week through an outstanding natural setting of breathtaking vistas and fine sandy beaches, tasting delicious blueberries and other local products and, of course, meeting the friendly locals, who are so proud of their historic region. When they say that in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, it’s big, they’re not exaggerating!

Other package

Inclusions:
$645  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 Desjardins, as well as the Petite Aventure Desjardins package: 2 nights of camping; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners; taxes.

Tour d'un jour (One-Day Tour)
How about participating in a one-day Grand Tour Desjardins around Roberval or Alma? $95/Tour d'un jour.
 

What is the One-Day Tour?
It consists of 2 one-day looped routes branching out from 2 stopover towns in the Grand Tour Desjardins 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 Desjardins is offering the tent rental service.
Opt for the tent rental service
The Grand Tour Desjardins 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 busOptional shuttle by bus
Start your Grand Tour Desjardins gently letting you drive in Saguenay (Chicoutimi).
Optional shuttle by bus
Shuttle departure: Collège Champlain, Saint-Lambert (south of Montréal). Parking fee: 6/day ; $48 for the week.

Round-trip (Saint-Lambert/Saguenay and Saguenay/Saint-Lambert): $125
One way (Saint-Lambert/Saguenay): $70
Return August 9 (Saguenay/Saint-Lambert): $70

Friday August 2, at College Champlain in Saint-Lambert: departure at 1 p.m.
Registration of participant and bicycle: between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The trip between Saint-Lambert and Saguenay takes 5 hours.

Friday, August 9, from Saguenay: departure at 4 p.m.
The trip between Saguenay and Saint-Lambert takes 5 hours (+break for evening meal)

 


Want to arrive in Saguenay (Chicoutimi) the day before the event?
The period to reserve a camp site at the Rivière-du-Moulin Park – an option offered by our host in Saguenay (Chicoutimi) – is now over. To plan your accommodation on Friday, August 2, check out Tourisme Saguenay's web site.



in partnership with Le Lait
August 3 to 9, 2019 - Under the Stars
> Price (taxes included) : $995
August 3 to 5, 2019 - Under the Stars Weekend
> Price (taxes included) : $525
August 3 to 9, 2019 - Under the Covers
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $1,425
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+/4

General Conditions



Le Déchaîné


Share the same passion


From day to day




Short route: 400 km • Long route: 867 km

Saturday, August 3, rendez-vous at the start site in Saguenay – 534, rue Jacques-Cartier Est, Chicoutimi (Québec) G7H 1Z6 – 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 - Saguenay (Chicoutimi, Laterrière, Jonquière), Héberville, Héberville-Station, Saint-Bruno (68, 86, 87, 99, 105 or 118 km).
Day 2 - Saint-Bruno, Saint-Gédéon, Métabetchouan, Saint-André-du-Lac-Saint-Jean, Chambord, Roberval (85, 97, 101 or 113 km).
Day 3 - Day in loops from Roberval. Route via Sainte-Hedwidge-de-Roberval, Saint-Prime, Saint-Félicien, Mashteuiatsh (27, 28, 44, 84 or 102 km).
Day 4 - Roberval, Mashteuiatsh, Saint-Prime, Saint-Félicien, Normandin, Albanel, Dolbeau-Mistassini (86, 101, 107, 116, 120 or 131 km).
Day 5 - Dolbeau-Mistassini, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc, Péribonka, Sainte-Monique, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Alma. (92, 103, 110, 121, 122, 133, 140 or 151 km).
Day 6 - Day in loops from Alma. Route via Saint-Bruno, Héberville, Lac-à-la-Croix, Métabetchouan, Saint-Gédéon (25, 45, 78, 94, 99 or 115 km).
Day 7 - Alma, Saint-Nazaire, Labrecque, Bégin, Saint-Ambroise, Saguenay (Shipshaw, Jonquière, Chicoutimi)  (69, 90, 101, 113, 114 or 137 km).

Elevation Profile

The package includes:


Under the Stars package, from August 3 to 9
Individual price (taxes included)1: Rate: $995
7 to 17 years: $545; 3 to 6 years $225; under 3 free
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 3 to 5
Individual price (taxes included)2: Rate: $525 
7 to 17 years old: $285; 3 to 6 years $115; under 3 free
2The Under the Stars Weekend package includes: 2 nights at campsite; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 evening meals; Roberval/Saguenay shuttle.

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


Under the Covers package, from August 3 to 9
Price (taxes included):
Under the Covers4: $1425
Under the Covers plus5: $1575
4The Under the Covers package includes: 6 nights in three to four-star hotels and motel or bed and breakfast and chalet, 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 Desjardins 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 from January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.
 
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