> Price (taxes included) : $995
August 4 to 6, 2018 - Under the Stars Weekend
> Price (taxes included) : $530
August 4 to 10, 2018* - Under the Covers
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $1,445
From day to day
Saturday, August 4, rendez-vous at the start site in La Pocatière – Collège Sainte-Anne-de-La-Pocatière, 100, 4e Avenue, La Pocatière (Québec) G0R 1Z0 – 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 - La Pocatière, Saint-Pacôme, Rivière-Ouelle, Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie, Kamouraska, Saint-Germain, Saint-André, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Rivière-du-Loup (71, 82, 89, 95, 101, 107, 114, 125 km).
Day 2 - Day in loops from Rivière-du-Loup. Route via Cacouna, L’Isle-Verte, Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, Saint-Épiphane, Saint-Modeste (32, 35, 84, 87, 99, 102, 105, 117, 121, 133, 136 km).
Day 3 - Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Épiphane, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger, Saint-Clément, Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Trois-Pistoles (85, 95, 107, 110, 119, 131 km).
Day 4 - Day in loops from Trois-Pistoles. Route via Sainte-Françoise, Saint-Médard, Saint-Guy, Lac-des-Aigles, Sainte-Rita, Saint-Jean-de-Dieu (43, 62, 83, 113, 125, 133, 146 km).
Day 5 - Trois-Pistoles, Saint-Mathieu, Saint-Fabien, Le Bic, Rimouski (75, 77, 88, 95, 98, 109 km).
Day 6 - Day in loops from Rimouski. Route via Pointe-au-Père, Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer, Sainte-Flavie, Grand-Métis, Mont-Joli, Luceville, Saint-Anaclet (25, 43, 84, 105, 110, 120, 130, 140 km).
Day 7 - Return by bus between Rimouski and La Pocatière. Optional challenge of 175 km cycling between Rimouski and La Pocatière to conclude the 25th edition.
Want a taste of the route?
Refer to the topographic profiles.
The package includes:
The sooner you reserve, the more you save!
Under the Stars package, from August 4 to 10
Price (taxes included)1:
Early registation: $855 through February 19
17 years and Under: $615
1 The Under the Stars package includes: 6 nights at campsite, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 evening meals; Rimouski/La Pocatière shuttle.
Under the Stars Weekend, from August 4 to 6
Price (taxes included)2:
Early registation: $455 through February 19
17 years and Under: $335
2The Under the Stars Weekend package includes: 2 nights at campsite; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 evening meals; Trois-Pistoles/La Pocatière shuttle (departure at 7 p.m. on August 6).
Share your passion with your kids!
Are your kids under 18? Share your passion with them by taking advantage of the special rates available.
Under the Covers plus Weekend, from August 4 to 6
Price (taxes included)3 : $795
3Under the Covers plus Weekend includes: 2 nights in four-star hotels, double occupancy; 2 breakfasts at the hotel, 3 lunches, 3 evening meals at the campsite; Trois-Pistoles/La Pocatière shuttle (departure at 7 p.m. on August 6).
Under the Covers package, from August 4 to 10
Price (taxes included):
Under the Covers4: $1445
Under the Covers plus5: $1595
4The Under the Covers package includes: 6 nights in four-star hotels, two-star motel or bed and breakfast, double occupancy; 6 breakfasts and 6 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 ;
- the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
- Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.
- Look at the photo album of the 2016 edition. Relive this great experience around the Ottawa River via Le déchaîné.
- Live 2 minutes of the Grand Tour Desjardins ... Imagine one week!
In the media
Read the story of Dan Dakin, "Club Med on two wheels coming to Niagara", published July 28, 2014 in www.simcoereformer.ca.