The Grand Tour Desjardins 2017

Grand Tour Desjardins 2018
As of December 13th, discover what will be the destination of the 25th edition and reserve your Under the Stars package.

From the St. Lawrence to the Appalachians: your vacation scenario

Grand Tour DesjardinsImagine the scenario of a week-long summer cycling vacation in the beautiful region of Chaudière-Appalaches in Québec. Being active, breathing in the fresh air, living in the moment – just the kind of program you like… And in a setting that captures the grandeur of the mighty St. Lawrence, from Lévis to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, offering the tranquility of quiet country roads along the Chaudière River, as well as the challenges of the rolling Appalachian plains, notably the Massif du Sud. In short, a trip promoting both meditation and exertion. And since you spend two nights in each stopover town – Montmagny, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland and Saint-Georges, you will have maximum freedom to organize your schedule as you please and take advantage of all the region’s attractions. So get ready to clip into your pedals on August 5 and embark on a multi-faceted two-wheel adventure!

Want a taste of the route?
Refer to the topographic profiles.

Tour d'un jour (One-Day Tour)
How about participating in a one-day Grand Tour Desjardins around Montmagny, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland or Saint-Georges? $125/One-Day Tour

What is the One-Day Tour?
It consists of 3 one-day looped routes branching out from 3 stopover towns in the Grand Tour Desjardins 2017, namely Montmagny, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland and Saint-Georges. 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.

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 Saint-Anselme. 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-Anselme and Saint-Anselme/Saint-Lambert): $95
One way (Saint-Lambert/Saint-Anselme): $50
Return August 11 (Saint-Anselme/Saint-Lambert): $50

Saturday, August 5, from Montréal: departure at 6:30 a.m.
Registration of participant and bicycle: between 6 and 6:30 a.m.
The trip between Montréal and Saint-Anselme takes 3 hours.

Monday, August 7 (weekend package), from Saint-Damien-de-Buckland: departure at 7 p.m.
The trip between Saint-Damien-de-Buckland and Saint-Anselme takes 30 min.

Friday, August 11, from Saint-Anselme: departure at 4 p.m.
The trip between Saint-Anselme and Saint-Lambert takes 3 hours.

Want to arrive in Saint-Anselme the day before the event?
On Friday, August 4, the École secondaire de Saint-Anselme will be able to accommodate you as of 1 p.m.  A campground will be reserved for Grand Tour Desjardins participants. The flat fee of $20 per tent includes access to the school’s toilettes and showers. You will also be able to have your Saturday breakfast in the school cafeteria between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., at a cost of $10*. Send your reservation request to

in partnership with Le Lait
Tourisme Outaouais Formedica Ville de Gatineau Tourisme Outaouais Ville de Gatineau Formedica
August 4 to 10, 2018 ** - Under the Stars
>  Price to be announced
August 4 to 6, 2018 ** - Under the Stars Weekend
>  Price to be announced
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+ à 4

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 333 km • Long route: 1008 km

Saturday, August 5, rendez-vous at the start site in Saint-Anselme (École secondaire de Saint-Anselme) 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.

Day 1 - Saint-Anselme, Saint-Henri, Lévis, Beaumont, Saint-Michel, Saint-Vallier, Berthier-sur-Mer, Montmagny (83, 92, 111, 120, 121 or 149 km).
Day 2 - Day in loops from Montmagny. Route via Saint-Eugène, Saint-Aubert, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, L’Islet-sur-Mer, Cap-St-Ignace (36, 47, 85, 98, 113, 126 or 139 km).
Day 3 - Montmagny, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Saint-Raphaël-de-Bellechasse, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Nérée, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland (77, 100, 110 or 133 km).
Day 4 - Day in loops from Saint-Damien-de-Buckland. Route via Saint-Philémon, Buckland (19, 32, 43, 51, 75, 136, 157, 163 or 184 km).
Day 5 - Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Saint-Malachie, Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Lac-Etchemin, Saint-Benjamin, Saint-Simon-les-Mines, Saint-Georges (88, 113, 117 or 142 km).
Day 6 - Day in loops from Saint-Georges. Route via Saint-Côme-Linière, Saint-Théophile, Saint-Martin (44, 62, 76, 88, 94, 106, 118, 124 or 136 km).
Day 7 - Saint-Georges, Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Beauceville, Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Vallée-Jonction, Sainte-Marie, Scott, Sainte-Hénédine, Saint-Anselme (85, 105 or 125 km).

The package includes:

Under the Stars package, from August 5 to 11

Price (taxes included)1: Last-minute rate: $960 from June 20
17 years and Under: $595
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 5 to 7
Price (taxes included)2: Last-minute rate: $515 from June 20
17 years and Under: $320
2The Under the Stars Weekend package includes: 2 nights at campsite; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 evening meals; Saint-Damien-de-Buckland/Saint-Anselme shuttle (departure at 7 p.m. on August 7).

Under the Covers package, from August 5 to 11
This package will go on sale on March 14. You can reserve by telephone or in person at Vélo Québec Voyages. Package available in the week format only.
Price (taxes included):
Under the Covers3: $1335
Under the Covers plus4: $1495
3The Under the Covers package includes: 6 nights in three- to four-star hotels or in inn, chalet or bed and breakfast, double occupancy; 6 breakfasts and 7 lunches.
4The 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:  
About the Grand Tour Desjardins

In the media
Read the story of Dan Dakin, "Club Med on two wheels coming to Niagara", published July 28, 2014 in
Read the story of Henry Stancu, "Vélo Québec holds Grand Tour Desjardins in Niagara", published March 14, 2014 in

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