The Petite Aventure Desjardins 2019

Petite Aventure Desjardins 2020
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La Petite Aventure Desjardins

Real life!

Real life! Now that’s an expression you will hear regularly as of June 29. It perfectly sums up the joy of capturing the first days of summer, when the sun likes to linger in the sky, being on vacation and forgetting the daily routine, biking at a relaxed pace with family and friends along quiet roads, and benefitting from outstanding supervision and maximum freedom during your three days of cycling. This year, the Petite Aventure Desjardins offers you this enjoyable experience in the beautiful Centre-du-Québec region, which extends from the south shore of the St. Lawrence to the foothills of the Appalachians. On this bucolic route, you will spend two nights in Victoriaville - Québec’s ultimate eco-friendly city, where economy and ecology ride in tandem. Bet you have a smile on your face! Real life starts here!

Service de location de tenteTent rental service
It includes a four-person tent, pitching and dismantling, as well as delivery of your baggage inside the tent. Excluding sleeping bags and pad. Price per tent (taxes included): $165

Want to arrive in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston the day before the event?
On Friday, June 28, École secondaire La Découverte and the municipality of Saint-Léonard-d'Aston will be able to accommodate you as of 3 p.m. A campground will be reserved for Petite Aventure Desjardins participants. The flat fee of $15* per tent includes access to the school’s toilettes and showers. You will also be able to enjoy your Saturday breakfast on site, between 6 am and 9 am, at a cost of $10*. Parking extra: $10*. For information and booking, write to:

*Taxes included. Payable on the spot in cash.

in partnership with   Cascades Tourisme Prescott-Russell
June 29 to July 1, 2019
> Price (taxes included) : $310
June 29 to July 1, 2019 - Family package
> Price (taxes included) : $840
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 1

General Conditions

Share the same passion

Le Déchaîné

From day to day

Short route: 110 km • Long route: 278 km

Saturday, June 29, rendez-vous at École secondaire La Découverte – located at 401, rue Germain, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, QC J0C 1M0 – between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. You can leave your car on the site for the weekend. Parking costs $10 for the weekend, payable upon admission to the lot. Then you take the road.

Day 1 - Saint-Léonard-d’Aston, Aston-Jonction, Sainte-Eulalie, Saint-Samuel-de-Horton, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, Saint-Valère, Victoriaville (50, 55, 65, 70 or 81 km).
Day 2 - Day in loops from Victoriaville. Route via Princeville, Plessisville, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, Sainte-Sophie-d’Halifax, Saint-Norbert d’Arthabaska (10, 20, 43, 59, 75 or 85 km).
Day 3 - Victoriaville, Saint-Albert, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Kingsey Falls, Sainte-Séraphine, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, Sainte-Monique, Grand-Saint-Esprit, Saint-Léonard-d’Aston (50, 55, 80, 82, 85 or 112 km).

The package includes:

Price (taxes included):
Adult: $310
7 to 17 years old: $185
3 to 6 years old: $80
Under 3: free

Family package: $840
Two adults plus 2 children under 18 years of age living at the same address. Starting with the 3rd child registered in the family package, the rates for ages 3 to 6 and ages 7 to 17 are reduced by 50%.

All packages include:

  • 2 nights in camping;
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, camping gear included. Weight limits: 22 kg)
  • 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.

About the Petite Aventure Desjardins

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.