The Petite Aventure Desjardins 2016

The Petite Aventure Desjardins

Put a smile on summer!

Smiles light up the Petite Aventure Desjardins, where good energy and frivolity abound. Harbinger of summer, this event marks the start of vacations and three fun-filled days of easy pedalling with friends, family or that special someone, along quiet roads under flexible, professional supervision. Winning conditions for an unforgettable experience! This year, you will visit Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent, from Ormstown to Huntingdon via Saint-Antoine-Abbé, Saint-Anicet and Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague. And since you spend two nights in the same place, you will have lots of flexibility for organizing your days and exploring the region. Already smiling? Just wait!

Service de location de tenteTent rental service
So that you can focus solely on your vacation, the Petite Aventure Desjardins is offering a tent 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 Ormstown the day before your departure?
On Thursday, June 30, as of 3 p.m., the site of Expo Ormstown – the starting point of the Petite Aventure Desjardins – will be available for camping. You will have unlimited access to the toilets and two rustic showers. The cost is $15 per tent, payable in cash upon your arrival. No reservations are necessary. Someone will be on hand to greet you and provide you with relevant information. For dinner on Thursday evening, you can choose from the selection of restaurants in Ormstown. You will also be able to order your breakfast for the following morning (continental or full), which will be served on the site between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. A night watchman will be on site.

in partnership with Cascades
Tourisme Outaouais Formedica Ville de Gatineau Tourisme Outaouais Ville de Gatineau Formedica
July 1 to 3, 2016
> Price (taxes included) : $295
July 1 to 3, 2016 - Family package
> Price (taxes included) : $815
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 1

General Conditions

Share the same passion

From day to day

Short route: 103 km • Long route: 268 km
Friday, July 1, rendez-vous at the start site in Ormstown (Expo Ormstown Fair) 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.
Day 1 - Ormstown, Très-Saint-Sacrement, Franklin, Hinchinbrooke, Huntingdon (40, 45, 51, 56, 65, 69, 81, 103 km).
Day 2 - Day in loops from Huntingdon. Route via Godmanchester, Saint-Anicet (20, 29, 45, 51, 64, 67, 69, 85 km).
Day 3 - Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, Très-Saint-Sacrement, Ormstown (43, 50, 57, 75, 80 km).

Price (taxes included): $295
Under 3: free
3 to 6 years old: $80
7 to 17 years old: $180

Family package: $815
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 5 and ages 7 to 17 are reduced by 50%.

The package includes:
  • 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;
  • 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.

Start/Finish: Ormstown

About The Petite Aventure Desjardins
See the photo album of a very beautiful 2015 edition.

In the media
Read the story of John Symon, "Beyondo The Fondo", published in Pedal Annual 2014, pages 32-33.


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