The Petite Aventure Desjardins

The Petite Aventure Desjardins

Great way to start the summer!

Every edition of this summer classic features a myriad of smiling faces. Couples, groups of friends, young families – they’re all happy to be part of this bucolic adventure. And for good reason: it’s all about easy cycling, zero stress and multiple attractions. Participants in the 20th edition, departing from Sainte-Perpétue, will bike about forty kilometers daily on quiet roads, primarily along the banks of the Nicolet and Southwest Nicolet Rivers. Each day, you will be able to shorten or lengthen your route, mainly towards the Odanak and Wôlinak Abenaki Reserves. In addition, you will spend two nights in Nicolet, a charming municipality with a rich architectural, cultural, historical and religious heritage. In short, you can tailor your vacation to your needs, in order to make the most of this beautiful region. Happiness on two wheels.

Original formula in 2015
As part of its 20th edition, the Petite Aventure Desjardins offers you an original formula: staying two nights in the same place, which gives you lots of flexibility for organizing your three cycling days and exploring the region. In Nicolet, you will enjoy very comfortable facilities, including a magnificent camp ground that is both wooded and pastoral, an indoor pool, a climbing wall, a municipal park and a host of activities in the Village. Maximum fun on the menu!

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 Sainte-Perpétue the day before your departure?

On Thursday, July 2, as of 3 p.m., the Centre des sports et loisirs de Sainte-Perpétue – located at 113, rang Saint-Charles, the starting point of the Petite Aventure Desjardins – offers you the opportunity to set up camp on its grounds. You have access to the toilettes at any time and to the showers on Friday morning. The cost is $10 per tent, payable in cash upon your arrival. No reservations necessary. For dinner that evening or breakfast the following morning, check out the selection of restaurants in Sainte-Perpétue and the surrounding area.

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.


in partnership with CascadesDindonAmaro  
July 3 to 5, 2015
> Price (taxes included) : $295
July 3 to 5, 2015 - Family package
> Price (taxes included) : $815
Formula: Événement
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 1

General Conditions

Share the same passion

From day to day

Short route: 129 km • Long route: 247 km

Day 1 - Chambly, Richelieu, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Damase, Saint-Césaire. Optional Route via Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Rougemont and Saint-Pie (44 to 78 km).
Day 2 - Saint-Césaire, Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville, Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Optional Route via Marieville and Richelieu. (37 to 86 km).
Day 3 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, L'Acadie (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Chambly. Optional Route via Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville (48 to 83 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 and 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: Sainte-Perpétue

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