The Petite Aventure Desjardins 2017

Shift into summer mode!

La Petite Aventure DesjardinsStop for a moment… The soft breeze on your skin, the gentle warmth of the sun, the fragrant scents of nature, the chirping of the crickets...  This is what the Petite Aventure Desjardins is all about. In early summer, vacationers of all ages take a break from their daily routine to embark on a two-wheel adventure. This year, you will coast through the regions of Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie, between Drummondville and Acton Vale, accompanied by friendly, professional cycling escorts. And since you spend two nights in the same place, you will have lots of freedom to organize your days as you please and discover the region’s attractions. Stop for a moment and shift into summer mode!
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 Drummondville the day before departure?
On Thursday, June 29, the Village Québécois d’Antan – located 2.5 km from the start site – will be able to accommodate you as of 9:30 a.m. A campsite will be reserved for Petite Aventure Desjardins participants. The $15 fee* per tent includes access to the toilets and campsite. Reservations: 1-877-710-0267.
*This fee does not cover the tour of the Village Québécois d’Antan. For more information on rates and activities:

in partnership with Cascades & Le Lait
Tourisme Outaouais Formedica Ville de Gatineau Tourisme Outaouais Ville de Gatineau Formedica
June 30 to July 2, 2017
> Price (taxes included) : $310
June 30 to July 2, 2017 - Family package
> Price (taxes included) : $840
June 30 to July 2, 2018 **
>  Price to be announced
** Book your vacation as of January 9, 2018
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 1

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 109 km • Long route: 278 km
Friday, June 30, rendez-vous at the start site in Cégep de Drummondville 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 - Drummondville, Whickam, L'Avenir, Lefebvre, Acton Vale (50, 64, 78 or 92 km).
Day 2 - Day in loops from Acton Vale. Route via Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Saint-Valérien-de-Milton, Saint-Liboire, Upton, Saint-Théodore-D'Acton (17, 23, 30, 49, 64, 73 or 87 km).
Day 3 - Acton Vale, Saint-Théodore-D'Acton, Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Drummondville (42, 50, 70, 79 or 99 km).

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

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 5 and ages 7 to 17 are reduced by 50%.

The package includes: Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.

Start/Finish: Drummondville

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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