Grand Tour

Return of the Grand Tour in 2022 
We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Tour will be back in its usual format from August 6 to 12, 2022. Reserve your dates today!

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Grand Tour

La Mauricie awaits you...

Leaving from Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, this year’s unique Grand Tour route is an ideal opportunity to pedal at your own pace along bucolic country roads and enjoy a well-deserved, reenergizing biking holiday. Via Shawinigan, you will explore the Route des Lacs – one of the most beautiful cycling routes of La Mauricie - and then pedal leisurely toward Lac Saint-Pierre, Vieux-Trois-Rivières and its architectural heritage, winding up your trip on the lovely riverside Chemin du Roy.

Unique Grand Tour formula
In order to enjoy the fun of biking holidays while respecting health guidelines, the 2021 Grand Tour is being presented in a unique formula: the event will last for 5 days and accommodations will be offered solely in hotels. A first group of 250 cyclists will ride from August 7 to 11, and a second group from August 9 to 13.
So, the Grand Tour will be different this year, but the joy of biking will be the same.

One-Day Tour
Experience the Grand Tour for a day. Book your One-Day Tour around Shawinigan or Trois-Rivières. $100 / One-Day Tour, per person.

The 2 looped routes start from the stopover towns of the Grand Tour. Four options are available:

Registration fees include: parking, on-road supervision, route map, lunch at the rest stop and taxes.

in partnership with Le Lait

Need some inspiration before booking your Grand Tour?
Listen to the new web series Le bon monde de la Route verte with Jonathan B. Roy to discover the Mauricie region with delight. Video in French.

Photo credit: Buzz productions ; Jonathan B. Roy ; François Poirier ; Tourisme Mauricie, S. Daoust

August 6 to 12, 2022 * - Under the Stars
  Price to be announced
** Contact us for more details
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 5 days / 4 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+/4

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 252 km • Long route: 612 km

Saturday or Monday, rendez-vous at the start site in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières – 1600 Boulevard Bona-Dussault, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières (Québec) G0A 4B0 – 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. Then you take the road.

Day 1 – August 7 or 9
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Saint-Alban, Saint-Casimir, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain, Saint-Stanislas-de-Champlain, Saint-Narcisse, Shawinigan. Optional routes via Saint-Thuribe and Saint-Adelphe (88, 100, 118 or 128 km).
Day 2 – August 8 or 10
Day in loops from Shawinigan. Route via Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Saint-Paulin, Charette, Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Boniface. Optional routes via Saint-Angèle-de-Prémont and Saint-Alexis-des-Monts (55, 83, 102 or 122 km). Due to the current situation and the anticipated increase in ridership during the summer, it will unfortunately not be possible to take the routes through La Mauricie National Park. 
Day 3 –  August 9 or 11
Shawinigan, Saint-Boniface, Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Sévère, Yamachiche, Trois-Rivières (86, 100, 108 or 121 km).
Day 4 – August 10 or 12
Day in loops from Trois-Rivières. Route via Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Saint-Maurice (30, 40, 81, 97 or 112 km).
Day 5 – August 11 or 13
Trois-Rivières, Champlain, Batiscan, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Saint-Casimir, Saint-Alban, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières. Optional routes via Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Saint-Narcisse, Deschambault-Grondines (78, 83, 106 or 129 km).

The package includes:

Two dates, one package
August 7 to 11 (Saturday to Wednesday)
August 9 to 13 (Monday to Friday)

Individual package price (taxes included):
Double occupancy: $1,375 per person
Simple occupancy: $1,750
Possibility of double, triple or quadruple occupancy. Special rate for those under age 18 who share your room. Contact us.

The Grand Tour package includes:

  • 4 nights in three to four-star hotels, double occupancy; 4 breakfasts and 4 evening meals at hotel, 5 lunches;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person. Weight limits: 15 kg)
  • support on the road including mechanical assistance and access to relief vehicules;
  • “Happy Hour” activities on the hotel site or nearby (to be confirmed based on current health guidelines);
  • digital traveller’s handbook, including 5 printable route maps;
  • topographic maps and profiles on the Ride with GPS platform;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g. bicycle, etc.) is not included.
About the Grand Tour 
  • Look at the photo album of the 2019 edition. Relive this great experience via Le déchaîné.
  • Feeling nostalgic? Watch a video of the 2018 Grand Tour and relive happy memories while waiting for a return to normal.



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