Grand Tour 2022

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Grand Tour

From the river to the Appalachians, good times are here again!

The 2022 edition* will be all about getting together again and sharing good times with other biking enthusiasts. A week-long biking holiday, a long-awaited breath of fresh air! The Grand Tour is back in its popular format, with its Under the Covers or camping options, the lively atmosphere of its pop-up villages, the delicious meals prepared by attentive caterers and the usual outstanding supervision.
Leaving from Saint-Croix, your looped route will take you from the river to the Appalachians, through three charming tourist regions, via Saint-Agapit, Thetford Mines and Victoriaville. A challenging itinerary, where gentle elevations at the beginning and end of the route are offset by steeper slopes that will make your calf muscles ache. However, the breathtaking views at the top will make it all worthwhile!
Starting August 6, get a good dose of happiness and fun.  Be part of the Grand Tour reunion!

*The event will take place in accordance with the health measures in effect at that time.

One-Day Tour
Experience the Grand Tour for a day. Book your One-Day Tour around Saint-Agapit, Thetford Mines or Victoriaville. $100 / One-Day Tour, per person.

The 3 looped routes start from the stopover towns of the Grand Tour. Three options are available:
Saint-Agapit: Sunday, August 7 > BOOK
Thetford Mines: Tuesday, August 9 > BOOK
Victoriaville: Thursday, August 11 > BOOK

Registration fees include: parking at the meeting point (École Beaurivage in Saint-Agapit,Cégep de Thetford Mines in Thetford Mines, and École secondaire Le Boisé in Victoriaville), on-road supervision, route map, lunch at the rest stop and taxes.
Opt for the tent rental serviceOpt for the tent rental service
So that you can focus solely on your vacation, the Grand Tour is offering the tent rental service.
Opt for the tent rental service
The Grand Tour is offering the tent rental service. It includes a tent, pitching and dismantling each day that we change stopover towns, as well as delivery of your baggage inside your tent. Excluding sleeping bags and pads.

Price per tent, one-week package (taxes included):
For 1 or 2 people: $425
For 3 or 4 people: $625
Price per tent, weekend package (taxes included):
For 1 or 2 people: $225

Optional shuttle by bus Optional shuttle by bus 
Start your Grand Tour Desjardins gently letting you drive in Sainte-Croix. 
Optional shuttle by bus
Shuttle departure: Saint-Lambert (south of Montréal), location TBA. Parking fee: 6$ per day

Round-trip (Saint-Lambert/Sainte-Croix and Sainte-Croix/Saint-Lambert): $110
One way on August 6 (Saint-Lambert/Sainte-Croix): $65

Saturday, August 6, in Saint-Lambert: departure between 6:30 and 07:00 a.m.
Registration of participant and bicycle: between 6:00 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.
The trip between Saint-Lambert and Sainte-Croix takes 2.15 hours.

Friday, August 12, from Sainte-Croix: departure at 4 p.m.
The trip between Sainte-Croix and Saint-Lambert takes 2.15 hours

  Want to arrive in Sainte-Croix the day before the event?
More info to come.

Feeling nostalgic?
Watch a video of the 2018 Grand Tour and relive happy memories while waiting for a return to normal.
Photos credit: Didier Bertrand, François Poirier

August 6 to 8, 2022 - Under the Stars Weekend
Price (taxes included) : $595 / person
August 6 to 12, 2022 - Under the Covers
Price (taxes included) : $1,575 / person
August 6 to 12, 2022 - Under the Stars
Price (taxes included) : $1,045 / person
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+/4

General Conditions


From day to day

Short route: 289 km • Long route: 894 km

Saturday August 6, rendez-vous at the start site in Sainte-Croix – at Secondary school Pamphile-Le May, 6380 Garneau Street, Sainte-Croix (Québec) G0S 2H0 – 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 6: Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur-d'Issoudun, Saint-Apollinaire, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Lévis, Saint-Agapit (36, 86, 104, 110, 128 km).
Day 2 – August 7: Day in loops from Saint-Agapit. Route via Lévis, Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Saint-Isidore, Scott, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Elzéar, Saint-Sylvestre, Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage (58, 88, 108, 110, 131 km). 
Day 3 – August 8: Saint-Agapit, Saint-Gilles, Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, Lyster, Inverness, Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds, Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Sacré-Cœur-de-Jésus, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce, Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Adstock, Thetford Mines (88, 108, 120, 140 km).
Day 4 – August 9: Day in loops from Thetford Mines. Route via Adstock, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Disraeli, Saint-Julien, Irlande, Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande (33, 50, 82, 95, 109, 122 km).
Day 5 – August 10: Thetford Mines, Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Kinnear's Mills, Inverness, Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, Irlande, Saint-Ferdinand, Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, Princeville, Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska, Victoriaville (77, 88, 97, 108 km).
Day 6 – August 11: Day in loops from Victoriaville. Route via Warwick, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Sainte-Séraphine, Saint-Lucien, Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey, Kingsey Falls, Danville, Tingwick, Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick, Chesterville, Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska (54, 86, 96, 99, 114, 141 km).
Day 7 – August 12: Victoriaville, Princeville, Plessisville, Laurierville, Lyster, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Val-Alain, Saint-Janvier-de-Joly, Saint-Flavien, Laurier-Station, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur-d'Issoudun, Sainte-Croix (88, 124 km).

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

The earlier you book, the more you save!
UNDER THE STARS package, from August 6 to 12
Individual price (taxes included)1:
Late rate: $1,045 starting July 1
1The Under the Stars package includes: 6 nights camping; 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners.

WEEKEND UNDER THE STARS package, from August 6 to 8
Individual price (taxes included)2:
Late rate: $595 starting July 1
2The Under the Stars Weekend package includes: 2 nights camping; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners; bus transfer between Thetford Mines and Sainte-Croix.

Share your passion with your kids!
Are your kids under 18? Share your passion with them by taking advantage of the special rates available.
Week (7 to 17 years old):  $575
Weekend (7 to 17 years old): $255

Package UNDER THE COVERS from August 6 to 12
Reservations starting March 15, by phone only.
Under the Covers4: $1,575   (sold out)
Under the Covers plus5: $1,745   (sold out)

4The Under the Covers package includes: 6 nights in a three- or four-star hotel and motel, double occupancy; 6 breakfasts and 7 dinners.
5The Under the Covers plus package includes: all Under the Covers services as well as 6 dinners at the Village du Grand Tour.

All the Grand Tour package includes:

  • baggage transportation (one bag per person. Weight limits: 22 kg Under the Stars; 15kg Under the Covers)
  • support on the road including mechanical assistance and access to relief vehicules;
  • entertainment at the Village;
  • a digital traveler's guide to know everything about the event on a daily basis;
  • 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 

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.