Petite Aventure - postponed to 2022

Petite Aventure postponed by another year
Given the many issues related to organizing an activity like the Petite Aventure at the beginning of July, Vélo Québec has decided to postpone the event to 2022. Between now and the end of April, we will be offering a new getaway in Lennoxville – ideal for a family bike trip. Watch for it on our website.

La Petite Aventure Desjardins

Good times and special memories!

The Petite Aventure means experiencing a cycling holiday at your own pace, just as the summer solstice heralds the warm weather. It means sharing pleasant moments with friends, family members or that special someone. It means taking the time to play, savour, discuss, dream… experience the unforgettable! For its 25th edition, the Petite Aventure will take place mainly on the Estriade and the Montérégiade, two popular sections of the Route verte, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

For three days, you will pedal leisurely between Cowansville, Farnham and the Yamaska National Park, stopping for two nights in Granby, where you will stay on the site of Collège Mont-Sacré-Cœur, overlooking the city. Far removed yet readily accessible, this veritable sanctuary - wooded, spacious, well-appointed – is ideal for getting into vacation mode. Starting on July 3, the Petite Aventure guarantees good times and special memories!

Reserve by April 27 and get a free pass to the Tour de l'Île de Montréal.

Service de location de tenteTent 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): Price to be announced

Want to arrive in Cowansville the day before the event?
Information to come.

in partnership with   Le Lait
Formula: Major cycling Event
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 1

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 81 km • Long route: 253 km

Rendez-vous at École Secondaire Massey-Vanier – located at 222, Mercier Streat, Cowansville, QC J2K 3R9 – 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. Then you take the road.

Day 1 - Cowansville, Brigham, Farham, Ange-Gardien, Saint-Césaire, Saint-Ignace-de-Standbridge, Bedford, Saint-Sabine, (46, 61, 72, 91 km).
Day 2 - Granby, Roxtond Pond, Sainte-Cécille-de-Milton, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Shefford (10, 19, 28, 43, 69, 85 km).
Day 3 - Granby, Bromont, Sainte-Alphonse-de-Granby, Brigham, East-Farnham, Cowansville (25, 50, 60, 66, 77 km).

The package includes:

Price (taxes included):
Adult: Price to be announced
7 to 17 years old: Price to be announced
3 to 6 years old: Price to be announced
Under 3: free

Family package: Price to be announced
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 6 and ages 7 to 17 are reduced by 50%.

Package for 4:
Share the fun with friends, relatives or colleagues, aged 18 and over. Reserve by May 25 and save $100.

Duo Weekends
Bike for 3 days in the Petit Aventure and the Grand Tour and experience 2 unforgettable weekends.
Adult: Price to be announced
Under 18 years old: Price to be announced
The Under the Stars Duo Weekends package includes all the services of the Petite Aventure package, as well as the weekend inclusions in the Grand Tour: 2 nights of camping; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners; Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandont/Saint-Marc-des-Carrières shuttle; taxes.

All packages include:

  • 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;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.

About the Petite Aventure 

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.