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Grand Tour 2024

August 3 to 8

Outaouais

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Cycling is your passion, and you want to share it with hundreds, even thousands of other people who are as passionate as you are? Let our bicycle touring events tempt you! Each year, many families introduce their children to cycling during the Petite Aventure, while the expert riders get together to travel around Quebec during the Grand Tour. Summer events not to be missed!

Prices to come

Duration

6 days

5 nights

Level

Level:

4 - Advanced - hilly and mountainous - 50 to 90 km

A big party in the Outaouais for the Grand Tour's 30th anniversary!

How would you like to celebrate the 30th Grand Tour in the Outaouais region? We're preparing a superb route that's more accessible than ever. Whatever your level of cycling, we've got you covered! Whether you're dreaming of days of less than 60 km, or more than 100 km, this Grand Tour will meet your expectations!

Departing from Plantagenet, Ontario, we'll take you through the region's pretty, quiet towns, before ending up in our famously atmospheric villages. Party animals and zen cyclists alike will be catered for, with concerts, DJs, a lively bistro, yoga sessions, lectures and much more.

We've also got some great new features to make your life easier during this all-inclusive cycling week: "Bike Day Off" shuttles that get you to the next village without driving, the possibility of adding an extra piece of luggage, an improved selection of rented tents, an RV package that lets you move your vehicle while riding the route, and much more!

This year at the Grand Tour, it's accessible, it's fun, it's a celebration of cycling in good company, in short, it's for you!

 

 

What's new in 2024

 

 

Day 0: Arrive at your own pace
  • Arrive safely on Friday, August 2
  • Info booth open from 2 p.m.
  • Camping area at the start site
  • Access to toilets and showers
  • Bistro, music and food truck (fee payable)
  • Lunch (fee payable) on Day 1. Advance booking essential.

 

 

Skip the Day shuttles
  • Drive to the next village
  • Book your shuttle at the Info booth for $20
  • Take a day to explore the region or rest your legs!

 

 

Additional luggage
  • For cyclists who want to bring two pieces of luggage
  • Registration fee: $50
  • Starting site price: $80

Tent rental: a wider selection
  • Three types of Decathlon tents
  • Select your tent when registering
  • Tents set up for you in every village
  • Your luggage dropped off at your tent

Choose the package that's right for you

Under the stars

📅 August 3 to 8

6-day camping package including 5 nights' camping; 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners.

Weekend under the stars

📅 August 3 to 5

3-day package including 2 nights camping; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners. Transfers included.

Under the stars package for 4

 📅 August 3 to 8

6-day camping package for 4 adults, including 5 nights' camping; 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners.

One-day tour

📅 August 4

Package including 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

One-day tour

📅 August 5

Package including 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

One-day tour

📅 August 7

Package including 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

Under the covers

Week - August 3 to 8

6-day package including 5 nights in 2- and 3-star hotels; 5 breakfasts (at the hotel), 6 lunches and 5 dinners.

Secure bike storage at the hotel.

Shuttles between hotels and villages between 2 pm and 11 pm.

Last places available

Under the covers

Week - August 3 to 8

6-day package including 5 nights in a 4-star hotel; 5 breakfasts (at the hotel), 6 lunches and 5 dinners.

Secure bike storage at the hotel.

Shuttles between hotels and villages between 2 pm and 11 pm.

Last places available

Under the covers

Weekend - August 3 to 5

3-day package including 2 nights in a 3-star hotel; 2 breakfasts (at the hotel), 2 lunches and 3 dinners.

Secure bike storage at the hotel.

Shuttles between the hotel and the village between 2pm and 11pm.

Last places available

Price list 2024

Grand Tour 2024

Price list
Package Age Launch: Prices from January 11 to March 31 Current : Rate from April 01 to June 30 Last minute: Rates from July 1 to August 3
Under the stars - Week 35+ years old * 1 195 $ 1 245 $ 1 295 $
18 to 34 years old 995 $ 995 $ 995 $
Ages 7 to 17 695 $ 695 $ 695 $
3 to 6 years 335 $ 335 $ 335 $
Under the stars - Package for 4 35+ years 1,135 / pers. 1,185 / pers. N/A
Under the stars - Weekend 35+ years 645 $ 675 $ 695 $
18 to 34 years old 515 $ 515 $ 515 $
Ages 7 to 17 275 $ 275 $ 275 $
3 to 6 years 155 $ 155 $ 155 $
Sous la couette Plus - 2 or 3 stars week Double occupancy 2 155 $ 2 155 $ 2 155 $
Single occupancy 2 730 $ 2 730 $ 2 730 $
Sous la couette - 2 or 3-star weekday option without dinner: subtract $165 from listed prices
Sous la couette Plus - 4 star week Double occupancy 2 660 $ 2 660 $ 2 660 $
Single occupancy 3 820 $ 3 820 $ 3 820 $
Under the comforter - 4-star week option without dinner: subtract $165 from listed prices
Under the comforter Plus - weekend Double occupancy 1 120 $ 1 120 $ 1 120 $
Single occupancy 1 420 $ 1 420 $ 1 420 $
Under the comforter - weekend option without dinner: subtract $100 from listed prices
Petite Aventure + Grand Tour weekend duo 18+ years 965 $ 965 $ 965 $
Ages 7 to 17 445 $ 445 $ 445 $
3 to 6 years 245 $ 245 $ 245 $
One-day tour 18+ years 115 $ 115 $ 115 $
Tent rental - Week Stay 5 nights / 6 days - 1-2 people Fresh and Black 445 $ 445 $ 445 $
Stay 5 nights / 6 days - 1-2 people Arpenaz 4.1 645 $ 645 $ 645 $
5 nights / 6 days - 3-4 people Arpenaz 4.2 645 $ 645 $ 645 $
Tent rental - Weekend Stay 2 nights / 3 days - 1-2 people Fresh and Black 225 $ 225 $ 225 $
Stay 2 nights / 3 days - 1-2 people Arpenaz 4.1 325 $ 325 $ 325 $

Discover our special offers

Tent rental:

Don't have a tent? We'll take care of it! When booking, select the tent rental option. This option includes set-up and take-down, as well as delivery of your luggage to the tent. Sleeping bags and sleeping pads not included.

New this year! This year, choose your rental tent when booking. Three models of Decathlon tents (Fresh and Black, Arpenaz 4.1 and Arpenaz 4.2) are available.

NEW - Van option - COMPLETE

The van option for the Grand Tour 2024 is currently fully booked. We are currently looking at ways to make this option available to more people. Fill out the survey below to add your name to the waiting list, and we'll contact you if additional spaces become available for this option. 

Want to bring your van/RV to the Grand Tour? When booking, select the Van option!

Van option includes :

  • parking space for the van at the start site and in the villages
  • a shuttle service allowing you to move your van to the next village (and arrival on the last day) and then back to the site to pedal with family and friends

Price: $150

Note that your vehicle must not exceed the maximum length of 22 feet (7 meters).

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Waiting list - Option van - Grand Tour 2024

Add your name and contact details to indicate your interest in the van option of the Grand Tour 2024.

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Tell us what type of RV you have.

Our hotel selection

 Package **/*** week and weekend

 Last places available

Package **** week 

Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino - Gatineau

Auberge Montebello - Papineauville

Hilton Lac Leamy - Gatineau

Château Montebello - Papineauville

Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino - Gatineau

Auberge Montebello - Papineauville

Hilton Lac Leamy - Gatineau

Château Montebello - Papineauville

Package including

Sous les étoiles packages include camping nights.

Under the comforter packages include hotel accommodation;

most packages include meals;

transport of luggage (1/person, including camping equipment. Max 22 kg under the stars; 15 kg under the comforter);

supervision, mechanical breakdown service and access to support vehicles;

animation in the village;

the traveler's guide;

GPX data, maps and daily routes;

Package including

Sous les étoiles packages include camping nights.

Under the comforter packages include hotel accommodation;

most packages include meals;

transport of luggage (1/person, including camping equipment. Max 22 kg under the stars; 15 kg under the comforter);

supervision, mechanical breakdown service and access to support vehicles;

animation in the village;

the traveler's guide;

GPX data, maps and daily routes;

Day by day cycling itinerary

 Itineraries and elevation changes are provided for information only and are subject to change.

1

Day 1 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

Meet at the meeting point - Plantagenet High School ( 6150, Comté Rd #17, Plantagenet, Ontario, K0B 1L0).

On our first day on the roads of the Outaouais region, we start this Grand Tour in Ontario, before heading for Quebec and the first village, Gatineau.

 Route information

Shortest route: 60 km (with shuttle bus at start)
Regular route: 81 km
Regular + option 1: 111 km
Regular + option 2: 103 km
Regular + options 1 and 2: 133 km

Minimum daily ascent: 624 m
Maximum daily ascent: 839 m

Prefer to start the week slowly? A shuttle bus will be available to reduce the distance to be covered on the first day (60 km). This shuttle will allow you to shorten the distance by about 20 km. More info to come. 

2

Day 2 - Sunday, August 4, 2024

On this beautiful Sunday, the day of the first loop of this Grand Tour, you'll race down the roads of the magnificent Gatineau Park before returning to the city of the same name!

 Route information

Shortest route: 47 km
Regular route: 63 km
Regular + option 1: 76 km
Regular + option 2: 82 km
Regular + option 3: 106 km
Regular + options 1, 2 and 3: 138 km

Minimum daily ascent: 481 m
Maximum daily ascent: 1,282 m

3

Day 3 - Monday, August 5, 2024

On this third day, we're off to explore the banks of the Gatineau River and its marvellous roads, as quiet as they are pleasant.

 Route information

Shortest route: 64 km
Regular route: 71 km
Regular + option 1: 96 km

Minimum daily ascent: 777 m
Maximum daily ascent: 1,144 m

4

Day 4 - Tuesday, August 6, 2024

After three superb days in Gatineau, we're off to the second village on this Grand Tour, located in Papineauville!

 Route information

Shortest route: 60 km (with shuttle bus at start)
Shortened route: 74 km
Regular route: 86 km
Regular + option 1: 117 km
Regular + option 2: 109 km
Regular + option 1 and 2: 140 km

Minimum daily ascent: 498 m
Maximum daily ascent: 1,573 m

5

Day 5 - Wednesday, August 7, 2024

For this day of loops around Papineauville, you'll cycle along the region's pretty country roads, which will take you past several of the area's lakes. The most adventurous cyclists can even ride along the shores of Lac Simon!

 Route information

Shortest route: 38 km
Regular route: 89 km
Regular + option 1: 105 km
Regular + option 2: 126 km
Regular + option 1 and 2: 142 km

Minimum daily ascent: 459 m
Maximum daily ascent: 1,737 m

6

Day 6 - Thursday, August 8, 2024

For this last day of the Grand Tour, we're taking you back to Ontario for a lovely stroll along the local farm roads before heading back to Plantagenet and its high school to say goodbye!

 Route information

Shortest route: 33 km
Regular route: 85 km
Regular + option 1: 103 km
Regular + option 2: 118 km
Regular + option 1 and 2: 136 km

Minimum daily ascent: 120 m
Maximum daily ascent: 603 m

Get the 2024 Grand Tour official jersey 

  • Castelli Jersey
  • Ventilated, micro-mesh Strada stretch fabric
  • Moisture-wicking fabric
  • Tailwind honeycomb fabric on shoulders, side panels and pockets
  • Full-length YKK Vislon zipper
  • Silicone hem adhesive strip
  • 3 back pockets and one zippered pocket
  • Available in men's and women's sizes
  • Course on the back of the jersey

99 + taxes and shipping ($18).

Please note that production of the jersey will start in February, with a production lead time of 8 weeks before mailing from the start of production. 

During the ordering process, you must create an account on the Castelli website. Enter the required information and you'll be able to place your order.

They talk about it better than we do

Martine

" The joy of riding without having to worry about anything else. "

Clara

"The Grand Tour de Vélo Québec offers an unforgettable week in the life for all age groups. I met many friends there, whose friendship continued well beyond the week of cycling."

Annie

" Bravo, excellent organization!!! We're already looking forward to next year!!! "

Gaétan

" I'm impressed by the quantity and quality of people involved in such an event. Congratulations to all and well done."

They talk about it better than we do

Martine

" The joy of riding without having to worry about anything else. "

Clara

"The Grand Tour de Vélo Québec offers an unforgettable week in the life for all age groups. I met many friends there, whose friendship continued well beyond the week of cycling."

Annie

" Bravo, excellent organization!!! We're already looking forward to next year!!! "

Gaétan

" I'm impressed by the quantity and quality of people involved in such an event. Congratulations to all and well done."

Frequently asked questions - The Grand Tour

Is there a group promotion for the 2024 edition?

Yes, you can view the details of the group offer by clicking HERE.

Is it possible to get to the Grand Tour without a car?

Of course we do! You can find out more about our shuttle service earlier on this page.

NEW - This year, the Grand Tour is also present on the Amigo Express carpooling platform! Whether you want to offer places in your car to other cyclists, or you're looking for a ride to get there, you'll be able to do it all on the Grand Tour's Amigo Express page. Once you've registered, go to the participant info page to access the event link on Amigo Express.

Is car parking at Plantagenet included?

No. If you come by car, please allow $20 cash for parking at the meeting point, which will be announced later. This covers parking at Plantagenet for the entire duration of your Grand Tour.

Is it possible to do the Grand Tour with an electric bike?

Yes, electrical connections are available in the villages during events.

Is it possible to have a gluten-free menu for people with gluten intolerance?

A gluten-free menu is available at meals. However, due to the high volume of logistics involved in serving meals on the Grand Tour, we cannot guarantee 100% freedom from cross-contamination.

The gluten-free menu is therefore available for participants with a gluten intolerance, but is not recommended for celiac participants.

Can I change my Grand Tour package?

No, the packages are offered according to the formulas and duration as presented on our website and these are not modifiable.

Is it possible to have access to the Grand Tour meal service without paying for accommodation?

The packages offered are not modifiable and include lodging and meals. However, you can bring your own meals, but it is not possible to deduct the price of meals from your package.

Does the Grand Tour go ahead even if it rains?

In the event of rain, the Grand Tour will proceed as scheduled. In the event of more severe weather conditions, such as high winds or thunderstorms, Vélo Québec reserves the right to bring forward or delay the start times in order to avoid such conditions.

Should extreme circumstances force the cancellation of a day, shuttles will be provided to the next village, except for the loop days on August 4, 5 and 7.

If you have any doubts about the weather before hitting the road, drop in at the INFO kiosk and we'll be happy to advise you.

What to do if air quality is unsafe?

The safety of our participants is paramount, and should the air quality reach a dangerous level for vulnerable people (heart or lung problems, pregnant women, young children, etc.), shuttles will be provided to the next village, if necessary.

Today's air quality will be reported daily at the INFO booth and in Le Déchaîné. If you'd like to know more about air quality, or if you're uncomfortable riding, drop by the INFO booth and we'll work with you to find the solutions you need.

When will the Grand Tour booklet be sent out?

The booklet containing all the information you need to prepare for your Grand Tour will be mailed in the summer of 2024.

Is it possible to arrive the day before departure?

If you want to arrive on August 2, it's possible!

The departure site in Plantagenet will be ready to welcome you on August 2 with the following services:

  • Info booth open from 2 p.m.
  • Camping area at the start site
  • Access to toilets and showers
  • Bistro, music and food truck (fee payable)
  • Lunch (fee payable) offered on Day 1 if desired

What's the deadline for registration?

You can register online up to and including August 1. On-site registration will also be available on August 3. On-site registration will take place at the INFO booth at the Plantagenet departure site, for the Under the Stars 3 and 6-day packages. Debit/credit cards only.

What do I do if my bracelet is broken?

If one of your bracelets is broken when you receive it, or if it has been tampered with afterwards, come and see us at the INFO kiosk and we'll repair it, or give you a new one.

What model are the rental tents?

This year, we are offering three tent rental models supplied by our partner Décathlon:

  • Fresh and Black - 1 or 2 persons
  • Arpenaz 4.1 - 1 or 2 persons
  • Arpenaz 4.2 - sleeps 3 or 4

Another new feature is that you can now choose the model of tent you want to rent when you register!

Feeling nostalgic?

Watch a video of the Grand Tour in the summer of 2023. Good memories while we wait for the next Grand Tour!

Thanks to our partners

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