Traveler's Guide (no air travel)
Two weeks before your departure, you will receive the following documents by email
- The location and details of the starting site;
- Contact information for the hotels where you will be staying, including bicycle storage and luggage storage;
- Information about luggage transportating and stopover city transfers, if applicable.
- A document containing information on tourist offices, bicycle stores, and the emergency telephone number of Vélo Québec Voyages;
- The detailed itinerary including maps of the city entrances and exits.
48 hours before your departure, you will receive the following documents by email
- Maps of the courses;
- The GPX data of your route as well as the download procedure.
Please note that upon your return, a survey will be sent to you by email.
The content of this section is provided for information purposes only. It is the responsibility of each traveler to have adequate travel insurance according to his/her place of residence and the country visited. In order to better assist you during your trip, we ask you to fill out the "Traveler's Registration" form.
Please note that we offer you the possibility of purchasing coverage through the services of our travel insurance partner, Blue Cross. Contact us for more information.
Trip cancellation or interruption and medical insurance
For peace of mind, every traveller should always have travel insurance. It is important to check the insurance contracts you have and, if necessary, to take out additional insurance to protect yourself adequately.
Credit card or personal insurance coverage
If your trip is insured through your credit card or other personal insurance, check to see if it meets your needs. Does it include coverage for medical care and hospitalization abroad? Does it include cancellation insurance to cover all non-refundable prepaid travel expenses and trip interruption insurance? Does it include coverage for lost or stolen luggage? After analyzing the situation, you will be able to determine whether or not you should purchase additional insurance.
Coverage offered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)
Visit ramq.gouv.qc.ca to find out more about the health insurance coverage that covers all Quebecers when traveling within or outside Quebec.
Since the cost of health services outside Quebec is usually higher, it is essential to have private travel insurance that covers, in whole or in part, the costs that the Régie does not reimburse.
Insurance covering fortuitous and unforeseeable events
Vélo Québec Voyages reminds you of the importance of verifying whether your trip cancellation/interruption insurance includes unforeseeable and fortuitous events.
Insurance covering breakage, theft or loss of luggage and bicycle
Vélo Québec Voyages assumes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to your luggage and personal effects (including your bicycle) during your trip. It is your responsibility to have adequate insurance for your luggage and bicycle. Many home insurance companies, some group insurance plans and some credit cards cover property damaged or stolen outside the home. Check with the appropriate authorities.
In addition, if you have taken out Blue Cross insurance with us, you can read about the conditions of the baggage coverage in the "Policyholder's Guide".
Luggage preparation and checklist
At your destination, Vélo Québec Voyages will transport your luggage from one hotel to another for the duration of your trip. We remind you of the importance of identifying your luggage in order to ensure its transfer. We accept only one piece of luggage per person, and its weight must not exceed 20 kilos.
We reserve the right to refuse to carry any baggage exceeding the 20-kilo weight limit (unless otherwise specified), both at the start of and during the journey.
Course of the stay
Trip starting point and parking
One week before your trip, we will provide you with the complete coordinates of the departure site, the parking areas and the meeting time. You will be able to leave your vehicle at a place provided for this purpose at the departure site. However, Vélo Québec Voyages declines all responsibility in case of theft or vandalism.
On the days of your stay when you have to go to the next stopover town, your luggage must be dropped off at the hotel reception by 8:30 am.
Typical day of a Self-guided trip
- You have breakfast at your hotel, according to the schedule established by the hotelier.
- In addition to the planned itinerary for your trip to the next stopover city, you have a few itinerary options to explore during your stay in each of stopover city. Each day, you choose your route and hit the road at a time and pace that suits you.
- You take your lunch where and when you want.
- When you change stopover towns, your luggage is transported to the next hotel, where rooms are available from 3 pm .
Hotel stay schedule
The list of hotels where you will be staying will be sent to you by e-mail one week before your departure. When you leave the hotel, we ask you to return your key to the reception desk and, if applicable, to settle the bill for products and services purchased at the hotel (e.g. telephone calls, minibar).
What about your bicycle? It will stay overnight in your room or in a safe place provided for that purpose. We recommend that you lock it at all times.
In case of a mechanical problem on the course
We recommend that you have a complete tune-up of your bicycle before you leave. A bicycle in good condition is the first guarantee of a successful trip.
For small problems (adjustment, flat tire, etc.), nothing beats the autonomy to get you back on the road in a few minutes!
Use of GPS and GPX data
At the time of your reservation, you will have received the procedure to transfer the GPX data into your GPS as well as two days of data allowing you to test everything. Note that the complete GPX data of your trip will be sent to you by email 24 to 48 hours before your departure.
Practical advice before leaving
Vélo Québec Voyages has put together various travel resources related to the current situation. In a context of gradual recovery, we invite you to consult this page Travelling during a pandemic.