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La Petite Aventure Desjardins

Bike trip - The Petite Aventure Desjardins

July 3 to 5, 2015 **  > Price (taxes included) : $295
July 3 to 5, 2015 ** - Family package > Price (taxes included) : $815
Trip length : 3 days / 2 nights  >  Level of difficulty : 1 s
** Book your vacation as of January 6, 2015

Itinerary and map Package includesVQV Formula
The Petite Aventure DesjardinsGreat way to start the summer!
Every edition of this summer classic features a myriad of smiling faces. Couples, groups of friends, young families – they’re all happy to be part of this bucolic adventure. And for good reason: it’s all about easy cycling, zero stress and multiple attractions. Participants in the 20th edition, departing from Sainte-Perpétue, will bike about forty kilometers daily on quiet roads, primarily along the banks of the Nicolet and Southwest Nicolet Rivers. Each day, you will be able to shorten or lengthen your route, mainly towards the Odanak and Wôlinak Abenaki Reserves. In addition, you will spend two nights in Nicolet, a charming municipality with a rich architectural, cultural, historical and religious heritage. In short, you can tailor your vacation to your needs, in order to make the most of this beautiful region. Happiness on two wheels.

Original formula in 2015
As part of its 20th edition, the Petite Aventure Desjardins offers you an original formula: staying two nights in the same place, which gives you lots of flexibility for organizing your three cycling days and exploring the region. In Nicolet, you will enjoy very comfortable facilities, including a magnificent camp ground that is both wooded and pastoral, an indoor pool, a climbing wall, a municipal park and a host of activities in the Village. Maximum fun on the menu!

and get a free pass to the Tour de l'Île de Montréal.

Service de location de tenteTent rental service
So that you can focus solely on your vacation, the Petite Aventure Desjardins is offering a tent 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): $165

In the media
Read the story of John Symon, "Beyondo The Fondo", published in Pedal Annual 2014, pages 32-33.

Price (taxes included): $295
- Under 3: free
- 3 to 6 years old: $80
- 7 to 17 years old: $180

- Family package: $815
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 5 and ages 7 to 17 are reduced by 50%.

The package includes:
  • 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 and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g. tent, bicycle, etc.) is not included.

Start/Finish: Sainte-Perpétue

From day to day

Short route: 129 km • Long route: 247 km

Day 1 - Chambly, Richelieu, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Damase, Saint-Césaire. Optional Route via Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Rougemont and Saint-Pie (44 to 78 km).
Day 2 - Saint-Césaire, Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville, Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Optional Route via Marieville and Richelieu. (37 to 86 km).
Day 3 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, L'Acadie (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Chambly. Optional Route via Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville (48 to 83 km).

Itinerary subject to change.

VQV Formula

Free as the air and total peace of mind
Choosing the Vélo Québec Voyages formula means fully experiencing the joys of holiday biking. All our destinations offer you miles of happiness in the most beautiful parts of the world. You can enjoy the diverse treasures of Europe, America and elsewhere along routes designed for all types of cyclists, from basic two-wheel enthusiasts to athletes seeking a challenge.

And since we take care of everything—reservations, baggage transportation, mechanical assistance, route planning—all you have to do is enjoy the ride, at your own pace, sharing your enthusiasm with those you meet along the way. With us - zero stress! We are very familiar with the regions visited and routes travelled and offer you a well-organized vacation. As a result, you benefit from careful supervision in an environment that gives you complete freedom… Now that’s peace of mind!

Our packages include:
  • air transportation for passengers and their bicycles (if necessary), as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • bus, train, ferry trip and domestic flight (if necessary);
  • accommodations in two-, three- or four-star hotels, double occupancy;
  • all breakfasts and some evening meals (excluding all beverages, alcoholic or not);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person: 20-kg maximum with air travel; 15-kg miximum without air travel);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • the presence of one or two experienced guides;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Your package includes air transportation for you and your bicycle for all overseas destinations, as well as a few in the United States. It also includes, once you reach your destination, transfers to and from the airport and hotel. For certain U.S. destinations, your package includes round trip bus transportation, as well as transportation of your bicycle. According to the destination, bus transfers between stopover towns and ferry travel are usually included in your package.

Ground portion: you have the option of purchasing only the ground portion of our trips, which excludes air transportation for you and your bicycle.

Accomodations and Meals
You will have double occupancy accommodations at two-, three- or four-star hotels. Our packages include all breakfasts and certain evening meals, at a restaurant or the hotel. You are free to have lunch where you please.

Baggage Transportation
Day after day, your baggage will be transported to your hotel without you having to worry about a thing. All you need to carry with you is a bag containing the personal items you need for the day.

On the road
Each day, you will start off at your own time and pace. You will be provided with a detailed route map, as well as GPX data for certain departures. Also, optional routes will allow you to extend certain segments.

You can count on the presence of your guide at all times. You can contact the latter by phone to request assistance in getting back on the road in case of a mechanical breakdown. If you are unable to complete the day’s ride, your guide will drive you and your bicycle to the next stopover town.

Experienced Guides
At Vélo Québec Voyages, we give utmost importance to the selection of our guides.  We choose them based on their professionalism, that is, their ability to make your life easier in a flexible, pleasant and safe environment. This choice is based on several criteria, mainly, their extensive bike touring experience, their in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics and first aid, their ability to react promptly and effectively to emergency and unforeseen situations, their tact, their communication skills and their ability to escort a group of people.

Our guides contribute significantly to the quality of your trips by adding their own personal touch. They are ready to travel with you!
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