Embark on a family-friendly adventure with Great Canadian Trails.
Cycle with your family in the longest linear park in Canada, Le P’tit Train du Nord. Enjoy the best of the beautiful Laurentians region at your own pace with your little ones. It’s a gentle ride through charming villages, where you can stop to visit restored railways stations and the world-class resort town of Mont-Tremblant.
BEFORE YOU GO
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Overview | Inclusions
Duration: 5 days
Activities: Self-guided cycling
Accommodation: 4 nights hotel or B&B
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- 3-night B&B accommodation with private facilities (family room)
- 1-night hotel accommodation with private facilities (family room)
- 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- Hybrid bicycle rental including helmet, 2 panniers, lock, and basic repair kit (chariot or Trail-A-Bike available)
- Daily luggage transfer
- Information pack including route notes and maps
- Emergency hotline
- Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- $50 donation to Trans Canada Trail
What’s not included
- Travel to/from Saint-Jérôme
- Guide (this is a self-guided tour)
- Personal expenses and any expense not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities and/or entrance fees
- Airfare, visas, applicable taxes, travel insurance (required)
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Day 1 Arrive Saint-Jérôme
Make your way to the regional capital of the Laurentians and kilometre zero of the P’tit Train du Nord.
Day 2 Gare de l’Annonciation (40 km) or Labelle to Mont-Tremblant (20 km)
Collect your bikes and transfer north to kilometre 129 via a scheduled shuttle service. Explore the charming rail town of Rivière-Rouge, and then continue to the village of Labelle. If you’ve chosen the 20-kilometre cycle, your journey will start in Labelle. Take in incredible scenery as you cycle to Mont-Tremblant.
Day 3 Mont-Tremblant to Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré (23 km)
Today’s ride takes you through the town of Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, a charming town that’s rich in culture.
Day 4 Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré to Val-David (30 km)
On your way to Val-David, stop in the lovely town of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.
Day 5 Val-David to Saint-Jérôme (42 km)
Cycle through the town of Piedmont and Prévost before arriving back in Saint-Jérôme.
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- By car: Saint-Jérôme is approximately one hour north by car from Montreal via Autoroute 15N. If you chose to drive to Saint-Jérôme, you can leave your car at the parking lot where you pick up your bicycle rental.
- By bus: Daily service across the Laurentians is available from Montreal.
- By train: Saint-Jérôme is serviced by Réseau de Transport Métropolitain
- By air: The nearest international airport is Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), approximately one hour away by car.
Great Canadian Trails: A note on self-guided adventures
Self-guided cycling requires individuals to use problem-solving skills, to be adaptable and to have a keen eye. It’s recommended that individuals are comfortable reading a map and referring to route notes, while having a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!)
Sometimes route finding, losing your way, and asking the locals for help are all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self-guided trip, you’ll get the hang of it after the first couple of days, as the vast majority of first-time travellers with Great Canadian Trails attest.
Written route-finding materials issued by Great Canadian Trails are updated regularly. Great Canadian Trails provides a seven-day service hotline to help solve problems and answer questions.