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P'tit Train du Nord

Loop ride starting and ending in Ottawa New Schedule!

Cycle Canada's P'tit Train du Nord tour is an annual bike ride starting and ending in Ottawa, Ontario via the Laurentian Mountains(Laurentides). It is the most challenging of our one–week tours.

Seven days of cycling, eight nights accommodation and a rest day.

Riders on Cycle Canada's P'tit Train du Nord meet in downtown Ottawa, Canada's capital city.

The trip takes us to the heart of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. It's a year-round recreational district with many amenities for visitors.

For sections of the trip we are on the official P'tit Train du Nord which is a converted railway track. Most of the trail is paved but there are some short sections of unpaved trail. The trip is mostly flat to gently rolling but there is some climbing on day two and three which is one of the reasons this trip is more challenging than our other tours. We will have a rest day at Mont Tremblant region where riders can relax by a lake or explore neighouring villages.

Ottawa is very bike friendly and we encourage riders to arrive early.

Combine the Tour!

P'tit Train can be combined with Prince Edward County. The fees will be discounted 10%

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Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills

Leaving Ottawa we take paved trails and secondary roads, passing by Parliament Hill on the way to the large and scenic Gatineau Park on the Quebec side of the National Capital District. Heading north we follow the Gatineau River valley almost to its headwaters in the Baskatong Reservoir near Mont Laurier.

Manawaki and Mont Laurier

At Mont Laurier we are at the western end of the P'tit Train du Nord (Little Train of the North), which is the longest linear park in Canada. The central feature of the park is a largely abandoned Canadian Pacific rail line that now is a recreational trail between Mont Laurier and St-Jerome, north of Montreal. The trail is partly paved and partly crushed limestone. Riders follow the paved section of the trail to get to Mont Tremblant with the choice of unpaved trail or road for a small section.

Rest Day in Mont Tremblant

We will have a day off mid trip and riders can relax at our lakeside resort or take trips to neighbouring villages or the ski/mountain bike village itself.

Leaving Mont Tremblant

From Mont Tremblant we follow the P'tit Train route to St-Jerome through the steepest and hilliest part of a long established ski destination in the Laurentian Mountains. In that part of the route there are sections of unpaved trails for a a total of 45 kilometres (28 miles). The paved alternative would be very steep and riders always come to appreciate the trail.

The P'tit Train trail ends just past St-Jerome, which is the northernmost of a series of suburban communities on this side of Montreal. We turn ride through villages that are farm supply centres.

Final leg to Ottawa

At the Ottawa River we go upstream to Montebello. From here we return to Ottawa following the Ottawa River.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Ottawa, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario via the Laurentian Mountains and Mont. Tremblant
  • Dates: July 14 to July 21 2018
  • Fees are per person in Canadian funds
Type Fee HST Total
Tour Fee $1475.00 $99.98 $1574.98
Optional Single Supplement $495.00 $24.75 $519.75
  • Total amount includes Registration Fee ($150.00) and Deposit ($150.00) which are non-refundable (please refer to our cancellation policy)
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). There is a discount of 50% of the HST amount for non-Canadian residents.
  • Single room option may be limited. We are not able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.

Accommodation & Meals

  • 9 nights indoor accommodation at motels, hotel, Inn and Bed and Breakfasts
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner

Distances and Rating

  • Total Distance — 605 km (375 mi)
  • Daily Average — 86 km (53 mi)
  • Longest Day — 110 km (68 mi)
  • Riding Days — 7

Challenge Level: Two and a half out of four Cogs (medium to high challenge)