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Perfect cycling-vacation combos with Vélo Québec Voyages in 2012


Montreal, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – Vélo Québec Voyages offers a choice of 70 destinations throughout the world in 2012, each offering a unique cycling experience, whether it be discovering a new part of the world and culture, taking in breathtaking landscapes or simply enjoying classic or original routes.


SUNNY DESTINATIONS
To “cut winter in half” or just recharge, a southern climate is a wise choice!

Cuba | Florida |Costa Rica | Baja California


GETAWAYS
Three days of bike touring are all you need for a change of scene and a break from the daily routine. Vélo Québec Voyages offers excursions for everyone, in Quebec and the U.S., combined with cultural, enological and musical discoveries… The travel agency also proposes urban cycling experiences for young and old: the Five Boro Bike Tour in New York and the Montreal Bike Fest – with its classic Tour la Nuit and Tour de l’Île de Montréal, bringing together tens of thousands of participants in a festive atmosphere!

Charming Eastern Townships | High Life in Upper Laurentians | Eastern Townships Wine Route | Right notes in Lanaudière | Lake Champlain | Lake Placid |


MAJOR CYCLING TRIPS
For the past 17 years, the Petite Aventure Desjardins weekend and its happy pack of 1,700 cyclists have heralded the beginning of summer biking. School is out and vacation time is here. Get the family together and make the most of it! For its part, the 19th Grand Tour Desjardins is taking some 1,800 cyclists to Gaspé Peninsula-Acadia for an active and entertaining week full of biking!


OVERSEAS
For the ultimate change of scene, choose an overseas destination. Culture, language, gastronomy, geography, route and scenery… a personal experience for every cyclist!

Austria | Brussels – Amsterdam | Chile and Argentina | Croatia | Spain | France | Greece and Cyclades | Ireland | Italy and Switzerland | Slovenia | Vietnam | South Africa in 2013!


AMERICA
Bike America and explore the most picturesque parts of Quebec, the Maritimes and Ontario, the east coast of the United States and the south of Mexico, and even as far as Central America.

Montreal-Boston | Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula |Thousand Islands | Niagara | Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes | Prince Edward Island | Cape Breton Island and Cabot Trail | Virginia | Maryland | Cape Cod | Acadia Park| New England | New York State and Quebec


CROSSINGS AND CHALLENGES 
The Cross-America Trip offers peaceful roads, a good workout and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the immensity and diversity of Yankee country. In Crossing the Alps, cyclists tackle 15,000 metres of climbs and descents, sometimes at altitudes of more than 2,000 meters, and cross 25 linked passes before reaching the peak!

Vélo Québec Voyages is proud to exclusively offer a unique experience along the route of the world’s greatest cyclists: the Pirenaica. In its 10th year and sponsored by Miguel Indurain, this non-competitive cyclosportive requires cyclists to climb a total of 22, 000 meters and bike up to 165 kilometres per day!


VÉLO MAG CAMPS
For strong cyclists who want to get even better, Vélo Mag training camps are an opportunity to test your limits. And Vélo Mag bicycle touring camps help you improve your cycling technique, learn how to travel in a pack and much more…

Vermont | Adirondacks | Magog |Bromont | Pointe-Calumet | Trois-Rivières


INFORMATION
  • Meet the agency’s advisors at the Salon du vélo de Montréal, Salon Info-Vélo de Québec and Toronto International Bicycle Show 
  • Attend one of the travel agency’s information sessions >>>
  • Contact the agency’s advisors at 514 521-8356, ext. 506, or 1 800 567-8356, ext. 506.
  • Consult explorebybike.com
 

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CONTACT
Véronique Lavoie
Press Agent | Vélo Québec
514 521-8356, ext. 358 | vlavoie@velo.qc.ca


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