Pack away your mountain biking armour but bring a corkscrew for this genteel 4-5 day ride along a former train track in the beautiful Laurentians. The Ptit Train du Nord is a 200km-long mostly gravel trail takes you through lush countryside, charming villages and abandoned, restored train stations. Shuttles drop off your luggage at B&B’s every day, while refreshments and meals are available in villages along the way. Popular in the summer months, the trail runs between St Jerome and Mont-Laurier. Looking for an active and memorable outdoor adventure? Bike Le P’tit Train Du Nord!
Length of Trip : 3 – 5 days (depending on how many kilometres you want to chew each day)
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Best time to go : From June to August. The route turns into a fantastic cross-country ski trail over winter.
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat :
Meals are taken in the villages along the way, which range from small bistros to award-winning restaurants.
Official Site :
5-day guided trip on Le Ptit Train du Nord with Great Canadian Trails.
Check out the trail conditions, they are updated regularly!
Where to Stay :
Great Canadian Trails arranges accommodation in their package. You’ll be staying in charming B&Bs close to the trail.
Getting There :
Saint Jerome is an hour’s drive from Montreal. Park your car and take the bus shuttle to the Mont Laurier, arranged beforehand through the Vacances Laurentides
Note from Robin :
Wear layers. It can get hot and chilly on the ride, and weather can change quickly. Saddle bags are especially handy for cameras, snacks and personals.