Bike Le P’tit Train Du Nord

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.


Length of Trip : 3 – 5 days (depending on how many kilometres you want to chew each day)

Cost :
A guided tour including accommodation with Great Canadian Trails starts at CA$1050 per person.

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.




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Do It!

Great Canadian Trails offers a 5-day guided trip along the Ptit Train du Nord. You'll experience the 'joie de vivre' of the Quebecois, visit the world-class resort town of Mont-Tremblant, bike past countless rivers, lakes, and beaches and enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the Laurentian Mountains. Dine like the locals on charming outdoor terraces and learn the history of the rail villages and restored railway stations.

The trip includes:

• 3 nights B&B's with private facilities (twin share)
• 1 night hotel with private facilities (twin share)
• 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
• Hybrid bicycle rental including helmet, 2 panniers, lock, and basic repair kit
• Daily luggage transfer
• Information pack including route notes & maps (1 set per room)
• Emergency hotline
• Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
• C$50 donation to the Trans Canada Trail

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