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Toronto International Bicycle Show :
Vélo Québec Voyages rolls back into Ontario!


Montréal, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – The Vélo Québec Voyages team will be at the Toronto International Bicycle Show, from March 6 to 8, 2015, to let the local cycling community know about the exciting projects on the horizon in the coming year. Through Vélo Québec Voyages, Ontario bike enthusiasts can enjoy a diverse lineup of activities in their beautiful home province, right next door in Québec, or at a host of destinations around the globe.

One of Vélo Québec’s signature events, the Grand Tour Desjardins, has been hosted in Ontario twice – once in 2011, and once in 2014. Inspired by this resounding success, Vélo Québec Voyages will be unveiling brand-new self-guided tours in the Thousand Islands and Niagara regions, which will complement their already popular vacation packages available in both of these areas as well as Georgian Bay.

For those with their sights set on destinations abroad, Vélo Québec Voyages also offers a number of options leaving from Toronto, including Hamburg/Copenhagen, Scotland, Costa Brava, Majorca, Greece (Cyclades Islands), Puglia, Tuscany, Prague/Vienna, Chile, Argentina, the Canadian Rockies (Jasper/Calgary), Sonoma/Napa Valley, Utah, San Francisco/Santa Barbara, Tucson and Cuba.

- For more on what the 2015 program has in store, click here
- For further information on Vélo Québec Voyages, go to www.explorebybike.com

Grand Tour Desjardins 2015: Québec–Vermont... so beautiful, so delectable!
The 2015 edition of the Grand Tour Desjardins will take in place in Québec and Vermont. The cyclists will pedal across the gorgeous countryside of the Eastern Townships in view of the Monteregian Hills, then head south through the picturesque hamlets and peaceful roads of New England to St. Albans, before returning via breathtaking Missisquoi Bay.

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Vélo Québec Voyages
Vélo Québec Voyages is a bike touring agency that offers different packages in Québec, such as the Grand Tour Desjardins and the Petite Aventure Desjardins, in addition to developing routes and designing trips in North America and overseas. Every year, the agency organizes trips for over 6,000 cyclists in more than 70 regional, national and international destinations.

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec, a non-profit organization, has been a key player on the Québec cycling scene since 1967. The organization works tirelessly to promote the use of the bicycle for recreation, tourism and as a clean, active mode of transportation, in order to improve citizens’ health and wellbeing and protect the environment.

CONTACT
Stéphanie Couillard
Press Agent, Vélo Québec
514-521-8356, ext. 358
scouillard@velo.qc.ca

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