Departing from Station Mont-Tremblant via the picturesque Old Village and Lac Mercier, cyclists head towards St-Jovite and then take the 327 towards Lac Maskinongé via the Chemin du Tour du Lac, then a right to join Chemin Paquette. The tranquility of chemin Paquette turns into a winding and mountainous challenge on chemin de la Sauvagine and continues south on route 117, to the exit of Mont-Blanc, under the overpass. Cyclists will then see themselves descending the vertiginous rue de la Pisciculture which joins Montée Kavanagh via Rang 7. At the fork of Chemin du Moulin David, the athletes will descend towards Rang 8, to return to rue Labelle (Route 327) and the end of the challenge on Montée Ryan, to finish facing the majestic Lac Tremblant and the return to Parc de la Chapelle.
Departure from Station Mont-Tremblant via Route 327 along Lac Ouimet. Cyclists head towards St-Jovite and then tackle the ascent of the old fish farm in St-Faustin-Lac-Carré and the Chemin du Lac Quenouille. The last part of the course skirts Lake Superior, then joins Chemin Duplessis to complete this 70km in strength.
Start and finish:
Tremblant Resort is the hub of the event.
Place des Voyageurs is the starting point for all categories and the finish line for all events. It is also the midpoint transition zone as well as the site of the exhibition village and various participant services.
STEP 1 : Tremblant - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts - Morin-Heights - Lost River
Departing from Station Mont-Tremblant via the picturesque Old Village and Lac Mercier, cyclists head towards St-Jovite via rue Labelle (Rte 327) to then follow rang 8 and chemin du Moulin David in ascent to chemin Tour du Lac Carré. After cycling the main street, they will join the winding Chemin des Lacs, then chemin Du Lac Manitou S. with breathtaking landscapes. Following the Chemin du Lac des Sables, the athletes will take Route 329 towards Saint-Adolphe d’Howard and circle Lac Saint-Joseph halfway through, then take the mountainous Montée d’Argenteuil, along the shores of the many Laurentian lakes and join the climb to Route 364 heading north. We continue to climb this time taking a left on Montée Sainte Marie, then we descend on the Main Road to join Chemin de la Rivière Perdue on the shores of Lac Fraser towards Lost River which ends stage 1 of the challenge.
STEP 2 : Lost River - Arundel - Brébeuf - Tremblant
Stage 2 resumes via the 327 towards Arundel, mostly downhill through the Laurentian waterfront landscape. At Arundel village, cyclists turn off onto route 364 towards Huberdeau, to reach Amherst via the Rockway Valley road. In Amherst, cyclists will join Route 323 North towards Brébeuf. Just before reaching the river, we turn on Rang des Érables and Chemin du Lac à la Loutre, followed by a left turn on Chemin de la Rouge in Huberdeau. Athletes will follow Rivière Rouge river via Chemin de la Rouge to return to Route 323 towards St-Jovite. The route keeps us on the 323 via Chemin de Brébeuf, to take the service road of route 117 north towards Montée Ryan. The end of the challenge will take you to Parc de la Chapelle with a magnificent view of majestic Lac Tremblant.
STEP 3 : Tremblant - Lac Quenouille - St-Donat
Departing from Station Mont-Tremblant via the old village, cyclists head towards St-Jovite on the 327 along Lac Ouimet, and then chemin du rang 8, onto Montée Kavanah. Participants will then climb the chemin de la Pisciculture and cross the village of St-Faustin-Lac-Carré, followed by the beautiful slopes of Chemin du Lac Quenouille. The first supply point is at Camp du Petit Bonheur. After riding along Lac Quenouille, cyclists will take Chemin Charron towards Val-des-Lacs. The Chemin de l’Orignal becomes the chemin du lac de la Montagne Noire. Cyclists take a left on route 329, towards Saint-Donat. The next step takes route 125, then goes around Lac Ouareau on chemin St-Guillaume, chemin Ouareau Nord, to rue Allard which crosses over Lac Blanc. The arrival and the last supply point is at the church of Saint-Donat.
STEP 4 : St-Donat - Lac baribeau - Nordet - Mont-Tremblant Park - Tremblant
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR: 808 ONLY:
Sections 5-6-7-8 are to be ridden in the reverse direction of the first 404 km.
STEP 5 : Tremblant - Brébeuf - Arundel - Lost River
Stage 5 follows the same route as stage 2, but in the opposite direction.
STEP 6 : Lost River - Morin-Heights - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts - Tremblant
Stage 6 follows the same route as stage 1, but in the opposite direction.
STEP 7 : Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant Park - Nordet - Lac Baribeau - St-Donat
Stage 7 follows the same route as stage 4, but in the opposite direction.
STEP 8 : St-Donat - Lac Quenouille - Tremblant
Stage 8 follows the same route as stage 3, but in the opposite direction.