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2022 – Mountain Bike Camp – The Classic VBDN

2022 – Mountain Bike Camp – The Classic VBDN

 // 05 August 2022

PSSST: you must be a curiousadventurous, or daring member to register.

Presented by:

the north face outdoor

marin bikes vélo de montagne

IMPORTANT: Registration is made directly on the Éco plein air website.

We are very happy to announce the return of our signature event in Vallée Bras-du-Nord. A weekend supported by Marin Bikes who will be on-site for mechanical clinics and to provide your beautiful bicycles with some love. We are once again working with the Éco Plein air team, who hold a travel agent license, to offer you the “perfect” weekend.

To gain confidence or discover the trails of the sector with locals, come and enjoy 2 full days led by guides from Éco Plein air and the Chèvres team! This is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your basics, develop your skills or progress on the trails in the network.

The groups will be organized according to level based on the responses made on the questionnaire during registration.

True to the usual Chèvres experience, we will prepare healthy lunches for you and of course, not to be forgotten, the “après-bike” festivities we all know and love!


  • The Eco villa for 2 nights (camping option or chalet option)
  • Marin Bikes mechanical clinic and technical support throughout the weekend
  • Mountain Bike Guides (Eco plein air)
  • Chèvres staff as tail guides for the mountain bike rides
  • 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner (Eco Plein air)
  • 2 lunches and 2 happy hours with snacks (Les Chèvres)
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Trail access for 2 days
  • Insurance
  • Campfire wood for the evenings


  • First supper – bring your dinner on Friday night!
  • Transport to destination (we facilitate carpooling if desired)
  • Tents (if camping option)
  • Your bedding, pillow and towel (if chalet option)
  • Mountain bike equipment

Other important details

  • Showers available inside the Villa Éco chalets. Bring your towels
  • Cellular network partially available during stay.
  • The guides are all trained and accredited to offer medical support if needed. They have first aid kits and know the emergency plans for the parks visited.
  • Drinking water available for refilling every evening and morning before heading out on the trails. Refilling is not available during bike rides
  • Food; our tours are not certified allergen-free.
  • Signed health form, risk acceptance and mountain bike technical skills form required for each participant.
  • Please note that bedding, pillows and towels are no longer provided in the Villa Eco chalets since the beginning of COVID.

No refunds – see our cancellation policy

Reserve your spot
Vallée Bras-du-Nord
2180, rang saguenay
Saint-Raymond, Québec G3L 3G3 Canada
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Exact meeting point to come…

Day 1: Friday, August 5th
Meet directly at the Villa Eco from 4 p.m. onwards. Bring your grilled meats, sushi, poke bowl for a casual dinner depending on your arrival time. Setting up participants’ tents (optional), welcome and explanation of the stay, campfires and evening under the stars.
Day 2: Saturday, August 6th
Lunch, preparation for the day of mountain biking. Departure directly from Villa Eco by bike. Some of the more advanced groups will set out to ride the Neilson signature trail entirely or part of it. Swimming is possible at the end of the ride directly in the Bras du Nord river close to the Villa. Shower, mechanical clinic, happy hour, BBQ dinner, sleep.
Day 3: Sunday, August 7
Lunch and pack up ready for departure at the end of the day. Kick-off meeting and planning for our second day on the trails. Head to the Aurore Boréale and la Légende, the classics: Sucre d’Orge and Beure d’Érable, la chute à Gilles and la chute Delaney.

Mountain Bike Gear:

  • Mountain bike in good working condition
  • Water bottle (or 2 OR hydration pack)
  • Cell phone with ONDAGO or TRAIL FORKS app
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Basic repair kit *
  • Chain lube
  • Spare tube in case of puncture or crazy tubeless tire (Be careful to bring the right size)
  • Tire levers to repair a flat
  • Co2 kit or hand pump
  • Patch*
  • Hip pack or small backpack to carry lunch and gear
  • Tie-wrap *
  • Electrolyte, gel, jujube and food
  • Helmet
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • A few ziplock bags
  • Camping equipment


Camping Equipment:

  • 3-season sleeping bag
  • Camp mattress
  • Headlamp
  • Camping pillow or pillowcase
  • Water bottles or hydration bag
  • Watch (maybe useful)
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Pieces of identity
  • Disinfectant soap (practical in the backpack)
  • Small camping chair
  • A few ziplock bags

Clothing List:

  • Short-sleeved or long-sleeved sweater
  • Shorts
  • Bike shorts
  • Cycling gloves
  • Knee pads and protections. Recommended but not required.
  • Socks
  • Cycling shoes
  • Bike raincoat
  • Evening clothes and shoes
  • Swimsuit (if swimming pool or SPA)
  • Slippers (shower) and sandals

Personal Toiletries:

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Wet wipes
  • Contact lens product
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Earplugs for sleeping
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste & dental floss
  • Personal first aid kit and medication
  • Bug spray, 30 SPF sunscreen & lipbalm
  • Deodorant
Émilie Richard Émilie Richard Co-director, Nutritionist & social media
Rebecca Fiset-Talbot Rebecca Fiset-Talbot Coach and coordinator East
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