How to get there I drove to the base camp in Quebec City, as did many other competitors. For those who flew to the Quebec airport, a shuttle bus was available to bring them directly to the camp.
Where to stay There are three official options for accommodation. The base camp is located at the main hub for the event. Tents are provided. The camp is near a roadway, so bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper. Campers stay on the property of Collège Mérici and have access to showers and bathrooms inside the nearest college building. Dorm rooms are available at Mérici, which allow for easy access to laundry facilities. The Château Frontenac is the location for those wanting the full hotel package. A shuttle bus helps cover the 20-minute walk from the hotel in a fraction of the time. Some event entrants opted to secure their own nearby accommodation through Airbnb. Where to eat The base camp is home to catering services and a small bar serving wine and Boréale beer, an event sponsor. Opting for a restaurant meal was easy to do. The Old City of Quebec, where there are many dining options, is just a 20-minute walk from the base camp.
Where to find support The qse partnered with the Hype Ski Vélo bike shop ( hypeskivelo.com) to help provide mechanical support during the event. For a small fee, riders could pay to have Hype maintain their bikes after each stage, a good idea for those who would rather fast track to end-of-stage celebrations. Hype also had a small selection of parts and accessories available for purchase in the base camp and could have items delivered from the store with ease.