Au Diable Vert introduces 'VeloVolant' - The 'Flying Bike'

Unique resort adds new experience to list of exceptional outdoor activities

GLEN SUTTON, QC, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Au Diable Vert, a unique four-season outdoor resort located in Québec's Eastern Townships, today launched 'VéloVolant' - the 'Flying Bike', a 45-minute pedal-powered canopy tour through the treetops of this spectacular 130-hectare property, between the summits of Mont Sutton, Jay Peak and Owl's Head.

'VéloVolant' is a pedal-powered tour that enables each person to enjoy a one-kilometer circuit at their own pace. (Please see video at www.velovolant.com.) Suspended from a steel cable, 'VéloVolant' offers an unprecedented appreciation of forest life from heights ranging up to 30 meters.

The 'VéloVolant' experience is unique in Canada. Riders enjoy the opportunity to observe the natural panorama in harmony. This ecological tour makes it possible to appreciate wildlife, waterfalls, streams, more than 15 types of trees, ravines and cliffs - without the intrusive noise of a motorized vehicle.

'VéloVolant' is safe. The state-of-the-art infrastructure resembles a modern chairlift at a ski resort. Based on patented technology, the horizontal cable is composed of 144 individual strands of steel and can support 10 metric tons, or approximately five mid-size automobiles. Up to 20 riders may use 'VéloVolant' at the same time. Riders are secured in their seats and assisted by guides at the beginning and end of the circuit. 'VéloVolant' is fun and virtually effortless - requiring no cycling expertise. The minimum requirement is 12 years of age.

"We believe that 'VéloVolant' is one of the most innovative offerings in ecotourism in Canada today," says Jeremy Fontana, Co-Owner, Au Diable Vert. "We live and work in a region of exceptional natural beauty. Furthermore, the Eastern Townships are a well-established tourist destination and the town of Sutton is an authentic mountain village. As a four season resort, we need to innovate in order to remain competitive. We hope that 'VéloVolant' will draw visitors who come exclusively for the experience - particularly on weekends. For our overnight and weekday guests, 'VéloVolant' adds a new dimension to the numerous outdoor, recreational and sporting activities we proudly continue to offer," concludes Mr. Fontana.

'VéloVolant' will hold its official Grand Opening on May 21 at 1:00 PM. For more information, please contact Mark Lowe at mark.lowe@pragcom.com or (514) 576-2519, up to May 20. On Grand Opening day, please contact Jeremy Fontana at jfontana@canadadirect.ca or (514) 961-8557.

About Au Diable Vert

Au Diable Vert (ADV) is a unique four-season, 130-hectare outdoor resort located in Québec's picturesque Eastern Townships. Perched on an alpine pasture (elev. 300 m) between the summits of Mont Sutton, Jay Peak and Owl's Head, it offers spectacular cloud-filled sunrises. Only 90 minutes from Montreal, ADV feels hundreds of kilometers from civilization, with virtually no traffic, noise or pollution. The resort offers a full range of accommodation, from camping to luxury suites. Seasonal activities include: hiking, kayaking, tubing, swimming and now 'VéloVolant'. ADV has earned numerous awards, including: 2013 Silver Medal Québec Grands Prix de Tourisme, 2012 Canadian Tourism Business (SME) of the Year, 2012 Gold Medal Québec Grands Prix de Tourisme and the 2011 Explore Magazine "Canada's Cool List". For more information, please visit www.audiablevert.com.

SOURCE: Au Diable Vert

For further information:

Mark Lowe
PRagmatic Communications
mark.lowe@pragcom.com
(514) 499-9632
(514) 576-2519


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