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International Appalachian Trail - Quebec GR®A1

 International Appalachian Trail - Quebec GR®A1

Looking for an adventure which is well-fitted to your tastes and capacities?

Discover the first GR® (Grande Randonnée/Great Hike) in America, the GR®A1! To help you discover this long mountain hiking circuit, it is possible to hike in the three territories (Valley, Les Chic-Chocs and La Côte) for a duration of 1 to 3 days in the Chic-Chocs section of the Gaspesie Park and the Matane Wildlife Reserve, recognized as a Mecca for hiking in Quebec.

Available activities:
Adapted to people with limited mobility
Doing it differently
Flora and fauna
Rustic cabins and cottages
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Contact :
968, Avenue du Phare Ouest,
Matane (Quebec) G4W 1V7

Activities offered by International Appalachian Trail - Quebec GR®A1

Service of self-guided hike on the IAT-Qc GR®A1

Service of self-guided hike on the IAT-Qc GR®A1

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Go to discover the firts GR® in America, GR®A1

To discover this long distance hiking trail, we propose a self-guided day hike, or several days, service on one of the three territories traversed by the IAT-QC (the Valley, the Chic-Chocs and the Cost) for singles, couples, families or groups of friends. The goal is to mentor you in the preparation of this hike and provide you the necessary information tools (hiking sheet with a topo map, road map, emergency plan, geolocation device "SPOT", briefing before departure, checking equipment, weather, etc.) so that hiking activities is safe and appropriate for your level of experience.

There are many choices of day hike and levels of difficulty. Some hikes consist of round trip, while others are in a loop, but we still have as a goal to reach a summits or an unforgettable view.

Guaranty departure from June 25th to September 30th, reservation needed 48h before.


Location fee for "SPOT" device apply.

From 20$/day

Hiking 4 days

Hiking 4 days

Chic-Chocs from shelter to shelter

Guided hikes packages of 4 days/4 nights, shelter to shelter  with luggage transport, in the Gaspésie National Park on the International Appalachian Trail.

For groups of 4 to 8 people, we offer security in isolated areas, several themes of interpretation and of course, the menu, which is made to be healthy. Our guides respect the norms of our association of professionals and at all times apply Leave No Trace principles.

Our hikes are classed intermediate to difficult.  They take place on uneven ground including slopes to climb and descend.  We walk between 4 and 8 hours a day, with an average distance of 15 kilometers per day.  Easier hikes are available upon request.

Between June 25th to September 30th on demand and depanding cabin disponibility at least 30 days before departure date. 

Guaranty departure as soon as with have 4 person.


Initiation to the long hike

Initiation to the long hike

The International Appalachian Trail - Quebec (IAT-QC), long hiking trail, crossing the Gaspésie on 650 KM and offering 1 to 40 days of camping stages, or rustic shelters, wish to increase its traffic by promoting training autonomous hikers interested in this type of outdoor adventure.

From 375$/pers or 465$/pers. with rental qeuipment