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La Traversée de Charlevoix

La Traversée  de Charlevoix

A raid in the boreal forest: a real challenge!

105 kilometers of trails

La Traversée de Charlevoix is a 105 km raid in the Charlevoix hinterland, in the heart of the World Biosphere Reserve. This true challenge is intended for advanced hikers and skiers and expert cyclists. Off-piste skiing and hiking take place in 7 days and raid by mountain bike in 4 days. Accommodation is in rustic chalets, self-catering or with luggage transport. The trail is well marked but not mechanically traced in winter making exceptional the backcountry skiing experience.

La Traversée de Charlevoix is affiliated with the prestigious Trans Canada Trail and the Québec National Trail.  Also, a network of short day hiking trails is available for hiking or snowshoeing with or without accommodation.

Available activities:
Camping
Equipment rental on site
Hiking
Mountain Biking/ Cross Country
Off-trail skiing / Telemark
Rustic cabins and cottages
Snowshoeing
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Contact :
135 rang St-François,
Saint-Urbain (Quebec)

Activities offered by La Traversée de Charlevoix

Long distance hike, 7 days

Long distance hike, 7 days
long hiking
Hiking trails Traversée de Charlevoix (C) Carl Tamas
Lac Boudreault, Traversée de Charlevoix (c) Valérie Voisin
Vue Hautes-Gorges, jour 4 Traversée de Charlevoix

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A raid in the boreal forest: a real challenge!

Hiking in Charlevoix

The Traversée de Charlevoix traverses 105 km of the hinterland, in the heart of a World Biosphere Reserve. This fabulous hike offers adventure enthusiasts the chance to take on a good personal challenge, with a daily average of 15 to 20 km. The trail is an important stretch of the Trans Canada Trail and the National Trail in Quebec!

The accommodation is in picturesque log cabins, accommodating 15 people. They are equipped with a wood stove and wood, a propane stove for cooking, crockery, cookware, utensils, mattress to the dormitory, a dry toilet outside and a point Of water nearby.

In autonomy or with a luggage transport service, try the Half-Crossing (3 days/2 nights) or the Full-Crossing (7 days/6 nights)!

From end of May to mid-November

From 88,33$/pers. self-guided

3-to-7 day long Nordic ski tour

3-to-7 day long Nordic ski tour
Geai Bleu' Cottage, Traversée de Charlevoix (c) Marie-Soleil Mecteau
View from Dôme, Traversée de Charlevoix (c) Martin Bouchard

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A winter raid in the boreal forest what a challenge!

Off road skiing in backcountry of Charlevoix

A fabulous outdoor experience offers adventure enthusiasts the opportunity to take up a real personal challenge while admiring magnificent panoramas unique in Quebec. This route, marked but not mechanically traced in winter, is reserved for experienced skiers.

The accommodation is in picturesque log cabins, accommodating 12 people. They are equipped with a wood stove and wood, a propane stove for cooking, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, mattresses in the dormitory, a dry toilet outside and a water point nearby.

In autonomy or with luggage transport service, try the half-crossing (3 days/2 nights) or the full-crossing (7 days/6 nights).

End of December to end of March

From 92,93$/pers. self-guided

3 days Raid by mountain bike

3 days Raid by mountain bike
mountain bike

One of the most technical trail in Quebec!

The 105 km of the raid are done in a 3 days/2 nights formula and are reserved for expert cyclists, the trail being considered as one of the most difficult in Quebec.

Cyclists drive sometimes on a narrow path, sometimes on old forest roads, sometimes the carrying of the bike on the shoulder is necessary.

Luggage transport is included in this package.

Luggage transportation is recommended. Accommodation is in picturesque log cabins. They are equipped with a wood stove and wood, a propane stove for cooking, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, mattresses in the dormitory, a dry toilet outside and a water point nearby.

From June to mid-November

from 88,33$/pers. self-guided

Rustic cottages in the heart of the daily hiking trails

Rustic cottages in the heart of the daily hiking trails
Lake Ecluse view, Traversée de Charlevoix Charlevoix (c)Carl Tamas
Eudore's cottage, Traversée de Charlevoix (c)Véronimot
Summer at Traversée de Charlevoix (c)J-P Cadot
Chalet Dôme, Traversée de Charlevoix (c) Jean Rondeau
Hiking trails Traversée de Charlevoix (c) Carle Tamas

Reconnect with simplicity!

Hiking and snowshoeing in Charlevoix

La Traversée de Charlevoix is also a network of daily hikes from which you will find several rustic chalets rented exclusively. Located on the Zec des Martres in the Lac à l'Écluse sector and in the Mont du Dôme sector and in the Parc des Hautes Gorges sector or at the foot of Mont des Morios (Gros Mont), they will allow you to take full advantage of the outdoor activities available in summer and winter.

Without running water or electricity, the cottages are all equipped with a wood stove, propane stove, dishes and kitchen utensils, solar or propane lighting and floor mattresses.

Accessible between 1 to 10 minutes walking from your vehicle in summer and from 10 min to 1h30 by snowshoe or ski in winter, this is the guaranteed tranquility.

Our rustic cottages have also been a choice entry point for the famous 5 Summits Challenge for several years!

108$/night (week days in winter cottage 6 pers)