Go to the discovery of the first GR® in America, the GR® A1!

To discover this long distance hiking trail, we propose guided day hike, forgroups of 6 to 12 hikers. The goal of this hike is to reach a Chic-Chocs peaks of the Matane Wildlife Reserve on the first GR® in North America. The choice of hiking itineraries and difficulty levels are numerous. Some hikes consist of roundtrip, while others are looped.

Difficulty Level:Our hikes take place on uneven ground, including varying elevation. They are accessible to anyone in good health with basic hiking experience (day hikes). According to the group capacity, we walk between 4 and 8 hours a day, for a distance ranging from 5 to 18 km (3 to 11 miles). We ensure that you can walk at your own pace, regardless of the strength of the group.

Conditions: We offer our hikes anytime between June 25th and mid-October on request, subject to availability of shelters, at least 3 days before the date of arrival. Departures are guaranteed as soon as we confirm a minimum of 6 participants for packages or payment of an amount equivalent to 6 inscriptions.

Meeting Point and Transport: The point of appointment is to the office of IAT-QC (Phare de Matane) at 968, avenue du Phare Ouest, Matane, Qc. Tel. 418-560-4642.

Equipment: Day pack, shoes or hiking boots, 2 liters of water, lunch and snack, waterproof coats or windbreaker, sweater fleece hat and gloves in cool weather. Suggestions: walking sticks, sunscreen and insect repellent, sunglasses, hat, headlamp, camera.

Not included:Lunch and snacks, equipments, federal (5%) and provincial (9.975%) taxes, transportation (you will need your car to get to the departure points).


  • 40$ CAD by person
  • Bus : 245$ CAD per 12 hikers
  • Lunch and snacks on demand for 15$ CAD by person