Would you like to go on a long hike?

Join a brand new training!

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.


This training is for hikers who wish to develop their skills, their knowledge and their experience to carry out a long-distance activity in autonomy.


This training is offered in semi-guided semi-coaching mode. The participant will be involved in all phases of the training to develop his autonomy.

• Develop in the participant the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out a long-distance project

• Accompany the participant in his learning process by promoting an authentic context of realization framed by a professional guide.

• Promote IAT-QC and its long-hike options


The training will last a total of 3 days and 2 nights, camping.

Participants must arrive prepared having received instructions to follow before the training.

The food is included and each participant will have a load of food to carry.

An offer of equipment for rent will be available (shop, IAT-QC, others).

A list of equipment to be provided will be provided to the participant.

Group material will be provided by IAT-QC.


➢ Camping Without a trace;

➢ Elements of good planning;

➢ Orientation;

➢ Nutrition;

➢ The equipment;

➢ The techniques of markets;

➢ Risk Management and Emergency Plan

➢ The weather


Renée-Claude Bastien

Guide - Trainer - Speaker

CGPA Guide - Canadian Association of Mountain Guides

Coordinator and teacher Cégep de Saint-Laurent - Adventure guide

Where and When ?

In Laurentides

May 25-26-27, 2019

In Matane Wildlife Reserve

July 5-6-7, 2019

July 8-9-10, 2019

July 16-17-18, 2019 

July 19-20-21, 2019 

August 27-28-29, 2019 (2 places available)

To register, please contact us at infosiaquebec@gmail.com or 418-560-4642.