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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 accordance with the essential protection measures issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and in connection with the latest instructions and directives from the Government of Quebec, Rando Québec recommends hikers and walkers to avoid any non-essential movement in a region to the other of Quebec.

The IAT-QC and Rando-QC, as well as several other Quebecers and organizations, recalling the importance of following the health indications concerning COVID-19. Adopting a behavior adapted to the current situation could help stabilize the situation and possibly save summer and all the promises that come with it.

The Trail is closed until the situation stabilizes.

thank you for your understanding

The IAT-Qc and Rando-QC team


Initiation to long hike in Matane Wildlife Reserve

July 3-4-5, 2020

July 10-11-12, 2020

Date in August to come


Long Hike (for people who already made the initiation) details and cost to come

July 6-7-8-9, 2020


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