Gaspe coast

 

From Madeleine river to Forillon National Park 122,6 km

Between the sea and the mountains, the trail unrolls its ribbon of landscapes and surprises. Impossible to describe all; the fauna, the flora and the geomorphology are too rich and diversified there. By traversing the IAT, you discover how the Gaspesiens lives and how they arrange their territory: forest roads, floors of cut, rivers where salmon is fished, purveyances proposing various services, cultural places or historical, maple trees and harbour of fishing are only some examples of their achievements.

The trail leads you to visit, of village in village, the gaspesienne coast. Each agglomeration has its small history. Each municipality has a heart, a characteristic. It is up to you to discover them. For example: Madeleine and her singular bell-tower; Grande-Vallée and its covered bridge; Petite-Vallée and its song festival; Saint-Yvon who was attacked by a torpedo; Anse-à-Valleau which lived the exile of the headlight of Pointe-à-la-Renommée. You can also make a turning by Cloridorme and its 15 lakes, Saint-Maurice-of-de l'Échourie and its picturesque port and inform at Rivière-au-renard of the revolt of the fishermen of 1909. In all these villages one finds panels of information to guide you on the IAT and to allow you to plan one day of excursion. You can also leave your car in each one of these villages and leave to discovered the IAT for one or more days.

As everywhere else, on the trail, you can find a shelter , while benefitting the services offered in the villages or, with intervals from 8 to 15 kilometers, on sites of camp-site or refuges arranged by the IAT and rented by the SÉPAQ.

Follow the beacons and the indication of the IAT and traverse Gaspe coast: end of the grounds, the cradle of Canada. Welcome!

PR® Gaspé Coast

Gaspé Coast

Auberge La Petite École de Forillon et Centre communautaire de loisir de Cap-aux-Os

1826, Boulevard Forillon, Gaspé (Québec) G4X 6L4

Tél. : (+1 418) 892-5451 / Cell : (+1 581) 887-246518-368-6050 / 1-888-773-8888 

Courriel : directeur@cclcapauxos.org

Site internet du CCL et de l'Auberge : www.auberge-ecoleforillon.com

Pages Face Book : Centre communautaire de loisir de Cap-aux-Os et Auberge et boutique La Petite École de Forillon

Forillon HI Hostel
Accommodation / Ecotouristic activities
418-892-5153, 1-877-892-5153
2095 de Grande-Grève Blvd., Gaspé (cap-aux-os), Qc,  G4X 6L7
www.aubergeforillon.com / aujecao@globetrotter.net

Camping des Appalaches

Accommodation
418-269-7775, 1-866-828-7775
367, Montée Morris, Rivière-au-Renard, Qc,  G4X 5P7
www.campingdesappalaches.com / info@campingdesappalaches.com

Office du tourisme et des congrès de Gaspé
Tourist Info / Topo map sale
418-368-8549
27 boul. York Est, Gaspé, Qc, G4X 2K9
www.infotourismegaspe.org / info@tourismegaspe.org

Taxi central Gaspé
Transportation
418-368-3131
24 Harbour St, Gaspé, Qc, G4X 1H1
central.taxi@hotmail.com

Restaurant-Motel L'Étoile du Nord
Food service / Accommodation
418-395-2966
1 chemin du Pêcheur, Pointe-à-la-Frégate, Qc, G0E 1G0
etoiledunord@globetrotter.net