01 – Gaspésie / Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Sea and mountain landscape offered in the Gaspé is unique in Quebec. Pristine scenery and numerous easily accessible services—including lodging, snowmobile facilities and gas stations—ensure that your snowmobile vacation will be a success! Iles de la Madeleine landscape is composed of islands, and dunes which link together and extend out of sight. When you disembark on the island you feel you have changed countries, soft shapes, a harmony of colour and a freshness that seduces the visitor.
- Regional network:
Gaspésie : 17 clubs (3 134 Km of trails)
Îles-de-la-Madeleine : 1 club (138 Km of trails)
- Regional network:
Trans-Québec 5 : Tour of the Gaspé peninsula
597 : Grande-Rivière to Anse-Pleureuse, via Murdochville
595: New Richmond to Saint-Paulin
599: Grand Ruisseau to Cap Gridley (Îles de la Madeleine)
- Accommodation accessible from the trail:
Gaspé: Numerous amenities all along the trails
Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Not available
- Snow conditions:
Gaspé: by the end of December until mid-April
Îles-de-la-Madeleine: by the end of December until mid-March
Gaspe: On the South Shore of the Saint-Lawrence river, East of Quebec City served mainly by Highway 132.
- Îles-de-la-Madeleine: The Îles-de-la-Madeleine archipelago is located in the heart of the Gulf of St-Lawrence, 215 kilometres from Gaspé. The islands form a crescent, stretching 65 km in a Southwest /Northeast orientation. The « Madelinots » live on Atlantic time, that is, one hour later than the rest of Quebec. Access by automobile is from Souris (Prince Edward Island) to Cap-aux-Meules, about a five hour ferry ride.
- Principal cities of Gaspe: Mont-Joli – Matane – Amqui – Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Rivière-au-Renard – Gaspé – Percé – Grande-Rivière – Chandler – Murdochville – Paspébiac – Bonaventure – New Richmond – Carleton
- Principal cities of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine: Cap-aux-Meules – Havre Aubert – Grand-Ruisseau – L'Étang-du-Nord – Havre aux Maisons – Grosse-Île
- Percé Rock (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
- Mont-Saint-Pierre Cliffs (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
- Matane Wildlife Reserve (trail 595)
- Murdochville wind mills (trail 597)
- Watch the seals on the ice floes in February (Îles-de-la-Madeleine)
From the region:
- Bas-Saint-Laurent to the West (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
- Cote-Nord (Take the ferry at Matane)
- New-Brunswick (Trans-Quebec trails 5 and NB 22)
Phone : 418 775-2223
TOURISME ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE
Phone : 418 986-2245
|RODEWAY INN GASPÉ, Gaspé
1 800 463-4242 - 418 368-2244
500 meters from the exit, the Rodeway Inn is located in downtown Gaspé with 96 rooms, Restaurant St-hubert, Bar le St-Hub and Resto-bar le Castor on site. Parking with surveillance camera, gas station nearby. Free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and Choice Privileges and Aeroplan reward program.
Package includes 1 night, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and a surprise gift on arrival.
|VILLAGE GRANDE NATURE CHIC-CHOCS, Gaspé
(800) 530-2349 - (418) 786-2349
Located at the foot of the Chic-Chocs in Cap-Chat's hinterland, VGN is close to the trails and offers all the services snowmobilers need. Lodging in inn, chalet or loft, bistro menu or table d'hôte every day.
Package includes: One night's accommodation in room or cottage, free garage access, ample parking.