Great Gaspé Peninsula Tour (1915 km, 1190 mi.)Regions: Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie
|The Great Gaspé Peninsula Tour is one of the most popular snowmobile rides in Québec maritime thanks to the quality of its trails, the heavy snowfall in Gaspésie and the breathtaking scenery. From Rivière-du-Loup, follow Trans-Québec trail #5 (TQ5), which will take you from the mountains to the sea, with magnificent vistas all along the way. With its suspension bridges, snowy forest trails and frozen waters, the Great Gaspé Peninsula Tour is a dream come true for snowmobilers! |
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|RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP TO RIMOUSKI – 200 km (124 mi.)|
|Enjoy a unique experience: drive across the ice bridge that links L’Isle-Verte (the village) to Île Verte (the island) and see the oldest lighthouse on the St. Lawrence (via trail #567). Make sure the ice is solid before you cross. |
In the Trois-Pistoles sector, take trail #518 (via trail #571) and enjoy this exceptionally wide trail, which loops back to TQ5.
Head to the Saint-Fabien lookout (via trail #518 and a local trail) to admire an amazing view of the St. Lawrence River, the nearby coast and Bic National Park.
RIMOUSKI TO MATANE – 130 km (81 mi.)
|Take a detour towards Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski (via trail #579) and visit one of the oldest sugar maple stands in the province. This site is a great place to observe birds, beavers and other wildlife.|
MATANE TO SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS – 135 km (84 mi.)
|From Saint-Paulin, head inland towards the Chic-Choc Mountains on trail #595, one of the most beautiful trails in the region. Admire magnificent panoramas from the foot of Eastern Québec’s highest mountains. |
SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS TO MONT-SAINT-PIERRE – 108 km (67 mi.)
|This trail section is renowned for its panoramic views. Your journey will take you into the mountains as well as through picturesque villages nestled in magnificent bays. |
MONT-SAINT-PIERRE TO PERCÉ – 327 km (203 mi.)
|Don’t miss the stunning view of the St. Lawrence from the top of Mt. Saint-Pierre. |
PERCÉ TO NEW RICHMOND – 247 km (153 mi.)
|In Percé, take the trail behind the church to the top of Mt. Sainte-Anne for an exceptional view of Percé Rock and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Not to be missed! |
In Grande-Rivière, drive over the river by the same name on the newly built suspension bridge. Some 6.7 metres (22 feet) high, 1.8 metres (6 feet) wide and 81.7 metres (268 feet) long, this is one of the largest suspension bridges in Québec.
NEW RICHMOND TO CAUSAPSCAL – 221 km (137 mi.)
|Take the local trails up Mt. Carleton and Mt. Saint-Joseph for incredible views of Chaleur Bay. |
CAUSAPSCAL TO MONT-JOLI – 179 km (111 mi.)
|Renowned for its heavy snowfall from early to late in the season, the Saint-Pierre Mountain offers a spectacular 360-degree view of Gaspésie (via trail #587). |
MONT-JOLI TO TÉMISCOUATA-SUR-LE-LAC
Option 1 – 235 km (146 mi.)
(via trail #548 from Mont-Lebel and TQ85)
Option 2 – 239 km (149 mi.)
(via trail #548, trail #569 and TQ85)
|Option 1: This trail section through the high country is dotted with hills, forests and lakes. In Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, enjoy the lovely view of Lake Témiscouata. |
Option 2: This option takes you south on trail #569 (via trail #548) to Dégelis. From there, you will drive north to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac alongside Lake Témiscouata, the region’s largest body of water.
TÉMISCOUATA-SUR-LE-LAC TO POHÉNÉGAMOOK – 54 km (34 mi.)
(via TQ85, trail #548 and TQ35)
|Welcome to Pohénégamook, a winter feeding area for over 500 white-tailed deer! |
You can also see more white-tailed deer in the Saint-Pacôme sector.
POHÉNÉGAMOOK TO RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP – 77 km (48 mi.)
(via TQ35, trail #526 and TQ5)
|The area around Lake Pohénégamook, which is nestled in a valley, provides exceptional views of the surrounding mountains.|