Package 1 Sea and Mountains (3 days in Chic-Chocs, 2 days in Gaspé ) Schedule : July 3 th : Arrival at Lac St-Anne, After 4 PM for Dinner. July 4 th : Les Monts -Vallières July 5 th : Mont Blanche-Lamontagne July 6 th : Mont St-Anne July 7 th : Departure for Gaspé (175 km) Sandy Beach July 8 th : Crossing Forillon National Park July 9 th : Departure Total : 6 nights – 5 days Informations about Chic-Chocs: Chic-Chocs Mountains are the highest peak in eastern Canada. It is a mountain range in the central region of the Gaspé peninsula. The name Chic-Chocs comes from Micmac Word meaning rocky Mountain. Does mountains run parallel to the St-Lawrent River. Caribous can be found in the plateaus of this region. Parc national de la Gaspésie celebrated its 80th anniversary of creation in 2017-2018. The park, now recognized as a mecca for hiking in Québec, was created in April 1937 in order to permanently protect the Gaspésie Caribou and the beauty of Mont Albert and the McGerrigle Mountains, as well as the Rivière Sainte-Anne salmon. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec, and even the world. Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence.
Program : When you arrive, you can install your trailers and horses for 3 Days and 3 Nights at the west side of Mont St-Anne and at the bottom of Mount Lyall. Every evening we will return to the base camps. Saturday morning, July the 6 We will head to Forillon Park and in the afternoon we will ride on Sandy Beach at the low tide. After the ride on the beach (2-3 hours ) We will follow the Bay of Gaspé until the Centaur (30km.) You will install youre trailers on the ranch for 2 more nights. For the last ride, July the 7 we will cross Forillon National Park. Prices: 1- Guide include & Camping : $ 650 Tx 2- Stay include & Guide include : $ 750 Tx 3- Include (Stay, Food, Guide, ) : $ 950 Tx 4- All include (Stay, Food, Guide, Horse) : $ 1250 Tx * For this trip in the Mounts Chic-Chocs this is the unique date avalaible for this year.
Package 2 Gaspé fall colours Schedule : Day1 : Arrival at the ranch Domaine du Cenature after 4 PM for Dinner. Day2 : Internation Appalachian Trail (IAT), Les lacs + 1 hour on our beach Day3 : Crossing the Forillon National Park, from the south to the north in the Portage and Valley Trails (31km) Day4 : Petite-Fourche Trail until the camp base near the Dartmouth river. Day5 : Serpentine Mountain until Patewagia River. Day6 : Sandy Beach Day7 : Departure Total : 6 nights – 5 days
Informations: Forillon National Park (French: Parc national Forillon), one of 42 national parks and park reserves across Canada, is located at the outer tip of the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and covers 244 km2 (94 sq mi). Created in 1970, Forillon was the first national park in Quebec. The park includes forests, sea coast, salt marshes, sand dunes, cliffs, and the Eastern End of the Appalachians. The word forillon is thought to have referred to a flowerpot island or sea stack which used to be a landmark in the area but has since collapsed into the ocean. The area was a traditional summer hunting and fishing ground for the Mi’kmaq and Haudenosaunee people.This national park includes nesting colonies of sea birds and whales, and seals as well as woodland mammalian species which are red fox, black bear, moose, lynx, mink, coyote, woodchuck, porcupine, snowshoe hare, beaver, and ermine. Raptors that inhabit this park are great horned owls, northern harriers, peregrine falcons, kestrels, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, and ospreys. The lake trail (IAT) : Elevation gain: 450 m This long mountain hike will take you past a string of small lakes that are well suited for observing boreal forest wildlife. It also offers fantastic views out over the Morris River valley. Backcountry campsites and a lean-to shelter are located along the way. The Valley Length: 9.2 km (round trip), 8.6 km (loop with the Le Portage trail) Amble along L’Anse-au-Griffon River amid a pretty forest. Keep your eyes peeled for wild animals. The trail boasts two picnic areas (including one with a shelter). Trail also open to bikes and horses The Portage trail Length: 20 km (round trip) This trail traverses the park from north (L’Anse-au-Griffon) to south (operational centre). Along the southern leg, it crosses through a forest and over a number of waterways. Along the northern leg, it crosses through overgrown fields. A wide trail, “Le Portage” often offers good opportunities for viewing bears and small game. Trail also open to bikes and horses. Area of Gaspé : Gaspé – Gespeg: a Micmac word meaning “land’s end”. More than 15 000 people are living on its territory that extends over 1 440 km2 and 130 km of coastline. In 1534, the navigator Jacques Cartier from Saint-Malo, then on his first voyage to North America, found a safe harbour in Gaspé Bay. There, he erected a cross by way of taking possession of the territory on behalf of François 1er, King of France. That is why Gaspé is called the “Birthplace of Canada”. Gaspé has a rich and diversified cultural life. One third of the population is bilingual. The Micmac nation of Gespeg is present in the territory of Gaspé.The community is composed of approximatively 700 members. Out of that number, 40% live outside of the municipality. Contrary to some other aboriginal nations, the Micmac of Gespeg do not live on a reserve but inside the community. They take an active role in the social and economical development of the region. They are also very proud of their culture that they share within the Gespeg Interpretation Center, a reconstructed traditional Micmac village, located in Pointe-Navarre. Later on, English-speaking people joined the Micmacs and the French in Gaspé. In 1765, after the Conquest, demobilized British officers and soldiers were given land gifts in Gaspé, and in 1784, some 315 Loyalists also arrived. The coming of English-speaking people to Gaspé coincided with the founding of fishing empires: LeBoutillier Brothers Company, Charles Robin and Co, Hyman and Sons etc. Fishing is omnipresent in the history of Gaspé Peninsula. Still today, many communities rely on this industry, especially Rivière-au-Renard, often called the provincial fishing capital. Sandy Beach Sandy Beach is a point of sand that is advancing in the middle of Gaspé Bay towards Penouille Beach. At its end, a small island of sand shelters thousands of birds that give a dazzling spectacle to the riders who go around. Riders are allowed to attend this island until the end of July to protect Stern common, a bird of an endangered species. Many sand dunes allow long and nice cantering.
Program : When you arrive, you can install your trailers and horses for 5 Days and 6 Nights on our ranch. For the first 3 nights, we will come back at the ranch, than you will have the possibility to eat and sleep in your trailer every nights.
Day 4: We quit the ranch with trailers until the Petite-Fourche Trail. All of us eat and sleep at the campsite. Horses gonna be tie in the forest for the night and riders gonna sleep in our cabins and meals wll be cook by the staff.
Day5: We quit the campsite until Patewagia River Refuge. Where all facilities are available ( Kitchen, bedroom, shower and bathroom) However, horses gonna be tie outside.
Day6 : We will leave Patewagia site to the main road (6 to 7 km) and we will use trailers until Sandy Beach (25 km.) After a ride of 3 hours we will come back to the ranch for the last night. For this last days, our chef invites you to eat together an excellent meal.
Day7 : Departure * Trailer will have to be moved from the Petite-Fourche River to the Patewagia field to retrieve horses. Our team is available to do it for free if you wish.
Prices: 1- 2 nights include + meals day 4,5 and 6 & Camping, but you bring your own horse and trailer : $ 399 Tx
2- all night include + meals day 4,5 and 6 & Guide, but you bring your own horse : $ 499 Tx 3- all night, all meals, Guide, but you bring your own horse: $599 Tx
4- All night, all meals, Guide, Horse) : $ 799 Tx
Dates available for this package : Arrival at 4 PM : September the 16th : Departure on the morning : September the 22th
* Also available from september the 8 th to september the 14 th, but autumn’s colors are not still there.
Note: Another possibility is to buy a regular package for 4 Days $699 in July and August or $599 In June or September including everything with our horses.
See you Sincerly, Serge & Mélissa