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Old 07-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Gaspe Penninusula, Quebec July 2015

WONDERFUL ride all along Saint Lawrence Seaway to Forillon National Park. Sights were beautiful, Provincal Parks with camping very nice, some quaint private parks too. Roads generally good..north eastern part near Forillon does have up to 15% grades, about 1/4 to 1/2 mile...go slow and be careful on downhill grades with sharp turns...great "B" country!!! Good food and sights..not much for active kid families. Gas was running just below $4 gallon.
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Your photos make me want to go back. You can get plenty of exercise hiking around Forillon NP. I just love the views all around.
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Gorgeous views!
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It's a great place for B folks. Worried about French? -- Don't be. Friendly folks, even the very few who don't manage in English.
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DW and I are headed up that way next month. Your pics make us that much more anxious to go. We plan a similar route, Montreal, Quebec City, then up the St. Lawrence to Gaspe, over to PEI and Nova Scotia. Any particular camp sites you'd like to recommend? Any sights in particular?
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We will be heading that way in September.
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WONDERFUL ride all along Saint Lawrence Seaway to Forillon National Park. Sights were beautiful, Provincal Parks with camping very nice, some quaint private parks too. Roads generally good..north eastern part near Forillon does have up to 15% grades, about 1/4 to 1/2 mile...go slow and be careful on downhill grades with sharp turns...great "B" country!!! Good food and sights..not much for active kid families. Gas was running just below $4 gallon.
Wonderful Gaspésie region! Nice photos. Gas is high but you save with the strong USD! Leaving for the maritimes provinces (Nova Scotia, PIE and Îles de la Madeleine) in two days ! Can't wait!

p.s.: What's it like to carry your bikes on the Fiamma rack? Is the door hard to close? Do you have the feeling it's holding well on bumpy road? We have a heavy Thule rack or store them inside, but where considering this option.






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Davydd: When we went Gaspe'ing in 2012, things were starting to close down right after Labor Day. Not a bad time to go, but plan ahead.
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We don't have much choice this year. My whole summer is tied up with home improvements, cataract surgeries, and visiting relatives. Then we are hosting a BEE Social in Grand Marais, MN starting Labor day. After that we will head east across the north shore of Lake Superior. If all goes well we will hit the fall colors coming back through New England. As you know we are totally self-sustained so don't have to always rely on campgrounds.
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Rack is great..holds bikes super..never moved. Always remember to duck when closing door. Makes noise but it's ok. Watch for grooved roads..single wheel in back rides up and down. .many roads 45 to 50 best speed..slow down and enjoy. Provincial parks super.. occasionAL privates near water can be rustic but have great views if you get good site.
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