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2022 – Voyage | The Monts Groulx | North Coast

2022 – Voyage | The Monts Groulx | North Coast

 // 03 September 2022

*Note that chèvres membership discounts do not apply to trips/events organized by another organization *

The Chèvres are in travel mode! Are you ready for a challenge?

We offer you a long hiking trip in total autonomy in the Monts Groulx. The experience of a lifetime!

On the menu: rustic camping, fauna and flora observation and breathtaking landscapes. Get your maps and compasses ready: we’re heading for an adventure!

*You must have some hiking and orienteering experience to participate in the trip*

 

Inclusions

  • 2 nights in a standard hotel and 6 nights in a campsite
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 picnics and 6 dinners
  • Transportation by 15-passenger minibus from Montreal and Quebec
  • Professional guide
  • Cooking, first aid and communication equipment
  • “Single” options available​

 

Exclusions

  • Meals not included: all meals on D1, dinner on D8 and lunches and dinner on D9
  • Travel and medical insurance​
  • Tip for the guide
  • Personal camping and backpacking gear
  • Taxes: GST and QST​
Below are the steps to register for the trip if you are interested:
1. Send your request to the address below:  adventure@windigo.travel 
2.Include the following information in your email:
– Your full name
– Your phone number and the best time to contact you during the week (Windigo will contact you to explain how to make the deposit and answer your questions)
– The trip: The Monts Groulx – departure on 3 septembre
The cost of the trip is $1931. Please note that the amount of the deposit is $500 of which $150 is non-refundable.

No refunds, see our cancellation policy.


Reserve your spot

Exact meeting point to come.

Day 1 – September 3

  • Direction Baie-Comeau
  • Stop in Montreal and Quebec
  • Meet the other members of your group
  • Welcome and presentation of the trip
  • Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel

Day 2 – September 4

  • Road to Uapishka​
  • Installation of the camp for 1 night
  • Organization of equipment for the crossing

Day 3 to 7 – September 5 to 9

  • Crossing the plateau
  • Departure Mont-Jauffret
  • Return to Provencher trail
  • 45 to 60 km of hiking
  • Complete autonomy

Day 8 – September 10

  • Exit – Baie-Comeau
  • Hike from the last camp to the bus
  • Sleep at the hotel

Day 9 – September 11

  • Return route

Small Items:

  • Cloth bag to store your laundry and personal belongings compression bag
  • CE category 3 or 4 sunglasses (with a cord to tie them)
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher
  • Lip balm
  • Binoculars or spotting scopes (recommended)
  • 2 large water bottles (1.5 l minimum)
  • Thermos (1 Liter)
  • A pocket knife
  • A light toiletry bag and compact towel
  • A headlamp
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Wet-Ones
  • Small waterproof bag for your camera, (optional)

Luggage:

  • Rucksack/backpack (40-50 liters) for your day’s belongings and sometimes camping equipment: sweater, spare t-shirt, packed lunch, sunglasses, water bottle, etc.
  • Travel bag (max 80 liters) with side zipper as main luggage for easier access to its contents. No hard suitcases. Luggage is transported in a closed trailer. Only one bag per person. The relaxed atmosphere of this trip allows you to bring minimal clothing and personal effects.
  • Be prepared: On your flight, carry a small “emergency kit” in your hand luggage in case your main luggage is delayed by the airline (for example toothbrush, t-shirt, change of underwear). Also, wear your hiking boots on the plane.

*Clothes*
For the upper body:

  • Fleece jacket
  • Long-sleeved sweaters (synthetic fibre or Merino wool preferably)
  • Technical underwear (synthetic fibre or Merino wool preferably)
  • Windproof jacket in Gore-tex or equivalent

For the lower body:

  • Pairs of merino wool or synthetic socks
  • Quick-drying synthetic fibre pants
  • Walking shoes

Personal Pharmacy – First aid:

  • Compression bandage for sprains
  • Pads for blisters or Moleskin-type dressings
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Safety pins and scissors
  • Disposable latex or vinyl gloves
  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic wipes (eg alcohol or iodine swabs)
  • Adhesive bandages (multiple sizes) and duct tape
  • Tweezers for removing ticks, splinters, etc.
  • Sachets of oral rehydration salts
  • Medicines for gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Cold and flu medicines
  • Sunscreen
  • Aspirin or equivalent
  • Mosquito repellent – best to buy in Canada
Renée-Claude Bastien Renée-Claude Bastien Adventure guide

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