Shores and mountains544 km, loop – 5 days – 37 attractions – 18 activities
Sainte-Flavie — Sainte-Anne-des-Monts — New Richmond — Sainte-Flavie
Riding along the coastline, you will be impressed by the wind turbines in Cap-Chat and the Chic-Chocs Mountains in the interior.
Next, you will head south on Route 299, which follows several rivers into the heart of the forest and breathtaking scenery! Ride all the way to splendid Chaleur Bay and then meander through the Matapédia Valley.
In Sainte-Flavie, discover 120 sculptures that emerge from the River at the Centre d'art Marcel Gagnon. Visit the Reford Gardens with their 3,000 species of native and exotic plants. In Matane, see rock gardens, fruit trees, shrubs and plants in the Jardins de Doris.
Take a time out at the maritime lighthouse, home of the Tourist Welcome Bureau. At the port, ferry services are available between Matane, Baie-Comeau and Godbout. The river goes directly through downtown where salmon fishing enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite activity.
At Cap-Chat, you can not miss the tallest vertical axis windmill in the world as well as the 76 windmills of Le Nordais Park as they stand out.
Nesled at the hollow of a cove, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is an excellent example of a marriage between the sea and the mountains and proudly opens the gate to the Parc national de la Gaspésie.
Visit Exploramer, a scientific activity complex focusing on the marine environment and presenting an aquarium and a museum, as well as offering sea excursions.
At Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, you access the splendid Parc national de la Gaspésie, via Route 299. This park is ideal for hikers of all levels. The tablelands, where you find flora and vegetation similar to those found in the toundra, are home to a caribou herd.
17 km south of the Gîte du Mont-Albert, you will find the Mont Lyall agate mine. Prospect this open-pit mine and seek for magnificent geodes.
Because of its tremendous beauty and its exceptional quality, the Chaleur Bay is part of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. Protected from the wind, the bay offers a microclimate resulting in warm waters. Now is the time to go for a swim and relax on the long beaches.
At Carleton-sur-Mer, see the oratoiry on the top of Mont Saint-Joseph (555 m). At Maria, you will see the wigwam-shaped church of the Gesgapegiag Micmac community.
You must visit The Battle of the Ristigouche National Historic Site which commemorates the last naval battle between France and England in 1760.
The Parc national de Miguasha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, preserves a fossil rich cliff with a worlwide reputation since its discovery in the 1800s.
The beautiful Matapédia Valley is a preferred destination to ride along the Matapédia River, renowned worldwide for its salmon quality.
Allow yourself plenty of time to fully enjoy this natural haven of peace of the Plateaux panoramic circuit. visit magnificent lookouts and enjoy a very interesting stay by leaving Route 132.
At Causapscal, it is quite surprising to see salmon fishermen directly downtown. Take a walk on the Les Berges et Les Mémoires trails. On the shore of the Matapédia Lake, Val-Brillant offers a breathtaking setting with its magnificent sunsets.
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