Québec Bikepacking Traverse

Project in creation - learn more here and participate!

An uncomparable adventure

Go across Quebec through the less explored roads. Discover the forestry and maritime heritage of La Belle Province. Meet with the people that built that nation. Relish the protected landscape of our national parks. Test your abilities on a diverse itinerary. Participate a this project to put Bikepacking on Quebec's map and attract bicycle travelers towards us.

From Rouyn-Noranda to Percé

3 050 kilomètres

11 touristic regions

10 parc nationaux

9 réserves fauniques

16 zones d’exploitation contrôlée (zecs)

La QcBT dans VéloMag!

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La QcBT dans VéloMag!

The interest about the project keeps growing

Segments II et III complétés

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Segments II & III completed

50% of the QcBT is now verified

Utiliser les itinéraires sur son GPS et téléphone

Guide

Using our routes on a GPS or phone

Different ways of taking advantage of the website maps

Bikepacking au Québec : les différents types de territoires

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Bikepacking in Quebec: the different types of territories

Biking and camping in national parks, wildlife reserves zecs, unoccupied territories... what are the differences?

Le segment VI maintenant en ligne

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Segment VI now online

It's the first completed segment

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It's a project which each individual fan of bikepacking can participate in order to create the best itinerary possible to make Quebec a prime destination.

Interested? Participate to the discussions and help build this project.

 

community

A flexible adventure

The Québec Bikepacking Traverse (QcBT) is divided in 8 Segments, to be easily done by sections and adapt to travelers' time constraints.

 

Routes

 

 

The QcBT aims to be the spine of a bikepacking network in Québec

Many Connectors link the main route with urban centers. Moreover, some Shortcuts reach an other segment of the route. In the future, some Extensions and Loops will make the adventure last longer.

 

NETWORK

 

It's not about linking A to Z, but live all the letters on the way

 

Objectives

 

  • Make Quebec become a bikepacking destination
  • Link many Quebec regions on a continuous rideable itinerary, prioritizing unpaved roads
  • Unveil the appeal of Quebec's national parks
  • Showcase Quebec's wildlife reserves as well as the zones d’exploitation contrôlées (zecs)
  • Promote campground's label “Bienvenue Cyclistes!”
  • Highlight the beauty of our forests, lakes, rivers, mountains and hidden landscapes
  • Faire connaître des villages autrement loin des circuits touristiques traditionnels
  • Outline our regional history and culture
  • Faire participer la communauté de passionné.e.s lors de l’élaboration du projet
  • Publish the Québec Bikepacking Traverse and its network

Bikepacking doesn't replace bicycle touring. Bikepacking venture more on remote roads, less on paved roads. Like a backpacker with its backpack, the bikepackers travel with a minimal equipment discovering nature, people... and themselves.

 

Process

LAUNCH THE PROJECT

Winter 2020. Launching of bikepacking.quebec ainsi que des segments GPS de base du Québec Bikepacking Traverse.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Winter and Spring 2020. Reach bikepacking passionates to participate to forums to improve the itinerary and prepare the verification.

VERIFY AND UPDATE

Summer 2020. Go on the roads. Verify the feasibility of the routes. Cueillir l’information sur l’état des routes, campings, attraits et prise de photos.

PUBLISH AND PROMOTE

Automne 2020 et +. Colliger l’information et la publier sur le site. Étoffer les infos pratiques. Ajouter des tronçons à l’itinéraire. Devenir la référence pour le bikepacking au Québec.

A project in development

Québec Bikepacking Traverse