Hit the road in peace, away from noise and cars. Explore trails bordered by water, nip into the forest, and check out the ever-changing scenery. A vast cycling network is at your disposal here, including 700 km of trails cutting through the national parks. You can take up a mountain challenge or opt for more family-friendly trails. Several segments are connected to Québec’s favorite green pathway, the Route verte.
Access to trails
- Maintained and sign-posted trails
- Observation decks showcasing beautiful views
- Difficulty degree : easy, intermediate and difficult
An entry fee applies at national parks.
Equipment rental (pricing)
Some establishments offer equipment rental. The offer may vary.
(17 and under)
Free with a bike rental
|Child trailer for bicycle**||-||Free*|
|Trailer tow bar**||-||Free*|
Rates for 2023 summer season.
Taxes not included.
* Free of charge for children 17 years and under in the company of their family.*
** Available at certain locations only. First come, first served basis (limited quantities).
What should I pack in my bags
Always check out the weather forecast before you leave, keeping in mind that conditions could change quickly, especially in the mountains.
We advise you to bring along the following items:
- Water bottle
- Mosquito repellent
- Cell phone (The isolation of certain areas limits the use of cell phones. Nevertheless, we recommend that you bring a communication device.)
- Identity card
- First aid kit
- Multilayered clothing
- Hat or cap
- Walking boots or sports shoes with a solid sole (avoid sandals)
- Walking sticks
- Boating safety kit (whistle, bailer, 15-m buoyant heaving line, watertight flashlight)
- Topographical map specific to your outing
- Waterproof bag
- Closed-toe slip-resistant shoes (Especially if portages are part of your trip)
To jog your memory, consult these checklists:
Update it as you go on more camping trips and have more experiences!
Security and regulations
Sépaq wishes you an unforgettable outdoor experience and invites you to be Careful by nature!
Authorized bike types
- Mountain bike trails: electric bikes are not allowed while electric pedal-assist bikes are allowed.
- Bike paths and other trails: electric bikes and electric pedal-assist bikes are allowed.
Here are a few important do’s and don’ts:
- Venturing outside the trails in national parks is not allowed.
- All waste must be disposed of in the appropriate places.
- Under certain conditions, your dog could be allowed in some establishments. However, no other domestic animals are allowed. Please consult our Domestic animals section.
- National parks are governed by certain rules and guidelines.
Regulations and useful information
Cohabitation with vulnerable or threatened species
We ask for your cooperation to ensure a harmonious cohabitation between visitors and the wildlife present on the territory. It is essential to preserve the peace and quiet of the various species by keeping a safe distance from them, especially those considered vulnerable or threatened, such as caribou. These species are very sensitive to disturbance and any situation that could lead to an interaction with humans must be avoided.
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