The Charlevoix Crossing
Day 1 St-Urbain
Today's the big day! This morning, you better be ready for the hiking, it will bring you to the hinterland of Charlevoix region. The area through which we travel is in fact a crater left by a meteor, which struck the earth over 350 million years ago. This 16.7 km leg of our trip will lead us to our next objective, the Marmot's Chalet.
- Accommodation : Mountain hut
Day 2 St-Urbain
Today you set off towards a glacier valley that will lead you up the long ascent to Walnut Mountain. This mountain with its multiple peaks gives the illusion, when looking downwards, of a pregnant woman lying on her back. The climb is littered with beautiful views that will delight amateur photographers. When you arrive at Owl's Chalet you will have traveled 12.5 km over a 300-metre incline.
- Accommodation : Mountain hut
Day 3 St-Urbain
This morning will take you to one of the most gorgeous lookouts of your journey. Following a gentle slope, youe will once again have the opportunity to appreciate this landscape that has been shaped by both the glaciers and the giant wound in the earth's crust called the High-Gorges fault, another remnant of that ancient meteor. A little further along the trail opens up suddenly into a grove of ash and elm trees. You will be awed by the height of these giant trees, many of which are over 300 years old. Having traveled 18.2 km, our path will lead us to the end of the trip. Return your equipment in Montreal. Continuation of you individual trip.
Children under 12 years old without hiking experience are not accepted
Period & budget
When to travel?
The best period for travelling is during the following months:
The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.
The cost includes:
The cost does not include:
Budget & exchange
- A fair economical repartition
- The improvement of local teams’ working conditions and their awareness of the protection of the environment
- The information of travelers about respecting the local population and environment and the collection of their feelings at their return.
- Avoid letting waste out, throw it in the trash can or bring it with you
- Use potable water sparingly (take a shower instead of a bath and report any leaks) and avoid wasting it (use biodegradable soap to wash yourself)
- Avoid damaging cultural sites: don’t touch the statues, don’t move the stones and objects
- Exchange instead of giving (too Important gifts can destabilize the local economic stability of the country depending on their living standards)
- When taking a walk, especially in some fragile ecosystems, observe the fauna from afar, do not go beyond beaten roads, limit stamping and do not bring any souvenirs: give up picking rare flowers picking fossils...
- In some hotels, you can have individual air conditioning. It is advised to systematically switching it off when you’re out of the room to avoid energetical overconsumption and greenhouse gas emission.