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    Question Ride to Havre St-Pierre, Quebec June 2009

    I am planning to ride to the village of Havre St-Pierre, Quebec located at the end of Route 138 on the north side of the St Lawrence River from Quebec City in June '09.
    I have not been on this route before. I plan on camping if the weather is dry. Can anyone provide a profile of this 250 mile stretch, eg, scenic?, twisties? basic condition of the road. I would also appreciate any recomendations for lodging and camp grounds on route.

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    The road was in good condition in 03, I don't recall a lot of camping, best bet is get a hotel in Bai Comeau, then complete the ride to Harve st. Pierre.

    Going fishing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt03 View Post
    The road was in good condition in 03, I don't recall a lot of camping, best bet is get a hotel in Bai Comeau, then complete the ride to Harve st. Pierre.

    Going fishing ?
    I'm thinking about taking my fly rod. I was in Newfoundland last summer and regretted not having it. Did you fish on your trip?

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    It is a great ride and I would recommend going all the way to Natashquan. I did it last year and the roads are fine. No problem getting lodging in hotels up to Baie Comeau and bed and breakfasts or small Inns more North. I did a bit of fishing although I did the trip kinda of quick (solo) so the fishing was for 15 or 20 minute at a time when I would stop to rest. It is a beautiful ride that you won't regret. My wife and I are doing Newfoundland this summer, but on our way home to Ontario, I plan to take the ferry from Matane to Godbout and head up to show her the North Shore at least to Havre St Pierre. THere is lots of camping also.
    Enjoy!
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    I drove up there a few years ago to catch a float plane to Labrador. I drove in a rented car...so my road report isn't totally accurate. The roads were fine.....the further north that you go, the more desolate it gets. Make sure that you have a reservation in Hsp...therer didn't seem to be many places to stay. Camping should not be a problem.....I would imagine that you could just find a flat spot and pitch the tent.......
    It is a beautiful ride.....I am thinking of doing it myself this summer....more towards August. Be prepared for snotty, cold weather.
    Have fun!

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    PS....learn enough French to be polite...it will serve you well.

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