FKT: Mathieu Blanchard - Sentier International des Appalaches-Québec GR A1 (QC, Canada) - 2020-08-09

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7d 12h 4m 0s
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I left on Sunday August 2 at 5:05 am from Matapedia.
I finished my adventure on Sunday August 9 at 4:57 p.m.

So a total time of 7 days, 12h, 4 min.

Here the link to my strava account where I put my stages (search august 2020)

The French Federation of Hiking (FFRandonnée) inaugurated the first Long-distance hiking route (GR®) in North America, the GR®A1, by the approval of 650 km from the International Appalachian Trail - Quebec (SIA-QC).

The International Appalachian Trail in Quebec covers more than 650 km of trails. It starts at Matapedia, then heads towards the Valley to Amqui before reaching the Matane wildlife reserve. It crosses the Parc de la Gaspésie including the Albert and Jacques-Cartier mountains, then descends towards Mont-Saint-Pierre where it follows the sea, from village to village, to Forillon National Park. Ranging from a rural setting in an agricultural setting to the steep cliffs of Forillon which overlook the sea, passing by the summits of the Chic-Chocset of the McGerrigle, the trail offers several possibilities for hiking. The trail is suitable for routes of varying duration (1 to 40 days) and difficulty (slight or steep drop).