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Petit Temis Trail on Quebec's Route Verte system

Old 07-02-19, 08:54 AM
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Petit Temis Trail on Quebec's Route Verte system

We just returned from an extended weekend touring trip and I thought I would post some info about this trail as I think it might be slipping through the cracks of getting the word out.

Petit Temis trail is a little over 100 miles long hard packed gravel similar to the GAP. It starts in Edmundston, NB and ends in Riviere-du-Loup on the St.Lawrence river. Along the way it passes a neat botanical garden, a provincial national park Temiscoua NP, a few small towns and villages with provisions and accommodations and also offers 3-4 on the trail campsites with tent platforms.

We started from Edmundston and camped about 60 miles down the trail. The next day we did an in and back to Riviere-du-Loup and then the third day we biked back to Edmundston (61,54,61 miles) .

Pretty much everywhere we were people spoke French as their first language so the whole trip had a cool feeling of being in a different country.

Here is a web site with info: https://petit-temis.ca/english/home?...-hT9fmHyU-Zds0







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Old 07-02-19, 09:00 AM
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Maybe it's my monitor, but that water looks brown.
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Itís Your monitor 😁 brown water would be rare for the Canada I know and the water was clean on this trip as well
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I was thinking it was from iron. In certain parts of New Jersey there are a lot of lakes and streams that are naturally brown from the trees in the Pine Barrens National Preserve.
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Well those brooks were from the woods and some out of beaver dams...there could be slight tanin here and there
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I did Velo Quebec's Le Grande Tour back in '98. Large, week-long supported ride. Agree 100% about feeling like I was in a foreign country (i.e.,not in North America). We overnighted at public schools. Food was handed to you by students with a cheerful "Bon appetit!" The first evening I sat with some folks from Ontario who were speaking English. Before starting to eat one guy asked another how the chicken was. His friend said "It's kind of dark, but pretty good." Another one spoke up explaining that it was dark because it was duck, not chicken. One afternoon I went to a bar and felt compelled to ask if service was included. Explained to the bar tender than I asked because I felt so much like I was in France.
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This was my first time I did infield repair of tubeless tire. My rear tire had a big flat on Sunday, in the middle of nowhere. I used the needle with the plug and pumped it up with a compressed air cartridge. It worked like a charm and never leaked a bit. I thought I kind of like tubeless ... haha... because my hands did not get dirty removing the wheel and tire for the repair.
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are there public transportation options to get from one end of the trail to the other?
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there is a bus for around 22 bucks
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
We just returned from an extended weekend touring trip and I thought I would post some info about this trail as I think it might be slipping through the cracks of getting the word out.

Petit Temis trail is a little over 100 miles long hard packed gravel similar to the GAP. It starts in Edmundston, NB and ends in Riviere-du-Loup on the St.Lawrence river.
Thanks. I hadn't heard of this trail. One small correction, however. The website says the trail is 134 km, which equals about 84 miles, not more than 100 miles.
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Old 07-02-19, 03:54 PM
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I enjoyed seeing these rides on the Stravas.

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I enjoyed seeing these rides on the Stravas.

Thanks! I thiught it would be ideal for one of your SS rides 🙂
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Nice pictures. I hear nothing but good things about this trail. I'm hoping to do it as part of a ride next spring.
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I would add that the St Lawrence river area is a neat, very seaside , sort of area, so I could see that end of the trail being interesting for folks not familiar with the river.
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