Distance

Distance4

435mkm

% Unpaved

Gravel2

47%

Ascent

Elevation2

6320m

High Point

High Point3

604m

Difficulty

Difficulty2

4/10

Gaspé Point Loop

It must be stated, and stressed, that although this route has been plotted and I feel as though it is a viable route, it has NOT YET been ridden and tested. There is a good chance that some of the route is plotted on ATV trails and will need corrections to be done before it is complete. If you decide to ride this route prior to this note being edited, I would love your feedback and any re-routing you were required to do. Much appreciated. Chris

The Gaspé Point Loop is a 435km long loop with a lofty 6320m of elevation gain. Of the four routes in the Gaspé Peninsula, this route has the largest amount of paved road riding, as you follow the Gulf of St. Laurence and discover the beauty that is the Gaspesie. Spending your days cycling through small villages that make their living off the sea, you will delve into local culture and customs. 

Leaving the coast, you head inland on gravel roads as you cut across the peninsula. Prepare for some tough climbing, as the vast majority of the routes elevation gain will be found in just 170km of the route. It’s also important to prepare adequately before this inland section of the loop, as there are few places where you can resupply. 

This route was developed by Chris Panasky, creator of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast.

The Gaspé Point Loop was created by the team at Bikepack Adventures. It’s sharing on this website is for informational purposes only.

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Chris

Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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