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Old 02-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Kegaska

I hear there is a bridge across the Natasquan river in Quebec There is apparently a gravel road from Natasquan to Kegaska, have any ADV riders been on it? Natasquan and Kegaska are on the North shore of the St Lawrence river south of Lab.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/reg...27-211015.html

You are right, it is open to Kegaska, and already travelled by bike.

http://m4e.com/showthread.php/151787...e-la-route-138
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I read your link and have a couple of Questions 1 how far from Natasquan to Kegaska 2 what is the road like? thanks for the input
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I read your link and have a couple of Questions 1 how far from Natasquan to Kegaska 2 what is the road like? thanks for the input
Hi sherpaguy

I am the author of the original M4E thread but I never visit the ADV rider forum since I only own a sport bike

To summarize, after the Natasquan village, the road is paved until the next village names Pointe-Parent. After Point-Parent it is gravel road up to the Natasquan river bridge about 20km.

It is a good road and well maintained. When I rode it last summer, they were levelling it and they do it on a regular basis.

The Natasquan river bridge itself is paved (note the Natasquan bridge cross the Natasquan river and is not in the Natasquan village

Between the Natasquan river bridge and the Kegaska village, there is about 20km. I rode it before it was officially opened so I have to take detour on a ATC trail (on my sport bike) but now it that is is open, it will be all gravel. Since it is a brand new road, it will not be fully packed like the previous section but it should be a nice road as well.


Once you enter the village itself, the road were packed sand and gravel.
I did the ride with a Yamaha FZ1 with Michelin Pilot Road. The only problem was the ATV trail detour but I crossed to Kegaska before the road was completed.


This is the real end of the road 138, you see that is becomes a loose sand trail that ends a few kilometers later.

About the village on the Cote Nord Region:

About one village out of three is french speaking, one is native (Innu) and one is english speaking.
Natasquan is french, Pointe Parent is native (Innu) and Kegaska is english.

The village is very small (about 200 inhabitants)

For lodging, there is an inn with cottages called Auberge le Biron, the owner is Ruth Kippen. I highly recommend it


The inn


My room

Please follow this link for the address and phone number:

http://www.tourismlowernorthshore.com/kegaska.asp

I only stayed there one night because I was out of vacation time and it rained that evening so I did not sample the restaurant. The food at th Inn was great

BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT!

Have a nice trip

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