Kegashka Quebec (for sure )and points North (maybe)

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  1. Academy

    Academy Been here awhile

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    Planning a trip heading to Kegashka Quebec from Quebec City along the 138. The road ends in Kegashka but there seems to be ferry service heading as far north as Blanc-Sablon.

    I would love to hear any suggestions for trip routing, camping, eating and must see places etc.

    Thanks!
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    Last summer gf and I camped off 138 just north of Tadousac at "paradis marin" I typically prefer to wild camp but I was mesmerized by the amount and proximity of whales we saw/heard from the campsite. Everyone sat on the rocky shore and just watched. We'd booked a zodiac tour from Tadousac and they took us further off the shore of this campsite to see the big whales. We also saw many belugas just from the free Tadousac ferry

    If you have time for a detour or if you double back the route du fjord is popular for bikes. Anse-St-Jean and St-Rose-du-Nord are beautiful places to stop for coffee/lunch on the fjord. Baie-√Čternit√© is my favourite view on the fjord and has hiking/camping/kayaking (and potentially seals), Cap a L'Est is also a nice secluded view. Hautes Gorges is a great ride/campsite. Hwy 381 is my favourite paved road in eastern Canada.
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  4. Academy

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    Thank you Jackalsour. Sounds good I will do some more research!
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    Patch I will look into that book thanks!
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    I got word from the ferry service that they can take a bike "containerized" for $153. That is just for bike. That could be a cool way to head from Kegashka to Blanc Sablon
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    I hit Kegaska (no h) early in my trip to Newfoundland a few years ago. The scenery along the coast was very nice.
    Checkout the RR in my sig line for pictures and commentary.
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    Thanks MapMaster
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    I rode the Trans Labrador and took the ferry in Blanc-Sablon and drove from Kegashka back to Ottawa, 2 years ago. It was a great ride and I did the portion of the 138 that is at Blanc-Sablon. Enjoy the ride, nice gravel roads.
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    ??
    Was there construction going on?
    The only gravel on 138 when I did it was the last stretch between Kegaska and Natashquan (about 40 miles I think).
    The eastern stretch between Old Fort and Blanc-Sablon was all paved as well.
    If you're referring to the gravel portions of the TLH, that might be confusing to the OP.

    And I don't care how Google Maps spells it. It's Kegaska per the Welcome To sign that greets you upon arrival. :deal
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    I've done the run out to Kegaska. Nice ride if the weather is good. It's covered in one of my ride reports linked below, but the server hosting the photos is currently down so hold off a while before trying to read it.

    I've thought about taking that ferry between Kegaska and Blanc Sablon, but it only runs once a week or so. And once you factor in a berth for yourself as well as shipping your bike, it's not cheap.

    --mark
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    But if it's derived from Innu probably no such thing as correct spelling in Latin :deal
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    Yup I just got a quote for two passengers in a cabin for two nights with meals and for the bike. About 1500 bucks! Unfortunately its gonna be too expensive for me.
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    Your reply does not lack some merit, but my rule is to always go with the local spellings and pronunciations. :lol3
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    Yeah, I'd choke on that bill as well. But I think a run to Kegaska and back would be a fine trip in itself. And you'd have time to check out Manic 5, Rose Du Nord, Lac St Jean, and Mauricie Park. Split those side excursions between the outbound and return legs and it won't seem like a straight out and back the whole way.

    Edit: Oops. Changed to Rose du Nord. Route du Nord is not an option along the way to Kegaska.
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    Mapmaster said : " Oops. Changed to Rose du Nord. Route du Nord is not an option along the way to Kegaska."

    Sure it is , just takes a bit longer :D
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    Having done the Route du Nord on my way back from Alaska, I completely agree.
    But I recognize that not everyone has the same level of well honed directional sensibilities. :lol3
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    Sounds like a sweet ride! If anyone can recommend a places to stay or eat along the way I would love to hear it!
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