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Biking Gaspe (page 3)

John SaxbyTo Scott Anderson

Hi Scott,
A  note that may be helpful on the matter of traffic:  The Gaspé portion of La route verte is now substantially larger than it was when I did my circuit nearly a decade ago.

Here's the current state of play:

You'll see from this that the Route Verte now circles nearly the entire peninsula, except for the portion just NE of Gaspé village, about 100 kms. When I rode it in 2010, the section of the north shore east of Matane was not formally part of La route verte.

Te benefit of this change is that a cyclist is assured of good shoulders -- tho' to be fair, the road conditions were very good when I was there.  There are logging trucks on the north shore, and on the 132 between Mont-Joli and Matapédia, but we found  that the combination of good shoulders and considerate drivers made the ride entirely manageable.

Cheers,  John

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