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    Canadian connections with KT

    We are looking to ride and camp at KT sister trails up near Quebec.

    I'm looking foe some intel, where to ride, a campground (not tenting, tag along camper) near the riding area and bike shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    We are looking to ride and camp at KT sister trails up near Quebec.

    I'm looking foe some intel, where to ride, a campground (not tenting, tag along camper) near the riding area and bike shops.
    Accommodation - Camping - Cottage - Québec | Vallée Bras-du-Nord

    As with KT, reserve early.

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    Circuits Frontires is just over the border in East Hereford, Quebec. The trails are extensive and very good; quite a bit less manicured than KT. The town has no services - no stores, gas stations nor bike shops, but you can camp at the church and there is a bike wash, toilets and free showers across the street at the outdoor hockey rink. It's a cool place.

    Coaticook is not too far away and has some riding at Parc de la Gorge as well as full facilities and bike shops in town. The riding there is mediocre, IMO. Maybe worth a visit but I probably won't go back. There is a campground and the gorge itself has a huge suspension bridge and is a tourist attraction, so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair;
    ...but you can camp at the church...
    It is no longer tolerated.

    Btw, if you have time I'd strongly suggest you pay a visit to Sentiers des Moulins at Lac Beauport.

    If you enjoy trails of the gnarly kind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    Circuits Frontires is just over the border in East Hereford, Quebec. The trails are extensive and very good; quite a bit less manicured than KT. The town has no services - no stores, gas stations nor bike shops, but you can camp at the church and there is a bike wash, toilets and free showers across the street at the outdoor hockey rink. It's a cool place.
    Thanks for this. I'm off next week and wanted to venture into Quebec but had little idea where to go. I'm going check this place out ASAP. Stoked.
    Vermonter - bikes, beers and skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jozz View Post
    It is no longer tolerated....
    Bummer. Is there a place to camp somewhere nearby? There didnt seem like many options when we were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    Bummer. Is there a place to camp somewhere nearby? There didnt seem like many options when we were there.
    Yes there is now. In fact, it was part of the deal that for opening the campground it would be no longer tolerated to sleep in the village.

    https://www.hebergementmonthereford.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    Thanks for this. I'm off next week and wanted to venture into Quebec but had little idea where to go. I'm going check this place out ASAP. Stoked.
    Loveeeee Quebec. Spent 2+ weeks up there this time last year with the lady and I've been dying to go back ever since.

    Rode VBN, MSA, and a lot of stuff on the Gaspe. We did Montreal-QC-Saguenay-Gaspe. Get to VBN if you can, a little more driving but gets you close to QC which is one of my favorite cities now. Tons of good food, views, rec, beer, etc. all through Quebec.

    Really enjoyed Saguenay and Gaspesie Parcs. The Gaspe is amazing and I want to explore it a ton more.
    Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades.

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    Just booked Chalet Estanha. One site, five days. Between the two Vallee Bras Du Nord trail systems....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    Just booked Chalet Estanha. One site, five days. Between the two Vallee Bras Du Nord trail systems....
    Enjoy! We camped everywhere on that trip pretty much. It was a great trip, and cheap! Nielson was a real treat.

    Eat plenty of poutine! (I made sure to anyway).
    Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    Just booked Chalet Estanha. One site, five days. Between the two Vallee Bras Du Nord trail systems....
    They just opened a new DH trail taken from Neilson East, the MadMax, 19% average grade DH...

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    Just returned this afternoon from a trip to Quebec which was fantastic. Was my wife son and I and we chose to stay at hotels rather than camp so we could travel more lightly. We stayed at Hotel Le Roquemont which was a bit rustic but clean and priced accordingly so we were very pleased. The hotel is the main trailhead for the St Raymond sector which was convenient and while the trails there are good, the Shannahan sector was spectacular. I agree with the comment about the Nielsen trails which are all fantastic but you will earn your downhills with some climbing!
    We then spent a couple of nights in Quebec City and chose to stay near the old town just so we could walk everywhere. It was nice and we had some great meals etc, but it was super busy which was an adjustment form BDN!
    Coming home we wanted to break up our trip with some riding along the way. The options are a bit limited so we considered stopping at Bromont but between the fact that my son can't really do lift service right now coming off a broken collar bone and the cost of about $40/head we ended up at Sutton which was a very nice choice! The network has apparently only been open for 2 years but a lot of work has gone into it and the trails rode great so was very worth the $11 per head ticket.
    It's nice to be home but we are looking forward to out next trip North!

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