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Top 5 – Sports Challenges in Gaspésie

Here are 5 sports challenges that will really push your limits! In unique natural settings in Gaspésie, fill up on fresh air, enjoy an adrenaline rush and meet exceptional people.

Gaspesia Race Series
Photo: Jacques Gratton – B2O Sport Aventure

Gaspesia Race Series

The Gaspesia Race Series is a series of running and cycling competitions that includes endurance events for experienced athletes as well as friendly family events.

  • Ultra-Trail, Percé: June 19 to 21, 2020 – this event is canceled for 2020. 
  • Raid/Marathon Gaspesia 100, Gaspé: September 6, 2020 
  • Marathon Gaspesia, Percé: October 11, 2020
Grand Prix cycliste de la Matapédia
Photo: Grand Prix cycliste de la Matapédia

Grand Prix cycliste de la Matapédia

Attracting several cyclists from Quebec, other Canadian provinces and the United States, the Grand Prix cycliste de la Matapédia is a six-stage event taking place in the Matapedia Valley. Its route totals approximately 400 km. The stages included, among other things, an individual time trial, an ascent stage, two road circuits, a criterium in the streets of Amqui and a line race. This event is canceled for 2020.

Fort Causap au Royaume du Saumon
Photo: Fort Causap au Royaume du Saumon

Fort Causap au Royaune du Saumon, Causapscal

Fort Causap au Royaume du Saumon, Causapscal. In late July, Causapscal becomes a huge outdoor playground! About 20 teams compete in over a dozen challenges at Fort Causap, which is inspired by the French adventure-style game show Fort Boyard. The goal is to finish each challenge as quickly as possible while avoiding traps and try to qualify for the finals. Every year, new and even more original challenges are created for this event. If you don’t feel up to paticipating, attend as a festival-goer! Fort Causap is also 5 days of shows and family activities attracting over 12,000 people. This event is canceled for 2020.

Traversée de la Gaspésie automne - bottine et course
Photo: Ricochet Design – TDLG

Traversée de la Gaspésie automne – bottine et course, September 19 to 26, 2020

Under the theme “Back to Our Roots,” the TDLG on Foot will take place in late September surrounded by the beautiful fall scenery of Matane, parc national de la Gaspésie and Gaspé. The all-inclusive event includes 6 days of hiking with logistical and safety support, 7 nights of lodging, all snacks and meals (including 7 dinners featuring regional fare) as well as organized activities in the evenings. The route is presented to participants every morning and requires about 15 km to 20 km of hiking per day, on average. Get out your hiking boots!

Would you like to participate in or watch a sports challenge in Gaspésie? Be in the loop! Plan your trip at tourisme-gaspesie.com today. #gaspesie

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