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Rving in Gaspésie: A Terego Itinerary

April 30, 2024Escapade

Embark with us on a memorable adventure through the enchanting landscapes of Gaspésie in an RV! This road trip was inspired by the tales of Terego vice-president Karine's latest escapade. It promises unforgettable encounters and breathtaking panoramas in this beautiful region.

Day 1 - Bisons and Sunset

Our journey begins at Ranch Bisons sur Mer, in Sainte-Luce, where Terego members are welcomed by Bruno, a passionate rancher who generously shares his expertise. A 2nd-generation bison breeder, he has grown up among them all his life. He knows all about the genetics of these animals and the quality of the meat he produces. Karine had the chance to pet Tonka, a huge male as impressive as he is affectionate.

In the shop, you will find superior quality frozen meat cuts and transformed products, such as spaghetti sauce, sausages, and BBQ meat patties. Members spend the night in their RVs or travel trailers next to the paddock. On the other side of Route 132, the beach can be reached via an overgrown field. Karine ended her day with a walk along the shore, watching the sunset. Her peaceful night at this host's home was lulled to sleep by the sounds of the rising tide.

Day 2 - Tasting and Mountain Views ( 140 km)

Distillerie Cap-Chat is a brand-new distillery on the Gaspé Peninsula. Owner Carl Bourget was previously a winemaker near Québec City. He has absolutely no regrets about his decision to move to Gaspésie. It's easy to see why when you visit his distillery! The fully windowed boutique offers a magnificent view of the sea. Across the street, the sandy beach stretches for miles. At the time of Karine's visit, the sea was raging, and the waves were crashing onto the shore in a majestic spectacle. Thankfully, the warm welcome once inside brings sunshine to any day.. Let yourself be tempted by a tasting of gins, vodkas, eaux-de-vie and liqueurs, all made with local boreal plants. Then head to the Terego parking space for a peaceful night's sleep overlooking the Cap-Chat River barachois and the Chic-Choc Mountain Range. In summer, members can take a trail down to the Cap-Chat River or take a walk to the village farmers' market.

Day 3 - An Overnight Stay on the Wharf (293 km)

On the road between Cap-Chat and Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, discover the majestic cliffs of Gaspésie.

“Since it’s October, the tourists have left the peninsula, leaving me alone on the road that winds between the flamboyant autumn forests and the turbulent sea. Waves crash against the rocks, creating splashes the height of my motorhome. One picturesque little village follows another, and I must resist the urge to stop at every lookout along the way.” - Karine

Destination: Lelièvre, Lelièvre and Lemoignan fish market, just past Gaspé. Much more than a fishmonger's or a fishing port, this is a site that bears witness to the entire history of fishing in Gaspésie. In summer, fishermen deliver a wide variety of seafood and fish daily, including cod, halibut, and lobster. Terego travellers have the unique opportunity to park their RV or van directly on the wharf and witness the fishermen's departure at sunrise. Savouring dried salt cod and a local beer, Karine ended her day to the sound of the water lapping at the boats moored to the quay.

Day 4: Percé and Coffee ( 8 km)

Since the next Terego stopover is just a few minutes' drive from the fish market, there's plenty of time to explore the surrounding area before arriving for your overnight stay. For a day of relaxation, head to the nearby Cap d'Espoir public beach. Less than 20 minutes away is the popular town of Percé. Here you can admire the famous Percé Rock, go whale watching by boat, explore the coastline by sea kayak, observe the gannets on Bonaventure Island or hike to the glass platform suspended 200 m above sea level for a breathtaking view of the town and the sea. Café Chèvres dansantes, in Grande-Rivière, is a friendly café created by a young owner with a bohemian spirit. Mathieu has spent a lot of time camping around the world. Nowadays, he likes to give back and welcome travellers. His café is just like him: friendly and inviting. It's a meeting place for natives, making it the perfect place to chat with the locals after a day of exploring.

Day 5: Strawberries, aperitifs and crêpes ( 110 km)

Next stop: Ferme Bourdages Tradition, a must-see farm in Baie-des-Chaleurs. The Bourdages family has been firmly established in Saint-Siméon for over 200 years. The farm is the largest producer of strawberries on the Gaspé Peninsula. Strawberries are celebrated with products cooked on site, including delicious tarts. They also produce rhubarb wine, as well as fruit aperitifs and liqueurs. The strawberry wine is perfect for a seaside drink! In season, this Terego host also offers a variety of vegetables and U-pick. During Karine's visit, although the strawberry season had been over for several weeks, she came across many families happy to play in the outdoor park, the museum and the petting zoo. Meet Marie, responsible for welcoming Terego members. With her infectious smile, she generously offers services at the RV parking area (dump station, washing machine, shower, etc.). After your overnight stay at the farm, enjoy delicious crêpes served at the small restaurant, and head off to your next Terego stopover for other wonderful discoveries.

Day 6: View of the Chaleur Bay and Gin Tasting ( 4 km)

At the top of Caplan cliffs, the Distillerie des Marigots produces gins and spirits from local ingredients. The distillery is majestic, generously fenestrated and offers a breathtaking view of the Chaleur Bay.

“It's Sébastien who warmly welcomes me and offers me a generous tasting of their products. It's a delight to discover all the indigenous aromatics that go into these complex and surprising spirits... in a good way!” - Karine.

The guided tour is highly recommended, as it allows you to make the most of the facilities and to see up close the impressive Charentais copper pot still. This type of still is traditionally used to produce cognac and is rarely used in America. A short path takes you easily down the cliff to the water's edge. At sunset, the rocky cliffs blaze with scarlet hues for an unforgettable spectacle.

Terego members spend the night in their motorhome or van right on top of the cliff, with a breathtaking view over the bay.

Bonus: Matapedia Valley

Want to continue this road trip? For a feast for the eyes and taste buds, visit the Matapedia Valley, formed in the heart of the Chic-Choc Mountains. Fishing on world-renowned salmon rivers, hundreds of km of hiking trails, via ferrata on rock faces and mountain biking trails await you!

Along the way, make a gourmet stop at La Vallée de la Framboise Économusée in Val-Brillant, or play a round of golf at Club de Golf Revermont in Amqui.

Get a Terego membership for unforgettable adventures across Canada, where every stopover has its share of surprises and memories.

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