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Old 01-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #16
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #17
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I'd seen that before. I wish the picture links were intact.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #18
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Logistics Part II -- Timing

Having lived the bulk of my life within reasonable distance to Quebec, I feel that timing any trip to Anticosti will bear heavily on its success. In the early part of the season, I'm fairly sure black flies and mosquitoes will be a major issue. Therefore, it makes some sense to go in the later part of the season.

An issue particular to Quebec is that they have "construction holidays" the last week of July and the first of August. An estimated 40% of Quebecois take two week's vacation at this time. I do not think it would be wise to schedule the trip then, as the ferry and local services may be overloaded. This leaves the second and third weeks of August. I would willingly push the schedule a week or two further, but Sepaq ends its season August 22nd. I need to clarify if it is acceptable to use their camping sites beyond that point.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #19
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:02 AM   #20
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Just dug this up -- footage from a quad, but gives an idea of the road surfaces involved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ditB2M1c768

Very professional, but long:

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:47 AM   #21
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I had planned on doing a similar trip but decided to switch mynplans due to limited riding being available. Therefor basically one road and it can be done (across and back) in a day. If memory serves, 5 days is the minimum you can spend there because ofvthe ferry schedule.

Looks like some cool hikes and the paddling appears to be outstanding. Next year is booked up but someday i'dblike to go and do a bike slash sea kayak trip.

Enjoy your trip, look forward to seeing some pics and hearing about your experience
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:34 AM   #22
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I had planned on doing a similar trip but decided to switch mynplans due to limited riding being available. Therefor basically one road and it can be done (across and back) in a day. If memory serves, 5 days is the minimum you can spend there because ofvthe ferry schedule.

Looks like some cool hikes and the paddling appears to be outstanding. Next year is booked up but someday i'dblike to go and do a bike slash sea kayak trip.

Enjoy your trip, look forward to seeing some pics and hearing about your experience
Actually, there's a fairly large network of roads. The Route Henri Menir (aka Trans-Anticosti) is the primary one, but there's others. I estimate there's over 500 miles on the island. Obviously, one wouldn't ride all day, but there's plenty to explore. Keep you posted.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:37 PM   #23
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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I see this thread's nearly a year old. Did the trip ever happen?

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #25
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I see this thread's nearly a year old. Did the trip ever happen?

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Nope, but it's still on the menu. This summer will feature a run to Newfoundland, but I'm still convinced that Anticosti would be a jewel in the crown. A few of the people on the Newfoundland are potential riders to Anticosti. I could have done the trip, but I was very reluctant to do it solo.
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I am planning an east coast trip this summer. Toronto through the NE US to NB then into Nova Scotia, over to NL then back to QC and up to Gaspe. Is it still possible to sail from the island to Harve- St- Pierre? This island sounds like it could be worth the effort.
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I am planning an east coast trip this summer. Toronto through the NE US to NB then into Nova Scotia, over to NL then back to QC and up to Gaspe. Is it still possible to sail from the island to Harve- St- Pierre? This island sounds like it could be worth the effort.
So far as I know, unless you make special and very expensive arrangements, the Relais Nordik ferry is about the only way to get a vehicle onto the island. It leaves from Sept Isles PQ and stops at Port Menir on one leg, and stops again one week later at Port Menir and lands at Rumouski, PQ.

I suspect there would be a way to get a bike in by air, but the cost could be prohibitive. There is commercial air service three times a week to the island. You can have about anything brought in via freight charter, I suspect.
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I was trying to make sense of the sail schedule. I see it leaves Rimouski to Sept Iles to Port Menier then all the way east
stopping at ports along the way till Blanc Sabion where it turns around to do the same ports in reverse.
So you could sail from the Island to Havre St Pierre but you would have to wait for the boat to make one complete cycle.

I wonder if the cost for the bikes would be less per bike if there were more of them. A one way for a 3000kg car is $445
for the full trip. 10 bikes weigh less, although the costly part may be hoisting on and off the boat.
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I was trying to make sense of the sail schedule. I see it leaves Rimouski to Sept Iles to Port Menier then all the way east
stopping at ports along the way till Blanc Sabion where it turns around to do the same ports in reverse.
So you could sail from the Island to Havre St Pierre but you would have to wait for the boat to make one complete cycle.

I wonder if the cost for the bikes would be less per bike if there were more of them. A one way for a 3000kg car is $445
for the full trip. 10 bikes weigh less, although the costly part may be hoisting on and off the boat.
I was quoted approximately the same for one bike. I think that the bulk of the charge is to hoist the bike on and off. I don't know about group rates.
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I think I've figured out the rates for vehicles on Relais Nordik. The vessel is not a roll-on-roll-off ship. Autos and bikes are containerized and hoisted from and to the deck by derricks. The effort for offloading a single vehicle is pretty much the same as dropping a full container, thus the similarity in cost for a bike or an auto. I think this may give some negotiating room on if there are a number of riders that want to visit the island at the same time.
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