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Has anyone on the forum done this? I just went to the website and am curious about anyones experience of this. thanks and buen camino. John
 

MermaidLilli

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I jsut looked at the photo album of that website and I see all road walking! Sounds wonderful to do a walk here in North America, though.
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Canuck

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papajohn said:
Has anyone on the forum done this? I just went to the website and am curious about anyones experience of this. thanks and buen camino. John


I have done two legs.

1 - Montreal-Quebec City (Basilique Ste-Anne) 300km. All roads through nice typical French-Canadian villages along the St-Lawrence River.

2- Rimouski-Quebec City (Basilique St-Anne) 250km. All along the St Lawrence River on dirt path and cycle routes. Very beautiful scenery, lovely villages, parks, friendly people and historic sites of the birth of North America. A real treat in history and French-Canadian culture.

3 - I have yet to do Ottawa-Montreal. I guess I lived in both cities and travelled between the two for too long to be interested. Some day maybe.

Ciao!
Jean-Marc
 
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The most recent Ottawa caminoholics meeting had two very interesting presentations on the chemin, one on the Ottawa-Montréal stretch, and the other on the Rimouski-Québec City walk (with slides). Both sounded fascinating, although participating in the Ottawa-Montréal route requires much advance planning (only 6-8 people per stage, as accommodation is limited). On the Rimouski-Québec City walk, much is done on green trails, which cover the province of Québec in a way to be emulated by other provinces (rails to trails, bike paths etc). They strike me as being caminoes which will interest those who cannot make the Atlantic crossing for time or money's sake, or who are very interested in French Canadian culture (and who can speak French, or manage somehow in French), or who are interested in the RC side of the pilgrimage experience.
 

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papajohn said:
Thanks for the replies everyone. Can anyone speak to the accomodations and food arrangements. John

There are two way to do it:

One is being registered through the official organization. Only four people a day hit the road and everything is looked after for you in terms of accomodations and meals.

The other way is to go as an independent and then you're on your own. The portion Montreal-Quebec City needs a good plan (which I have). The one Rimouski-Quebec City offers easy to find and plentiful sleeping and eating accomodations (I can also help here).

Cheers!
Jean-Marc
 

Carole

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Below are the three pilgrimages that I have done. The one from Ottawa to Montreal is the shorter of the two and you can be up to six people a day for that walk the other two are four people a day. The only snag, because of the guidebook and the places we stay) is that you would need someone with you who can read and speak in French. I find they are a beautiful way to be part of the place you are visiting. It is mostly walking along a road - a time for reflection. It is only available in the spring. You must register for the walk - once your date has been accepted there is a registration fee required to keep your departure date. You pay around $20 a day for very basic lodging (community centers, church basements) and breakfast (sometimes it is provided). Every day for a couple of weeks a group of four or six leave the departure point so you must follow the guidebook.

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I have done two legs.

1 - Montreal-Quebec City (Basilique Ste-Anne) 300km. All roads through nice typical French-Canadian villages along the St-Lawrence River.

2- Rimouski-Quebec City (Basilique St-Anne) 250km. All along the St Lawrence River on dirt path and cycle routes. Very beautiful scenery, lovely villages, parks, friendly people and historic sites of the birth of North America. A real treat in history and French-Canadian culture.

3 - I have yet to do Ottawa-Montreal. I guess I lived in both cities and travelled between the two for too long to be interested. Some day maybe.

Ciao!
Jean-Marc
On rhe 2nd one in Cnada along the St Lawrence-are there places to stay at night?
 

Canuck

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On rhe 2nd one in Cnada along the St Lawrence-are there places to stay at night?
There are two way to do it:

One is being registered through the official organization. Only four people a day hit the road and everything is looked after for you in terms of accomodations and meals.

The other way is to go as an independent and then you're on your own. The portion Montreal-Quebec City needs a good plan (which I have). The one Rimouski-Quebec City offers easy to find and plentiful sleeping and eating accomodations (I can also help here).

Cheers!
Jean-Marc
 

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The link in the first post doesn't work for me, has anybody here a more current link to the web site? Thanks! SY
 
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