Friday, June 08, 2007

Climbs to Summits in Quebec

There aren't too many paved road hill climbs to summits in Quebec.

The only one I can think of is Mount Megantic in southeast quebec located just north of New Hampshire/Maine.
It in a provincial park, 3.50 entrance fee, elevation 1900 ft at park entrance and 3400ft at summit. Geo Pleinair magazine claims it to be 5 km and sections of 15% grade.
The Tour de Beauce bicycle race sometimes goes up the summit road.

In the gaspe, in the western end of Parc de la Gaspesie, in the chic-choc mountains is Mt Logan. It has a dirt road all the way to the summit, mountain bike only, this was permitted in early 90s. I don't know if it is still accessible today. putting these coordinates into google map or earth shows you the road.

In Montreal there's Mount Royal's Westmount Summit lookout. Ride uphill from Sherbrooke street on Clark or, more sanely, Mount Pleasant and Belvedere. It's a 350 ft climb, and if you fo it ten times, you'll have done your climbing workout for the week.

On a clear day looking towards the south west, you can see Lyon Mountain. Both of these are destinations recently covere din Cycle Fun Montreal blog.

The Westmount lookout lookout is also accessible by stairs, for anyone looking for some cross training. You can't beat climbing stairs for a good workout!

From Sherbrooke St. uphill 350 ft to Mont Royal's Westmount summit Lookout. The steep Clark/Aberdeen combo and the easy Mount Pleasant/Belvedere route


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