Attracting hikers, mountain-bikers and cross-country skiers, the long-distance Traversée de Charlevoix (t 418 639 2284, w traverseedecharlevoix.qc.ca) begins near the Parc des Grands-Jardins on Hwy-381, crossing 105km of mountainous terrain including the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie before ending at Mont Grand-Fonds near La Malbaie. Accommodation starts at $25.50 per day for cabins or $28.50 per day for cottages for the six nights needed to complete the hike.

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