Hiking is one of the most interesting ways to explore Les Îles. It is often still possible, in perfect safety, to take yourself away to the end of some lost road that leads to who knows where (one is never very far away from homes).
Local specialists offer a whole range of fascinating guided excursions. More and more services are now offered for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. See Tourism Operators below.
Grassy hills, forest paths, dunes and beaches that stretch forever.
On each island of the archipelago, there are trails available for strolls and walking tours. While it is possible to take long hikes on the trails, the back roads and the endless beaches which also offer great walks and gorgeous panoramas. Walking the islands is like discovering a quiet and charming universe.
There are three places worthy of mention, either for their natural habitat or for their typical Madelinot flora and fauna. Two sites are designated as reserves in Les Îles: Brion Island and East Point in Grosse-Île. Rocher aux Oiseaux (Bird Rock) became a bird sanctuary in 1919.
Hiking and Cycling Map
- Carole Éloquin, Havre-Aubert
- Ray Dimock, Nova Scotia, Canada