Join this one (1) day guided tour and discover the Moraine Desert in the Torngat Mountain of Labrador. This tour is ideal for people who want to discover the landscapes and natural wonders of the Arctic tundra by fat Bike. To begin the tour, you will be picked up at Wedge Hills Lodge at 08:30 by your travel guide where you will board a floatplane to the Moraine Desert Valley. During this flight of approximately one hour, you will fly over the magnificent postglacial landscapes of the Southern Ecozone of the Arctic Cordillera.
This area of the Torngat Mountains is renowned for its vast semi-desert valleys and impressive views of valleys and moraine plateaus. Once you reach your destination, with the help of your guide you will go on a fat-bike ride to discover the beautiful plateaus and moraine dunes that border the Siorak River, which in Inuit means "gravel". The oversized tires of your fat bike are perfectly suited to ride on this type of terrain. You will pass through fascinating areas of lush vegetation, amber gravel, fine golden sand dunes, and glistening snow tongues. In this area of the Arctic Cordillera, at one meter deep, the subsoil of the tundra is frozen permanently, this is permafrost. Trees and tall shrubs are absent from this desolate landscape, home to an impressive dwarf flora of shrubs and grasses, mosses, and lichens.
Sometimes caribou, wolf, arctic fox, arctic hare, and lemming are observed. Among the birds that can be seen are ptarmigan, killer plover, raven, snowy owl, and Canada goose. After your loop excursion, you will return to the floatplane for the return flight to the lodge. There is no doubt that this day of fat-bike riding on the snow tongues and on the semi-desert plateaus will provide lasting memories.
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An experienced Golden Peninsula Tour guide who is passionate and specializes in the wilderness of the region, wildlife and photography.
- Fat-bike ride on moraine plateaus across Arctic tundra
- Animal watching in places where animal life does not fear humans
- Hikes that allow you to discover beautiful panoramas
- The discovery of natural wonders that have never been documented to date
Departure information :
Group departures :
We suggest you join one of the group departures above if you are alone or several. Groups for this activity are limited to a maximum of 4 participants.
Good to know :
* For trips of 7 days / 6 nights, which mention them.
You get an exceptional discount on daily activities by booking them at the same time as your stay. This additional activity can be added at the time of booking, to the packages of a duration of 7 days / 6 nights, which mention it.
Personalize your trip by combining activities and excursions of your choice. Ex: Add nights in bivouac under tent, create a fat-bike, hike and pack-raft combo, guided or non-guided, make a pack-raft descent on the Siorak River (70 km) and reach the Labrador coast.
Guided tour by fat-bike (6 hours)*
English and French guide
Lunch to bring
Energy bars and drinks
Does not include :
Great weather guarantee
To take with you :
Warm and waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Backpack for your photo equipment, clothes and lunch
Pair of binoculars
Your Daily Itinerary
Important information :
Water from springs, streams, lakes and rivers is perfectly healthy to drink everywhere in Quebec-Labrador. There is no reason to buy bottled water or purify it.
In Arctic Quebec and Labrador, the weather is the most important aspect that you will need to deal with every day. A popular saying from the Far North is: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes, and moreover, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!”. It is important to understand that in the Far North of Quebec and Labrador the weather can change quickly.
Tips on what to wear :
To fully enjoy your trip to the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, you must be happy to travel in any weather. Walk in the wind, rain and sun and embrace the elements with a sense of adventure.
We advise you to wear several layers of clothing that you can remove if you are too hot. Appropriate clothing will make your trip more enjoyable.
Local weather forecast :
The Quebec-Labrador Peninsula in summer: Average summer temperatures range from 7 ° C (45 ° F) to 16 ° C (60 ° F). In the Torngat Mountains and on the Labrador Coast, where our multi-day trips take place, the climate is colder and more variable. Average between 4 ° C (39 ° F) and 14 ° C (57 ° F). The hottest period is from the third week of July to the third week of August. During this period of warmth, it may be at the same time 20 ° to 30 ° C (68 ° F to 86 ° F) at Wedge Hills Lodge on the George River, 15 ° to 20 ° C (59 ° F to 68 ° F). ) in the Torngat Mountains and 2 ° to 12 ° C (36 ° F to 54 ° F) on the Labrador Coast.