There are scores of reasons to visit the Mont-Tremblant region, and if you’re interested in fresh air, exercise, and pristine views, hiking is a major one. Those who head to the National Park are doubly rewarded, enjoying Mont-Tremblant’s views and the peace of mind in knowing the property is used responsibly, for entertainment purposes while maintaining the land’s beauty and dignity. If you’re considering going out to the region and putting your boots to its grounds, consider the following.
The National Park is open to the public while philosophies are set in place to preserve and protect the land. The philosophy of those behind the development and preservation of the trails focus on three major points. Firstly, all visitors must be respectful of the environment and promote the sentiments of having a minimal impact on immediate surroundings. Secondly, all participants must keep safe, being concerned about their own safety and promoting techniques and thoughts that protect other people, animals, and the land. Lastly, preservationists want the most appealing landscapes to be enjoyed by goers, and continually develop trails to capture the attention and wonder of those visiting the park.
Those overseeing the development and preservation of Mont-Tremblant National Park use classification systems to indicate the difficulty level to newcomers and seasoned hikers. An “easy trail” does not require any previous experience of hiking and involves minimal physical effort. An intermediate trail is reserved for those with rich experience and who behold a technical knowledge of the area and the sport of hiking. Finally, a trail labeled difficult warrants mastery of walking techniques, demands those traveling be in good shape, and invites those who are more than comfortable in a forest setting.
Mont-Tremblant is a destination for both hikers and backpackers due to its diverse trails, hundreds of lakes and rivers, and breathtaking surroundings. Also as an added note, those who enjoy the pastime of bird watching flock to the area; it hosts 196 species. Specifically, the backpacking network involves 120 km of trails, lined with communal huts that can hold 2 to eighteen people. The Diable route is 47.6 km, considered an intermediate trail, and usually takes 3 days and 2 nights to complete. Of course, other Mont Tremblant accommodations are available for those opting to reserve only a few hours for hiking each day of their stay.
As suggested, you don’t have to commit to a multi-day hike through the area. For those who are beginners or taking small family members, beginner and shorter hikes are suggested. You won’t miss the majesty of the mountainous region while staying close to more family-fitted accommodations. Aside from hiking and backpacking, runners are free to test their endurance along the trails. Also, dogs and family pets are more than welcome in the pedestrian village yet are not allowed to traverse the mountain with you. To save time and gain access to a bird’s eye view, take note of the gondola schedule, which is a nice option to have at the end of the day if you’re tired and decide to take an expedited passage back down the mountain.
Louise Harrison has been working as a travel consultant for a number of years. She enjoys the opportunity to offer her insights with an online audience. Her thoughts have been shared across a number of travel-related websites.