This is Robert Matzinger's
Cycling Trans-Labrador Highway
Rainbow over Trans-Labrador
In August/September 1996 my wife Veronika and
I cycled through Northern Quebec to Labrador and along the Trans-Labrador
Highway to the coast.
Starting in Quebec City, we took the very only road that exists in this
land for 1000's of square miles. We followed it to the interiour of Northern
Quebec and Labrador, finally crossing the whole country to reach the coast
in Goose Bay (from which the ferry took us to Newfoundland, which we crossed
to St. Johns). Certainly one of the remotest places we ever visited by
bike. And certainly one of the hardest trips we ever did with lots of hilly
stretches, gravel road, myriads of black flies, and the killingly vast
distances that come with the size of the country. Still we encountered
an incredibly beautiful land, full of undisturbed nature.
In particular the route was:
Quebec City - Baie Comeau - Manic Cinq - Fermont - Labrador City -
Churchill Falls - Happy Valley/Goose Bay - (ferry to) Lewisport - St. Johns/Newfoundland.
And this is what you can find here:
- The famous commented Picture
Gallery containing dozens of my best pictures from this journey
and telling you the whole story, i.e. a picture can be worth
- Want to know the story in detail? Read my Diary
written on the journey. (Rather long!)
- INFO INFO INFO INFO INFO
at the info-page.
- Where the hell is Labrador? See
the Map Page.
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errors in this site. Please take into account that English is NOT my native
language (the Austrian variant of German is). However I will be happy to
learn about any lingual enhancements that could be made to this site.
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Last modified Sep 97