The Torngats by Fat Bike – by Alain Lagace

Alain Lagace is a private floatplane pilot and was the owner of a lodge in the Torngats region for 28 years before he sold his lodge two years ago.

Glacier rounded mountains tops

Alain wanted to share a new destination for the Fat Bikers who want to experience something unique. It looks like exploring the Arctic Cordillera south ecozone in Arctic Quebec and Labrador on fat-bikes is an ideal arctic adventure!

He also shared the idea behind his Fat Bikepacking trip in the Torngats Mountains serves to demonstrate to Fat Bike enthusiasts the natural scenic wonders of this remote arctic region. He’s working out the details to create a touring package to bikepack the region.

Riding on Eskers looks rad!

Riding a Fat Bike on postglacial landforms like the long Eskers that meander the Arctic tundra through lakes and rivers is a unique experience.

The Muffin

Alain explored a desert moraine valley with crystal clear lakes. The area features bare rounded mountain peaks similar to Norway. There’s a mountain lake where he came across these rock Monoliths.

On the way to the Torngat Mountains there are some deep canyons and towering waterfalls.

Alaine explored snow tongues, through glacial valley landscapes and piloted his floatplane over waterfalls, fjords and the occasional caribou … and not a single tourist on the horizon. 

Arctic Quebec and Labrador


7 Responses to The Torngats by Fat Bike – by Alain Lagace

  1. Erv Spanks August 27, 2019 at 10:24 am #




    • Alain Lagace August 28, 2019 at 7:28 am #

      The most amazing thing is that this region has never been explored by Fat Fat Bike or by any hiker. It is wild and prestine and outside the Torngat Mountains National Park. For the summer of 2020, I am organizing an exploration trip. What to expect? Meetings with wildlife and unseen natural wonders …

      • eric fraser July 8, 2020 at 8:02 am #

        hi Alain
        i am looking to bike hike in the region in summer 2021. to contact me. i have two ride buddies, we need a pilot and a plane from kijuuak. can you contact us?

        • Alain Lagace August 19, 2020 at 9:15 am #

          Hi Eric, due to the COVID-19 the Nunavik region is closed to the tourists. Please contact me directly and I will help you plan your trip for next summer 2021 Alain Lagace

  2. summittoppler August 29, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    In a straight line that doesn’t look too far from the UK, teleport me there!

  3. Roselyne January 23, 2021 at 7:31 am #

    Bonjour Alain 🙂
    Quel beau voyage !
    Comment vous contacter directement pour voir les possibilités et potentiellement planifier un voyage avec vous dans les monts Torngat, fatbike aussi si possible 🙂

  4. Alain Lagace March 25, 2021 at 8:22 am #

    Bonjour Roselyne, vous pouvez me contacter via