Samuel Lalande-Markon

Home: Montreal, Canada

Samuel is passionate about expedition stories and the nordicity of Quebec. He cycled across Canada and then the United States, rode all over northeastern America, climbed high peaks in the western United States and Canada, in Ecuador and in the Alps.

As part of the Transtaïga 2018 and 2021 expeditions, he crossed Quebec by bike and canoe, first from south to north, from Montreal to Kuujjuaq, then from east to west, from Blanc-Sablon to Waskaganish, in the company of David Désilets. In 2020, with Félix-Antoine Tremblay, he completed the first bike crossing of the Route blanche in the Lower North Shore.

His first book, La quête du retour, was published in 2021 by Les Heures Bleues. He regularly contributes to the magazine Espaces and proudly rides his Anticosti gravel bike in the streets of Montreal all year round.