Trails along the coast with lighthouse
Panoramic view of the beach with flowers
Breathtaking coastal views of the ocean during the hiking tour
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Steep Coast of Bretagne

Ragged cliffs and rural life.

A saying goes that in Bretagne the sea and the country are enamoured with each other. According to the rhythm of the tides the sea penetrates deeply into the country. The 350 km long coastline „Côtes d’Armor“ stretches in the north of Bretagne. The „Côtes d’Armor“ is home of sea birds, wild flowers and a varied and legendary history. You walk from East to West, following the ancient customs paths from Goêlo coast to the pink granite coast, the „Côte de Granit Rose“. You are mainly following the coast but that does not mean that you won’t catch a glimpse of rural life: on the sea you find artichoke fields, a lighthouse between a village and the cabbage field, tractors on the fields, seaweed used as fertilizer and many other unusual views. Little coves invite to swim.

Walking

Walking
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

You have the choice between visiting the Beaufort Abbey (13th century) and a round trip on flower island Bréhat. There exotic plants from all over the world grow as they once had been brought by the sailors: hydrangeas in splendid colours, laurel, mimosas and eucalyptus trees (approx. 10 min boat trip).

ca. 2,5 hours
10 km
100 m
100 m

By taxi to the tip of the peninsula to Sillon de Talbert. Here you walk along the lovely coast to  Tréguier on river Jaudy, where you will stay overnight.

ca. 5 hours
20 km
200 m
200 m

Tour around the Plougrescant peninsula, a treat for all nature lovers. Wild flowers as erica, gorse, orchids, poppy and sea-cabbage can be admired along the route. In Port-Blanc you can take a bath in the sea, walk along the sandy beach or enjoy a sun-set from the hotel terrace.

ca. 4,5 to 7 hours
20 km
320 m
350 m

Walk along a coastal path through many pretty settlements with lovely gardens to Perros-Guirec. The gardens in Bretagne flourish all year long with flowers as e.g. mimosa, camellias, geranium and many more. Overnight in Perros-Guirec, a well known holiday village in Northern Bretagne with picture-book harbour.

ca. 4,5 hours
16 km
200 m
190 m

Opposite of Perros-Guirec the oldest bird sanctuary of France, the „Seven Islands“ lay. Here penguins, gannets and other birds found undisturbed breeding grounds. You should visit the island quite early in the morning to enjoy your walk along the impressive coast of “pink granite” with bizarre rock formations.

ca. 5,5 hours
21 km
220 m
280 m

A comfortable walk along the beach. Admire rocky boulders with names as “hare”, “devil’ castle” or “tortoise” and enjoy scenic views on the cliff island with castle Costaérès.

ca. 1,5 hours
5 km
45 m
80 m

We can recommend the excursion to „Ile Grande“, an island that can be reached via a bridge. Here birds are protected especially. On your way to the end of the island you reach a promontory with beautiful views on the Pink Granite coast. Or you enjoy a rest day in picturesque Ploumanach.

ca. 3,5 hours
15 km
75 m
75 m

Tour character

Comfortable walking on meadow lanes, minor roads and dunes. Partly marked as „Grand Route“. Daily stages can be adjusted individually and a good basic fitness level is sufficient.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
daily
Steep Coast of Bretagne 9 days, Cat. A, FR-BRWPP-09A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge single traveler
Steep Coast of Bretagne 9 days, Cat.B, FR-BRWPP-09B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge single traveler
1125,00
463,00
90,00
920,00
363,00
90,00
1198,00
463,00
90,00
958,00
363,00
90,00

Category A: pretty 3***-hotels on the beach or harbor, partly with sea view (French classifying)

Category B: pretty 2** and partly 3***-hotels, partly on the beach or harbor (French classifying)

Season 1
Mar 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Season 2
Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Paimpol A comfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Perros-Guirec A comfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Ploumanach A comfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Paimpol B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Perros-Guirec B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Ploumanach B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
132,00
86,00
132,00
80,00
132,00
80,00
98,00
63,00
121,00
75,00
121,00
75,00
132,00
86,00
132,00
80,00
132,00
80,00
98,00
63,00
121,00
75,00
121,00
75,00

Services and infos

  • 8 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • 5x half board
  • Luggage transfer
  • Taxi transfer on the 3rd day
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

 

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Paris airport and by train to Paimpol in ca. 3,5 to 4 hours (1x change of trains)
  • Car parking in Paimpol: free, unguarded car park opposite of the starting hotel, no reservation.
  • Return from Ploumanach and Perros to Paimpol: Taxi transfer approx. EUR 115 per fare (Sunday and holiday: EUR 145), reservation required, payable in advance. Or by coach via Lannion to Paimpol, duration approx. 1 hr., (www.tibus.fr).
  • Return by train from Lannion.

Notes

  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Coach and boat fares are not included

This tour has 1 more variant

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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Johannes Staudacher AT | 07.06.2017
Steilküsten der Bretagne
Sehr abwechslungsreich, viele wunderbare Eindrücke - Blumen, Felsen, Meer - die Gastronomie war sehr entsprechend - die Kategorie A hat sich besonders in Perros-Guirec sehr ausgezahlt - das Wetterglück (an 5 Tagen viel Sonne) hat auch beigetragen zu einer wunderbaren Reise.
4 stars
Giovanna Caflisch Allemann CH | 04.06.2017
Großartige Landschaft - faszinierende Inselwelten
Der Modulaufbau war sehr gut und wir konnten unsere Bedürfnisse anpassen, d.h. auch mal mehr wandern. Die Ausflugsempfehlungen (Sept-îles, Ile de Bréhat) waren sehr gut. Die Route war sorgfältig beschreiben und die Varianten zum GR34 machten Sinn.
4 stars
Miriam Trauch AT | 12.05.2017
Einzigartige Landschaft
5 stars
Hans-Günther Geissler DE | 18.05.2016
Küstenwanderung in der Bretagne
Die Streckenführung war wunderbar und die Hotels sehr schön gelegen. Ein landschaftlicher Hochgenuss und eine kulinarische Gaumenfreude - besonders außerhalb der Halbpension. Der Transfer funktionierte perfekt und sehr pünktlich.

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