Trails along the coast with lighthouse
Panoramic view of the beach with flowers
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Steep Coast of Brittany

Ragged cliffs and rural life.

A saying goes that in Brittany 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 Brittany. 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 Goëlo 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
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl
+43 6219 7444 166 Contact

Itinerary

You have the choice between visiting the Beaufort Abbey (13th century) and a round trip on flower island Bréhat, which can be reached by a short boat ride. 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 and many more.

ca. 2,5 hours
9 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
17 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
19 km
320 m
350 m

Walk along a coastal path through many pretty settlements with lovely gardens to Perros-Guirec. The gardens in Brittany 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
15 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
14 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 islands with castle Costaérès.

ca. 1,5 hours
7 km
50 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
12 km
80 m
80 m

Characteristics of the route

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 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Feb 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
daily
Season 2
May 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
daily
Season 3
Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
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Steep Coast of Brittany 9 days, Cat. A, FR-BRWPP-09A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Steep Coast of Brittany 9 days, Cat.B, FR-BRWPP-09B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,179.00
499.00
949.00
379.00
1,239.00
499.00
979.00
379.00
1,299.00
499.00
989.00
379.00

Category A: pretty 3***-hotels and 1x 4****-hotel on the beach or harbor, partly with sea view (French classifying)

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

Season 1
Feb 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Season 2
May 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Season 3
Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
Paimpol A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Perros-Guirec A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb with sea view
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb with sea view
Ploumanach A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Paimpol B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Perros-Guirec B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Ploumanach B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
85.00
150.00
99.00
124.00
184.00
209.00
99.00
184.00
65.00
114.00
65.00
110.00
69.00
118.00
85.00
150.00
99.00
124.00
184.00
209.00
99.00
184.00
65.00
114.00
65.00
110.00
69.00
118.00
85.00
150.00
99.00
124.00
184.00
209.00
99.00
184.00
65.00
114.00
65.00
110.00
69.00
118.00
Price
Surcharge single traveler
125.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 8 overnight stays in selected category, breakfast included
  • 4x evening meal (1x Paimpol/Tréguier, 1x Perros-Guirec, 2x Ploumanach)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Taxi transfer on Day 3
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised transfer from Ploumanach or Perros-Guirec to Paimpol, cost EUR 105 per fare (Sunday and holiday EUR 135). Reservation required, payable in advance.
  • Organised transfer from Ploumanach or Perros-Guirec to Lannion, cost EUR 55 per fare (Sunday and holiday EUR 65). Reservation required, payable in advance.

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Paris airport and then by train to Paimpol in ca. 3,5 to 4 hours (1x change of trains).
  • Car parking: free, unguarded car park opposite of the starting hotel, no reservation.
  • Return journey from Perros-Guirec or Ploumanach to Lannion by train, approx. 1 hour (www.tibus.fr). Then further by train.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus and boat fares, approx. EUR 15 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Madlene Reischl
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Madlene Reischl, Customer Service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Markus Schneeberger CH | 07.07.2019
Einzigartig und abwechslungsreich
Erleben von einzigartigen Küstenlandschaften in immer wieder neuen Farbvariationen im Zusammenspiel von Meer, Felsen und Grün. Die Côte de Granit Rose (besonders um Ploumanach), der Küstenabschnitt von Paimpol nach Tréguier (mit vielen alten Häusern) und die Küste mit den weissen Stränden um Trégastel unterscheiden sich, so dass nie Eintönigkeit aufkommt. Die Lage der Hotels am Meer, die bretonische Gastfreundschaft in der Vorsaison und das ausgeklügelte Wanderprogramm (Halbpension nach den langen Wanderungen, Besuch der Île de Bréhat mit dem ersten Schiff usw.) halfen mit, diese Reise mit 5 Sternen auszuzeichnen.
4 stars
Eva Jutz AT | 09.06.2019
GR 34 Bretagne
Die zugesandten Unterlagen waren sehr gut, der Transport vom Gepäck hat ausgezeichnet funktioniert. Die Zimmer waren in Ordnung, bis auf zwei Unterkünfte, da gab es keinen Föhn. Das Frühstück war in allen Unterkünften sehr gut und ausreichend. Wenn wir Hilfe bei Taxibestellungen oder Auskünfte über Ziele im Ort brauchten, wurde uns immer sehr gut weiter geholfen. Wenn unsere Französischkenntnisse nicht ausreichend waren, konnten wir uns immer sehr gut mit Englisch weiter unterhalten. Der GR 34 ist immer sehr gut markiert und die Markierungen sind immer zu finden. Sehr schöne Wanderwege an der Küste entlang und es war eine ruhige Zeit. Wir können diesen Küstenabschnitt von Paimpol nach Perros-Guirec nur empfehlen.
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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