Brittany - Belle Île en Mer
Brittany - Belle Île en Mer
Brittany - Belle Île en Mer

Brittany - Belle Île en Mer

6 days guided hike on an island on customs paths

  • Pictorial fishing villages, sandy beaches, bays
  • Coastal hikes with transport of the luggage
  • Hike and swim
  • French licenced guide
  • Overnights in 3-stars-hotel full board (picnic lunch)

During this 6 days easy coastal hike, you will discover the diversity of the beautiful island Belle-Île-en-Mer in Bretagne. Let yourself be amused by the cliffy rocky coasts, caves and sandy beaches and the pictorial villages and wooded menthol flavoured valleys in the hinterland.

Belle Île en Mer stands 15 km in front of Quiberon and is the biggest breton island in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 84 km² offers a diversity of sightseeings in a true natural paradise.

Anyone coming there fall in love with this island! Its contrasted and diversified landscape hosts pictorial ports and spacious _Rias_* over small bays with turquoise-blue water and lovely sandy beaches to a strongly cliffy rocky coast with countless caves. The hinterland shines also with charming villages with small white houses and menthol flavoured woody valleys.

On this easy hike you will discover the island on an old custom path. This way offers walks that allow you to explore the entire coast on your feet.

*Ria = coastal type with lang and narrow bays that penetrate deeply in land. Rias are actually as fjords but were not created thanks a glacier.

Price from 945,- €

Brittany - Belle-Île-en-Mer

Guided tour, 6 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival on Belle-Île-en-Mer
This walking holidays begin at the landing stage Port Maria, the port of Quiberon. From there, a ferry boat drives you to Belle-Île-en-Mer_ (approx. 45 minutes), where you will spend one week in a 3 stars hotel at Le Palais or at Sauzon (Full board and picnic lunch)

Day 2: The Northern coast of Belle-Île-en-Mer

You drive with the bus to Locmaria, the starting point for the hike today on the the Southern coast of the island. This hike leads you to the Pointe du Skeul with the Rocher du Pilor and the Pointe de Pouldon with their typical cliffs.This coastal area is a protected nature area and hosts an exceptionnal natural heritage of heath and grass. The hike back goes along the northern coast by the vilage Samzun, the beach les Grands Sables, that is one of the most beautiful on the island, the port Yorc'h and the strip of land Pointe de Ramonette.
Duration: 5 to 6 h – Ascent: 370 m – Descent: 350 m

Day 3: Sauzon - Le Palais

Departure for the coastal path on the side of Sauzon, the most beautiful village of the island and arrival at Palais by the Pointe de Kerzo, Port Fouquet and the Pointe de Taillefert.
Duration: 6 h – Ascent: 630 m – Descent: 600 m

Day 4: Herlin-Pointe du Skeul - Locmaria
You drive with the bus to Herlin, the starting point for the hike today. This hike leads you to the Pointe du Skeul with the Rocher du Pilor and the Pointe de Pouldon with their typical cliffs.This coastal area is a protected nature area and hosts an exceptionnal natural heritage of heath and grass.Arrival at the village of Locmaria. Take your time to visit and a dip before driving back with the bus to Le Palais.
Duration: 5 h – Ascent: 380 m – Descent: 380 m

Day 5: Herlin- Wild beaches- Donnant village

You drive with the bus to Donnant, were the hike begins on the wil coast. You discover the beach and the rocky coast of Donnant, the dunes of Kerhuel and the cave Apothicairerie, in which you will hae an amazing perspective on the reef. The last stage back to Le Palais is made by bus.
Duration: 6 h – Ascent: 360 m – Descent: 360 m

Day 6: Pointe des Poulains - and Back by ferry to Quiberon

Depart from Donnant village and cross either the beach or the dunes depending on the tide. Then the coastal path crosses large interspersed with a few ravines to the Pointe des Poulains which marks the north-western end of the island and where the Fort of Sarah Bernard's Fort, the port of Ster Vraz and the Pointe du Vieux Château. Free time on this essential site, depending on your choice, you can visit Sarah's Fort, the islet of Poulains, the villa Lysianne or the bar of Sarah's Farm (or all four!) (Entrance fees payable on the spot). Transfer back to the pier at Palais and crossing back to Quiberon

Duration: 4 h – Ascent: 240 m – Descent: 240 m

This programme may change.

Travel dates

  • May 29th, 22 – Jun 03rd, 22
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  • Jun 05th, 22 – Jun 10th, 22
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  • Jun 12th, 22 – Jun 17th, 22
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  • Jun 26th, 22 – Jul 01st, 22
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  • Jul 03rd, 22 – Jul 08th, 22
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  • Jul 10th, 22 – Jul 15th, 22
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  • Aug 21st, 22 – Aug 26th, 22
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  • Aug 28th, 22 – Sep 02nd, 22
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  • Sep 18th, 22 – Sep 23rd, 22
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  • Sep 25th, 22 – Sep 30th, 22
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  • Oct 09th, 22 – Oct 14th, 22
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Indicated pricing per person in double bedroom occupancy
Single room on request: +€195 max. €225 depending on season

Our hiking programm begins and ends at the ferry terminal (Embarcadère) of Quibéron.
Your organise the arrival and return by yourself and extend your trip on your option.

For groups of 8 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.

With your enquiry, please let us know the number of your party and the dates of your holiday.

Services

Included:
5 nights in double bedroom, full board (Picnic lunch), french licenced guide, carrying of the luggage (Except during the drive with the ferry), transfers according to the programm, visitor's tax.

Number of participants

Guaranteed departure: 4 persons (max. 15 persons)
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip

Accommodation

6 nights in double bedrooms in a 3 stars hotel in Le Palais or in Sauzon.
Breakfast at the hotel, dinner in a restaurant next to the port, picnic lunch.
The lunch will be a picnic. For the dinner, you eat in a restaurant or in a Crêperie or meals are delivered by a caterer.

Level: Easy

Feasible by anyone that does sport on a regular basis
Well adapted for beginners!
Average duration of the hike: 5 to 6 hours a day and 15 to 20 km // 9 to 12 mi a day on coastal tray with frequent small average difference in altitude (max. 70 m)
You do not have to carry your luggage except during the drive with the ferry.
Walking with French people, an authentic experience
French speaking licenced guide
For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set

Advice

The breton islands are rocks and wind in its purest form and hosts true remarkable landscapes. Belle-île-en-Mer has been named by the Greeks who said it was a Kalonessos (= beautiful island). This is the biggest island in Bretagne and has 20 km long limestone plateau with a midrib from which several valleys start and end in ports and small beaches in deep bays.
The shelfs are between 10 and 20 m high and are used as nesting sites by diverse seafowls such as cormorants, northern gannets and petrels.
Our advice: You have to taste the Kouign Amann (breton butter cake), the galettes de blé noir (Crepes made out of buckwheat) and the Crêpes au cidre – regional delicacies for tired walkers!

How to get there?

We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the train (TGV and regional train or bus) to the train station of Quibéron. Then you will take the ferryboat (approx. 45 minutes) to Le Palais on the island Belle-Île-en-Mer.

You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!

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