Bretagne - Belle Île en Mer
Bretagne - Belle Île en Mer
Bretagne - Belle Île en Mer

Bretagne - Belle Île en Mer

7 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
  • Regional cuisine, half board and picnic lunch

During this 7 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 855,- €

Bretagne - Belle-Île-en-Mer

Guided tour, 7 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 stopover gîte not far away from Le Palais (Full board and picnic lunch)

Day 2: The Northern coast of Belle-Île-en-Mer
With a bus you drive to the light house of the Pointe de Kerdonis at the easternmost point of the island. 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: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 3: The southern part
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.Then you continue on the strip of land Pointe de Saint-Marc, the beaches of _Herlin and Bangor, before driving back with the bus to Le Palais.
Duration: 5 h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 4: The wild coast
From Bangor you will discover the wild coast with the strip of land Pointe Grand Guet, the sharp rocks of Port-Coton, that Claude Monnet immortalised in one of its paintings, the port Goulphar, the impressive oxbow lake Vazen, the high light house, that is 92 m high avec has a view above the entire island, the lovely flowery village Kervilahouen, that inspired Monet, the strip of land Pointe de Talut and the port Kerel.
Duration: 5 h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 5: Wild beaches and the inside of the island
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: 5 h – Ascent: 300 m – Descent: 300 m

Day 6: Pointe des Poulains
You hike today begins in the port of Sauzon, a typical britain port city in the middle of a pastel-coloured landscape. From there you hike above the Pointe Cardinal, the Pointe des Poulains at the extreme Northern side of the island, the port of Ster Vraz and the Pointe du Vieux Château.
Duration: 5 h – Ascent: 250 m – Descent: 250 m

Day 7: Northern coast and departure
Today stands on the programme a final hike on the northern coast of the island. This one leads from the bay of Sauzon to the Pointe de Kerzo, Port Jean and the Pointe de Taillefer. Finally you have the possibility to visit the historical citadel of Vauban (Entrance fees payable on the spot). In the afternoon the ferry boat drives back to Quiberon that you will reach between 3pm and 5 pm (According to the schedules)
Duration: 4 h – Ascent: 200 m – Descent: 200 m

This programme may change.

For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.

Travel dates

  • Apr 05th, 20 – Oct 05th, 20
  • From 755,- €
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Indicated pricing per person in double bedroom occupancy
Single room on request: +€250

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:
6 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.

Not included:
Travel to/from Quibéron, drinks, entrance fees, insurance in case of cancellation

There are no single bedrooms available.

Number of participants

Can be booked by individual travellers!
Guaranteed departure: 6 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 2 stars hotel in Le Palais,200 meter near to the Port.
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 you have a barbecue, it will be prepared by the guide but also by the participants.

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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