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Brittany's Pink Granite Coast

Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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Country
France
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy, Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Itinerary

Day 1: Perros Guirec
Day 2: Ploumanac’h
Day 3: Tregastel
Day 4: Trébeurden
Day 5: Lannion
Day 6: Departure

Overview for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

Explore Brittany’s Côte de Granite Rose on this relaxing walking holiday from Perros Guirec to Lannion. With its bizarre rock formations, pink tainted rocks, white beaches and clear blue waters, Brittany’s Granite Coast is considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe for a reason. Several islands lie close to the coast and are accessible at low tide. They have become sanctuaries for thousands of birds.

Itinerary for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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Day 1: Arrive Perros Guirec

This seaside resort offers to the visitor a unique natural beauty of bizarre and grandiose landscapes, with pink granite rock structures given shape by millions of years of battering by wind and waves. Opposite the bird sanctuary of the Archipel des Sept-Iles, three vast fine-sand beaches await you.

  • Overnight in a 2-star hotel located close to the marina, breakfast included

Day 2: Perros Guirec to Ploumanac’h

You will begin your walk at the marina and make your way to the coastal line. You will take the path of Douaniers which runs along the coast, weaving about the pink granite cliffs until you reach the Ploumanac’h lighthouse, and the beach and oratory of Saint Guirec, situated on the sand.

  • Walking for the day: 12 km
  • Overnight in a 2-star hotel, dinner and breakfast included

Day 3: Ploumanac’h to Trégastel

Today’s hike begins with a tour of the tide mills built at the mouth of the Traouiero valley. Following the coastal path, continue along the Baie de Sainte Anne to the Ile Renote where you will discover some imposing pink granite formations and a covered path.

  • Walking for the day: 13 km
  • Overnight in a 3-star seaside hotel, breakfast included

Day 4: Trégastel to Trébeurden

Transfer by taxi from Trégastel to Landrellec hamlet in the morning. You will continue your trek across the Breton countryside towards Saint Uzec’s menhir, then on to Penvern’s chapel of Notre-Dame-des- Citeaux. You will next arrive at the small village of Trébeurden by way of the ponds of Quellern, where a small family of Camargue horses claim residence.

  • Walking for the day: 14 or 19 km depending on the chosen route
  • Overnight in a 2-star hotel, dinner and breakfast included

Day 5: Trébeurden to Lannion

You will first climb up the Castel overlooking the port, greet “Pére Trébeurden”, a rock looking like a face and – if the tide allows – discover the Ile Millau with its sandy moors, magnificent views, and covered alleys. You will then hike to Lannion along the valley and on paths which lead into the city. Take time to discover the richness of the city’s architectural history.

  • Walking for the day: 16 km
  • Overnight in a 3-star hotel, breakfast included

Day 6: Departure or Extra Night

Tour ends after breakfast or you can book an extra night in Lannion.

Hotels for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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On this walking holiday, you will be staying in simple but comfortable 2 and 3-star hotels and country inns. We have carefully hand-picked all places and regularly monitor their quality. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

Sample hotels: Hotel de la Mer, Hotel La Maison

*Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation.

Meals

Breakfast is always included as well as 2 dinners. When no restaurant location is available on route lunches and snacks should either be bought from local shops or you can pre-order a packed lunch at your hotel. Dinner is available either from the restaurant in your accommodation or restaurants in the village near your hotel.

Travel for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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Up-to-date FCO travel advice on France is available here. Detailed travel information, tips and hints will be provided in your holiday information pack.

Fly

You can fly into Paris Charles de GaulleOrly or Beauvais airports.

There is a direct TGV train from Charles de Gaulle to Rennes which takes about 3 hours. Alternatively, if you make your way to Paris Gare Montparnasse in the city centre, there is a new TGV line that leaves from here and takes only 1.5 hours to reach Rennes. From Rennes, take a train to Lannion which usually involves one change and takes about 2 hours. Train timetables can be found at www.sncf.com.

Train

Take the Eurostar from London St-Pancras International to Paris (Gard du Nord). Change and travel to Paris Gare Montparnasse, from here take a direct TGV train to Rennes (1.5 hours). From Rennes, take a train to Lannion which usually involves one change and takes about 2 hours.

Drive

From Folkestone, take the Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais. From Calais, it is about a 6-hour drive to Lannion/Tréguier. Booking info can be found at www.eurotunnel.com. Alternatively, drive to Dover and take the ferry to Calais (approx. 1 hour 15 mins). Then drive onto Lannion/Tréguier (approx. 6 hours). Ferry info can be found at www.poferries.com

Travel Insurance

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We strongly recommend protecting the cost of your trip and other non-refundable travel expenses with travel insurance. Our Signature Travel Insurance allows you to insure all of your expenses. While a Signature Travel Insurance policy can be purchased at any time, purchasing a policy within 20 days of making your initial trip deposit gives you the widest range of policy options, including a Cancel for Any Reason coverage. For complete peace of mind, we also recommend enrolling with Global Rescue, the worldwide leader in field rescue, evacuation and security extraction services.

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Trip Info for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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Difficulty Grade: Easy / Easy to Moderate

This holiday is appropriate for moderately experienced walkers (no high mountain experience required, no steep ascents or descents) and requires a basic level of fitness. The walking is gently undulating and on a mixture of good coastal paths, woodland trails and quiet paved country roads. The walks have a relaxed pace with time to take in the views and surroundings (read more about difficulty grades).

Route Navigation

The trails are easy to follow. We will provide you with detailed road notes and maps, and you can call our 24/7 local assistance phone number anytime. More detailed info on route navigation will be included in your holiday information pack.

When to Go

This trip is available from Easter until the middle of October. The flexibility of self-guided holidays means that there are no fixed dates and you can start your trip on any date within the season.

LANNION WEATHER

What to Bring

We recommend that you travel as light as possible – airlines might charge you an extra fee, and during ground transfers, the place might be limited. Ideally, you should bring one piece of luggage weighing no more than 20 kg (to be checked in) and a daily pack (15 – 20 l rucksack) for your everyday essentials (snacks, drinking water, camera, etc.). Below is a non-exclusive list of what you should bring to this trip. More detailed info will be included in your holiday information pack. If you need further advice, please contact a reputable outdoor retailer or us.

  • Good hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Several t-shirts (preferably breathable/fast drying)
  • Packable waterproof and windproof jacket with hood
  • Synthetic mid layer or warm fleece
  • Trainers and/or sandals – to relax and wear inside the accommodation
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip salve
  • Hat/Baseball cap
  • Personal First Aid kit (wet wipes, flu remedies, stomach remedies)

Included for Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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  • Pre-departure info pack and detailed road notes and maps (electronic copy emailed in advance and a hard copy provided at the first hotel)
  • 5 nights accommodation in private en-suite rooms in simple but comfortable 2 and 3-star hotels
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel when changing hotels
  • People transfer Tregastel- Landrellec on Day 4
  • 24/7 phone assistance by our local representative

Supplements

  • Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplement is applicable.
  • This holiday is available for solo travellers. As costs are not shared, a supplement is payable on the standard trip cost

Other Trip-Related Costs

  • Entrance fees for attractions and museums

Excluded

  • Flights and airport transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ in the programme

Extensions and Optional Extras

  • Extra nights along the way and at the end of the tour can be booked on request

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