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The Granite Coast of Brittany

Brittany - a land of myths & legends
 
Combine Celtic culture with haute cuisine, on self-guided, gentle walks around rocky headlands and sandy bays from hotel-to-hotel (with luggage transfers) anticipating delicious fish and seafood dishes, including two Michelin-starred dinners.
The Granite Coast of Brittany. 7 nights
The Granite Coast of Brittany. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in Brittany

With its own language and the highly Celtic flavours of its culture, Brittany can feel like a separate country, which is not surprising given its relative geographical isolation and several centuries of independent rule in the Middle Ages. Its distinctiveness is rooted much further back in history, though: it is thought that the Celts from central Europe first settled on the Breton peninsula in the 6th century BC, taking over from pre-Celtic peoples who put up many of the menhirs which dot the region. In the 5th and 6th centuries, a second influx of Celts from south-west England settled the peninsula, fleeing the invading Angles and Saxons. Their impact was great, shaping modern Breton culture, and they renamed the region Small Britain, after their homeland, Great Britain.
The coast is characterised by its variety of landscapes, from calm, wooded estuaries to craggy bays with their pink granite rocks weathered into weird and wonderful shapes. This splendid walking route is a discovery of Brittany’s northern coast, the Côte du Granit Rose, passing through bustling fishing ports and stone hamlets. Our route mainly follows the well-waymarked GR long-distance path, and though you cover up to between 15 and 20 kilometres a day (about five hours' walking), the going is easy, along coastal paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. The hotels serve delicious fish and seafood specialities – the Hotel Aigue Marine has a Michelin starred restaurant.
 
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Itinerary

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  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
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    °C 9 9 11 13 15 18 20 20 19 16 12 10
    mm 130 108 92 69 69 56 49 67 88 99 126 137
  • Arrival in Kerbors
    Night 1: at Troezel Bian (the first of two nights here).

    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Linear walk from Kerbors: 14km, 4.5hrs
    Our suggested route for your first day begins with a short transfer east, taking you close to the extraordinary geological phenomenon that is the Sillon de Talbert – a long, thin trail of pebbles stretching far into the sea. Return to Kerbors along a superb coastal route.
    Coast near Sillon de Talbert
  • Kerbors to Tréguier: 15.5km, 4.5hrs; shorter option: 10km, 3hrs
    You head along the western side of the Presqu’Île Sauvage headland, taking in the viewpoint of the Men ar Rompet and walking alongside the Jaudy Estuary to Tréguier, where you can spend the rest of the day exploring. Tréguier is a fine market town built on a hill at the confluence of the Jaudy and Guindy rivers. It has a beautiful 14th-century cathedral surrounded by cobbled streets and ancient timber-framed buildings. You can shorten the walk by taking a more direct route across fields to the Jaudy Estuary. Your destination is the Hotel Aigue Marine, your base for the next two nights.
    Kerbors to Tréguier: 15.5km
    Boats in the harbour at Tréguier
  • Circular walk from Tréguier: 19km, 5.5hrs; shorter option: 14km, 4hrs
    After a short taxi ride over the headland to the sea at the Pointe du Château, you walk south, returning to Tréguier along a delightful coastal and countryside route. It is possible to shorten this walk by pre-arranging a taxi (pay locally) to collect you from La Roche Jaune.
    Circular walk from Tréguier: 19km
    Signpost pointing the way
  • Tréguier to Perros-Guirec: 16.5km, 5hrs
    Today starts with a short transfer to Port Blanc, from where you continue westwards, walking past numerous sandy bays, with many tiny off-shore islands enhancing the views. After crossing the white sands of the wide sweeping bay of Trestel you arrive in the bustling town of Perros-Guirec, where you have three nights at the Manoir du Sphinx.
    Tréguier to Perros-Guirec: 16.5km
    Port Blanc, on the route to Perros-Guirec
  • Free day in Perros-Guirec
    You may decide to spend today unwinding and taking it easy – relax on the lovely beach, explore the town or take a boat trip (pay locally) to the Sept Îles. These seven tiny islands are home to thousands of birds (27 different species), plus a small colony of grey seals. Alternatively, we provide notes for a scenic circular walk:

    Circular walk from Perros-Guirec: 12.5km, 4hrs; shorter option: 9km, 3hrs
    Today, enjoy a walk that takes you to the delightful harbour at Port de Ploumanac’h and on through the protected wooded Vallée des Traouïero. This walk can be shortened by taking the bus to La Clarté and starting from there.
    Circular walk from Perros-Guirec: 12.5km
    Port de Plounamac'h
  • Linear walk to Perros-Guirec: 14km, 4hrs
    Your last day’s walk is a real highlight. You are transferred by taxi to the small seaside resort of Trégastel with no fewer than seven sandy beaches! (Take a towel so that you can enjoy a dip en route.) From Trégastel you follow the Sentier des Douaniers, a footpath once used by anti-smuggling patrols, which passes numerous viewpoints to the islands as it winds its way round several small headlands and back to Perros-Guirec. The route passes many of the extraordinary rock formations for which the area is famed, with quirky names like 'The Fallen King', 'The Elephant's Leg' and 'Napoleon's Hat' – a perfect ending to a week of relaxed coastal exploration.
    Linear walk to Perros-Guirec: 14km
    On the route from Trégastel to Perros-Guirec
 

Accommodation

After starting in a delightful guesthouse, you stay in family-run hotels with excellent restaurants specialising in seafood dishes.
 

Extend your stay

 

Prices for 2020

We are in the process of updating our prices for 2020. If you’d like to book now, please contact us – we’ll be happy to provide a quotation.
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Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights: 15 April 2019 - 30 September 2019

    Start any day except Friday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    15 Apr - 23 May 2019 £1115 £410
    24 May - 26 Jun 2019 £1158 £425
    27 Jun - 18 Aug 2019 £1230 £445
    19 Aug - 23 Sep 2019 £1195 £425
    3rd & 4th person discount -£85
    Single traveller supplement £85

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Deduct £39pp/pn if staying in Tréguier Sun and/or Mon (hotel restaurant closed)

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

    7 nights: 15 April 2019 - 30 September 2019

    Start any day except Friday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    15 Apr - 23 May 2019 £1350 £410
    24 May - 26 Jun 2019 £1395 £425
    27 Jun - 18 Aug 2019 £1465 £445
    19 Aug - 23 Sep 2019 £1430 £425
    3rd & 4th person discount -£80
    Single traveller supplement £80

    Includes all elements in the 'walk price', plus standard-class travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International to Lille or Paris, with onward travel as described below.

    DEDUCT £39pp/pn if staying in Tréguier Sun and/or Mon (hotel restaurant closed)

    Included travel from the UK: UK–Paris (Eurostar), Paris–Paimpol (TGV/regional rail), approx. duration 9h plus 0h20 taxi transfer. Home, Lannion–Paris (TGV/regional rail), Paris–UK (Eurostar), approx. duration 9h plus 0h30 taxi transfer. 

    If you book your holiday less than 3 months in advance of your travel date, seats may no longer be available at the tariffs on which our prices are based, but we may be able to offer you seats on the sames services at a supplement.

    7 nights: 15 April 2019 - 30 September 2019

    Start any day except Friday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    15 Apr - 23 May 2019 £1165 £410
    24 May - 26 Jun 2019 £1208 £425
    27 Jun - 18 Aug 2019 £1280 £445
    19 Aug - 23 Sep 2019 £1245 £425
    3rd & 4th person discount -£135
    Single traveller supplement £135

    Includes all elements in the 'walk price', plus a return ferry crossing between Dover and Calais with P&O Ferries for your party and one car.

    DEDUCT £39pp/pn if staying in Tréguier Sun and/or Mon (hotel restaurant closed)

    We also include a transfer back to the first hotel at the end of your holiday to collect your car.

    A supplement of £35 per car per single journey applies for outbound travel 5-7 Apr & 19-21 Apr, and for inbound travel 21-22 Apr 2019. A supplement of £45 per car per single journey applies outbound on Fridays & Saturdays 24-25 May & 12 Jul-17 Aug 2019 inclusive, and inbound on Saturdays & Sundays 1-2 Jun & 19 Jul-2 Sep 2019 inclusive.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Aigue Marine, Tréguier (with dinner) Double room Single room
    15 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £115 £157
    01 Jul - 21 Aug 2019 £130 £180
    22 Aug - 30 Sep 2019 £115 £157
    Manoir du Sphinx, Perros-Guirec (B&B) Double room Single room
    15 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £76 £142
    01 Jul - 30 Sep 2019 £88 £154
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Brest, Dinard, Paris CDG

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Paris CDG. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Brest (via Paris CDG & Orly) Air France 
    Aberdeen - Brest (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Aberdeen - Paris CDG Air France,  KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast City - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Brest Flybe 
    Birmingham - Paris CDG Air France,  Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Paris CDG Air France,  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Dinard Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Paris CDG Air France,  easyJet,  Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Brest Flybe 
    Glasgow - Paris CDG easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Paris CDG jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Paris CDG easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Paris CDG easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Paris CDG British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Paris CDG easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Dinard Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Paris CDG Air France,  easyJet,  Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Paris CDG Air France,  KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Brest Flybe 
    Southampton - Paris CDG Flybe 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Paris CDG. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Brest

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Brest airport to hotel (1h45) £70 1700
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Brest airport £50 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Dinard

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Dinard airport to hotel (2h) price varies flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Dinard airport (1h50) price varies flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Paris

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    coach - Paris CDG to Paris Montparnasse (1h15), rail Paris Montparnasse to Paimpol (4h10), taxi Paimpol to Kerbors (0h20) £65 1200
    rail Paris Montparnasse to Paimpol (4h10), taxi Paimpol to Kerbors (0h20) £45 1200
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Lannion (0h30), rail Lannion to Paris Montparnasse (4h15) £50 1700
    rail Lannion to Paris Montparnasse (4h15), coach Paris Montparnasse to Paris CDG (1h15) £70 1700
What's included
  • 7 nights
  • 6 dinners
    5 picnics
    7 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer on days 1,3,4 & 6
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to France, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • The official language is French. The currency is the Euro. French time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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