Walking and Cycling tours in France Hike around Brittany on the coastal path GR34 -Part 1 Mont Saint Michel to Saint Malo

Hike around Brittany on the coastal path GR34 -Part 1 Mont Saint Michel to Saint Malo

GR34 which is also called in France Sentier des Douaniers (Path of the Customs officer). It was created in the 18th century to discourage smuggling.This is a 1800 km (1120 miles) trail which is perfectly signposted with red and whites blazes as a GR is commonly marked in France.

The complete tour of Brittany can be done on this coastal trail, starting from Granville or Mont Saint Michel and continuing westward to Saint Brieuc, Brest and ending in Arzal in the Gulf of Morbihan, Southern Brittany.

 

The whole tour can be done and can be customized as you wish. Please do not hesitate to ask for more information by sending me an email.


Here is an example of the first hike starting in Granville and continuing on days 2 and 3 to approach Mont Saint Michel.

Part 1 : From Granville to Saint Malo, starting in Normandy and ending in Brittany, this hike takes you on the footsteps of the former pilgrims, eternal travelers and dreamers. Great heritage and stunning natural beauty,come and discover this legendary trail. Walk along rocky headlands, beaches and woodland valleys with seagulls as fellow travellers.

Day 1

Arrive in Granville

Day 2

Granville to Carolles - 14 km - 9 miles - 3h30 Walk along the coast and beaches from where you can see the Chausey islands and the first viws on Mont Saint Michel tower.

Day 3

Carolles to Beauvoir - 22 km - 14 miles - 5h15 After hiking through the dunes and a seabirds reserve, you will cross the Mont Saint Michel Bay with a guide expert of the place that will take you across an exceptional environment (barefoot walk and short needed). The pilgimage history, the traditional activities, the legends, the high tides and sand phenomenon. At the end of the day you will freely visit the Mont Saint Michel Abbey (depending on the tide schedule). Arrive by foot at your hotel in Beauvoir.

Day 4

Beauvoir - Roz-sur-Couesnon - 13 km - 8 miles - 4h15 Today the walk takes you to the polder land with the pre salés sheep, grazing a salted grass. Arrive in Saint Broladre a charming granite village and the spend the night in Roz sur Couenon.

Day 5

Roz-sur-Couesnon - Dol-de-Bretagne - 22 km - 14 miles - 5h15 After the crossing of woodland areas, charming hamlets and ponds you will discover the amazing Dol de Bretagne another highlight on you walking trip with the impressive St Samson Cathedral . Night in Dol de Bretagne

Day 6

Dol-de-Bretagne - Cancale -22 km - 14 miles - 5h15 Teh Mount Dol like a promontory is as an islet in the middle od the land and is legend-full area. Then you will follow the beautiful coast up to Cancale, one of the major oyster ports of the region. Night in the lively Cancale.

Day 7

Cancale - La Guimorais - 22 km 14 miles - 5h15

Day 8

La Guimorais - Saint-Malo- 13 km- 8 miles - 4h15

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Level
Duration :
8 Days
From :
695 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 star hotels and guest houses- B&B accommodation

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance 

 

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Starts in : Granville.

Ends in :  Saint Malo.

Access :  train station.

 

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more,combine with another section of the GR34

 

See also : 

Biking in the Channel Islands from Saint Malo

Hike from Saint Malo to Saint Brieux- Part 2 of GR34

Highlights

the approach to Mount Saint Michel

the guided visit of Mount Saint Michel

The variety of the landscape : cliffs, wild islets