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Hiking and cycling in Saint-Brieuc Bay

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Nature sites and walks

 

Saint-Brieuc Bay suggests you differents hikings along the cost and inland.

Pointe des Guettes (Hillion)

10% of French mussel production takes place ont the row of large mussel beds here. A unique, must-see spectacle !

 

Pointe du Roselier (Plérin)

Scale the heights and discover a stunning panoramic view. Down below, follow the marked trail and take a look at the old cannonball oven that stands testament to the defence systems of times gone by.

 

Pointe de Pordic

A spectacular view overlooking the beaches of Tournemine and Rosaires. Viewpoint indicator and former guardroom. Picnic tables.

 

Chaos du Gouët by Saint-Julien

Piles of granite settled in the bed of the Gouët river stud this 4.5 km walk like nature's gems (cross the village of Saint-Julien and take the third right by " Les Prétoquis.)

 

Gouessant estuary (Rolland bridge)

Car park at Ponts Neufs (cross the road) - Hillion. Steep pathway to the right of the old bridge. Two hours of spectacular views over the Gouessant river which flows into the bay according to the tides. Sloes and hawthorns dot your route.

 

Gouédic valley (Saint-Brieuc)

A veritable green corridor through the town, the valley provides a pedestrian route to the harbour grom the town. Great lawn (4 hectares), a great place to relax and perhaps have a picnic (4 tables). There is also a basket-ball court and biodiversity garden.

 

Cycle routes

 

30 km section at the heart of "la littorale" coastal cycle route. From east to west, the cycle route lets cyclists discover 252 km of quiet roads and dedicated cycle paths.

The Ponts-Neufs viaduct in Hillion, the Pordic viaduct.

Access from Saint-Brieuc town centre via the harbour.

Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted to use the cycle route. The route follows the coastline as closely as possible and uses paths or roads with little trafic. (Horse-riders pass under the viaduc.)

 

Two remarkable viaducts, built by the engineer Harel de la Noë, panoramic views and manageable gradients !

Find all the cycle routes on : www.cycle-west.com/

 

Routes 4 and 5 : " La Littorale "

Route 8 : Saint-Brieuc to Lorient

 

A new mountain bike resort !

Saint-Brieuc Bay offers 22 marked trails of different levels, but also a variety of facilities such as a bike washing area (at la Maison de la Baie), bike hire and repair, organised treks, accomodation and catering facilities.