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Coastal Walking in Brittany

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Daily from 16 Apr '21 to 24 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meal
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, coastal routes, island exploring

France: Brittany

Coastal Walking in Brittany

  • Follow the 'Sentier des Douaniers' on the Emerald coast
  • Traditional Breton fishing ports offering spectacular seafood
  • Explore Mont St Michel and St Malo

A walk on the Brittany coastline from the World Wonder Mont St Michel to St Malo. Walk the famous custom's path and enjoy bird watching and exceptional views.

On one side, rocky points, wild coastline, dunes, beaches and coves. On the other side, marshes, a variety of fauna and flora, a rich historical heritage... and always the sea or the ocean in the background. Every bend on the GR34 plunges you into a new postcard. As you walk, the spirit of Brittany invades you, and you feel invigorated by the ocean breeze.

Created in 1791, the path was travelled by controls of customs officers - hence its name - in charge of preventing smuggling. To keep an eye on trafficking and on the pillaging of shipwrecks, they strode up and down the coastline, night and day, in all weather: think of this when your legs are tired! After falling into disuse in the early 20th century, the path experienced a revival in 1968, when a few passionate walkers decided to make it into a walking route. Today it goes all around the Brittany coastline, from Mont-Saint-Michel to the bridge of Saint-Nazaire. This path leaves a permanent mark on anyone who walks it.

In a large splash of green and blue, get ready to be amazed!



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrival in Pontorson

Arrive in Pontorson, on the doorstep of Mont St Michel.
You stay at the Hotel Montgomery (breakfast)

Day 2: Pontorson to Mont St Michel 10KM (6.5MI), 3HR

Follow the Camino de Santiago route in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims before arriving in the UNESCO-listed Mont-Saint-Michel. For 13 centuries, this rocky island, nestling in the heart of a huge, beautiful bay has been home to a magnificent abbey. Perched at the top of the islet, as if levitating, the building is like a mirage, always a mesmerising sight. From the top of the medieval ramparts, enjoy the wonderful view over the bay where the light reveals a different landscape every second.
You stay at the Hotel du Roy (Breakfast)

Day 3: Mont St Michel to Dol de Bretagne 25KM (16MI), 5,5HR or 17KM (11MI), 4HR or 13KM (8MI), 3HR

Walk along the bay, through the marshlands, salt meadows with grazing sheep and green undulating landscape. Meet the natural treasures of this bay with exceptional bird watching with waders and other various species. Continue through pretty villages towards Dol with its medieval houses and 13th Century Cathedral.
You stay at Hotel de Bretagne (Breakfast and evening meal)

Day 4: Dol de Bretagne to Cancale 20KM (12.5MI), 4,5HR or 15KM (9.5MI), 3,5HR

Out of the flat landscape emerges an extraordinary outcrop, Mont Dol, where Saint Michael supposedly fought off Satan. Climb it for elating views. Follow the scenic old customs path along the coastline with breath-taking views towards Cancale .

At Cancale the world is your oyster. Mention Cancale to a Frenchman or a foodie and the instant response will be 'oysters'; the magnificent molluscs have been cultivated in this attractive fishing village for hundreds of years.
You stay at Le Querrien (Breakfast)

Day 5: At Cancale 13 KM (8 MI), 3 HR

Take a breath of fresh air, enjoy panoramic views over the bay and the harbour, observe fishermen as they unload their catch of the day. Stop around the port for lunch in one of the seafood restaurant where you can sample the 'king of shellfish'.

Alternatively, walk to the headland at Pointe du Grouin, for spectacular views. Marking the westernmost tip of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, this brilliantly located headland not only allows you to benefit from sublime views eastwards, but also splendid ones to the west. The island just offshore is off-limits though as it's the preserve of birds.
You stay at Le Querrien (Breakfast)

Day 6: Cancale to St Malo 21 KM (13 MI), 4,5HR

Walking transfer in the morning. Then, follow the GR34 on the coastline with wonderful panoramic views before arriving in St Malo. Explore this historic port town made rich by its infamous naval privateers. St Malo has always been the scene of great adventures throughout its long history and has managed to preserve its authentic atmosphere, characterised by ramparts, cobbled streets and old stone buildings.
You stay at Le Beaufort (Breakfast)

Day 7: Leave St Malo


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Montgomery, Pontorson

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In a unique house, the former manor of the Counts of Montgomery, you will enjoy an exceptional setting from which to discover the region. Rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a bathroom with a bath or shower. An LCD TV offers satellite channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Relais du Roy, Mont St Michel

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Le Relais Du Roy offers a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star hotel is situated next to the River Couesnon, just 1.5 km from the Mont Saint-Michel and 50 m from the free shuttle bus. Featuring flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, each guest room at Le Relais Du Roy is decorated in a classic style. They also have a private bathroom with a bath or a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some of the rooms feature a balcony. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. The gourmet restaurant in the Le Relais Du Roy serves regional specialities


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel de Bretagne, Dol de Bretagne

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Hôtel de Bretagne Dol centre ville features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. It is located in the historic centre of Dol, 500 m from the Cathedral. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units include views of the garden or city. Rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. A continental breakfast is available daily. The hotel's restaurant serves traditional seafood dishes.


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Hotel Le Querrien, Cancale

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Recently renovated, Le Querrien offers comfortable rooms combining a navy-inspired decoration and a modern elegance. The rooms offer a view of the Mont Saint-Michel or the narrow streets of the fishermen village. With a view of the sea and a terrace, the hotel’s restaurant serves seafood and fish specialties in a boat decor, to make you go back to the time of corsairs.


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Hotel Beaufort, St Malo

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The Hôtel Beaufort is located directly on Sillon Beach, overlooking the Bay of Saint Malo. It offers rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby. Each guest room at the Beaufort also has a private bathroom and is serviced by a lift. Some rooms have private terraces. Guests are invited to relax with a drink in the lounge bar, which has panoramic views of the bay. The Hôtel Beaufort provides direct access to the beach and it is in close proximity to the Thermes Marins spa centre.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Relais du Roy, Mont St Michel

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Le Relais Du Roy offers a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star hotel is situated next to the River Couesnon, just 1.5 km from the Mont Saint-Michel and 50 m from the free shuttle bus. Featuring flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, each guest room at Le Relais Du Roy is decorated in a classic style. They also have a private bathroom with a bath or a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some of the rooms feature a balcony. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. The gourmet restaurant in the Le Relais Du Roy serves regional specialities


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Montgomery, Pontorson

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

In a unique house, the former manor of the Counts of Montgomery, you will enjoy an exceptional setting from which to discover the region. Rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a bathroom with a bath or shower. An LCD TV offers satellite channels. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Beaufort, St Malo

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The Hôtel Beaufort is located directly on Sillon Beach, overlooking the Bay of Saint Malo. It offers rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby. Each guest room at the Beaufort also has a private bathroom and is serviced by a lift. Some rooms have private terraces. Guests are invited to relax with a drink in the lounge bar, which has panoramic views of the bay. The Hôtel Beaufort provides direct access to the beach and it is in close proximity to the Thermes Marins spa centre.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfast and 1 evening meal

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures

Meals
All breakfast and 1 evening meal

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.