Along the trails
Along the trails

Along the trails

AN ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE AND FRESH AIR

PROTECTED NATURE

Nature lovers in search of a preserved environment will be seduced by the extraordinary variety of landscapes. The GR34 trail offers magnificent views over steep rocky shores, white sandy beaches, coves and fishing boats nestled in picturesque harbors. The Voie Verte, a former railroad track, runs through a verdant countryside where hikers, cyclists, rollerbladers or disabled people can walk in complete safety. Take a stroll to explore a fantastic natural heritage! Some guided tours are organized to discover the richness of the local fauna and flora: everything
you want to know about the secrets life of egrets, herons or blackheaded gulls.
Let’s go fishing with the whole family in the river Aven or in the ponds of Rosporden! Ocean or river, but always a great experience! ~

DUNES AND PONDS

For nature, fauna and flora lovers, the ornithological reserve of the dunes and ponds of Trévignon is a site of 300 hectares spreading over 6 kilometers. Enjoy the tranquility of this preserved area… To get the best of it, let a special guide lead you through this incredible biodiversity. ~

UP THERE

Near Saint-Yvi  stands a nice hill on the top of which lays ahamlet called “Là-Haut” (Up There). Perched at 168 m above sea level, you will discover a large panorama spreading from Trévignon to the Ville Close in Concarneau and even until Quimper’s Cathedral!  When the sky is clear enough, the vantage point offers a splendid view over the Glénan archipelago, on the horizon. ~

PONDS OF ROSPORDEN

The banks of the ponds of Rosporden are perfect for a “fishing” halt for both aficionados and beginners, and also for families! For water sports lovers, the ponds offer an ideal spot for kayaking or stand-up paddle. ~

The "Sentier des douaniers"

The GR34 is a coastal path starting from the Mont Saint-Michel and ending in Saint-Nazaire. It runs along the coast of Brittany over 1700 km. These trails were formerly used by customs officers to patrol the coast, and have been progressively abandoned throughout the 20th century. Nowadays, it is the hikers who venture on this path in search of nature and spectacular landscapes. By the GR34, there is 42 km between Concarneau and Pont-Aven. On your way, you will discover a fantastic serie of white sand beaches, intimate coves, cliffs and rivers. Once crossed the ramparts of the Ville Close of Concarneau, a rich cultural and natural heritage opens up to you: marinas, military forts, lighthouses, dunes, granite chaos, tide mills…~

The Green Way N°7

The Green Way n°7 starts in the city center of Concarneau and crosses Finistère, stretching over 145 km and linking the English Channel to the Atlantic. Between Concarneau and Rosporden, the Green Way follows the route of a former railroad, then get across the Black Mountains to join the “Vélodyssée” in Carhaix, before heading north towards Roscoff. ~

The cycle route 45/5

This cycle route nicknamed “la Littorale” connects the city center of Concarneau to Pont-Aven by small roads and shared lanes. Starting from the Ville Close in Concarneau and after a glimpse of the granite chaos of Trégunc, “la Littorale” leads to the port and the beaches of Trévignon, then crosses the thatched cottage villages of Névez before reaching Pont-Aven, the “city of painters” (31 km). ~

The "Névezienne"

This bike ride goes around Névez  through the cottage villages of Kercanic and Kerascoët, runs along the coast and offers lovely vantage points of Raguénez, Rospico cove and Port-Manec’h. A stop at Kerdruc – a small marina- before reaching Le Hénan to discover an authentic tide mill recently renovated, the miller’s house and the Sainte-Marguerite chapel. ~

THE ECOWALK APP

Learn everything you need to know about trees, birds and small insects! The free “écobalade” app will provide you with all the information you want about the animals or plants encountered along the way ! Funny and family-friendly, the app works as a digital and interactive guided tour. Three routes available:  Trévignon in Trégunc, Le Hénan in Névez and the ponds of Rosporden. Practical: once downloaded, the app no longer requires any internet connection! ~

The GR34 from Concarneau to Pont-Aven

The GR34 from Concarneau to Pont-Aven

The Minaouët trail in Concarneau and Trégunc

The Minaouët trail in Concarneau and Trégunc

The ponds of Trévignon

The ponds of Trévignon

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