The hike of Port Manec’h’s (trail n°4) follows the GR34 coastal path which runs alongside the Aven’s bank and the seaside. The walk offers a magnificent view over the wild coast, the estuaries and the breton forests. This 10km or 3:15h hike gives a condensed view of the best of Brittany.
With a departure from Port Manec’h, the trail n°4 follows the coastal path named GR34. It is the ideal starting point for a walk between land, river and ocean. Discover untouched and picturesque landscapes facing the ocean and the river Aven. Breath the salty air scented with the sweet fragrance of gorse flowers .
The hiking trail n°4 is 10,3 km long and takes about 3:15h. A car park is located next to the Saint Nicolas’s church of Port Manec’h where the trail does start.
From that point on, white and yellow marks displaying the number “4” will guide you on the path. The walk starts with the discovery of the beautiful beach of Saint-Nicolas and its white bathing cabins from the XIXth century. You will then explore the riverbank of the Aven towards the Poulguin manor.
From the Poulguin to the Hénan you will probably notice mussel and oyster-farming. At the Kerochet cove you will find former slipways testifying of the intense granite extraction activity which animated the Aven’s river bank until the beginning of the XXth century. The way back goes through wooded paths and Névez’s countryside.
The coastal path will offer you a great view over the Atlantic ocean. You will pass by the famous granite rock known as “God’s finger” and by the white and red lighthouse to reach the beautiful harbour of Port Manec’h.
Port Manec’h is located at the mouth of the rivers Aven and the Belon. Its outstanding setting offers a large variety of landscapes in only 10km!
Want some more? Many other trails are waiting for you. To be fully prepared, the hiking map is for sale at the Tourist Information (1,50€).