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From Pointe Saint‑Mathieu to Guerlédan Lake

Five days in northern Brittany, on the west coast

Your journey starts near Brest, close to the ocean. It takes you to Morlaix bay, before veering into the countryside,  where you’ll enjoy the views in the Armorique regional nature park, from surreal moors to legendary rocks. You’ll finish on the banks of the largest lake in Brittany. Let’s go!

Pointe Saint-Mathieu – Brest

Estimated travel time: 31 km - 40 minutes by car


Estimated travel time: 66 km – 1h15 by car

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   Starting from Brest

It starts with the architectural beauties of the area. To get to Landerneau, you’ll drive on the south bank of the Elorn, going through Plougastel-Daoulas: this pretty part of the bay is not only the land of strawberries, but its cavalry cross and its abbey are really worth a visit.

Morlaix – Roscoff

Estimated travel time: 32 km – 45 minutes by car

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   Starting from Morlaix

Set off for a slow day to discover a bay strewn with beaches and surrounded with isles. It’s a must-do! Continue to the harbour towns with their solid characters.

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Our tips

A little further to the west? A little further to the east?

There are three possibilities to choose from tonight:
• Spend a second night near Morlaix and the marvels of its bay
• Succumb to the night-life in the harbour, enjoy a stroll along the GR®34 and sleep in Roscoff
• Set sail for Batz Island: a 15-minute crossing for a complete change of scenery Delasselle garden and the lighthouse are the treasures of this little corner of paradise. How about staying here to sleep?

Where to sleep in Roscoff                      Where to sleep in Morlaix

Roscoff – Huelgoat

Estimated travel time: 61 km – 1h by car

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   Starting from Roscoff

Head south for a day in nature. You’ll discover the Armorique regional nature park and Monts d’Arrée, a land of contrasts and beautiful walks. Put on your hiking shoes and breathe in deeply!

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Our tips

  • Spend the night Huelgoat – it’s worth it! In addition to walking on the many paths that meander through the forest, it would be a shame to miss the former Girls’ School, which is now a very popular exhibition and summer events venue. It would also be a shame to miss taking a break at Café Librairie Sur la Route and, why not, flying over Monts d’Arrée in a microlight!
  • Are you a fan of the Gallo-Roman period? Then keep going to Carhaix. Did you know that no less than 10 roads used to converge near the ancient Vorgium?  Discover them at the archaeological interpretation centre

Where to sleep in Huelgoat                                         Where to sleep in Carhaix

Huelgoat – Guerlédan Lake

Estimated travel time: 73 km – 1h05 by car

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   Starting from Huelgoat

Brittany is not flat! And you can confirm this on this last day which takes in a gentle slope to the largest lake in Brittany. It’s the end of your journey and a host of activities awaits you: cycling, walking and kayaking around the lake, climbing, horse riding, etc. A thrilling moment in nature!

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