Climbing on granite and shale
Facing the cliffs that plunge steeply into the water, activities become vertical in Bains-sur-Oust. In fact, Ile aux Pies is one of the most well-known climbing spots in Brittany. There are many lanes for newbies and experienced climbers on both banks. Outings can be organised with monitors to enjoy a variety of activities in safety – climbing, via ferrata, rope bridges, zip wires, etc.
Landscapes to discover on foot or by bike
For tamer activities, the towpath and a number of trails venture through this remarkable listed site. On the shores or above, walks follow the waterway and provide a better understanding of this famous water gap that fascinates geographers. The Oust meanders through a crack of granite and shale, hollowing out a wide canyon. The site is refreshingly lush with maritime pines, beeches, gorse, ferns, etc. Crows, jays, herons and woodpeckers accompany your steps with their cries and flight.
On a boat and on the water’s edge
All the elements are full of life on Ile aux Pies! On the water, kayaks approach the different islands and skim over the water lilies. Small barges sometimes accompany their outings. On a boat or on the banks, fishermen tease carp and gudgeon. It doesn’t matter whether the catch is good or not, as you can make the most of the pleasant terraces and crêpe restaurants on the water’s edge. If you’re tempted, enjoy the multiple facets of this site to mix up activities, with friends or family. On-site, you can rent electric boats, pedalos, SUP, canoes, kayaks and bikes.