Start: Pontorson Finish: St Malo
Physical rating: Leisurely
Tour code: W06BR
Group size: 2 - 6
12 to 99
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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.
Accommodation Name: HOTEL MONTGOMERY
Meals: No Meals
Arrive in Pontorson, on the doorstep of Mont St Michel.
Location: Pontorson, Mont Saint-Michel
Accommodation Name: RELAIS DU ROY
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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.
Location: Mont Saint-Michel, Dol-de-Bretagne
Accommodation Name: HOTEL DE BRETAGNE
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
Location: Dol-de-Bretagne, Cancale
Accommodation Name: HOTEL LE QUERRIEN
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
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.
Location: Cancale, Saint-Malo
Accommodation Name: HOTEL BEAUFORT
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.
Depart St Malo after breakfast.
All breakfasts and 1 evening meal are included.
Brittany’s fish and seafood is without doubt one of the region’s biggest
draws. Platters stacked high with lobster, crab, oyster, shrimp and prawns
grace the tables of the atmospheric restaurants. Huge bowls of fresh mussels,
scallops and stuffed clams take their place alongside delicious sea bass and
bream. The flat local ‘Belons’ oysters are delicious, fleshier than
normal ones; they are renowned for their fine hazelnut flavour. Seafood will
generally be served with the excellent Breton butter, which contains
Guérande salt crystals, and plain bread. Many people also think of crêpes
when they think of Brittany and indeed almost every little village or town
has its own crêperie.
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