Discover Brittany by Foot: A Walker’s Guide to Brittany

Brittany is extremely popular with those who love spending time outside. It has considerably more walking routes than anywhere else in the whole of France, making it the ideal place for keen walkers and hikers.

With a coastline that stretches to an impressive 1200kms, from the Loire to Mont St-Michel, it’s fair to say that Brittany has an abundance of beautiful sights to take in when out for a long walk.

Tregastel coast spring view (between Perros-Guirec and Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany, France). The Pink Granite Coast.
Whether you’re a nature lover, an experienced hiker or just someone who likes to keep fit whilst on holiday, you won’t be short of places to discover whilst walking in Brittany. In fact, you might find it hard to choose just one location!

The Monts d’Arrée Hills

The Monts d’Arrée Hills are located in the centre of Finistère and are renowned for being the oldest and highest hills in Brittany. Apart from offering breath-taking scenery, they are also a fantastic location for walkers.

You can hike across the craggy tops, which look both fascinating and forbidding at the same time. From here you’ll be able to take in beautiful moorland scenery.


Starting in Kerpert, a commune in the Côtes-d’Armor department of Brittany, you’ll follow a 11km circuit that follows a stunning landscape of woods, streams, hills and valleys. You’ll also be able to spot the church, fontain and calvaire as you make your way across the route.

This walking route is often a quiet one which makes it a fantastic choice for those wanting something a little more secluded.

Hiking boot closeup on Mountain trail

If you’re someone who prefers walking in urban areas instead of hiking through the countryside and mountains, you should definitely consider visiting the interesting town of Tréguier – a port town in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany.

One of the most fascinating (and famous) sights within the town is the cathedral. It contains the modern mausoleum of Ivo of Kermartin – a canon of the cathedral and a patron saint of lawyers.

After exploring the cathedral, you can move into the Bois de Poète – where Anatole le Braz is buried.


 If you’re excited to explore everything that Brittany has to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Jantom Holidays. We offer fantastic accommodation in our holiday homes and caravans, all which are set in stunning grounds with fantastic activities to enjoy.

Please give us a call on 07977 458126 or 01512 914984 and we will be more than happy to help you out.

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