In our last post, we discussed the many ways to explore Brittany by water. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the best walks you can explore and enjoy while staying here, and how to plan a walking holiday.
How to Choose an Area
This all depends on what type of terrain you like and are comfortable walking on. Brittany has many different areas with very different terrains; from sandy beaches to cliff top ascents.
Huelgoat is a perfect choice for country and forest walkers. Brittany is home to the Brocéliande forest, a particularly famous area in Arthurian Legend.
If coastal walking is more your thing; walking with the sea air filling your lungs, the coastal route from St. Brieuc up to Paimpol along the cliffs has a sensational walk, as well as the famous Pink Granite coast. This area has quite a good public service route, so it’s easy to get to and from these destinations.
The Crozon peninsula is also an idyllic place to do some coastal walking on the Atlantic coast. However, this is not on a public service route, but local taxi services are available.
Walk Length and Difficulty
Again, this all depends on what you, as a walker, are comfy with. Don’t feel pressured into finishing the whole route if you can’t manage it. Remember, some places have no access to public services, so this is something to keep in mind if you think you might be pushing yourself a bit too hard!
If you’re bringing your car along for the ride, then you’re all set!
However, for those who haven’t brought their car, or simply don’t drive, transport can quickly become a real issue. As mentioned previously, some of the nicest walking areas have no regular public transport links.
The coast does tend to have a good transport service in place in the summer, but it’s still best to check if your desired walking spot has some links. Brittany has a variety of busses, trains and taxi services to aid you, so don’t forget to look them up before you leave on a walk…just in case!
This is best suited to be central to your walking plans, and if you are planning to be walking in a more popular spot on the coast, it’s best to book well in advance. As this area is popular for walking, many of the accommodation services will be happy to oblige with any queries you have about the area you’re looking to walk in.
Here at Jantom Holidays, we offer a wide range of range of holidays, including walking holidays and our increasingly popular golf holidays in Brittany. We have something for everyone, so for more information, or to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team – please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07977 458 126 today!