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On the Trail of the Gulf Balconies : 100km +1300m

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Start/Finish

Grand-Champ

Distance

100km

Elevation gain

1300m

Time

5h30 7h00

Best seasons

spring & summer

Difficulty

4/5*

Physical & technical

This itinerary is a beautiful challenge to take on, mainly through forests, along fields, or on small country roads. For singletrack enthusiasts, you will be delighted! At the halfway point, a few kilometers of road section will allow you to catch your breath, as there is quite a bit of elevation gain. The sections through the forest are very enjoyable and playful, making for a great time dodging tree trunks and guessing the path covered in leaves. However, be cautious of roots and large rocks that can be difficult to spot due to the shading.

An itinerary that offers a multitude of landscapes through the Landes de Lanvaux, each very unique. You will pass through small typical Breton villages such as Plaudren or Elven, where you can stop to refill your water bottles or grab a snack at a bakery.

By following this trail, you embark on a full day of exploring nature. You will have the opportunity to admire the rich Breton heritage and culture, as in Elven, where a group of retired friends compete in a game of Breton shuffleboard.

When you pass through the forests, take the time to listen carefully. You might hear the buzzing of one or several natural beehives above you. It’s quite a magical moment, especially for those accustomed to the sounds of engines. (Don’t worry, they won’t come and attack you.)

WARNING: Please use the provided GPX file below and do not deviate from it, as some tracks may include hazardous passages (especially in areas where big game hunting takes place in the Bois de Cadoudal).

Grand-Champ 100km
Map & GPX

tested

Parking

free parking

Near the itinerary
Best Addresses

(*tested)

RESTAURANTS

Grand-Champ

Maison Roussel*

Bakery, Pizza, Bread,...

Grand-Champ

Kreizhy Krêp's*

Breton crêperie

Vannes

Crêperie Saint-Guenhaël

Breton crêperie

Vannes

Balade en crêpanie

Breton crêperie

Vannes

La P'tite Souris

Healthy french cuisine

Vannes

Le Sixtine

Tea room, homemade local cuisine

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

La Petite Biscuiterie de Saint Gildas

Bakery

ACCOMMODATIONS

Vannes

La Villa du Port*

Hôtel 3 étoiles

Vannes

Hôtel Anne de Bretagne

Hôtel 

Île Aux Moines

Le San Francisco

Hôtel, bar, restaurant

Sarzeau

Le Sage

Hôtel & restaurant gastronomique

Sarzeau

Camping La Grée Penvins

Camping

Vannes

Manoir de Beaupré

Cottage, Bed & Breakfast

Baden

Anse de Kerdelan

Bed & Breakfast

ACTIVITIES

Golfe du Morbihan

Salt Marshes of Saint-Armel

Discover the salt marshes of Saint-Armel during a guided tour with Nathalie, the salt worker of the Gulf of Morbihan

Golfe du Morbihan

Oyster farming

Immerse yourself in the expertise of oyster farming, a traditional profession of the Gulf of Morbihan.

Golfe du Morbihan

La Distillerie de Gorvello

Discover the stages of cider production in Brittany during a visit to the Distillerie de Gorvello

Golfe du Morbihan

Cruise to the islands of the Gulf

Embark on a cruise to the islands of the Gulf
Golfe du Morbihan

The beaches of the Rhuys Peninsula

Explore the beaches of the Rhuys Peninsula

 

CULINARY SPECIALTIES

  • Seafood - Oysters, clams, spider crabs...

  • Traditional canneries - Quiberon sardines

  • Brittany Spirulina

  • The "Galette complète" - a savory buckwheat pancake filled with ham, cheese, and an egg

  • Morbihan saffron - grown in Grand-Champ!

  • Guémené-sur-Scorff Andouille sausage

  • Salidou - the Breton Nutella, a salted butter caramel cream

  • Niniches de Quiberon - cylindrical lollipops - a specialty of Maison d'Armorine

  • Breton cake

  • Cider

  • Semi-salted butter

Golfe du Morbihan Vannes Tourism

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