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Long Distance Walking

Brittany is a good choice for a variety of long-distance walking. The coastal path, in the form of the GR34, provides nearly 2000kms for a start! Inland, the Nantes-BrestCanal offers considerably easier walking than the coast, but with much of interest to see and experience along the way. The 360kms can just about be managed in a two week holiday, or choose one of the best sections for a shorter break. Something a bit more challenging is the Tro Breizh, an ancient pilgrimage route between the seven cathedrals of Brittany’s seven founding saints. This 600km circuit is in the process of revival and development in terms of paths and signage. A lot of road walking is involved on most sections, but use is made of old routes such as former railway tracks. These form part of the Green Ways project, aimed to cover Brittany with easy-going long-distance paths, also including canal towpaths. When completed, this will be a viable network for seeing the countryside and linking many interesting towns and villages all over Brittany.

The Tro Breizh

The Nantes-Brest Canal

The Green Ways

Coastal Walking

The Compostella Trail in Brittany

The Saints' Shore Way


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