ACTIVITIES

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 CANOEING / KAYAK 

QUIMPERLE TO POULDU

At sea, river, estuary, we welcome you ready to make you discover these hidden treasures. After an introduction to kayaking, the guide will introduce you to the history of Quimperlé seen from Ellé and Laïta. They have, indeed, been the red thread of the development of the city. paddling to the rhythm of the tides between the Pouldu and Quimperlé.

A shuttle takes care of the logistics of the people and the boats for the return

ESCAPE ON THE LOWER ELLE VALLE

Accompanied by a guide, you will lose yourself at the bottom of the wooded valley and preserved Ellé; Small rapids, mills, isolation guaranteed !!

 

 

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HORSE RIDING

Horse-riding holiday in Brittany is to appreciate the picture-postcard scenery from up high. Whether you are riding along the waters edge on sandy beaches, trekking across the moor or trotting past iconic Breton sights, you will be galloping from one surprise to another. If you want to explore Brittany on horseback, you have some 2600kms of trails at your disposal thanks to the Equibreizh initiative. This regional network of paths and trails, all suitable for horse riding, are all marked and you can choose your it. The regional pony trekking trails Equibreizh provide way-marked circuits that stretch over 2600 km. Choose your favorite and benefit from maximum comfort and security. You can also take a break stopping in any place along the trails ( restaurants, etc) before saddling back up.

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HIKING

Enjoy exploring mile upon mile of coast and countryside. Take some time out and enjoy an invigorating walking holiday in Brittany, get back to nature and soak up the sights, sounds and smells at your own pace. Walking in Brittany awakens all the senses and opens your eyes to sights that would otherwise go unnoticed. Its a way to take your holiday in your own hands and as Nicolas Bouvier mused, Some think they make the journey. But in actual fact, it is the journey that makes or undoes you. Individually, in a couple, with the family or a group of friends, Brittany reveals its beautiful landscapes to whoever follows the way-marked trails that crisscross the region. The most famous one is the old customs officers path or the GR34 which follows Brittany's stunning coastline. The Grande Randonnee de Pays GRP are long-distance regional circuits that enable hikers to get back to their starting point. They are marked with a yellow and red line. Promenades et Randonnees PR are short-distance trails and are open to everyone for circular walks varying in length from one hour to a whole day; these are generally marked with a yellow line.

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GUIDED NATURE WALKS

Between land and sea, river and forest, bestowed with a remarkable natural heritage, the Pays de Quimperle area has many nature walks just waiting to be discovered. The Pays de Quimperle area has hundreds of kilometres of marked trails (GR 34, GR 34I, GR 34E) centred around the valleys of the Laita, Elle and Isole rivers, as well as in the Carnoet national forest, which covers 750 hectares of oak and beech woodland. Towards the sea, from Le Pouldu to Kerfany-les-Pins, the regional coastline has many pretty ports nestled at the bottom of rias, or valleys where river meets sea (Doelan, Merrien and Brigneau), or huddled between the sea and the forest (Le Pouldu and Belon). The tourist office offers a variety of summer walks: discover the Elle valley, the flora of the coast from Doelan to Merrien, unusual plants from Mellac to Kernault, Just want to chill out? Take advantage of the peaceful estuary beaches or the more invigorating sea beaches at high tide. Don not miss Quimperle and its historic quarter, scattered with listed buildings.

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ANGLING & FISHING IN BRITTANY

Brittany truly is a top fishing region. Colourful flotillas of trawlers, endless shores washed over by powerful tides, shady banks sheltering running streams and peaceful ponds dotted between rivers and the sea: theres plenty here to satisfy the fishing aficionado.Breton waters are characterised by their great diversity of fish species as well as the presence of a variety of fine fish and some 1700 miles of coastline offer countless spots for fishing. Changing from hidden creeks to jagged cliffs or long, white sandy beaches, the Breton coastline suits many kind of fishermen.

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VOIES VERTES

Eight specially-designed voies vertes or greenways. Outdoor lovers can now enjoy an impressive network of 8 specially-designed voies vertes or greenways. Similar to a bridleway, they take walkers, horse riders and cyclists into the heart of rural Brittany known as Argoat. More than 800km of these paths follow old railway lines, towpaths and wooded lanes; they are for non-motorised traffic only.afe and comfortable, the greenways offer many different possibilities open to all. You can follow the Breton coastline with friends or family

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WATER SPORTS & SAILING

Boasting no less than 2700 kilometers of coastline, swept over by regular winds, Brittany definitely deserves its reputation as a water-sports' paradise. Thanks to the extreme variety of settings, there is almost no limit to the possibilities. Beginners can meander in a kayak from one island to another, and the next day try a beginners' sailing course in one of the region's numerous sailing schools. Experienced surfers can seek out the best waves where they may rub shoulders with a surfing champion, and then why not go for a spin along the beach in a kite buggy?

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BOAT TRIPS

Guided boat trips up these two delightful rivers. Vedettes Aven-Belon organize these conducted tours during high season - April to September. Climb aboard the Paul Gauguin and discover the treasures that these two rivers hide along their banks - charming little ports, impressive castles, and delightful old manor houses. Gently navigating around each bend in the river, you will find nature there to surprise and delight you, and even the signs of modern times seem to have respected local traditions. If you are lucky, you will see a variety of river and sea birds revelling in their natural habitat. The trip starting from Pont-Aven lasts 75 minutes and that from Port-Belon around an hour.

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