Quiberon Peninsula

Country: France
Region: Brittany
Outdoor Activity: Canoe and bike
Length: One afternoon for each activity
Difficulty: Medium
Ranking Ecotourism
écotourisme-5-SOL

Brittany has a lot of natural beauties more or less hidden. The Quiberon peninsula is one of the most beautiful and also one of the best known.

Beautiful landscape’s lovers would be delighted to discover this jagged stony coastline.
The peninsula is about 14 kilometer long and is particularly known for her rocky cliff falling in the ocean but has also a few beaches.
There is a lot of ways to discover this landscape. First, a coastline track run along the ocean on the wildest side. It is perfect for nice hiking and also to do jogging in beautiful landscapes.

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A few small coves allow to bath in summer but also to do surfing. They are a nice starting point for canoeing.
Big sand beaches are situated at the beginning of the peninsula and permits to do wind’s sports: kite, kitesurf, mountain-board with a power kite, sailing, sand yatch…

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For bike lovers, a bike path runs along the peninsula unfortunately the coastline trail for mountain biking is closed now.
The bike path is really fun with a few small hills and long and nice parts though Brittany moor. Some parts are along beaches and coastline. It is main of the time separated from the main road that allows taking fully advantages of landscapes.
There aren’t a lot of water points along the way but you can refill your gourd at camping car areas.

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For canoe, it is important to know the forecast and the ocean tide before going in the sea but the coast sea view will reward all your efforts. It’s possible to start from different beaches with access to a parking less or more far from beach. We advise you the beaches of « Port blanc » or of « Port goulom ». Feel free to chose the length of your trip…. the limit is your endurance ;).

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The Most :
Very diverse sport offer
Unique and preserved landscapes
The infrastructures permit a simple acces to différents spots.
Good and diverse accommodation offer, campsites and camping car areas along the coast and hotels at Quiberon.

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The Cons :
The peninsula is victim of her success and there is a lot of people in the most beautiful sites during high season.
Take some provisions before arriving on the peninsula if you have a small budget.

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Our « coups de cœur » :
A walk on the coastline during storm days.
A nice bike ballad during sunset.

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