Brittany – The Emerald Coast, St-Malo to St-Brieuc

France, France

Holiday overview




Self Guided, Tailor Made




Apr - Sep


£ 775 pp


7 nights

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This is a remarkably beautiful coastline just across the water from England. It is a real ‘open-air museum’, with an endless succession of bays, shores, and headlands.

This is a remarkably beautiful coastline just across the water from England. It is a real ‘open-air museum’, with an endless succession of bays, shores and headlands – Erquy and its magnificent pink cliffs that reach up to 230 feet; and Fréhel with its wonderful marine bird reserve. And then, of course, Fort la Latte, a steep site overlooking Fresnaye Bay, picturesque and crammed with history. The colours are the colours of watercolour paintings and the scenery of wild beaches and creeks contrast with elegant, traditional resorts. Finally, St Malo, mythical pirate town encircled by ramparts overlooking the sea.



£775 per person, based upon two people sharing. Single room supplement £270.00.  Solo walker £100

Dinner each night except in St Malo – additional cost £120



  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels 3*** (3 nights) and 2** (4 nights). Bedroom with bath or shower and WC.
  • Meal basis: B and B plus dinner on day 4
  • Luggage transfer between overnight stops.
  • the seabus crossing
  • Transfers  on day 3, 4 and 8.
  • Maps and route notes

Not Included:

  • Getting to St Malo,
  • entrance fees,
  • Meals, drinks and lunches
  • transfers not mentioned in the itinerary


When to go:

Departures every day from 1 April to 30 September

Day 1:  Arrival St Malo

Arrival at Saint-Malo, a historic walled port city.


Day 2: Dinard to Lancieux   21.5km – 13 miles.

Cross over to the elegant Dinard with the seabus. The elegant and very traditional bathing resorts from Dinard to St Briac via the Pointe du Décollé.  Transfer from Lamballe to Pléneuf, and beginning of the walk towards Cap d’Erquy and Sables-d’Or-les-Pins.


Day 3:  Lancieux to Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer – 20km -12.5 miles.

Panorama over The Island of the Hébihens, then walk around Lancieux Bay.



Day 4:  Saint-Lormel to Saint-Cast – 18km – 11 miles.

Continuing to the fine sand beaches of the so-called ‘almost an island’ of St Cast-le-Guildo


Day 5:  Saint-Cast to Petit-Trécelin – 18km – 11 miles

The Fresnaye Bay, known for its mussels culture


Day 6: Petit-Trécelin to Sables-d’Or-les-Pins – 22km – 13.50 miles

The Cap Frehel outstanding Natural site. 70 m high cliffs.


Day 7: Sables-d’Or-les-Pins to Pléneuf-Val-André – 27km – 16.80 miles

Walk towards Cap d’Erquy and its outstanding pink cliffs


Day 8:  Pléneuf-Val-André to Hillion – 18km – 11 miles

The charming port of Dahouët and the bay of Morieux. Short transfer to Saint-Brieuc.

Departure or night in Saint Brieuc.