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

France, France

Holiday overview




Self Guided, Tailor Made




Apr - Sep


£ 775 pp


7 nights

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 £3300.00.

Solo walker additional  £125

Dinner each night except in St Malo – additional cost £140

Extra night St Brieuc £55 per person B&B sharing a room

July and August Additional cost £50.00



  • 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,
  • Evening meals except day 4, 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 we can book an additional night in Saint Brieuc.

HOTEL LIST          

Hôtel Quic en Groigne, ST MALO

Hôtel des Bains,  LANCIEUX

Hôtel Port Jacquet, Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

Hôtel Le Trécelin,  Plévenon – Cap Fréhel

Hôtel de Diane,  Sables d’Or-les-Pins



Train: SNCF see

By Car: Unsupervised parking at the ferry terminal (departures for the Channel Islands and England): 10€/day. More information:

At 1.5km from the ferry terminal (but free), you will find the parking of “Place Maréchal Foch”. (on Tuesdays and Fridays, there is a market nearby so it gets full quickly)

Unsupervised parking next to the old town of Saint Malo, not covered: around 9€/day low season and around 15€/day during July/August

Underground Parking Saint-Vincent, at “Esplanade Saint-Vincent” next to the old town: approximately 35€/day. More information, you can contact the office of the car park in Saint-Malo:



You will be taken to the train station at Lamballe.  Time will be agreed with you.