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Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk

2019 Pricing

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  • Beautifully varied and unspoiled scenery; hardly touched by tourism
  • Deserted coastal paths, shaded forest trails, magnificent white beaches; kingfishers, otters and a huge variety of nesting seabirds
  • Traditional Breton fishing ports; superb seafood specialties; wealth of historical sites unchanged since the Middle Ages
  • Pink granite boulders above stunning turquoise seas; spectacular views
  • Superb seafood specialties; sweet and refreshing local cider

An outright winner from the outset, this walk is simply stunning, with dramatic scenery, a wealth of colors and a multitude of medieval influences. You really will experience the very best the Breton coast has to offer.

During the first few days of your holiday, you will be walking along the magnificent paths that hug the northern coast. It's a landscape of pinky-gold cliffs, secret coves, deserted, heather-backed beaches and traditional Breton fishing villages untouched by tourism. It is perfect for exploring on foot and, at every turn, you're rewarded with fabulous panoramic views of the entire Emerald Coast.

Heading inland, the route takes you along the banks of the river Rance and on through the majestic Hunaudaye Forest. Highlights include the feudal Fort de la Latte and the beautiful stone-crafted town of Dinan. In theMiddle Ages, Dinan served as one of the main strategic strongholds of the Duchy of Brittany and much of her medieval charm remains today.

Your accommodation is full of contrasts too and include a lovely seaside hotel in Sables d'Or-les-Pins and a superbly located **** hotel built into the ramparts in the heart of historic Dinan. In Dinard, you will stay in the upgraded sea-view rooms looking out across the idyllic Atlantic expanse to the old port town of St Malo.

This tour is rated "1 boot+" indicating that some small secctions of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall grading of "1 boot".

Additional Tour Details

Meals Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
Tour Starts Lamballe railway station at 17:33 Mon-Thurs, 17:27 Fri, 17:00 Sat & Sun. Pick up, then transfer to hotel, 15 mins.
Tour Ends Lamballe railway station at 09:16 Mon-Fri, 9:51 Sat & Sun (transfer provided).
Rail Options Paris to Lamballe (via St Brieuc) 14:08/17:33 Mon-Thurs, 14:08/17:27 (via Rennes) Fri, 14:08/17:00 Sat & Sun . Return: Lamballe to Paris Montparnasse (via Rennes) 09:16/12:55 Mon-Fri, 09:51/13:24 Sat & Sun.
Rail Supplement $126 roundtrip per person, standard class, $181 first class.
Singles Add $47 per night.
Other details Room upgrade: Prices from $16 per person, per night, based on 2 sharing. Extra nights: We recommend Dinan or Lamballe. Prices from $125 per person per night, halfboard; $114 per person per night, B&B, based on 2 sharing.
Hotels **** (2 nights), *** (6 nights)

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