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1 Morbihan Flag by Raphaël Vinet

 

 

Holiday Activities in Morbihan, Southern Brittany

For holiday traffic reports see www.bison-fute.equipement.gouv.fr

The Blavet valley and the coast to the south offer a wide variety of activities for the holidaymaker. For walking and cycling, the Blavet river has a long distance foot and cycle path reached from most of the river crossings, offering a picturesque, flat, route from Pontivy to Hennebont - a distance of some 58 kms. The river has a number of canoe/kayak stations. There is said to be good fishing in the Blavet and its tributaries and in the Evel. While some people do swim in the river, at Pontivy there are public indoor and outdoor pools and at Baud there is an indoor pool. For those keen on horses there is a riding centre at Languidic and the French National Stud at Hennebont. The local golf course is at Bieuzy Les Eaux (a 9 hole course) and there are seven others around Morbihan.

St Nicolas des Eaux, weir and locks

Blavet foot and cycle path

photos ©Blavet.co.uk

For the coast and beaches those north of Lorient are the nearest drive (Fort Blocqué (surf) and Guidel Plage (sailing)) but the beaches at Carnac (sailing)/Quiberon (surf/sand yachting) are only a little further away.There are yatch harbours at La Trinité-sur-Mer and Etel where boat/yacht hire is available. For today's coastal weather report see Meteo France.

Further details and links to associated sites are provided below:

Walking

Maps for walkers can be purchased from the IGN, click here for a list of their local maps. Brittany is also one of the areas for which the IGN produce special "Rando" maps on CD ROM.

Swimming

Public pools at Pontivy - Rue de la Plage (50m open air) and Rue de la Paix (25m covered), Baud - Place du Champ de Foire (covered)

Cycling

See www.blavet.com for cycle routes.

Adventure Park 

Camors Adventure Forest 

Karting

Piste de Karting,  Pluméliau  - ZA Port Arthur

Karting du Pays d'Auray near Ploemel, Auray

Equestrian

 

General link to riding related sites in Brittany

Harras National (stud) Hennebont

Link to riding centres in Morbihan

La Gwenardiere, Lann Gannec, Camors,       Tél : 02 97 39 10 29

 

 

Photo courtesy of UKgrapevine

Golf

Golf courses in Brittany

Golf courses in Morbihan

Local course, Golf de Rimaison at Bieuzy les Eaux near Pontivy 

Fishing

Further information can be obtained from the French Fishing Federation site.

Canoeing 

Hennebont Aviron Hennebontais, Quai Eric Tabarly and Club canoë-kayak, Rue du Cabotage 

Baud, Pont Augan, Club Nautique Evel/Blavet

Plumeliau, St Nicolas des Eaux, Canoë-Kayak Base Nautiquest

For further detail see www.blavet.com

Base Nautique, Lac au Duc, Taupont, Ploermel - inland lake - see local link

Kayak surf

Etel and Gulf of Morbihan

Sailing/boating

For local nautical charts click here

Bleu Rivage, La Trinité-sur-Mer, motor boats

©Blavet.co.uk     Gulf of Morbihan

NAUTIC SPORT at Carnac and La Trinité, small boat (sailing and motor) and windsurfer hire

Yacht Club de Carnac  small boat sailing

Quiberon sailing

Base Nautique, Lac au Duc, Taupont, Ploermel - inland lake sailing/windsurfing (photo below) - see local link  Tél : 02 97 74 14 51

Windsurfing/surfing

NAUTIC SPORT at Carnac and La Trinité, small boat (sailing and motor) and windsurfer hire

Surf school, Guidel Plage

Surf site for Quiberon peninsula

 

 

Lac au Duc  ©Blavet.co.uk

Sandsailing

Char à voile (sand sailing) school Plouharnel (top of Quiberon peninsular)

Diving Centres

Made in Blue La Trinité-sur-Mer

Etel sandbar diving club, Etel

Sports stores

Decathlon

Stores at Pontivy exit bypass for Pontivy Centre and Lorient ZI Keryado (D765 toward Lann-Bihoué airport) and at Vannes Zone de Kerlann, offers a comprehensive range of clothing and equipment for boating, surfing, diving, riding, cycling, racket sports, shooting, fishing, archery and more.

Subchandlers for divers in Morbihan

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