GR34

Description

  1. Length of trail 1,700 km, 1,056 miles
  2. Length in days 85 days
  3. Start of trail Vitré
  4. End of trail Tour-du-Parc, Morbihan
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR34, BrittanyVitré (near Rennes) - Tour-du-Parc (Morbihan, south coast), 1700 km, 10 weeks

The GR34 - or Sentier des Douaniers - is a trail for those who enjoy hiking on high cliffs, views of the ocean, smell of salt water. Brittany has the best coastal scenery of France. Maybe it has not the quiescence of the English coastline. There is a remarkable connection between England and Brittany, a similarity in language and culture. The trail starts a bit inland, near Rennes, runs north, and then rounds the entire peninsula including the westernmost point of France, Cap du Raz.

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 3. in France
  • patacon August 2012
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I hiked the part from St.-Malo to Brest and I loved it. The coast offers many diffrent characters. I loved that the trail follows the ocean all the time. If you plan a little you can stay every night on a camping or in a room. You don't need a map to find your way, it is very well marked! Ressuply is easy to get.
  • Negative This might be a problem for someone: theres no option of staying in a hostel but in the "big cities". I disliked the parts I had to hike on streets but there where very few. In my opinion there was too much zivilisation along the trail. I crossed at least 2 or 3 little villages every day.
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Map

Map of GR34

Hike Reports

  • From St.-Malo to Brest

  • patacon August 2012
  • The GR34 is very easy to walk. It follows the coast all the time. There is the possibility of sleeping every night in a hotel or a room or you can camp. There are no Hostels. Ressuply is very easy to get. You pass nearly every day a village with a...
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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR34/GR34F: Les Abers - le chemin de phares
  • Les Abers - le chemin de phares, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 347, covering the coastal route in north-western Brittany between Morlaix, Brest, and le Fau, plus 4 walks on the Ile d`Ouessant. Current edition of this title was published in February 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5... Read more
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IGN
France
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Les Côtes d`Armor à pied
  • Les Côtes d`Armor à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D022, with 40 day walks of varying length and difficulty in this department on the northern coast of Brittany with includes Dinan, St-Brieuc, Lanion, Paimpol and Perros-Guirec. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its... Read more
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IGN
France
2014
  • Les Côtes-d'Armor à pied - D022
  • Guide FFRandonnée Les Côtes d'Armor à pied. PR 40 balades. De Dinan à Lannion, un concentré de paysages bretons : landes, mégalithes, fougères. Nouvelle édition 2014. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids D022 Les Côtes-d'Armor... à pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. De Dinan à... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Le Pays d`Iroise à pied
  • Le Pays d`Iroise à pied, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. P295, one of the titles in an extensive series of light, A5-size, high quality paperback guides published by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre in association with local authorities, ramblers’ clubs, etc. The guides have *colour extracts from the French topographic survey at... Read more
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IGN
France
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids P295 Le Pays d'Iroise... à pied | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. À l'extrême... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • GR34/GR38: Le Monts d`Arrée et la Presqu`île de Crozon
  • GR34/GR38/GR380: Le Monts d`Arrée et la Presqu`île de Crozon, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 380, one of the titles from an extensive series of light, high quality, A5 paperback guides to the Sentiers de Grande Randonnée, the GR routes, a dense network of long-distance footpaths across the French countryside. Each topo-guide covers either a circular... Read more
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France
2011
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Netherlands
2011
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • GR34: La Côte de Cornouaille
  • GR34: La Côte de Cornouaille, FFRP topo-guide ref. no. 348, one of the titles from an extensive series of light, high quality, A5 paperback guides to the Sentiers de Grande Randonnée, the GR routes, a dense network of long-distance footpaths across the French countryside. Each topo-guide covers either a circular route, or part of a longer path.... Read more
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IGN
France
2012
  • La Côte de Cornouaille - 348
  • Guide FFRandonnée La côte de Cornouaille. GR 34,38 - 698 Km de sentiers GR. De Douarnenez à Lorient, en suivant la côte à travers landes et bruyères. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids ref 348 Bretagne Cote de Cornouaille | FFRP ref 348 |
  • Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans nederlandse... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR34/GR37: Côte d`Emeraude, Les Chemins du Mont-St-Michel
  • Côte d`Emeraude: Les Chemins du Mont-St-Michel, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 345, covering in all 636km of GR routes in western Brittany: the coastal path between Mont-St-Michel, St-Malo and St-Brieuc, plus circuits linking Rennes with the coast. Current edition of this title was published in May 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la... Read more
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IGN
France
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
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IGN
France
2013
IGN
France
  • Golf du Morbihan - Guide Chamina
  • Guide Chamina - L?ouvrage couvre non seulement le golfe du Morbihan (mer intérieure de 20 Km par 15) mais également le littoral (baie de Quiberon, Carnac,?), les pays de Vannes et d?Auray... Read more
IGN
France
2008
  • La Bretagne à pied - RE10
  • Guide FFRandonnée La Bretagne à pied. PR 48 balades. Voici une sélection des plus belles balades de la région. Pour partir à la découverte d'une frange... Read more
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