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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