The Gulf of Morbihan

The Golfe du Morbihan is a unique landscape where ocean, land and sky mingle in an undulating and unusual pattern, dotted with a host of islands sheltered from the Atlantic swell. The scenery of islands moving with the currents, secluded beaches, magnificent mansions surrounded by centuries-old cypress trees – it’s all a spectacle. That’s why we’ve come up with a formula where the waterbus takes you to an island or peninsula every day. And here, on a walking tour, you’ll get to the very heart of the natural sites and the lives of their inhabitants.

You’ll love the night on the island of Arz, the mild climate of this veritable inland sea and this paradise for birds.

This itinerary is suitable for walkers who love wide open spaces and sea views: marked path, quality accommodation, luggage transport and information about the region. Everything is planned so that you can make the most of the region and its beauties.

Free hiking – 8 days – Departure from April to September according to your availability.


Day 1

The Mousterian peninsula

Arrive in the morning at your hotel in Vannes, the starting point for a hike between land and sea for a first glimpse of the Golfe du Morbihan. Cross Séné, a town nestling at the bottom of the Gulf, then discover the Moustérian peninsula. At the end of the stage, return by waterbus to the port of Vannes. You cross the old town of Vannes with its pretty cobbled streets before returning to your hotel.

14 km – descent 35 m – ascent 35 m

Day 2

Petit Mont

Crossing to the famous Crouesty marina at Port-Navalo, at the mouth of the Gulf. You’re now on the Rhuys peninsula, south of the Gulf. Discover the wooded point of Petit Mont, in Arzon, and its 5,000-year-old megalithic complex. Your itinerary takes you along the beautiful Fogeo beach, sheltered from the winds. The perfect opportunity for a swim. On a clear day, you can see the Quiberon peninsula and the island of Houat.

9 km – downhill 80 m – uphill 80 m

Day 3

The points of Bilgroix, Kerners and Pembert

Today’s hike takes you to the Gulf side. The classified peaks of Bilgroix, Pembert and Kerners follow in quick succession. You’ll discover many panoramic views of the islands and islets of the Golfe du Morbihan, including lIe aux Moines, which you’ll discover the next day.

16 km – downhill 100 m – uphill 100 m

Day 4

Île aux Moines

You embark for a short crossing to the Gulf’s largest island. It is 7 km long and 3.5 km wide. The island is calledIzenah in Breton and is nicknamed “the pearl of the Gulf”. You’ll be seduced by the low stone houses of the fishermen, immersed among hydrangeas, mimosas, camellias, etc., passing by the points of Brouel, Trec’h and its pretty, lively village. Follow the coastal path lined with centuries-old oak trees. The island is famous for its megalithic remains, notably the Cromlec’h de Kergonan and the Penhap dolmen, as well as its magnificent beaches.

18 km – slight gradients (circuits from 2 to 18 km possible)

Day 5

Arz Island

Short crossing to Ile d’Arz, your resort for your next night. “L’île des Capitaines, or An Arz in Breton, is 4 km long and 3 km wide. This island is a delight of surprising little paths and surprising discoveries, such as the pointe de Béluré, the Berno tide mill, the dolmen at the pointe de Nioul and its oyster beds.

17 km – slight gradients (circuits from 4 to 17 km possible)

Day 6


Crossing to Vannes. Self-guided tour of this Town of Art and History. Its historic quarters, encircled by fortified ramparts, are well worth a visit. Its lively port is ideally located just a few steps from the old town.


Practical information

Welcome: day 1, early morning in Vannes.

Dismissal: Late morning at Vannes ferry terminal.

Framing : Hiking in freedom, without a guide. Mainly coastal path, dirt roads and small quiet roads; sometimes walking on the shore.

Accommodation: 2* and 3* hotels, bed and breakfast (half-board optional)

Luggage transfer: Luggage transfer between each accommodation is provided by us. Please note that only one piece of luggage per person is allowed, and it must not exceed 13kg.

Access: By train (Vannes SNCF station on the TGV Paris – Quimper line) or by car

Parking: Vannes pier parking lot (follow Parc des expositions, allée Loïc Caradec), free parking with no time limit.

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this route


Departures possible from April 5 to September 30. From July 6 to August 30, departures possible every day. From April 1 to July 5 and August 31 to September 30, please contact us for departure dates.


Below is the price list per person for 2024. The price depends mainly on the desired departure date.

Double, twin or triple room Single room
From 05/04/2024 to 27/04/2024 650 € 945 €
From 04/28/2024 to 05/19/2024 735 € 1.070 €
From 05/2024 to 07/09/2024 650 € 945 €
From 10/07/2024 to 30/08/2024 735 € 1.070 €
From 08/31/2024 to 09/30/2024 650 €

945 €

Prices are per person

  • Half-board option: €160.00 per person
  • Single person: €50.00 supplement
The price includes :
  • accommodation in 2* and 3* hotels, bed and breakfast,
  • Luggage transport on D2 and D5,
  • sea crossings (except D1),
  • a logbook (1 per room).
The price does not include :
  • Day 1 boat trip (approx. €3)
  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Evening meals (half-board is optional)
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Possible visits
  • Everything not mentioned in “Price includes”.



  • You travel on foot
  • Level : Easy
  • Possibilities : 6 days


  • An overnight stay on Arz Island
  • The mild climate of this veritable inland sea
  • Bird paradise

In pictures

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