Saint-Malo – Saint-Brieuc: Emerald Coast and Cap Fréhel

This holiday plunges you into the heart of Brittany, on one of France’s most beautiful coastlines. Along the GR34, you’ll discover a landscape of outstanding beauty: Erquy and its splendid pink sandstone cliffs, Fréhel and its surprising seabird reserve, not forgetting Fort la Latte, an extremely picturesque craggy site steeped in history overlooking the Bay of La Fresnaye.

You’re sure to enjoy watching seabirds from Cap Fréhel, admiring Erquy and its splendid pink sandstone cliffs, Fort La Latte, a fortified castle overlooking the sea and dominating Baie de la Fresnaye, and spending a night in Saint-Malo intra-muros.

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.

Self-guided hiking tour – 8 days – Departure from April to October according to your availability.


Day 1

Check-in at the hotel in Saint-Malo intra-muros

Saint-Malo, a city of shipowners, privateers, explorers and long-distance sailors, has always associated its name with our dreams of travel and discovery.

Day 2

From Saint-Malo to Saint-Briac-sur-Mer (17.5 km; +225 m)

Crossing by sea bus to Dinard and its elegant mansions, this seaside resort has been awarded the Ville d’Art et d’Histoire (Town of Art and History) label, and has preserved a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Hike to Saint-Briac-sur-Mer via Pointe du Décollé.

Day 3

From Saint-Briac-sur-Mer to Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (20 km; +130 m)

Walk around the bay of Lancieux towards Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: superb panorama of the Ile des Hébihens.

Day 4

From Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer to Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (18 km; +275 m)

Stroll along the Arguenon bay to the 7 sandy beaches of the Saint-Cast-le-Guildo peninsula.

Day 5

From Saint-Cast-le-Guildo to Petit Trécelin (18 km; +295 m)

Contouring the Baie de la Fresnaye from Port St-Jean to Petit Trécelin, this immense 6km-deep bay offers a sheltered environment ideal for mussel and oyster farming.
18km – Descent 295 m – Ascent 285 m

Day 6

From Petit Trécelin to Sables-d’Or-les-Pins (25 km; +400 m)

Tour from Cap Fréhel to Sables-d’Or-les-Pins along a path through heather and gorse. A legendary site and bird sanctuary, Cap Fréhel is one of Brittany’s most impressive sites, with cliffs towering 70 meters above the sea. On the way, discover the famous Fort La Latte, remarkably situated on a rocky cape facing the sea, and used as a set in many films (visit not included in the package, subject to opening hours).

Day 7

From Sables d’Or les Pins to Pléneuf-Val-André (24 km; +440 m)

Hike along Cap d’Erquy to the seaside resort of Pléneuf-Val-André. Authentic nature: pink sandstone cliffs and rocks, wild moorland, pine woods, dunes, emerald sea on wild beaches… and a place steeped in history: cannonball oven, guardhouse, old quarries, customs trail…
Cap d’Erquy is a 170-hectare listed site owned by the Conseil Général des Côtes d’Armor since 1977.

Day 8

From Pléneuf-Val-André to Morieux. Transfer to St-Brieuc (16.5 km; +350 m)

The charming port of Dahouët and Morieux cove. Short transfer to Saint-Brieuc.


Practical information

Welcome: day 1, late afternoon at your hotel in Saint-Malo. The hotel is located in the city center, 2 km from the SNCF train station (the reception point will be confirmed at the time of booking).
Hiking record delivery.

Dismissal: The last day around 5pm in front of Saint-Brieuc SNCF station. If you arrive by car, you’ll need to plan a return trip to Saint-Malo at the end of the tour.

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

Accommodation: 6 nights bed & breakfast in 2 and 3* hotels and 1 night in an abbey (with hotel comfort). Dinners on D3 at Saint-Jacut and D5 at Petit Trécelin (in the form of bocaux) are systematically included. Half-board is optional, except on D1 in Saint-Malo and D2 in Saint-Briac.

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 (Saint-Malo SNCF station) or by car

Parking: You can leave your car in Saint-Malo. There are various options for long-term parking.

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this route


Departures every day from April 1st to October 31st


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 01/04/2024 to 26/06/2024 915,00 € 1.290,00 €
From 06/27/2024 to 08/31/2024 945,00 € 1.335,00 €
From 01/09/2024 to 31/10/2024 915,00 € 1.290,00 €

Prices are per person

  • Half-board option (except D1 in St-Malo and D2 in St-Briac): €85.00 per person
  • Single person: €150.00 supplement
The price includes :
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 2*, 3* and abbey hotels
  • Dinners on D3 and D5
  • Sea bus trip (Day 2)
  • Transfer on D8,
  • Luggage transfers,
  • Route book (1 per room).
The price does not include :
  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Evening meals, except dinners on D3 and D5 (half-board is optional)
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Possible visits
  • Everything not mentioned in “Price includes”.



  • You travel on foot
  • Level : Easy
  • Possibilities : 8 days


  • Cap Fréhel seabird reserve
  • Erquy and its splendid pink sandstone cliffs
  • A night in the heart of Saint-Malo

In pictures

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