GR34 - Sentier des Doaniers

Description

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  1. Name GR34 - Sentier des Doaniers (GR34)
  2. Length of trail 1,700 km, 1,056 miles
  3. Length in days 85 days
  4. Start of trail Vitré
  5. End of trail Tour-du-Parc, Morbihan
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. 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.

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GR 34 du Mont-Saint-Michel à Saint-Nazaire, 3.1km
Chemin des Douaniers
Chemin des Douaniers, Mont Saint-Michel - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, 48km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Mont Saint-Michel - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes variante baie, 10km
Chemin des Douaniers, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes - La Rance, 47km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes - La Rance, variante marée haute, 1.4km
Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, 114km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée basse
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 1.1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 0.9km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute, 1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante marée haute
.Chemin des Douaniers, La Rance - Erquy, variante pointe du Nick, 0.6km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Erquy - Brehec, 97km
Chemin des Douaniers, Brehec - Keriec, 121km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Brehec - Keriec, variante marée haute, 1km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Keriec - Morlaix, 158km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Morlaix - Portsall, 204km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Portsall - Brest, 93km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Brest - Lanvéoc, 85km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Lanvéoc - Pentrez, 96km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Pentrez - Pointe du Raz, 75km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Pointe du Raz - Concarneau, 174km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Concarneau - Le Magouëro, 185km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Le Magouëro - Baden, 119km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Baden - Vannes, 48km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Vannes - Noyalo, 40km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Noyalo - Port-Navalo, 61km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Port-Navalo - Le Tour-du-Parc, 43km
.Chemin des Douaniers, Muzillac - Saint-Nazaire, 160km
.De Moëlan-sur-Mer à Quimperlé, 7.4km
Trédrez - Le Vieux-March&, 28km
Trilho Interpretativo da Serra Amarela, 35km
Le Tour du Golfe, 48km
.Le Tour du Golfe, 121km
Variante baie, 11km
Tour du Pays Malouin
.Tour du Pays Malouin, La Rance - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, 51km
.Tour du Pays Malouin, variante, 3.9km
.Tour du Pays Malouin, variantes marée haute, 4.2km
Tour du Pays Malouin - GR 34 variante marée haute, 2km
Liaison Mt-St-Michel - Antrain
De Néal au barrage de la Rance, 66km
.De Néal au barrage de la Rance, variante marée haute, 3.5km

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 13. in France
  • dirkpieter July 2010
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Only the part of the trail I have followed : the part with the cote granit rose. This is a beautiful coastal trail over the round pink rocks. Great coastline!
  • 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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Cote d`Emeraude - Les Chemins du Mont-Saint-Michel GR34/GR37
  • 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 March 2019 ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Côte de Granit rose - Trégor morlaisien GR34/GR34A,B,D/GR380
  • Côte de Granit rose - Trégor morlaisien, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 346, covering 608kms of routes along the northern coast of Brittany between Saint-Brieuc and Morlaix, including inland circuits. Current edition of this title was published in May 2018.Pink Granite Coast and Bruyères coast: you are in Armor. It is the ”country by the sea”, with... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • Les Abers - le Chemin de Phares GR34/GR34F
  • 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 September 2017.Between Morlaix and Brest, where the sea has dug deep furrows in the land. More than 20 days of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
  • La Cote de Cornouaille GR34
  • 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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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Bretagne
  • Wandelen langs de spectaculaire Roze Granietkust van Bretagne, met de levendige haventjes van Paimpol, Port Blanc en Perros Guirec, waar overheerlijke visgerechten en 'fruits de mer' geserveerd worden. Afhankelijk van het getijde loop je langs de waterlijn, waarbij kleine rotseilandjes bezocht kunnen worden, of hoog boven zee, met uitzicht... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Bretagne
  • Voettocht in het département Finistère, dat 'eind van de wereld' betekent en waar de GR34 over steile rotskliffen voert die scherp afsteken tegen het helblauwe water van de Atlantische Oceaan. Je wandelt ondermeer om de uitgestrekte baai van Douarnenez met onderweg prachtige zandstranden, vriendelijke dorpen en steeds met de machtige oceaan aan... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Frankrijk - Bretagne
  • Fantastische tocht door het Bretonse land van grijze granieten en groene heuvels. Fiets over rustige wegen en fietspaden met zeezicht naar Le-Mont-Saint-Michel. Ga langs het estuarium van de Ranche voor een bezoek aan het schilderachtige Dinan en zeerovernest Saint Malo. Met de boot vaar je naar het Engelse Jersey om te fietsen over dit... Read more
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