Don’t spare the rod… as well as 1700 miles of fine coastal fishing, you’ll find a host of lakes and rivers that make Brittany a favourite spot for fishermen from around the world.
Sports and Activities
There are few places in Brittany that aren’t worth exploring on foot so you might like to explore the hiking routes that criss-cross the region. Look out for the circular walks marked with a yellow line that last anywhere from an hour to a day.
Horse riding reigns in this perfect place for equestrian activities. Enjoy trekking and riding at a host of centres, including La Foucherie in Cardroc and Haras de la Mer Blanche in Fousenant, close to Benodet.
120 miles of dedicated mountain-biking trails are accessible through a host of specialist centres. Variation Tout Terrain in Rennes and Station VTT at Arguenon-Hunaudaye are amongst the best.
You’ll find superb surfing beaches, and schools here, especially around the Pointe du Raz and Pointe du Van. But don’t try a Mexican wave on your own.
If watersports float your boat, you’ll find activities dotted all around the coast of Brittany. Just look out for the Point Passion Plage signs to find ready-rigged watercraft and qualified instructors.
With parks close to Carnac and Rennes, the aptly named Forêt Adrénalines is the ideal place for kids of all ages to enjoy high adventure, climbing and zip wires in the midst of stunning woodland
If it’s a case of the wetter the better, you’ll find all the watersports you can handle at this fabulous lake. Take your pick of kayaks, dinghies, pedalos and windsurfing. And there’s expert instruction if you can’t hack it.