From Glénan to Groix island Tro-Vale an Aven

 

Important note about security and climate
For safety reasons, inherent to nature activities, if the meteorological conditions, the groups skills or any other major force, wouldn’t allow us to fulfill the initial program, we could decide to modify the program without any notice.

Day 1: The Sheep Island and Glenan Archipelago

Meeting at 8.45am at our reception center, Plage de l’Anse du Stole, in Ploemeur, where we’ll be waiting for you with the minivan and the trailer. Then, we drive to Mousterlin tip in Fouesnant, the starting point of our sea kayaking trip.
Once there, your guide go through the different themes of the trip and, following his advice (ie. loading the kayaks), you prepare the tour together.
After a technical briefing and some paddling around the rocks of Mousterlin tip to feel at ease with the kayaks, we’ll have lunch.
After lunch, we reach the Sheep Island and then Penfret, in the east of the Glenan Archipelago.
Night in a bivouac
10 miles – 4h30 on the water

Day 2: The Glenan Archipelago and paddling till Trévignon tip

Numerous islands are part of the Glenan Archipelago, most of them are building-free and surround a transparent water lagoon.
This morning, we paddle around those different islands. The lunch break on the island of St Nicolas, enables us to discover it on foot and allows us to enjoy the Archipelago from an all-new point of view.
In the afternoon, we paddle till Trevignon tip.
Night in a bivouac or a campground
12 miles – 5h00 on the water

Day 3 : Pont -Aven, “the city of artists”

After leaving the granite rocks sculpted by the sea, we discover the Raguenes peninsula and the Rospico cove. Then, we have lunch at Port-Manech.
In the afternoon, we run up the Aven till Pont-Aven, the “city of artists” and walk through its alleys before joining the bivouac.
Night in a bivouac or in a campground
10 miles – 4h30 on the water

Day 4 : Merrien river

We reach the ocean for an all-new scenery: in the east of the mouth of the Aven and the Belon rivers, the shale rocks offer wild landscapes which contrast with the diverse granites we’ve encountered before. In the afternoon, we paddle to Brigneau harbor before paddling to the Merrien river and spend the night there.
Night in a bivouac or a campground
8 miles – 4h00 on the water

Day 5: The Pouldu, Guidel and Ploemeur

Today, at first, we discover the beautiful harbor of Doëlan, then the sandbars of the Laïta estuary, followed by the beaches and the sand dunes of Guidel.
We bivouac in Ploemeur, facing the island of Groix.
Night in a bivouac
8 miles – 4h00 on the water

Day 6: The island of Groix

Today, we’re off the pit, located in the west of the island of Groix. Once there, we circle around the island starting south. Along the cliffs, we discover the cove of Port Saint-Nicolas, which is the first shelter the island offers. We stop there for lunch. Paddling to the east, the barren cliffs turn into beautiful creeks. One of them welcomes us for the night.
Night in a bivouac or a campground
10 miles – 4h30 on the water

Day 7: Paddling back to Ploemeur

Before joining Port-Tudy, the starting point of our last journey, we paddle around the Cats pit, and then paddle along the famous “Plage des Grands Sables”, unique for its convex blade curvature.
End of the trip near 4pm.
11 miles – 5h00 on the water

 

 

MEETING

Meeting at 8.45am at our reception center, Plage de l’Anse du Stole, in Ploemeur.
If you travel by car, we’ll let you know where you can park it for the 7-day trip.
If you come the day before, here are a few places you could stay in:

  • One star hotel Les Pêcheurs in Lorient
  • The youth hostel of Lorient
  • Three stars hotel Les Astéries in Ploemeur
  • Three stars hotel Le Vivier in Ploemeur

ACCESS
By car: take the N165, exit to Pleomeur. Once in Ploemeur, follow the Lomener road sign till the Anse du Stole.
By train: Lorient Train station and then the bus
By plane: Lorient Airport
By bus: Our reception center is located at the bus stop Pen Palud (line 31 and 51). Watch out, there is no bus before 9am on Sunday. If you are in that case, please let us know.

PARKING
Your cars will be parked for 7 days on authorized locations but unsupervised. We cannot be held responsible from any eventual deterioration caused on either one of them. If you want to opt for a safer solution, please contact a host (camping, hotel…) who could keep your car during the trip. Or you could also use public transportation.

END OF YOUR JOURNEY
On day 7 around 4pm at the Plage of the Anse du Stole

LEVEL REQUIRED
You will paddle 4 or 5 hours a day, with strolls that will allow you to discover the astonishing scenery and the cultural and natural richness.
You must be at ease in the water and physically fit. If you don’t already have an experience in kayaking you must have, at least, a regular physical activity.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions.

KAYAKS
It includes one-man and doubles kayaks (PH, Valley, Prijon) in which all the stuff is boarded to sail in full autonomy. We also provide dry bags but make sure you have your own one to keep your camera dry, and don’t forget to bring plastic bags in case of rupture.
Even if the watertight compartments are large, you have to take the strict minimum.
The sizeable stuff (laundry, sleeping bags, tents, mattresses) will be placed at the boat extremity (nose and tail), and the thick and heavy items (can, water) will be against the cockpit partitions.

THE SEA
To fully benefit the currents, paddling times will depend on the tides.

ACCOMMODATION
Nights are planned in in a tent or under the stars if the weather allows it, and one overnight stay will be in a campsite. You need a sleeping bag and an self-inflating sleeping pad.

FOOD
Cold meals for the afternoon, and hot meals will be jointly prepared for the evenings.

TOILETS
Attention, there will be few showers on the road, so you will have to bring soap, which will foam in salt water (you can find one at a ship chandler) and wipes.
No toilets! You have to bring toilet paper, wipes and a lighter to burn your waste.

SUPERVISORY STAFF
Experienced guide who holds a diploma in kayaking and the associate qualification of sea kayaking.

GROUP
A minimum of 5 people, a maximum of 12.

 

 

YOUR BUDGET

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
The journey (round trip) to the meeting place, tips, drinks, voluntaries insurance, cost for the parking lot.

LOCAL BUDGET
Set aside a small budget for drinks, personal living expenses and eventual tips.

 

FORMALITIES AND HEALTH

REQUIRED FORMALITIES
A valid passport or ID card

PERSONAL FIRST-AID KITS

  • Medicine to prevent sea-sickness
  • Sunscreen and biafine cream
  • Mosquito repellent. Antiseptic and band-aid
  • Elastoplast and double skin for blisters
  • Antidiarrheoal
  • Analgesic
  • Collyrium
  • Cough and Sore throat drops
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Personal medication

 

YOUR EQUIPMENT:

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED

  • Sea kayaks (one-man and doubles)
  • Life jackets and neoprene skirts
  • neoprene suits
  • Windproof jackets for water sports
  • Tents for the bivouacs
  • Common crockery
  • Sea safety: a VHF for the group and mandatory elementary equipment per boat (map, compass, rockets…)

 

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

You have to check your gear and do not hesitate to consult us. Safety but also comfort for your kayak tour depends on it. Along the way, you will not be able to buy gear and medicine.

FOR THE KAYAKING PART

  • A pair of neoprene socks / boots or a pair of sneakers (don’t bring your fancy ones!)
  • A soft lined fleece sweater / hoodie to put under the windproof jacket we supply
  • - 2 long sleeve tee-shirts made of synthetic material (lycra, no cotton) or 2 “Damarts”
  • A swimsuit
  • A pair of shorts
  • Strap sports sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat

 

EVENINGS AND FREE-TIME (NO NAVIGATION) Plan extra hot and comfortable clothes.

  • Trekking boots (moderate volume) or sneakers
  • A windproof jacket (K-way, poncho)
  • 2 or 3 long-sleeves Tee-shirts
  • Underwear for 7 days and 6 nights in reasonable quantity
  • Sweatpants or jeans
  • A soft lined fleece sweater or a warm sweatshirt
  • A thick bath towel (for the beach and to desalinate yourself)

 

BEDDING

  • A sleeping bag (moderate volume)
  • A sleeping pad (ideally self-inflating)

 

OTHERS

  • For your detergent and beauty products, soap and shampoo, prefer ecologically and neutral ones
  • Portable flashlight or headlamp
  • Plastic watertight boxes: Tupperware, bowl, cutlery, and flask (unbreakable hiking equipment)
  • Garbage bags to protect your belongings

 

OPTIONAL

  • You can use riding or sailing gloves to protect your hands
  • Flippers, Mask, Snorkel
  • Camera (pay attention to any water contact). If your device is not tight or not provided with a tight case, it will remain in the tank while navigating.
  • Download the registration file :
    registration file
  • Please contact us to set a date, according to our respective availabilities:
    Contact us
  • Send us the registration file (see address below) and the reservation deposit

 

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