The tour of Renote Island in Tregastel

A Trégastel walk posted on 30/09/14 by dg68. Update : 23/12/16

Located between the beautiful white sandy beaches of Trégastel and the "chaos" of Ploumanach, this short hike explores the Pink Granite Coast going around Renote Island. Among the majestic pink granite rocks and vegetation you will discover beautiful landscapes sculpted by erosion.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.12mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 26ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 26ft
Highest point Highest point : 39ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Trégastel (22730)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.832473° / W 3.512134°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 0714OT

Description

Several car parks are to be found alongside each other, the start point of this Tregastel walk is near the Aquarium of Trégastel at the grass car park. From there, follow the road around the small hill.
Reach a second sandy car park which and cross it to reach the Renote Island. Take the path on the right. Nothing particularly complicated, just follow the path. At the beginning of course, looking towards Trégastel, further along, after passing a large rock several metres high (D/A), you will see ahead the island of the Chateau de Costaérès and, in the background, the chaos of Ploumanach, the lighthouse of Men Ruz and the coastal house (1).
By continuing to the end of the island, one can see in the distance the archipelago of 7 islands (2). This is also where the pink granite rocks are the most numerous, including a well-known saucer shaped one balanced on its base and flanked by hole. Follow the coastal path to return to Trégastel.
Once you have completed your tour of Renote Island, and after having again passed by the sandy car park (3), at its far end head right to explore the beaches and catch glimpses of the Rocher du Dé, a famous Trégastel landmark balancing on a promontory of pink granite.
Come back to the sandy car park at a place called Beg ar Vir, and head right towards the starting point.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.32 - alt. mi 0.32
2 : mi 0.99 - alt. mi 0.99
3 : mi 1.7 - alt. mi 1.7
D/A : mi 2.12 - alt. mi 2.12

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 0714OT.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Near the car park, the aquarium of Trégastel is in the shade of a slab of pink granite.
Do not miss the site of the "chaos" of Ploumanach nearby.
Opposite the port of Ploumanach you can visit a tide mill.
At the entrance of Ploumanach, granite statues are visible in a clearing carved by different artists.
Grève Blance beack at Trégastel: a beautiful wide sandy beach.
Many other places like the island of Milliau in Trébeurden, the house between the rocks of Catel Meur in Plougrescant further on to name but a few!

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distance 13.46km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -74m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plougrescant - 22 - Côtes-d'Armor

The Pointe de Plougrescant is recognised around the world due to Castel-Meur: the house between the rocks. The hike starts at Saint-Gonery Chapel, equally famous for its crooked lead bell tower. The hike continues via the Baie de l'Enfer where you can admire the Jaudy estuary, then on to Pointe du Château - the most northerly point of this route - to see Castel Meur (private property) and finally to discover the gulf before returning to the departure point along the west coast of the point.

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