Hiking in the Ria d'Étel

Ideally located, your campsite near Quiberon is the starting point for several sports and leisure activities in the region. Among other activities, you can opt for a hike in the Ria d’Etel, taking the GR 41 which passes through Saint-Cado. You can also discover the magnificent Ria d’Etel by bike, kayak or boat.

Hiking, fishing and strolling

Want to go fishing on foot near Erdeven? Do you want to go for a nice walk around Lorient and Auray? Would you rather go for a hike in the Saint-Cado region? Whatever your favorite hobby, you will certainly find an activity to do around the Saint-Cado campsite, including a beautiful hike in the Ria d’Etel. Hiking enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the GR 41 passes through Saint-Cado. You can take it to the west, towards the Lorois bridge (2 km away), which offers you a superb view of the Ria d’Etel. From this bridge, you will observe the violent currents which rush into this narrow passage and which can reach nearly 7 to 8 knots in spring tides. Towards the east, you will reach the Pointe du Perche, follow the Ria d’Etel for another few hundred meters, before heading into the countryside towards the megalithic sites. You will also find several paths suitable for cycling that lead, among other things, to the beaches of the ocean. Take advantage of your next holiday at Camping de Saint-Cado to discover one of the many megalithic sites: Kerlourdes dolmen, Kerhuen dolmen, Kerlutu dolmen in Belz, the giants and alignments of Kerzerho in Erdeven, the famous alignments of Carnac , the burial mounds including the Gavrinis burial mound in the Gulf of Morbihan, the large broken menhir and the merchants’ table in Locmariaquer.
To see, to do, to visit:
  • The formidable Etel bar which marks the entrance to the Etel estuary;
  • Etel, its port and its tuna museum;
  • The beaches of Plouhinec and Erdeven (Kerhilio beach: 7km of sand to the Quiberon peninsula);
  • Auray and the old port of Saint-Goustan;
  • The Gulf of Morbihan and the historic center of Vannes;
  • The islands of southern Brittany: Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Houat, Hoëdic, Groix;
  • The wild coast and the peninsula of Quiberon;
  • Port Louis, its citadel with its East India Company museum;
  • Lorient, the Interceltic festival, the city of sailing Eric Tabarly, the old submarine base;
  • Inland Morbihan: Rochefort en Terre, Josselin and its castle, Hennebont and its national stud farm, Le Faouët;
  • Etc.
Without forgetting, shore fishing, creperies, cider, seafood, fest noz, iodized air, etc.

Discover here the walks and hikes to discover our heritage


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