Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink Granite Coast - Tues 25 May

We have a day out on the beautiful Pink Granite coast next Tuesday. Meet at 10.30 in Perros Guirec, by the Gare Maritime which is situated at the end of the Plage Trestraou to the west of the town. There is plenty of parking in that area which should be OK at that time of day. If you approach on the D788 from Lannion, stay on this road right through the port and on round the outskirts of the town (centre is up on hill to the left) near to the sea, and the Plage Trestraou is signed off to the right after you've rounded the head of the peninsula.
In the morning there will be a guided walk with commentary along the famous Sentier des Douaniers, past the fabulous pink granite rock formations. We will go on to the beach of Ploumanac'h and have a long stop there for lunch - bring a picnic or eat in one of the many restaurants and bars. The morning walk is easy and those who do not want to do the more strenuous part in the afternoon can retrace their steps at at leisure past those stunning views.
Otherwise we will continue with an inland circuit through an atmospheric wild valley (steep descent/ascent) and on quiet roads past the pink granite quarries to reach a viewpoint over the sea at La Clarté before rejoining the coastal path and returning to the Gare Maritime 4-4.30pm. Cost is 5€ for everyone.
NOTE: if you arrive late. Walk a little way up the road behind the Gare Maritime and the Sentier des Douaniers goes off to the right soon after. We'll be just ahead!

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