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Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.


The Emerald Coast Walk

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An outright winner from the outset, the Emerald Coast walk is simply stunning. The dramatic scenery, wealth of colours and mediaeval influences distinguish it from all other holidays in our programme.

During the first few days of your holiday, you will be walking along the magnificent paths that hug the northern coast. It is a landscape of pinky-gold cliffs, secret coves (perfect for the explorer), deserted, heather-backed beaches and traditional Breton fishing villages untouched by tourism, giving the walker the picture perfect idea of what untouched France is truly like. It is perfect for exploring on foot and, at every turn, you are rewarded with fabulous panoramic views of the entire Emerald Coast, for that postcard home or if you wish, simply take a snap and conserve its beauty forever.

Heading inland, the route takes you along the banks of the river Rance and on through the majestic Hunaudaye Forest. Highlights include the feudal Fort de la Latte and the beautiful stone-crafted town of Dinan. In the Middle Ages, Dinan served as one of the main strategic strongholds of the Duchy of Brittany and much of her mediaeval charm remains today, so if you want to forget about the big city and get away to some of Frances most untouched and beautifully traditional towns, Dinan is the perfect place for you.

The hotels you stay in are full of contrasts too and include a lovely seaside hotel in Sables d’Or-Les-Pins and a superbly located hotel built into the ramparts in the heart of historic Dinan. Not only will your daily walks be filled with French tradition and coastal views fit for a king, but your accommodation will match the beauty, allowing you to finish your day of in comfort.

Day 1 – Arrive at Lamballe
Day 2 – Lamballe to Sables d’Or-Les-Pins 17km/11mi/5hr
Day 3 – At Sables d’Or-Les-Pins
Day 4 – Sables d’Or-Les-Pins to Dinard 17km/11mi/5hr
Day 5 – At Dinard
Day 6 – Dinard to Dinan 21km/13mi/6hr
Day 7 – At Dinan
Day 8 – Dinan to Plorec/Lamballe 22km/14mi/6hr
Day 9 – Leave Lamballe

This holiday might not give the walker the opportunity of different routes to take, however, would you really want to stray off of these beautiful paths and miss what they have to offer. This is however an independent walking holiday and so you won’t have any pressure to complete the walks in a time out of your fitness lever or indeed any time you feel is too quick, so you don’t have to miss anything.

To book this holiday, visit www.headwater.com

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