The 9 most beautiful walks around Perros-Guirec

Randonnée de l’île Milliau

Want to discover the jewels of the Pink Granite Coast? Then take a stroll around Perros-Guirec.

Hiking in Perros-Guirec means discovering a seaside resort on the Pink Granite Coast that has become a must-see in Brittany. Its picture-postcard landscapes in shades of pink, green and blue enchant holidaymakers in search of wilderness.

The famous « sentier des douaniers », or GR34, winds its way along the Costarmorican coastline between natural sights, religious heritage and Breton legends. The beauty of the heather and gorse mixed with the granite chaos offers an incredible spectacle for the retina.

Generation Voyage takes you on a tour of the best walks around Perros-Guirec.

1. Hiking in Ploumanac’h on the Pink Granite Coast

Ploumanac’h

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  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Height difference: 35 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Shaped by impressive blocks of pink granite, this first hike around Perros-Guirec plunges you into fifty shades of pink. This colorful footpath juggles panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Once you’ve reached the Pen Ruz lighthouse, admire the silhouette of the castle on the island of Costaérès on the horizon. The customs path runs along the sea and sandy beaches to the trembling rock and the tip of the Château du Diable.

Beware: this tour attracts a lot of people. If you’re looking for a little more peace and quiet, you’ll want to take advantage of the early morning hours.

2. Hiking in the Traouïero valley

la vallée de Traouïero

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  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Distance: 3.7 km
  • Height difference: 58 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This walk through chestnut, oak and hazelnut trees separates Perros-Guirec from Trégastel. This natural site welcomes families who love lush nature, especially for its majestic oak. Along the way, identify the different botanical categories of this exceptional site. Keep your eyes peeled for osmondes royales, a 300-million-year-old species of fern!

Many Breton legends come to life in this intermingling of granite and vegetation. Discover the history of the Grotte du Lépreux and the Grotte du Contrebandier. During the high season, take a guided tour of the valley to learn more about the sights of this natural setting. Don’t miss the village of the korrigans, the legendary elfin-like creature.

Good to know: be sure to take a map with you, as the route is poorly signposted.

3. GR® 34: from Poul Ar Houtès to Landrellec

GR® 34 : De Poul Ar Houtès à Landrellec

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  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Height difference: 22 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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The GR34 takes keen hikers from Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy to the Saint-Nazaire bridge in Loire-Atlantique. 2000 km of walking await you to discover the landscapes of Brittany and its incredible Atlantic coastline. At Perros-Guirec, the path skirts the sea between pink granite and exceptional flora and fauna.

This section of the Grande Randonnée 34 trail winds between Poul Ar Houtès and the pointe de Landrellec. 4 km for beginners and experienced walkers alike. Along the way, the panoramas change with each tide, giving you a cameo of blue with a Caribbean feel. In fact, the fine sand and turquoise waters of Landrellec beach immediately transport you thousands of miles away.

4. Île-Grande hike via the Sentier des Douaniers

l’Île-Grande

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  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Distance: 8.7 km
  • Height difference: 56 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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North of the Bay of Lannion, Ile Grande is a must-see in the heart of the Pink Granite Coast. This coastal path, marked GR in red and white, takes you around the island in just 2 hours. Along the way, you’ll discover the Toul Gwenn dunes in Keryvon Bay, facing the legendary Ile d’Aval.

The maritime marshes give way to the old quarries where blue and grey granite was extracted at the tip of Castel Erek. At every turn, you’ll discover a new landscape filled with Arthurian myths, such as Raven’s Rock, scene of Morgana’s notorious jealousy.

On a different note, Ile Grande is home to an LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux – League for the Protection of Birds) station. Birds that have fallen victim to fuel oil regain their feathers, and over 22,000 pairs of gannets appear on video. A must-see for all birdwatchers.

The island also boasts a nautical center for water sports enthusiasts. Try your hand at windsurfing, sea kayaking or paddle boarding.

5. GR® 34: from Tresmeur to Beg Léguer

GR® 34 : De Tresmeur à Beg Léguer

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  • Duration: approx. 2h15
  • Distance: 8.2 km
  • Height difference: 173 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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What better way to discover the Pink Granite Coast than by hiking the GR34? Generation Voyage presents another section of the GR34, just 20 minutes from Perros-Guirec. You won’t want to miss the 8 km along the customs path, with its succession of magnificent coastal landscapes.

We even recommend starting from Beg Leguer and finishing your walk on Tresmeur beach. Trébeurden’s main beach, between the Pointe de Bihit and the Pointe du Castel, offers a well-deserved reward for your efforts. The ivory-white sand and turquoise sea invite you to put down your towel and enjoy the peace and quiet of the moment.

6. Milliau Island hike

Randonnée de l’île Milliau

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  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Distance: 3.5 km
  • Height difference: 81 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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If you’re not sure which hike to take around Perros-Guirec, we recommend the one to Ile Milliau. Set like a jewel on the Pink Granite Coast, it welcomes hikers as soon as the sea retreats offshore.

You’ll need patience, a good pair of sneakers and a walking timetable to get there. Depending on the time of day, Milliau Island will reveal its many faces: pink granite, gorse, heather and gulls. The island’s highest point offers a 360° panorama of the surrounding area. Aristide Briand’s wife even owned a house here.

7. Pointe de Bihit hike

Randonnée de la Pointe de Bihit

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  • Duration: approx. 2h30
  • Distance: 10.5 km
  • Difference in altitude: 168 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Near Ile Milliau, discover another hike around Perros-Guirec in Trébeurden. Pointe Bihit, at an altitude of 88 metres, is well worth a visit for its panoramic views over the Bay of Lannion to Losquet Island.

The green of the vegetation blends harmoniously with the gradations of blue typical of the Pink Granite Coast. The sun at its zenith reflects the water’s surface with millions of luminous sparks. A magical sight! You’ll often find yourself captivated by the beauty of these wild landscapes, jealously guarded by the Costarmoricans. An orientation table even helps you find your way between the Triagoz lighthouse, Molène Island, Milliau Island and the various adjacent beaches.

8. Pointe de Plougrescant hike

Randonnée de la Pointe de Plougrescant

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  • Duration: approx. 3h15
  • Distance: 13.2 km
  • Height difference: 187 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This 13 km walk, 30 minutes from Perros-Guirec, alternates between seascapes and countryside. Ideal for family outings, it has very few changes in altitude, as do many other walks in the region.

This unspoilt natural site is built around granite pebbles scattered over the sea. Its famous house between the rocks, « Castel Meur« , testifies to the curiosities you can find here, as does the Plougrescant chasm. The waves lapping against the rock like a roar have earned it the nickname: « gouffre de la baie de l’enfer » (« chasm of the bay of hell »).

In 2000, Plouguescrant was the setting for the film « Un long dimanche de fiançailles », starring Audrey Tautou and Gaspard Ulliel.

9. Towpath walk

Randonnée du Chemin de halage

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  • Duration: approx. 2h30
  • Distance: 10.3 km
  • Difference in altitude: 175 m
  • Difficulty: Easy
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For this last hike around Perros-Guirec, follow the towpath from Le Léguer to Lannion. Along the banks of the river of the same name, this trail offers a nature getaway away from the coastal holidaymakers.

The Léguer valley is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is part of the Natura 2000 network. Here, strollers stroll among the shady trees, admire the boats swaying on the blue of the river and pause for a moment on the various benches. A child’s bike meets a jogger’s smile against the backdrop of the peaceful surroundings.

The Pink Granite Coast offers a wonderful playground for all hiking enthusiasts around Perros-Guirec. You’ll love Brittany!