Although it does not appear obvious climbers might also find themselves pleasantly surprised. In several locations along the coast they will encounter magnificent pink granit boulders of a very rough texture. Most of these can be and some are climbed. Near Plougrescant, at the wonderful bay of Porz -Scarff, a number of these boulders lie along the shoreline. One of them even reaches up to an estimated height of about 12 meters or 40 feet and is equipped with layed out routes, pitons and all. At the beach of Trégastel some magnificent ones can be found as well. People of all ages will have a wonderful time climbing and clambering around on these wonderful natural playgrounds.
Equipment: In view of the very rough surface of the rocks tennis shoes will do, for the lower ones at least (10 -15 feet), but climbing shoes definitely make a difference. When bouldering on the smaller blocks , a crashpad might also be handy to have around.
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Hiking the coastline
When you like a walk in the countryside, the GR34 is what you're looking for in Bretagne. GR stands for "Grande Route" and this particular one will lead you along the entire coast of Bretagne. In some places is it is referred to as the "Sentier du Littoral"(coastal pathway), in others as "Sentier des Douaniers". But no matter what it's name or description, it is a marvelous trail to follow, offering almost constantly stunning views onto the sea or down the sometimes high and steep cliffs it runs along. The trail can be followed all around Bretagne (for the really motivated ones) or just in parts, starting from any point you happen to be at.
Equipment: Seen the nature of the trail, which is sometimes narrow and leads through various types of terrain and in some places right at the edge of the cliffs, good walking shoes aren't a luxury. Good binoculars might come in handy too, as at some places colonies of seabirds nest on the cliffs one passes (e.g. Cap Fréhel). As the weather might change rapidly and the seabreeze can be stinging at times bringing a jacket might also be a good idea.
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