Canal de Nantes a Brest, Brittany

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Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Trail
Built during the 19th century, Canal de Nantes a Brest links two cities with a total canal length of 385 km (239 mi) with 238 locks from coast to coast. You can stroll, jog, or cycle alongside the canal on the well-maintained trail. For another view, rent a canoe, kayak, or a power boat to experience the canal directly on the water. Using our online itinerary creator, Chateaulin attractions like Canal de Nantes a Brest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I entered this canal in Redon,having been granted access by the lock keeper,immediately you are struck by how old it is with some ancient brick/stonework adorning the system,absolutely wonderful...  more »
  • Cycled from Roscoff to Chateauneuf du Faou. Stayed in hotels there, Pontivy , Ploemel and Rennes. Wonderful cycling. The canal path is great for 99% of the journey. Forced onto the road before...  more »
  • lovely route for gentle cycling. cycle path is relatively unused and well maintained. Lots of wildlife to be seen and plenty of villages where you can stop and eat. the stage we cycled was pontivy to nantes.
  • Beautiful walk along the tow path. Very easy with seating along the way. Picnic benches at lock gates.

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