Châteaulin / Châteauneuf-du-Faou Le Canal de Nantes à Brest

Canals & intimate rivers
42,60 Km
2 h 32 min

42,60 km cycling route from Châteaulin to Châteauneuf-du-Faou

From Châteaulin, take the towpath into the green corridor of central Brittany: the Canal de Nantes à Brest. Wind your way along the wide Aulne River, punctuated by flower-filled locks. When you reach Pleyben, take heart and climb up to visit the parish enclosure. Continuing on to Ty Men, you'll come across the "Victor", a Nantes barge rescued from the waters and a vestige of Breton inland navigation. Your cycling tour ends in Châteauneuf, at the foot of the chapel on its rocky outcrop.

Elevation of the stage

2 m 40 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 42,60 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 42,60 km

The cycle route

The towpath of the Canal de Nantes à Brest is relatively flat and not particularly difficult to cycle. If you'd like to reach the higher villages on either side of the canal, there are signposted connecting routes. You're best off with a mountain bike or VTC.

Bus (with bike loading)

You can take your bike on the BreizhGo buses to and from Châteaulin and Carhaix (you can also stop at Pont-Triffen).

Don't miss

  • Port Launay: charming village near Châteaulin
  • Pleyben: the parish enclosure
  • Ty Men: remains of the Nantes barge "Victor

Link routes and alternatives to this stage

This stage includes 17 liaisons (purple on the map)
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Accommodation on the stage

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