Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
30,06 Km
2 h 00 min
I begin / Family
Allineuc / St-Caradec
Allineuc
St-Caradec
The Rigole d’Hilvern Channel was originally built to supply the Canal de Nantes à Brest with water. Today the path beside it has been turned into a lovely greenway. From Bosméléac Reservoir, a peaceful track lined by tall beech trees and chestnut trees meanders through the countryside, past Saint-Thélo and Le Quillio, historic villages that reflect the rich industrial past of the area, where fine linen cloth was manufactured.
402.49 m 386.71 m

The route

The greenway, with its compact track, is easy for anyone to use. This stage begins at the foot of Bosméléac Reservoir’s dam, at the car park. Follow the towpath beside the Rigole d’Hilvern. The greenway does switch from one side of the channel to the other from time to time and just occasionally crosses quiet country roads.
For the time being, Route 8 has been laid out as far as Hémonstoir. So at Saint-Caradec, follow Voie 6 (Route 6) for Mûr-de-Bretagne until further work is carried out to extend Route 8 as far as Saint-Gonnery.

SNCF Train Services

For the closest train stations go to: Saint-Brieuc or Yffiniac

BUS

Tibus Line N°4 Loudéac – Carhaix (stopping at Saint-Caradec)
Contact: Tibus 0 810 22 22 22 www.tibus.fr. Up to 3 bikes can be carried in the hold by prior reservation. You must reserve by 5pm the day before at the latest. For further information, telephone 0 810 22 22 22.

They did it!

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