Ile aux Moines - Golfe du Morbihan
The change of scenery of an island at just 5 minutes from the main land...
Island tour walking or cycling
In the shape of a cross, the Ile aux Moines, formerly known as "Izenah", is a paradise for walkers. The trails that run through it (23 km) allow to go around in complete peace of mind and discover, starting from the town or Port-Miquel, the many natural riches of what is nicknamed "the Pearl of the Gulf".
It is a wooded island with varied landscapes: moors and meadows overlooking the sea; woods of oaks, umbrella pines and cypresses; alleys full of camellias, mimosas and wisteria ....
By taking the marked trails that lead from one tip of the Île aux Moines to the other, you will also discover its built heritage: villages of fishermen's houses and small ports; crosses, crucifixes and chapels; wells and fountains; dolmens, cromlec'hs and menhirs.
During your walk, you will be able to admire regularly magnificent panoramas on the Gulf of Morbihan and its islands and, the time of a pause, enjoy stopping on one of the many small beaches accessible from the coastal path.
Hiking trails on Ile aux Moines
Three marked trails are proposed :
The yellow trail towards the point of Trec'h - North point of the island
- Length: 5 kms
- 1 and 1/2 hours walk - 45 minutes by bike
The red trail towards the point of Brouël - East point of the island
- Length: 6 kms
- 2 hours walk - 1 hour by bike
The blue trail towards the point of Penhap - South point of the island
- Length: 10 kms
- 3 and 1/2 hours walk - 1 and 1/2 hours by bike
- Length: 17 kms
- 4 and 1/2 hours walk - bikes not allowed
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Useful informations :
- Tourist office on the port of Ile aux Moines, open from May to September.
- Boat company Izenah Croisières : departures every 30 minutes from Port-Blanc. Time of crossing : five minutes.
- Bike rental on the port of Ile aux Moines
Cruises on the gulf
As part of our organised activities, we propose once a week a cruise on the Gulf of Morbihan. Departing from Locmariaquer, you will embark on the "Vedettes l'Angélus" for a commented cruise of 4 hours during which you will make a stopover of 1h30 on the Ile aux Moines.
On the island, discover the town and its flowery streets, the large beach and its colorful bathing cabins, the Bois d'Amour and its breathtaking view of the Passage de la Jument (the second strongest sea current in Europe) , the cromlec'h of Kergonan (a megalithic enclosure of 24 menhirs aligned in the shape of a horseshoe: one of the largest monuments of this type in Europe)...