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Auray - Circuit VTT - Autour d’Auray
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Auray - Mountain bike circuit - Around Auray

Centre Aquatique Alre’O
56400 Auray

Features of the route

Difficulty Medium
Length 01:00:00
Distance 15km
Centre Aquatique Alre’O
56400 Auray
Level of difficulty: Medium (average height difference: 250m)
Route n°7 blue

Don't be afraid to take on a few climbs that will lead you to the discovery of beautiful views over Auray. Town and nature meet along the way, revealing parks, gardens, harbors and heritage sites.

Departure point : This trail starts from the parking lot behind the Centre Aquatique Alre'O. A map of the circuit is available at the Centre Aquatique reception desk. On the way back, take advantage of the pool and its "balneo" area for a moment of relaxation and recuperation. From the roundabout, take the path to the right towards Parc Utting. When you reach rue du Goaner, take the chemin rural du pont neuf on the right. Follow the signs along the way.

Step by step :
1) Carefully cross the Avenue de l'Océan and climb up to reach the park which houses the Mausoleum of Cadoudal, an emblematic figure of the Breton Chouannerie, guillotined in Paris in 1804 after an attempted plot against Napoleon. At the far end of the park, leaving the mausoleum and the beautiful stone longères behind, take the downhill path to the Prieuré de Saint-Cado and its chapel (16th-17th centuries), then climb back up before descending again and following the Reclus stream.

2) After passing through several housing estates to reach the bridge over the N165, plunge down towards the Auray river. Enjoy the walk along the quays to the famous little port of Saint-Goustan, its half-timbered houses (16th-18th centuries) and the ramparts of the Château d'Auray, destroyed in 1558.

3) Pass the harbour and its recently restored 18th-century stone bridge, to join the narrow streets of Auray a little further on the right. Cross the town of Auray, then take the cycle path to the banks of the Loc'h. A series of ascents and descents leads to the Champ des Martyrs. Here, in 1795, Chouans and royalist émigrés wishing to re-establish the monarchy, who had landed in Carnac and Quiberon, were shot by General Lemoine's troops.

4) After a short stretch on the D120, head for Saint-Dégan and its ecomuseum.

5) On the way back, turn left into the impasse du Pont Romain and walk alongside a stream. Keep an eye out for the signs and turn left onto the Pont Romain path leading to the edge of the Kerberluet housing estate. The first climb takes you up to the La Chartreuse district. Head for the station, then the village of Toulchignanet, before descending and then climbing to Porte Océane and the Centre Aquatique Alre'O. You can continue your hike with a connecting route to join Ploemel's blue circuit N°1 (23 km).

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