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Erdeven - Circuit VTT - À la découverte du patrimoine
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Erdeven - Mountain bike trail - Discovering our heritage

Rue du grand Large
56410 Erdeven

Features of the route

Difficulty Medium
Length 01:00:00
Distance 14km
Rue du grand Large
56410 Erdeven
Level of difficulty: Medium (average height difference: 80m)
Route n°6 vert - From the park of Château de Keravéon to the Varquez megalithic site.

Departure point: This trail starts from the parking lot of the complexe sportif du grand large, rue du Grand Large, Erdeven.

Step by step:
1) Follow the signs out of the village of Erdeven to the park and château de Keravéon. The park boasts a botanical trail with over 50 listed tree species. The château is an imposing seigneurial residence protected by a triple enclosure: that of the courtyard, that of the outbuildings and that of the enclosure with a majestic gateway to the south. Its creation dates back to the 14th century, when the estate was made a seigneury by the de Talhouët family (owners until 1761).

2) Continue through the Erdeven forest to the Varquez wood and pond. Observe some of the monuments making up the megalithic complex stretching from Kerzerho to Varquez: the Mané Braz Dolmens ("the big hill" in Breton), a site grouping 4 different corridor tombs (single chamber, chamber with side cell and compartmentalized chamber) and certainly erected at different Neolithic periods, the most recent being the one with the compartmentalized chamber (-3,500 BC).C.), the Dolmen de Mané Croh, a corridor tomb with a compartmentalized chamber once part of a tumulus that has now almost completely disappeared, or the Alignements de Coët er Blei (or "Chaise de César"). Please note that these megalithic sites are only accessible to pedestrians.

3) Reach the village and the Dolmen de Crucuno, one of the most imposing in Morbihan, stripped of its tumulus and access corridor once described by W. Lukis (1864) as 27 m long and still visible on engravings from the early 19th century. Today, only the burial chamber remains under an imposing cover slab weighing over 30 tonnes. The site is close to the Quadrilatère de Crucuno, a megalithic enclosure now comprising 22 menhirs, two of which are recumbent. A Historic Monument since 1889, it was restored by Felix Gaillard in the same period. He erected and laid out the menhirs, which were then lying on their sides, in order to orientate them on the cardinal points and match the diagonals to the sunrises and sunsets of the solstices. Head towards Plouharnel and pass the 18th-century chapel of Saint-Antoine. The side statues are of Saint Antoine and Saint Eloi, invoked to protect cattle and horses.

4) Return via the V5 and Erdeven paths.

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