Morgat: circuit around Cap de la Chèvre

Beautiful tour largely on the coastal path (GR34), via Cap de la Chèvre, which overlooks the bay of Douarnenez.

Technical sheet
No. 40809
A Crozon walk posted on 08/09/13 by FLOCH. Update : 19/07/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 8h25[?]
Distance Distance : 23.85km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 679m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 673m
Highest point Highest point : 96m
Lowest point Lowest point : 6m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Presqu'île de Crozon
Location Location : Crozon (29160)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.223744° / W 4.499677°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 0418ET
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Cap de la Chèvre

Description

Start point: the Morgat marina car park.
This circuit largely follows the coastal path (GR34).

(1) From the car park retrace your steps (Kador pier) and turn left into Rue de la Montagne, leading to the coastal path. Follow the markings of the GR34 to pass Kador Fort (1861) and the lighthouse. The trail continues past a small calvary and around various streams and peaks: the Grande Roche, the summit of St Hernot or the Ile Vierge (2), the summit of Rostudel, the summit of Dolmen to arrive at the Cap de la Chèvre passing by the summit of Men Goz.
This part of the circuit is physically demanding: the path is often rocky and connects the steep climbs followed by steep descents.

(3) Cap de la Chèvre (semaphore, assembly of small cairns of stones, monument to lost naval aircraft crew), continue the path that approaches the west side. After some craggy coves and the summit of Kerroux, the circuit enters an area of dunes along the beach of La Palue, popular with surfers but where swimming is prohibited, and that of Lostmarc'h where we find, a blocked spur and a stone row (4). You can walk along the beaches at low tide.

(5) Continue to follow the sea shore. After a new cove, leave the GR34 on the right following a path that joins a small road to Kerabars. At the hamlet of Kertanguy, take the small road on the right which extends into a wide grassy path. Follow it straight ahead, pass next to an old restored windmill (6) cross the road and continue. The trail turns left to meet another road. Here, turn right and then left to meet the first grassy path leading to the village of Kerbasguen.

(7) Go through the village, continue on Rue de Kerbasguen then Rue de Tréflez leading to the seafront. Head right along Morgat beach to the marina and to the car park at the starting point.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.43 - alt. km 0.43 - Kador pier
2 : km 4.4 - alt. km 4.4 - View over the summit of Saint-Hernot.
3 : km 10.72 - alt. km 10.72 - Cap de la Chèvre - Cap de la Chèvre
4 : km 17.28 - alt. km 17.28 - Summit of Lostmarc'h
5 : km 18.46 - alt. km 18.46
6 : km 18.86 - alt. km 18.86 - Turn right at Kertanguy
7 : km 20.02 - alt. km 20.02 - Restored old windmill.
8 : km 21.08 - alt. km 21.08 - Grassy path towards Kerbasguen
9 : km 22.06 - alt. km 22.06 - Cross through the hamlet of Kerbasguen.
10 : km 23.14 - alt. km 23.14 - To the right along the beach
D/A : km 23.85 - alt. km 23.85

Useful Information

The first part of the Morgat circuit to Cap de la Chèvre is difficult: a steep coastal path, hilly and stony.

The return journey by the west coast is easier: a path in the dunes but relatively hilly.

You can also walk via the beach at low tide.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 0418ET.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Morgat beach.
île vierge
The Crozon peninsula.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.77/5
Number of opinions : 52
Description quality : 4.71/5
Routemap quality : 4.69/5
Walk interest : 4.9/5


Walker
on Tue 24 Jul 2018 12:20:40 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 04/07/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great varied walk, also shortened it a little by following marked PR route (through nice villages, country lanes) from Lostmarc'h to Morgat.


Walker
on Tue 21 Nov 2017 12:39:09 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 02/11/17
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Veyr good - we shortened it a little to reduce the difficulty. It is challenging in places but worth the effort. Not for a very windy day.

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