Pointe du Raz, Pointe du Van and the Baie des Trépassés

A walk between the famous Pointe du Van and Pointe du Raz, passing through the Baie des Trépassés.

Technical sheet
No. 4098472
A Cléden-Cap-Sizun walk posted on 08/08/13 by djhoward. Update : 02/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h15[?]
Distance Distance : 18.02km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 397m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 401m
Highest point Highest point : 77m
Lowest point Lowest point : 6m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Cléden-Cap-Sizun (29770)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.059825° / W 4.708077°
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Start point at the Pointe due Van car park.

(D/A) Leave in a westerly direction towards the Chapelle Saint-They(1) and then turn left and south on coastal trail number GR34 marked red and white.
The terrain rises and falls successively twice and then you arrive at the Pointe du Vorlen(2).

Shortly after, walk for about 250 metres on a small road that you turn off to the right to cross a cape, then walk back down to get to the Baie des Trépassés (3).

After the bay, go up to the right of the two blockhouses(4) to get to a slightly hilly heath. Follow the GR up to the Pointe du Raz(5).

Stay on the GR going southeast, descending to the Port of Bestrée(6).
Then take the small road for 200 meters before resuming the trail along the shore. Drop down into a small valley, across a bridge and then back up.

Shortly after you'll come across yellow markers that take you up to a small road. You'll arrive at the hamlet of Kerhuon(7), before you turn left, leaving aside the marked trail and continuing straight on the road. Further on you'll find the yellow markers and arrive at the D784 near Kerherneau(8).

You then take a left turn followed quickly by a right. After about 100 meters turn left on a bend to the right following the yellow markers. You then walk down a country lane. You'll pass by an old wash house (9) before rejoining the Baie des Trépassés.

Follow the road until the end of the beach and turn right(10) in the direction of Trouzent. Shortly after, walk around a pond before you get to the Chapelle de Saint-Tugdual(11).
Just before the chapel, take the small road to the left which rises up to the D7.

(12) Then turn right and immediately left on another small road.
There's a trail that takes you to the coastal path.

(13) Then turn left and follow the Red and White markers. Continue along this trail up to the Pointe du Van, before going south towards the Chapelle de Saint-They to get back to the car park(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 64m
1 : km 0.37 - alt. 41m - Chapelle Saint They
2 : km 1.3 - alt. 14m - Pointe du Vorlen
3 : km 2.18 - alt. 19m - Baie des Trépassés
4 : km 2.83 - alt. 14m - Two blockhouses
5 : km 5.4 - alt. 40m - Pointe du Raz - Pointe du Raz
6 : km 7.09 - alt. 20m - Port de Bestrée
7 : km 9.04 - alt. 58m - The hamlet of Kerhuon
8 : km 10.45 - alt. 72m - D784 close to Kerherneau
9 : km 11 - alt. 54m - Old wash house
10 : km 11.65 - alt. 9m - Right in the direction of Trouzent
11 : km 12.84 - alt. 28m - Chapelle de Saint-Tugdual
12 : km 13.97 - alt. 76m - Cross the D7
13 : km 14.64 - alt. 43m - Coastal path to the left towards the Pointe du Van
D/A : km 18.02 - alt. 64m

Useful Information

Be careful on the coastal path, the cliffs are sometimes very steep and the path can take you close to the edge.

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

The restaurant in the Baie des Trépassés.
The Audierne aquarium

Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Tue 21 Nov 2017 12:35:49 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 21/11/17
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

perform as a fiugure of 8 in two loops with parking in route de la baie. this means a lunch stop in the middle with no need to carry heavy items

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