Hiking trail no. 23 - The Aber circuit

Brélès Brélès
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 13 Km
  • Duration 3h15
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Walks
Kerglonou quarry
Kerglonou quarry
Mouth of Aber Ildut
Trail-Iroise-17 -BD

About us

Aber Ildut granite is renowned for its abundant pink crystals, which give the rock a strange, luminous appearance. The pedestal of the Luxor obelisk in Paris is made of it.

Along the way, you'll discover the Pont Reun site, the Kerglonou Menhir and Cross, the Kerludu washhouse at the end of the Milin an Aod cove, and the kerglonou granite quarry and slipway.

- Pont Reun to Chemin Keréarnin > Yellow
- Chemin Keréarnin to Anse Milin an Aod > White - Red
- Anse Milin an Aod to Pont Reun > Yellow

At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.

Documents to download
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DEPARTURE: Car park at Pont Rheun 29290 Brélès.
Pont Rheun marks the mouth of the Aber Ildut.

Pont Rheun

Opposite you, on the other side of the river, you can see the Bel Air manor house.

Located on the north bank of the Aber-Ildut, Manoir de Bel Air was built by François de Kerengar, on land he received when he married Louise de Kerbescat in 1585. Construction lasted around 14 years, until 1599.
Built on a square plan around an enclosed courtyard, its architecture is typical of the fortified buildings of the Lower Middle Ages in Brittany. Its defensive layout is explained by its proximity to the sea, a source of danger.

Manoir de Bel Air

The granite of the Aber Ildut has been renowned since prehistoric times, when superb menhirs such as those at Kerloas and Kergadiou were carved from this rock. Later, in Gaulish times, it was used as the material for numerous stelae.
The rock outcrops in various places around Lanildut and Porspoder, but it is above all along the shoreline and the Aber Ildut that man has, from time immemorial, quarried it for his constructions.

Iroise Heritage

The Kerglonou quarry
Anse de Milin an Aod

Opposite you, the pretty town of Lanildut!

The port of Lanildut has long since become the biggest seaweed unloading port on the mainland, with between 40,000 and 45,000 tonnes of seaweed passing through every year, keeping the famous seaweed harvesters in business. To find out more, don't hesitate to visit the Maison de l'Algue, where you can learn all about the history and evolution of this typical coastal activity.

Port of Lanildut
Getting there with Google Maps