An Avel bicycle route - Pointe de Corsen / Ploumoguer

Plouarzel Plouarzel
  • Type Cyclotourist
  • Distance 29 Km
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Walks
Kerhornou beach - Porsmoguer
Egilse Saint-Arzel
Trézien lighthouse
Bourg de Trézien
Saint Peter's Church

About us

Cycling is a great way to get around Iroise. It's an original way to discover sites that have marked the history of our Pays d'Iroise! Listen to your desires and set off on an adventure on the signposted circuits that will take you through many of our region's communes.
4 bike circuits guide you through the countryside or along the Pays d'Iroise coast (An Envor circuit, Ar Mor circuit, An Avel circuit, Al Lenn circuit).

Along the way, take the time to put your foot down and read the heritage interpretation panels.

The "An Avel" route is signposted in both directions by bicycle direction signs.
At specific intersections, the bicycle direction signs for the "An Avel" route have a blue dot.

A few rules of safety and good conduct:
- Before setting off, check the condition of your bike and take along a repair kit
- Respect the highway code: ride in single file, wear a mask: it is compulsory for children under 12 (CSIR of 02/10/15).
- Always take a snack and a drink with you
- Respect private property
- Don't litter, respect nature by using the garbage cans
- Please note: bicycles are not allowed on the coastal path.

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

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Plouarzel (29810), Parking place des halles.

Dedicated to Notre-Dame de Trézien, it was a famous place of pilgrimage throughout the Bas-Léon region. The pardon is still very popular. The statue of Notre-Dame du Bon secours is venerated here. To the south of the church, its fountain forms a rectangular reservoir. In days gone by, peasant women used to sell water to pilgrims suffering from eye disease.

Trézien church

Built in 1984, it ensures safe navigation in the Le Four channel. 182 steps up, you'll have access to an unforgettable panorama of the Molène archipelago and the island of Ouessant.

Trézien lighthouse

This is the most westerly point of the French mainland! A fun trail takes you to the orientation table. Be the last to watch the sun set!

Corsen Point

The Kerhornou-Porsmoguer bay was defended by a fort and a battery. These were used to prevent a possible landing on the beach, a strategic point previously defended by a fort of which the remains of a tower remain. The change in the bed of the stream separating them meant that the building passed from the commune of Ploumoguer to that of Plouarzel. The fort has now been transformed into a dwelling.

Kerhornou beach

Not far from the ocean and nestled in the valley, this chapel is well worth a stop. Completely isolated, this pretty little chapel owes its existence, according to legend, to a shipwreck that took place opposite it in the 11th century. Sailors from an English or Irish ship miraculously managed to reach the nearby cove despite the storm, while their ship was sinking. The captain then vowed to build a chapel to Saint Méen on the coast, and from then on he lived in a nearby farmhouse. As always, there is no historical record to support this legend. But it is nevertheless plausible. The chapel features life-size statues of Saint-Méen, the Virgin Mary and Sainte-Barbe. The water from the nearby fountain is said to cure scabies and skin diseases.

Locméven chapel

Built in 1846, the church has preserved its original decorations, including the Stations of the Cross, the pulpit, the communion table and banners. A remarkable baldachin crowns the high altar.

Saint-Pierre Church

The highest point on the Iroise at 142m, the Kéramézec site is a great place for family walks. There's an orientation table and a fun trail on the heritage of the area.

Belvedere of Kéramézec

This small 11th-century Romanesque church is believed to be the oldest in the Léon region. The Saint-Pierre fountain, inside the cemetery, dates back to 1642.

Lamber Church

Dating back some 4,000 years, the menhir is the tallest in France at 9.50m. Legend has it that newlyweds came to rub themselves against it: men to have boys, and women to rule their homes with a firm hand.

Menhir de Kerloas

Plouarzel parish church burnt down in 1898. Its construction dates back to the 17th century. The parish enclosure: outside, take a look at the 18 gargoyles, all different, which adorn the monument and which already appeared on the old church.

Saint-Arzel church
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