MTB track n°1 - Ploumoguer
- MOUNTAIN BIKING
- 16 Km
Between land and sea, this mountain bike circuit will take you through the charming village of Ploumoguer.
Mountain biking is a great way to discover sites that mark the history of our Pays d'Iroise! Set off on an adventure on our signposted circuits, which will take you through many of our region's communes.
18 mountain bike circuits guide you through the Pays d'Iroise countryside or along the coast.
Along the way, take the time to put your foot down and read the heritage interpretation panels.
A few rules of safety and good behavior:
- The coastal path is forbidden to ATVs
- Before setting off, check the condition of your ATV and take a repair kit
- Respect the highway code: ride in single file, wear a helmet: 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.
The mountain bike topoguide is available from the Iroise Bretagne tourist office for €5.
See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.
Parking de l'église Saint Pierre, Ploumoguer.
The circuit is clockwise.
Completely isolated, almost right on the shore, 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 reached the nearby cove despite the storm, as 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 beach at Illien lies in the heart of a valley, a peaceful spot that calls for relaxation.
Set between two hills, the beach is generally sheltered from the wind.
The rocks on this part of the shore are very different from the others: instead of the usual "Kerhornou" gneiss, and over a width of some thirty meters, blackish-gray vertical slabs appear.
This is an exceptional vein, visible only in a few rare places on the coast.