MTB track no. 3 - Locmaria-Plouzané

Locmaria-Plouzané Locmaria-Plouzané
  • Distance 20 Km
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Loop
Portez Beach
Saint-Sébastien chapel
Allée de la chapelle Saint-Sébastien
Church of Notre-Dame de Lanvénec

About us

Thanks to official mountain bike circuit no. 3, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air between the countryside and the seaside while discovering the treasures of Locmaria-Plouzané!

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.

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This chapel commemorates the plague epidemic that swept through the Léon region from 1639 to 1652, claiming 53 victims in Locmaria in 1640.

On this site, called park introun varia, i.e. the field of Notre Dame, the sick were sometimes quarantined and all buried as a precautionary measure, on the initiative of parish priest Jean Touronce. The parish first built an oratory dedicated to St. Sebastian, venerated by a pardon as early as 1645, then a full-fledged chapel in 1785. Sold during the Revolution (1796), it was recovered by the parish in 1830.

Saint-Sébastien chapel

Set within an enclosure, the church is surrounded by the graves of the cemetery. The building is in the shape of a Latin cross, with a canted chevet. It dates back to 1769 and was built by Saffrey, the King's contractor in the port of Brest. At the time, Locmaria-Plouzané was only a truce of the parish of Plouzané, and the work was carried out under the direction of Jean-Claude Inizan, rector of Plouzané.

Iroise Heritage

Church of Notre-Dame de Lanvénec
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