On Cap Fréhel, our trail leads to the ruined abbey of Beauport, and a boat crossing brings us to enchanting Île de Bréhat.We’ll explore this car-free island on foot, with stunning vistas back to the pink cliffs of the Côte de Granit Rose.Right in the heart of medieval Dinan, this hotel is small, modern, and yet cozy, with a large patio that has a view of Dinan’s castle ramparts.The lovely garden area is perfect for breakfast or a pre-dinner drink.Warren Doyle — who has hiked the trail 16 times and now runs Appalachian Trail Institute, a program preparing hikers for the journey — believes the most important factor on the trail is your mental state.He's found that older hikers bring a discipline and an emotional strength to the trail that their younger counterparts sometimes lack.
The writers provide honest insight about the everyday realities of the hike — from food to equipment to the emotional toll of six months in the wilderness.
The Domaine du Val is in the Breton village of Planguenoual, in a forested setting two miles from the coast.
The restored chateau itself very imposing, with lovely lawns and grounds, perfect for an evening drink, and the guest rooms are clean and comfortable. In Carnac, we walk among ancient standing stones that stretch for miles amid burial mounds.
It is within easy walking distance of the Tapestry Museum.
The breakfast buffet is outstanding and the service is top-notch.