Discover Quimper and its surrounding areas via its network of hiking trails, recently created and improved by the "Sentiers du Stangala" (Paths of Stangala) and the " Marcheurs de Cornouaille" (the Cornouaille Walkers); two groups affiliated with the Association of French Walking Clubs. These 8 circuits allow you to walk through the city districts, passing through gardens and wooded areas, not forgetting the attractions of the banks of the Odet and the Steir:
o Penhars from wood to wood (11 ,5 km - 3 hours)
o Le Corniguel, Kérogan bay (9 km - 3 hours)
o Towards the chapel of Ti Mamm Doué (8 km - 2 hours 40 minutes)
o Discover the gorges of Stangala (10 km - 3 hours)
o In the footsteps of Saint Alor, the 3rd bishop of Brittany (11 km - 3 hours)
o Creac’h gwen, fountains and peat bog (9,5 km - 3 hours)
o Locmaria, the origins of Quimper (3,5km - 2 hours, with many sites worth visiting)
o Quimper, the old districts (5 km – 2 hours with numerous sites worth visiting and many inviting places to stroll, with routes marked out by bronze studs in the ground).
The mountain biking center "Vallée de l'Odet" also proposes two easy circuits through the commune of Fouesnant and three 'difficult' itineraries in the Glazik area (Landudal and Langolen).
The topo-guide® « Around Quimper, Fouesnant and Briec on foot » shows the 17 hiking trails. You will also find several trails in the areas of Fouesnant and Glazik. (9,5€ from the Quimper Cornouaille Tourist office and selected shops).
The topo guide Balades et vous dans Quimper Communauté (Your strolls around Quimper Bretagne Occidentale)
For less experienced hikers, or for those looking for a very sportive circuit, three new itineraries were created in 2015 by the City of Quimper with the support of the Quimper Walking Club. These are marked out in blue on the ground:
The topo-guide « Your strolls around Quimper Bretagne Occidentale » depicts the 23 pedestrian circuits proposed by the 8 communes of the conglomerate. It is available for 3€ from the Quimper Cornouaille tourist office as well as in certain communes (enquire at the town hall).
To help you visualise the available circuits an online map is available.
Once on the page follow the step by step instructions and make your choice! Happy hiking!
Mountain biking circuits
The sport and leisure park at Creac'h Gwen gives everyone a chance to enjoy numerous sporting options, either freely accessible, or supervised by the various on-site associations
Alongside water sports, racquet games, BMX, skate park, children’s' play area, etc., the sport and leisure park is also the starting point for 5 permanent mountain bike circuits for discovering Quimper on wheels.
These circuits are from 9 to 39 km, representing different levels of difficulty, from "very easy" to "very difficult" for the 39km circuit..
With 14 other circuits in the areas of Quimper Bretagne Occidentale, the commune of Fouesnant and the Glazik area, these constitute the bike rides proposed by the Vallée de l'Odet mountain bike centre, accredited by the French Federation of Cycle Touring
The mountain biking centre is located at 159, boulevard de Creac’h Gwen, at the same level as the entrance to the Aquarive swimming pool. There you can find advice on choosing your circuit, depending on your level of fitness or enthusiasm, a washing station and the topo guide « Mountain Bike Rides »
The topo-guide « Mountain Bike Rides » for the Vallée de l'Odet mountain bike centre is on sale (5€) from the Quimper Cornouaille tourist office, the Briec tourist office, the Ergué-Gabéric town hall, and at Creac’h Gwen, from the mountain biking office of the Departmental Committee for Cycle Touring.
To help you visualise the proposed circuits an online map is available.
Once on the page follow the step by step instructions and make your choice! Happy biking!