Welcome to the legendary land of Asterix and Obelix. Welcome to the French kingdom of Celts. Welcome to Brittany!
Following our desire of exploring new sailing grounds we were driven to organize a sailing trip in French waters. While preparing this trip we realized that Bretons must be in love with sailing as the shores of Brittany are dotted with moorings, ports, perfect anchorages, and little villages filled with private sailing boats. Sailing is a real passion of Bretons!
This sailing trip is for those who would like to explore the French coast on a sailboat. Keen sailors will appreciate the tidal sailing, exploring river estuaries, passing through locks and sailing on daily sea breezes. Cultural explorers will find it fascinating to visit megalithic sites and tombs, stroll through medieval cities or enjoy café culture in little port villages listening to the slowly fading Celtic dialect. Nature lovers will delight at summer anchorages, taking hikes along cliffy coastal areas of French islands, and occasionally mooring at the forested river banks. Every social sailor will find the usual Naleia spirit to be what s/he most appreciates in life: honest and welcoming people.
French restaurants and brasseries, should satisfy most demanding foodies. This is the land of more types of cheese than days of the year and wines to satisfy every wine buff. Or why not try the local Breton cider? Slow down, enjoy everything around you and you will experience what every French person strives for “le Bonheur”!
On Naleia Yachting Sailing Trips no previous sailing experience is required. The skipper will gradually introduce everyone to the sailing duties, explain the theory and help you understand how it all fits into practice. Expect hands on sailing, sail hoisting, social bonding and one of the most intense holidays of your life.
Explore Morbihan Archipelago and The French Islands
The Brittany sailing trip we prepared allows us to experience the best of the region and introduces us to some unique features of sailing not to be found in the Mediterranean sailing grounds. Tides can be as high as 6 meters resulting in strong currents, local swirls and tidal gates allowing or preventing entrance to some of the ports. We take it as an opportunity to explain to you and practice navigational skills.
Due to the nature of tidal waters, some of our days will be structured according to the tides. We may need to get up early or sail late in order to travel with the tide. Sometimes it may not even be possible to enter the port at the wrong tide. If that happens we will have to wait on anchor for the right level of water.
Sailing up the river estuaries, going through locks, and mooring at the constantly flowing waters is also a new experience to make on this trip. We are keen to enjoy the wind shelter that rivers provide as well as forested surroundings for a peaceful night on board. Naturally, we will also moor at picturesque ports and drop anchor at remote summer anchorages, which we all like so much.
Feel invited to join us sailing in Brittany!
📆 7 nights, departures:
10th August 2019
✈️ Major Airports: Nantes (NTE), Brest (BES)
✈️ Minor Airports: Rennes (RNS), Vannes (VNE), Quimper (UIP)
🌊 Morbihan Archipelago and Bay of Biscay
🔵 Easy Route with tidal navigation
What you can expect to do on this route.
Brittany Sailing Trip Itinerary
We are true to the discoverers` spirit and plan our adventures accordingly to the winds, the weather and your wishes. This means the order as well as some of stopovers may be different than presented below. Leave planning at home! The plan showed below is only an indicative itinerary and your trip may differ. Only the mad men sail against the wind!