Finistere SUP Trip
5 Nights / 5 Days in Paradise

Overview

Ever heard of the Cote des Legendes? Probably not, this place is so off the beaten track that you will most likely never have heard of it!

This is an holiday that will blow your mind. Packed full of paddleboarding and relaxing Yoga, you will see our beautiful region from every angle, the beach, the sea and from under the sea! This holiday combines a base in Guisseny, off the tourist radar, with a robinson cruseo experience, in the Island Achipelgo, Lilia!

Packed full of breathtaking white sand beaches, and spectacularly translucent Sea. What is more this is a destination that is surpisingly only 30 Minutes from the UK (OK plus the ferry!). Read more about your perfect Paddleboard Holiday in France. 

Programme

Day 1: Guisseny

 Arriving at 9am on the ferry, we can either pick you up or you will be in your own transport. We will then share the 1st paddle session, followed by a relaxing picnic. You will then check in at the Norzh, Plougerneau, perfectly placed on Lilia beach, which will give you direct access for individual paddle sessions! This will be followed by a Yoga session. We will share some drinks before settling down for the night!

Day 2: Cote des Légendes

Never heard of the Cote des Legendes? Well this is most likely, as the Cote des Legendes is a far off the beaten track for most visitors. After breakfast you will be picked up and taken to some of most perfect beaches in France, after a SUP session exploring the local white sandy beaches, found nestled between rocks, this is defintely an explorers paradise! After a picnic you will then snorkel, with a local guide in some of the most pristine waters in France! We will then finish with a yoga session. Before you have the night to yourself.

Day 3: Ile Vierge Lighthouse | Plouguerneau

Ile Vierge is found 500 m from Plouguerneau, Pays des Abers. Ile de Vierge is the island that is home to the Ile Vierge lighthouse the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe, it stands at 33m high. Ile Vierge is nestled amongst a small archipelago, which is semi exposed at low tide. Our paddle trip starts at at Lilia, Plouguerneau. The small port town is lined with fish restaurants and bars. Perfect for the post or pre session lunch, with the Oyster bar Le Gris or the Restaurant Castel A’ch being the top choices!

The paddle begins in the port after lunch, we will navigate past the local fishing boats docked in the small port, you will instantly seduced by serenity of the bay. The paddle route will take you over sea grass gardens, flowing sea weed, and of course the friendly basking seal!

The old lighthouse keepers house has been tastefully converted into a guest house to accommodate up to 9 guests. A climb to the stop of gite is a must! where you will experience the full panoramic view, and perfect at sunset with our SUP holiday Paddle and Stay package!

After experiencing the atmospheric Ile Vierge the journey continues to Stagadon. An offshore island found in the middle of the bay. A tidal lagoon which opens up at mid to low tide exposing water so translucent you would you think you were in the Caribbean.

Stagadon is owned by a charity, and there is a rustic hostel on the island that allows to fully embrace the Robinson Crusoe life! This island is only accessible by water, meaning that once the day trippers have left you have this island to yourself! We will spend the night in this hostel, it is rugid, but after a bbq, we can watch the sun set on the island!

Day 4: Stagadon and Free afternoon

After a hearty breafast, you will enjoy an relaxing yoga session, in one of the most awe inspiring locations. After which we will paddle back to Plouguerneau and head back to the village. You will be free to explore the surrounding area by yourself, either by foot, or a bike (bike hire is available in the Guisseny). You can also try wingfoiling, or go back for anothe snorkel trip (both extra cost).

Day 5: Paddle Day

After a breakfast of French pasteries and bread you will be picked up at 9.30 am to explore the area, we will either go to Pays des Abers or Cote des Légendes for a SUP paddle, We will have a picnic lunch before finishing with a SUP YOGA session! A brilliant way to finish off the week! before heading back for the last evening meal at a restaurant together!

Day 6: Check out 10am

Accommodation

The accommadation is based on sharing the hostel Norzh Gite  

You will have access to a kitchen to preapre your breakfast and it is 100m from Lilia where you can enjoy an evening meal and only 100 metres from the beach! 

Traveling to Finistere

Ferry: Barrachou Paddle centre is in Guisseny. 30 minutes west of Roscoff. The ferry port that service Plymouth.

Head over to Brittany Ferries for their full schedule!

Remember its Plymouth, not Portsmouth!

Airport: Barrachou Paddle Centre is 20 minutes north of Brest Airport.

We can do pick up at ferry port for foor passengers!


Dates and Information

What’s Included
  • SUP equipment
  • Fully Qualifed SUP Guide
  • 2 BBQs
  • Yoga instructor
  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Snorkel Trip and Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Personal Paddle Equipment
  • 5 Lunch meals
  • 3 Evening Meals
  • Alcohol, Snacks. Drinks
  • Evening Transport
  • Bike Hire
  • Personal and Travel Insurance
  • Breakfast
Booking Details with Gite
  • 17th – 22nd June 2024
Price with Gite
£799 
Booking Details for Van Lifers!
  • 17th – 22nd June 2024
Price No Acommadation
£500 

Calling all Campervanners!

Want to bring your own van? Then we offer a discounted rate! We recommend Camping du Curnic, click below for more info on this fabulous campsite, situated right on the sea!

The Team

Helen Trehoret

Event Organiser Helen Trehoret. Helen has a passion for the outdoors. Based in France, but no stranger to paddling in Scotland. Her passion lies in exploration, and wild paddling!

French qualifed paddler instructor she has been SUP paddling for over 10 years!

Wing Foiling, surfsking she does it all!

Helen’s passion is to promote sports, and paddling for women. Allowing them to achieve their goals!



Leanne Bird

As Founder of Leanne Bird Wellbeing and Adventure, Leanne’s mission is to support and inspire people

to live happier and healthier lives, for the long term. Through her wellbeing services and adventure

experiences, she is passionate about empowering people to discover themselves and ultimately, discover their freedom.

A qualified SUP instructor, surf coach, personal trainer and yoga instructor, Leanne brings together a

broad breadth of knowledge and skills to provide well structured, tailored programmes for groups