36 circular walks spread evenly throughout the department of Côtes d'Armor, ranging in length from 5 to 15 kilometres and including town, coastal and countryside walks, graded in four levels of ease/difficulty with a gradient profile for further guidance. Each walk has complete and easy-to-follow directions as well as background information on the various interesting things to see on the way. A schematic map of the route is also provided. At the end of each walk there is a note of other walks to be found in the same area as well as places of interest nearby.
In addition, there are colour photographs throughout the book, a glossary of French and Breton terms and an index of places.
Simply flicking through this guide book was inspirational. I was immediately attracted to the gradient profiles and decided on Walk 19: St-Martin-des-Prés partially based on the profile. I prefer to get the ups done early in the walk. The tracks mentioned in the directions are mostly grassy and wide, ideal for group walking. The lake side is just delightful, under the shade of trees. The road sections were very quiet. I particularly liked the inclusion of 'at top' and 'at bottom' in the directions. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy and clarity of such a small map. With the direction numbers marked it was clear to me precisely where I was. At the only point were I did wonder, the helpful hint - look for the spire ... was reassuring. I diverted to chapel St-Jean and St-Roch, taking a refreshment break at St-Jean, at a picnic table in the shade. Including these, I completed the walk in three hours and enjoyed every step.
Overall, I found the instructions very easy to follow, the colouring being most useful, the description of the walk, the time, the profile and the level were spot-on. I confidently look forward to using this guide again, soon.
Amazon customer review
I have just got back from a week's holiday in Cotes d'Armor and this book was invaluable. We went on one of the 36 walks in the book each day (mainly on the coast or town walks) and all were good. Of course we were helped in our enjoyment by generally good weather, but, if you are looking for a book of walks in this area, I can certainly recommend this one. The route descriptions are very clear, the maps easy to follow and accurate and the walks themselves well crafted. There is also background information about points of interest along each route.