Sports & Leisure

Walking round our gite

Woodland walk

Swimming near our gite

Sandy beach at Betineuc lake

Swimming in Brittany

Betineuc Lake, within walking distance from our gite, has a 3.5km bridle path with recently built landing stages for fishing, (for more information, see our page about Fishing in Brittany). For the fit ones, a circuit training course for those who want more than just a walk.

There is also a sandy beach, ideal for sunbathing, whilst the kiddies have sand castle building competitions or you can take a dip in the lake to cool off. Water sport activities are also available as well as a well equipped café serving snacks, drinks and ice creams in the summer.

Dotted around the lake are benches and shady picnic areas, so have a break, relax, watch and eavesdrop on the bird-song whilst picking blackberries in August, perfect…

swimming pool near our gite

Lehon swimming pool

For those who prefer swimming in a supervised pool, Léhon outdoor swimming pool is heated all year round.

Only 10 minutes from our gite, the pool is located in this picturesque village on the river Rance, a charming village which has preserved its rich architectural heritage. Whilst swimming, you will gaze upon the beautiful Abbey of St Magloire in one direction and woodland in the other.

The children will love the water-slide and the two paddling pools. There is also a Solarium and grass area for sunbathing and picnics, so you can enjoy the whole day there.

If you fancy swimming in the sea, you will find several beautiful beaches about 30 minutes from the gite along the North coast.

Beaches 30 minutes from our gite in Evran

Sandy beach in Lancieux

Most of the beaches in Brittany are quiet and peaceful where you can chill out whilst your children burn off all that energy and play in the surf.

I recommend, amongst others, Les Briantais beach in Lancieux which can be found at the end of a short walk through the sand dunes.

Sandy beaches with water sports activities near our gite

Sandy beach in Brittany

Some beaches are livelier with water sport activities and beach cafés.

Why not visit a different beach everyday and truly discover the idyllic charm of this wonderful coastline?

Beaches and coves can also be found all along the Rance estuary.

One of the favourites is at Mordreuc, a picturesque

Female seal sunbathing in Brittany

Female seal sunbathing on the beach!

fisherman’s village, where a female seal and pup can frequently be seen sunbathing!

Water Park

Cobac Parc is a short drive away from our gite.

Water park near our gite

Theme park nearby

As well as a wide-range of activities (crazy golf, pedal karting, 200 sqm of indoor game area, carrousel, train, mechanical ponies, pirate’s ship, etc) for all ages and tastes, there is a heated aquatic area (water at 26°C/ 79° F).

For rainy days, Sundays or winter stays in Brittany:

– the indoor pool in Dol-de-Bretagne with its paddling pool, slide, steam room and sauna. A fun day out for the whole family. Click here for more information about this pool.

– the indoor sea water pool in Dinard with its paddling pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

– the bowling alley in Dinan

– the casinos in Dinard or St Malo

Water sports in Brittany

Canoeing near our gite

Canoeing in Brittany

Kayaks and canoes can be hired from Dinan port. You will also find motor boats to hire (no license needed). It is a great way to explore the River Rance.

For a change of scenery, you can also hire boats from St Domineuc to discover the beautiful canal.

Boat hire in Dinan

Boat hire from Dinan port

St Domineuc has picnic areas along the canal and a play ground for children.

Other water sport available in the area:

– Diving,

– Water skiing,

– Sailing,

– Land sailing,

– Windsurfing,

– Catamarans,

– Rowing,

– Funboarding,

– Sea kayaking are available in Dinard and St Malo.

Lessons can be arranged for the beginners from several water sports centres. Why not try something new this summer?

It is the perfect way to discover the unspoilt Emerald coast!

Boat Trips in Brittany

Boat trips near our gite

Boat hire and trips from Dinan port

Different boat trips are available from Dinan port, Dinard and St Malo.

From Dinan port, the beautiful Jaman IV offers boat trips on the River Rance all the way to Léhon and back where you will see St Magloire Abbey and the ruins. You will go through a lock and find out the duties of a lock-keeper. This guided tour will take about 1 hour.

As the seats are in a covered area, you can enjoy a tour on a hot or rainy day!

From St Malo or Dinard, boat trips will take you along the Emerald coastCancale bay, or to the islands of  Chausey and Cezembre.

Walking and Cycling in Brittany

Cycling tracks near our gite

Cycling tracks nearby

There are opportunities for country walks/rides around the pretty lanes that surround the gite, along the canal that runs through the town nearby and takes you to medieval Dinan or along the old railway track.

Walking is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

Bikes can be hired from Dinan.

Golfing in Brittany

Brittany is famous for to its wealth of golf courses both on the coast and inland. Several 9 and 18 hole golf courses can be found within 20-30 minutes drive from our gite.

They are just waiting to challenge your skills. You could even try a different one each day!

Golf Le Tronchet,

Golf des Ormes,Golf course near our gite in Evran

Golf de Dinard / St Briac,

Golf de Tremeureuc,

Golf Cap Malo,

Golf de la Corbinais.