“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.`` - Edward Abbey
Brittany is a Mecca for amazing sea kayaking; with diverse wildlife, dramatic cliffs and isolated beaches. This makes it the ideal place to venture on a sea kayaking expedition.
We will catch the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff with the Expedition Paddler van and trailer, choosing a suitable location for the week to suit the prevailing conditions. The aim is to kayak and wild camp along the Pink Granite coast to the east of Roscoff. It is a stunning section of coastline with amazing wildlife, rock formations, villages, beaches, ports and big tidal ranges!
Location: Brittany Pink Granite Coast, France
Dates: 2019 Dates coming soon!
Skill level: Minimum Level Orange
The ferry times are: TBC
The Expedition Paddler staff will meet you at Plymouth ferry terminal on Saturday evening to catch the night crossing which arrives in Brittany at 10:00am on Sunday morning. You can put your kayak on our trailer at Plymouth and leave your car at the ferry terminal. We will be at the ferry 2-3 hours before departure.
We will start paddling on the Sunday we arrive in Brittany and finish 6 days later on the following Saturday, leaving time to do a shuttle before catching the ferry.
It is best to bring food for the weeks camping with you as there is not much open in France on a Sunday morning. You can resupply on route to some extent but best to plan to top up rather than fully resupply. There is also the chance to go out for some meals.
We are also happy to meet you in Roscoff if you would like to make your own travel arrangements. We will arrive back in Plymouth on the Saturday evening at 2010.
The course fee includes all of the equipment needed and instruction.
The equipment we can supply is paddling jackets, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spray decks, paddles and sea kayaks.
We can also supply tents and stoves should you need.
The price does not include actual ferry ticket this must be booked by you. For the night ferry you can either choose a reclining seat or cabin.
Food is also not covered in the price.
You should make sure you have adequate travel insurance.