Routes along the region's canals take you on beautiful walks in a unique green setting. 

Yohann Hamonic


The Nantes to Brest canal, the canalised Blavet, Pontivy Communauté's territory is criss-crossed by waterways and lined with towpaths.


Whether you are by bike, on foot or on horsebackTake the towpaths and travel several kilometres along the water's edge. Enjoy the Nantes to Brest canal and Blavet canalboth of which pass through Pontivy, the centre of our region. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these safe routes offer a relaxing stroll lulled by birdsong.

On foot, by bike and on horseback

From Pontivy you have a choice of 3 possible departures for short rides. Reach the towns of :

  • Saint-Nicolas-des-Eaux with 18 kilometres of waterfront, 
  • Saint-Aignan and its 19 kilometres of pastoral walks, 
  • Rohan crossing 24 kilometres to reach the birthplace of the territory's famous family.

Don't forget to save some energy for the return journey! 

Do you prefer to take European routes such as the VélodysséeIf so, why not take a trip along the Nantes-Brest canal? Then head for England or Spain, as you prefer. Don't forget to get your Vélodyssée passport stamped at the Tourist Office on the Duchesse Anne barge in Pontivy!

For more information, please visit the Guide to the canals of Brittany.

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