Whether you're on horseback, on foot or by bike, take the towpath along the river Blavet. Whether you're looking to go down to Lorient or up to Lac de Guerlédan, this is the route for you! 

The Canal du Blavet is bordered by a towpath, ideal for cycling where the sound of birdsong will lull you to sleep. Head up to the north coast or down to the south coast to discover its jewels.

The Blavet is originally a coastal river, rising in Bourbriac in the north of the Côtes d'Armor and flowing into the harbour at Lorient in the south of the Morbihan. It crosses Brittany from north to south, passing through Central Brittany, including the Pontivy Communauté area. The Blavet was canalised in the first half of the 19th century.e The canal was built in the 19th century by Napoleon I and completed by his nephew, Napoleon III. Pontivy is home to the junction basin between the Blavet canal and the Nantes-Brest canal, also designed by Napoleon I.er

Yohann Hamonic

For more details on your route, consult the route guide Brittany's canals.

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