Lac du Guerlédan - The largest lake at the heart of the Brittany 'lake district'.
Lac du Guerlédan - The Brittany Lake District
Reportedly the largest artificial lake in France at 400,000 ha, Lac du Guerlédan is around 10 minutes from the gites. It offers guests a huge amount to do both on the lake and around it:
Swimming - Safe freshwater swimming without having to worry about tides or currents. The Lake has a number of large sandy beaches with easy (free) parking that are an ideal base for swimming or perfect for just enjoying the beaches and building sandcastles!
Cycling - there is a cycle route that circles the whole of the lake and for a number of parts there are various options - from simple gentle cycling to challenging mountain biking trails
Walking - enjoy the woods around the lake or choose the shoreline walk that goes around the lake - the choice is yours. Various cafes and restaurants can be found along the route for you to enjoy. Large sections of the route are wheelchair accessible.
Kayak and pedalos - you can hire kayaks and pedalos from several locations around the lake, one location also has jetski hire.
Water-skiing - you can hire water-skis and there is also a water-ski school
Horse-riding - There are lots of bridleways and you can hire horses and ponies for trekking
Vedettes - Take a guided tour of the lake from one of these tour boats - on the evenings you can also combine your cruise with a meal.
Beaches - The lake has a number of large, well maintained sandy beaches with toilet facilities and parking nearby. For those willing to trek a little there are lots of smaller beaches - and you usually have these completely to yourselves.
The area around the lake ranges from forest to open moorland and is ideal for walking - in addition on the moorland there are a large number of Neolithic remains to explore.