Brittany is an ideal destination for sailing and nautical enthusiasts. Departing from Lorient, one of the main marinas in the region, let yourself be enchanted by the charms of a 7-day catamaran cruise. Discover our tailor-made program with must-visit stops and key stages that will allow you to fully enjoy this experience.
Lorient, the perfect starting point for your catamaran cruise Located in Morbihan, in South Brittany, Lorient is a medium-sized port city that has preserved its maritime heritage while adapting to modernity. With its privileged geographical location, this place is the perfect starting point for a catamaran cruise. The multiple basins of the port offer quality services and berths adapted to the specificities of multihull boats.
Recommended itinerary for a 7-day catamaran cruise from Lorient Here is a tailor-made program to sail in South Brittany and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the region:
Day 1: Lorient - Île de Groix (approximately 8 nautical miles) – Enjoy a relatively short first day of sailing to familiarize yourself with the catamaran and reach the charming Île de Groix. Discover its crystal-clear waters, nature reserve, and peaceful atmosphere.
Day 2: Île de Groix - Belle-Île-en-Mer (approximately 25 nautical miles) – Set sail for one of the most beautiful islands in Brittany: Belle-Île-en-Mer. With its steep cliffs, intimate coves, and picturesque villages, this stop will be a real favorite.
Day 3: Tour of Belle-Île-en-Mer – Dedicate this day to exploring the treasures of the island: the port of Sauzon, Pointe des Poulains, Donnant Beach, or the Grand Phare (Great Lighthouse).
Day 4: Belle-Île-en-Mer - Gulf of Morbihan (Port Navalo) (approximately 20 nautical miles) –
Head to the Gulf of Morbihan, a true "little paradise" dotted with islands and renowned for its bucolic landscapes.
Day 5: Exploration of the Gulf of Morbihan – Take the time to discover its main islands (Île aux Moines, Île d'Arz...) and the cultural riches they harbor (old villages, cairns, megaliths...).
Day 6: Gulf of Morbihan - Quiberon (Port Haliguen) (approximately 15 nautical miles) – Leave the gulf to reach the Quiberon Peninsula, a stop offering remarkable natural surroundings and various sports activities. Day 7: Quiberon - Lorient (approximately 18 nautical miles) – Return to your starting point after enjoying these unforgettable 7 days in Brittany.
This proposed itinerary offers a beautiful diversity of coastal landscapes, picturesque stops, and activities for all tastes. Of course, you can adapt your cruise according to your desires and weather conditions. Get ready for a unique on-the-water experience with this catamaran cruise departing from Lorient.
Create a dream itinerary for a 14-day catamaran cruise departing from Lorient in Brittany.
Brittany, a land of sailors and legends, offers an ideal playground for sailing and adventure enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice, embarking on a catamaran cruise departing from Lorient is an opportunity to discover the wild beauty of the Breton coast and the charm of its scattered islands. Here is an example of an itinerary for an unforgettable 14-day catamaran cruise.
Days 1 and 2:Lorient - Groix
Boarding takes place in Lorient, a port city steeped in history and the cradle of offshore racing. Leaving the harbor, set sail for the island of Groix, just a few hours of navigation away. Take these first days to familiarize yourself with your catamaran and explore this charming Breton island.
Highlights: Port Tudy, Grands Sables Beach, Thoniers Museum-Ecomuseum of Groix. Activities: Bike ride, hiking, shore fishing. Groix, an Enchanted Interlude This small island with vibrant colors will enchant you with its diverse landscapes, fine white sandy beaches, and turquoise waters. A true Breton paradise.
Days 3 to 5: Groix - Glénan
Archipelago Set sail for the Glénan Archipelago, located about 30 nautical miles from Lorient. This group of islets is a true haven of nature and biodiversity, protected as a Natura 2000 site. Spending a few days in this protected area will give you the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional setting while contributing to the preservation of this unique heritage.
Highlights: Île Saint-Nicolas, Loc'h Beach. Activities: Scuba diving, kayaking, visit to the biological station. The Glénan Archipelago, a Jewel of Brittany Time seems to stand still in this wild archipelago, where a peaceful and timeless atmosphere reigns. Here, you will discover exceptional flora and fauna and crystal-clear waters with Caribbean-like colors.
Days 6 to 9: Glénan Archipelago - Belle-Île-en-Mer
Continue your cruise to the largest Breton island, Belle-Île-en-Mer. This island lives up to its name with its 60 fine sandy beaches, wild coves, towering cliffs, and historical heritage.
Highlights: Palais, Aiguilles de Port-Coton, Grotte de l'Apothicairerie. Activities: Hiking, electric bike tours, visit to the local market. Belle-Île-en-Mer, an Undeniable Charmer Spectacular, green, and authentic, Belle-Île-en-Mer offers a concentrated dose of Brittany that will delight those seeking relaxation, sports activities, and cultural discovery.
Days 10 to 12: Belle-Île-en-Mer - Houat Island
This stage will allow you to discover one of Brittany's lesser-known gems: Houat Island. Located off the Quiberon Peninsula, this small island is the perfect place to recharge away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Highlights: Treac'h ar Goured Beach, Pointe de Bihit. Activities: Relaxing on the beach, family walks, shore fishing. Houat, a Beautiful Breton Escape Your stay on Houat Island will make you feel disconnected from the world, in a serene atmosphere, in communion with nature and the elements. You will leave here refreshed, ready to conclude your cruise.
Days 13 and 14: Houat Island - Lorient
All good things must come to an end; it's time to return to Lorient and conclude this exceptional nautical adventure. Enjoy the final hours of sailing to soak in the unique sensations provided by the catamaran and reflect on the memories of these two weeks at sea.
Arrival at Port Relive the highlights of your trip over a final drink in the heart of Morbihan, before setting foot on land again after this unforgettable 14-day cruise.
Remember this itinerary, as, in our experience, it offers a perfect balance between exploration, relaxation, and adventure. So, cast off the lines, hoist the sails, and embark on a unique cruise in Brittany.