The Concarneau - Roscoff greenway
The origins of the Green Route go back to the train. This route was not always open to non-motorised traffic - quite the contrary! At the end of the 19th century, the Compagnie de l'Ouest decided to build 5 lines arranged in a star formation around the town of Carhaix. The aim was to open up Brittany and ensure that every inhabitant was less than half a day's cycle ride from a station.
Very busy in the post-war period, the lines were no longer adapted to the new trains in the 1960s. Business declined and came to a halt in 1967.
Completed in 2016, the V7 Roscoff - Concarneau greenway offers a 147km route across Finistère from north to south, with an exceptional variety of landscapes.