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Walking and hiking

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Among the activities sports and recreation to enjoy in the region, hiking is the best way to discover the wild landscapes and dramatic windswept coastline.

With remarkable sites dotted around the countryside, La Hague offers original and dazzling places that make it an essential stop for hiking enthusiastic.


Whether alone or in groups with a guide or on your own and whatever your experience, the coastal footpath is a hiker's paradise!

The coastal path (hiking trail n° GR 223)

With its sinuous 80 km trail from Urville-Nacqueville to Surtainville the coastal path or “customs path” (Hiking trail GR223) was used until the early 20th century for coastal surveillance to prevent or limit smuggling with the Channel Islands.


Sometimes high on the rocks, sometimes low in the valleys, the footpath always amazes walkers with the variety and contrast of its landscapes. An exuberant nature offers a spectacle of light and shadows, colours, sounds and fragrances.


Every minute that passes on the coastal path appears under a new light, every view sketched on the skyline is another landscape. Experienced hiker or Sunday walker - up hill and down dale, whatever the season, you step from surprise to surprise on the custom's path!


For more details about hiking on the customs path visitl

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