Delay of the start of the race! 

During the 10:30 a.m. weather briefing on Saturday 5 November, the race management announced to the 138 skippers its decision to postpone the start of the race given the expected weather situation in the Channel over the first 36 hours of the race. A decision confirmed in particular by the passage of a very violent depression, accompanied by very strong seas blocking the route from the first night and leaving no escape for the sailors to leave the Channel.

 

The start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will be given on Wednesday November 9 at 14:15 p.m.

 

Change of device

Cancellation of the large shuttle system that Dinan Agglomeration had set up from the car parks planned in Plévenon. Only shuttles for people with reduced mobility are maintained.

Volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors and manage parking.
Thanks to them !

Parking

The parking of light vehicles will be possible at the municipal campsite of Plévenon, as well as along the western axis of the RD 34, allowing pedestrian access to the cape.
Please note that motorhomes will not be allowed to park on this road, nor at the municipal campsite in Plévenon.
The Fréhel municipal campsite is open to its customers but will not welcome visitors on November 9.
Public toilets are available to visitors in the Grèves d'en bas car park and in the town of Plévenon.
Parking to access the shuttles provided for people with reduced mobility (PRM) will be on the esplanade of the municipal campsite of Fréhel. Departure to Cap Fréhel from 10:00 a.m. and return until 18:00 p.m. From the PMR stopping point located near Cap Fréhel, a route will take you to a dedicated PMR platform on the tip of Cap Fréhel.

Marking will be installed from the regulated axes to guide motorists.

Walk and bike

Pedestrian and bicycle routes are offered from all of these parking places as well as from the major cycling and hiking routes upstream of the regulated perimeter.
For your safety and the preservation of the site, please strictly respect the markings in place.
Mandatory bicycle parking with a total capacity of 900 spaces is located in the La Teignouse car park in the immediate vicinity of Cap Fréhel.
The bike and pedestrian return is on the same routes.

Respect the environment

Cap Fréhel is an exceptional but extremely sensitive natural area with a limited capacity to accommodate visitors. It is owned by the Conservatoire du littoral and is now recognized as a Grand Site de France.
The authorities reserve the possibility of restricting access to Cape Town on November 9, in the event of excessive crowds and a negative impact on the natural environment.

For the protection of the site, visitors are invited to adapt their behavior and to follow the few rules of common sense, such as:
  • stay on the trails and respect the markings in place
  •  leave with your waste
  •  do not modify the place in any way (do not make piles of stones, cairns etc.)
  •  do not pick flowers or plants
  • do not throw away cigarette butts

Waste

Each visitor is asked to leave with their waste. Garbage cans will be installed on the Cap Fréhel campsite car park in Plevenon. For safety, additional sorting bins will also be present on the Cap Fréhel site. Thank you for scrupulously respecting the instructions and not throwing any rubbish outside these bins.
Toilets
Dry toilets including 1 disabled toilet are available on the Cap Fréhel site.

Dogs: By municipal decree, dogs are prohibited on the site on November 9 (https://www.plevenon.fr/ )

Visitor Safety

Due to the foreseeable crowds at Cap Fréhel on November 9, for their safety, visitors are invited to adapt their behavior.
In case of imprudence or inattention, their responsibility would be engaged.
In particular, visitors are reminded to respect the safety perimeters, especially near the cliffs (risk of falling), not to sit on the low walls and not to descend near the cliffs.
It is also strongly advised not to bring any non-essential bulky object (kite, etc.).
Overflight of drones is strictly prohibited.

 

For more info : Route du Rhum 2022

On November 6, 2022, a hundred solo sailors will set off from the port of Saint-Malo towards Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe for the famous Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe® race.

This solo transatlantic race, which takes place every 4 years, is one of the most popular events in the nautical world and welcomes professional and amateur skippers from all walks of life on the same starting line. For their face to face with the ocean, the skippers will sail on sailboats from 39 feet (minimum boat size). The competitors will be divided into six classes: the ULTIMES, the OCEAN FIFTY (former MULTI50 for connoisseurs), the IMOCA, the CLASS40, the RHUM Multihulls and the RHUM Monohulls. Every year, the transatlantic brings crowds to the start village, during the welcome parade for the boats and especially on the day of the big start. Come and admire the sailboats still in port and greet the skippers before their departure, then follow them throughout their offshore race.

 

 

The crossing record held since 2014 by Loïck Peyron on the Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII, in 7 days 15 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds at an average speed of 22,93 knots, was beaten by a short head on the 2018 edition by Francis Joyon in 7 days 14 hours and 22 minutes...

Emilie Revel
Emilie Revel
Emilie Revel

The start line of the race is located in front of the Pointe du Grouin, in Cancale. But to make the most of the start of the race and this exceptional human adventure, go to Cap Fréhel! In addition to being an exceptional natural spot, the Cap will be the ideal place to see the boats parade and sail towards Guadeloupe.

 

Race schedule:

  • 25/10/2022: Opening of the Village in Saint-Malo 
  • New this year: each class will have a dedicated day to parade 
  • 6/11/2022: Start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

For more information on the Route du Rhum, Click here!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION & ACCOMMODATION

Would you like to take the sea bus that connects Dinard to Saint-Malo? We advise you to book your seats in advance to be sure to get on board! Over here company

 

departure will be given to 13h at Pointe du Grouin towards Cap Fréhel, the boats will have to pass the buoy which will be positioned to the east of the Cap (Fort La Latte side). Spectators will be able to see the boats near the “Sévignés” and even near the “Bois des Fontaines”. 

 

Like every four years, many visitors are expected on this occasion in the Côtes-d'Armor, in particular fromu Cap Fréhel, a protected natural site recognized as a Grand Site de France.

The port of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, designated port of refuge, will also be very busy.

For a day in complete serenity, visitors are invited to read the information relating to the conditions of access to Costa Rican sites on November 6, respect for the environment of the natural environment and their safety.

 

In order to secure the premises and preserve the site classified as a protected area, the road accesses leading to Cap Fréhel (RD 34 and RD117) are closed to traffic from the town center of Plévenon and the Fréhel campsite. Car traffic is regulated from the commune of Fréhel and compulsory road access has been put in place.

 

More information on traffic conditions at County Council website.

Find the municipal decrees on the sites of the municipalities of Plevenon and Frehel

 
Access to Cape Town Frehel

The Departmental Council sets up free shuttles to bring and bring visitors back to Cap between 9:30 a.m. and 19 p.m. (shuttle circuit: Plévenon (village hall) - Cap Fréhel). Return at 15 p.m.

Road access closed
“In order to secure the premises and preserve the site classified as a protected area”, departmental roads 24 and 117 will be closed to traffic from the town center of Plévenon and the Fréhel campsite.

 

Four free car parks, 9 spaces
Upstream of the accesses to Cap Fréhel, four free car parks will be open to the public, offering a total capacity of approximately 9 spaces: three in the town center of Plévenon, and one in the town of Fréhel, on the road to Vieux-Bourg. (D100).

Parking to access the PMR shuttles will be on the esplanade of the municipal campsite of Fréhel, which will also be open to its customers but will not welcome visitors from Saturday 5 November to Monday 7 November.

Walking and cycling preferred
"As far as possible, it is advisable to favor walking or cycling", indicates the prefecture of Côtes-d'Armor. Pedestrian and bicycle routes will be offered from all the parking areas as well as from the major cycling and hiking routes upstream of the regulated perimeter.

Mandatory bicycle parking with a total capacity of 900 spaces will be installed in the La Teignouse car park, in the immediate vicinity of Cap Fréhel. As an indication, from Plévenon, the pedestrian circuit takes around 52 minutes and the bike circuit in 15 minutes.

 

Continuous “bus” shuttles
Dinan Agglomeration charters 19 buses or coaches and offers shuttles for people with reduced mobility (PRM). “Bus” shuttles will be set up from the four free car parks and the Fréhel campsite. They will serve Cap Fréhel continuously from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. from stopping points set up near the parking areas. The shuttles will drop off visitors at the Cape roundabout. Count another 10 minute walk to the tip.

For the return, the parking places will be served continuously from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m. (last departure from Cap Fréhel).

 
Closing the headlight: The lighthouse will be closed on the evening of October 30.

To leave Plévenon: Main axis via Fréhel and Les Jeannettes (in the direction of Erquy).

 

Please note that dogs are prohibited on the Cap Fréhel site on Sunday 6 November (except guide dogs).
 
REOPENING OF THE ROADS AROUND 19 p.m.

 

Respect the environment

“Cap Fréhel is an exceptional but extremely sensitive natural space whose capacity to welcome visitors is limited, recalls the prefecture. The authorities reserve the possibility of restricting access to Cape Town on November 6, in the event of excessive crowds and a negative impact on the natural environment. »

For the protection of the site, visitors are invited to adapt their behavior and follow a few rules:

  • stay on the trails and respect the markings in place,
  • leave with your waste (or throw it in the trash),
  • do not change the location in any way...

 

Côtes d'Armor the department

Access to Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

On the occasion of the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, traffic and parking will be regulated in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo on November 6, by municipal decree, which can be consulted on the town hall's website.

If the weather allows it, we can see the armada of boats offshore which will circumvent the Cap Fréhel buoy before heading for Guadeloupe. A traffic plan, put in place by the prefect and a municipal decree frame the event.

 

Traffic in Saint-Cast-le Guildo

Traffic is STRICTLY PROHIBITED, from Sunday 6/11 8 a.m. to the end of the event, to all vehicles (except residents)

  • Semaphore Street
  • Corner Rue des Vallets / Rue du Sémaphore at the Terre-Plein des Vallets car park

Traffic is STRICTLY PROHIBITED to Vehicles coupled and Vehicles over 2.1m wide and exceeding a tonnage greater than or equal to 3,5 tonnes (passenger coach, bus, motorhomes, etc.):  

  • Rue du Sémaphore, Rue des Vallets, Rue de Tourneuf, Rue de la Fosserole, Rue des Terre-Neuvas, Rue de la Gare, Rue de la Frégate Laplace, Rue de la Corniche en l'Isle, Rue Rioust des Villes Audrain, Rue from Ville Orien, Rue du Port Jacquet, Terre-Plein des Vallets, Terre-Plein de Canevez, Rue Basse Lormet, Rue des Corbières, Rue de la Porte Amette.

FLOW DIRECTION :

Rue de la Corniche en l'Isle, Rue des Vallets towards rue du Sémaphore (upward)
Rue du Sémaphore towards rue de l'Isle (downward direction)

 

The parking

Parking is STRICTLY PROHIBITED from Friday 4/11 8 a.m. to the end of the event:

  • Rue de la Bataille (parking lot for 14 cars)
  • Terre-Plein de Canevez (cliff side)
  • Semaphore car park (reserved “Sodebo” car park)
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