Tree climbing

High in the treetops!

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Climbing up a tree, from branch to branch, until you reach the top. Having fun in a world of leaves. And discovering, by using all your senses, the different essences of a tree and the abundant life that makes a home in its trunk. That is what tree climbing can offer you. A new and modern sport, somewhere between physical activity and learning about the natural world, a sport you can practise all over Brittany. So, think you’d enjoy being Tarzan for a day?

Your first steps

At the foot of the tree, after a briefing and a warm-up session, you just have to slip on a harness and then you can start to climb. It’s an easy sport to do: tree climbing is accessible for children over 8 years of age. There is a range of workshops: for instance, you can choose between "La Moulinette", which consists of climbing from branch to branch, or "La Liane", which allows around ten people to climb ropes at the same time and meet up in the midst of the leaves. With a little bit of experience you can even learn to move from one tree to another! Still not satisfied? Would you be brave enough to spend the night in a hammock slung between branches?

In a world of vegetation

Up there, you take your time, relax and enjoy the natural world. Oak, sequoia, cedar, chestnut, lime, maple, pine… Tree climbing allows you to discover different essences. And whilst climbing 40-metre-high trees can offer thrills, it’s not at all the same thing as ‘accrobranche’. To begin with you may be in a hurry to get to the top, but you will discover as you climb that there is a multitude of other things to see, to feel, to touch and to listen to. The wind whispering through the leaves, insects climbing up the trunk... The climbing instructors, who are enthusiastic and qualified, will hand you the keys to open up this world of trees!

Did you know?

Tree climbing is not limited to specific locations, because there is no need to attach any kind of permanent structure to the tree. So it can be practised on any site: in a forest, a park, the grounds of a château or of a school…