83) The island of ILE D'Arz, Brittany, France.

The beautiful island of ILE D'Azr in Brittany, France is a archipelago consisting of 9 islands and a commune in the Morbihan department, Brittany, France. northwest France, located approx 6 kilometres to the southwest of Vannes. It is in the Gulf of Morbihan.
Île d'Arz and Île-aux-Moines are the only two islands of the gulf that are also communes.

The island is accessed by ferries, that charge 12 Euros return for our particular journey to ILE D'Arz.
The area is quite tidal so the jetty to boat height looked an issue- but, I found that the crew were very accommodating, friendly and had a "we will make it happen" attitude. More geared up for 4x wheeled disabled vehicle guests, but they coped well with my Batec (3 wheeled ) set up. The trip on the ferry is a few km. Amazingly there is a disabled toilet on some of the larger ferries. 

Parking at the port, lots of carparks have height barriers but we eventually found one that didn't have such a restriction. UK Blue Badge parking in Europe is in a little bit of turmoil - the official advice is speak and clarify with the respective embassy for the situation of the country you are visiting? 

Facilities on the island:
There are lots of disabled toilets and most places either side of the ferry have disabled toilets and access.

Route:
Our route today could have been extended up to 10km or more if we had more time. 

Terrain:
a mix of road, track, raised boardwalk, forrest and if you have a capable machine, sand.

What can you see?
Many types of fowl, coastal birds such as egrets, cormorants, you could hear lots of green woodpecker, wren, and skylarks.
The islands are also rich of flowers that attract such as the hummingbird hawk moth, and many species of butterfly and moth..

Its can easily mean you leaving your comfort zone going on a boat especially if like I you are confined to a wheelchair, but! please give it a go and trust the operators of the ferry...

Sincere thanks to Lucas, Claire and Francqois (Ali) for showing Deb and I around.

Great to put the Loopwheels Urban to good use too today, bouncing around the island with a smug grin on my face!!! very satisfying...

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