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A cycling week-end in Brittany between Rennes and Saint-Malo

This bike route follows safe, green paths to the charming cities of Saint-Malo, Dinard and Rennes

Reviews (12) :
5.00 / 5
Reference B0301
  • Itinerant trip
  • 3 days
  • Easy
  • From april to november
  • Minimum age 8 years
299€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This three-day tour gives you a chance to relax, clear your mind and feel revigorated by enjoying beautiful scenery while getting exercise.

    We hope you return home feeling ready to conquer your world! This bike tour through the scenic and historical area of Brittany gives you plenty of opportunity to enjoy many attractions. The route follows safe, designated bike paths along winding roads in the countryside. Discover the picturesque towns of Saint-Malo, Dinard and Rennes while snacking on crepes and freshly squeezed apple cider.

    Day 1

     
     

    Rennes-Hédé

    Bike
    45km
    Start your ride next to the scenic Ille et Rance Canal and you’ll soon reach the ancient towpath. Follow this route and you’ll see many canals houses lovingly decorated with flowers. The canal is now popular cruising way for ppleasure boats. It’s always interesting to watch how boats are raised or lowered in the many locks along the canal. Keep riding until you reach the days destination, Hede.

    Day 2

     
     

    Hédé-Dinan

    Bike
    38km
    Today’s ride begins by biking along the Ille et Rance Canal and towpath. Don’t miss taking a look at the 43 meter high "Tour de l’Horloge" which consists of both a dungeon and a bell tower. If you decide to climb the 142 steps to the top of the tower, you’ll get a great view overlooking the city. AS you continue your ride, take time to explore the medieval town of Lehon with its splendid Royal Abbey. Your day ends in your comfortable room in Dinan.

    Day 3

     
     

    Dinan-Saint-Malo

    Bike
    25km
    This morning your route leaves the towpath as you ride further into the scenic countryside through forests and well-tented gardens. The trail is flat since the path was a former railroad line. As you arrive in the city of Dinard, you can’t help but notice many beautiful mansions overlooking the ocean. After taking the ferry to Saint-Malo, you’ll arrive at your final accomodation, so you can enjoy a restful nights’sleep.

    Ferry crossing between Dinard and Saint-Malo included in tour price
       

    Ferry crossing between Dinard and Saint-Malo 0h

    Included
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 23 Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).



    Luggage

    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    GPS tracks


    For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.



    Travel documents

    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents :
    • a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary giving the direction to follow at each intersection
    • a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description


  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Rennes.
    • By train: TGV (fast trains) from Paris Montparnasse. The duration of the trip is about 2h20. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to Rennes, you can park your car in a secured car park located in the city center. The weekly rate is 25€. You can also park for free in the streets around the location where you can pick up your bike. All details will be given in your travel documents.


    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 14.60€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    You can also depart directly in TGV from Saint-Malo.

    If you chose the luggage transport, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 5pm at the pick up location.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm at a meeting time set together during booking. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing.

    Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point will be given in your travel documents.


  • Reviews
  •   Memory of the trip  

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    12 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5

    “ Colodner from Modiin ישראל ”

    On the 2017-08-31 by avram
    The first time we or on a bike vacation. Everything was organized, we had a successful trip.

    “ Organized, Trustworthy, and Well-Researched ”

    On the 2017-08-01 by Second Time Traveler with Vélo Voyageur
    Yes, everything was well organized and done in a timely and professional fashion. This was our second trip with Vélo Voyageur, and it was excellent ! It's a genuine vacation when you can count on others to organize your trip from A to Z! Thank you.

    “ 3 jours en Bretagne Rennes à St Malo ”

    On the 2017-07-22 by Jacques
    Organisation parfaite. Hebergements accueillants et très bien situés. Livret de route très bien détaillé. Nous reviendrons vers vous l'an prochain pour la 3eme fois. Merci

    “ La Bretagne à vélo ”

    On the 2017-07-17 by Rebecca
    Nous avons fait le circuit Rennes - Saint Malo cet été. Nous avions pris une nuit avant le circuit à Rennes et la demi pension. Nous avons été déçu par aucun hôtel et restaurant. Chaque hôtel était confortable avec un bon accueil. Chaque restaurant était très bon et bien copieux. Les vélos nous ont été livrés directement à l’hôtel à Rennes. Le parcours est magnifique. Nous avons adoré pédaler le long du canal. J'avais peur de ne pas avoir le niveau et l'endurance, mais ça c'est très bien passé ! C'est une expérience définitivement à faire et à refaire !

    “ Pat ET Jo ”

    On the 2016-08-07 by Joseph et Patricia
    Trois jours magnifique;Trés bien organisés .Rien a dire .Super . Les dames qui vous acceuillent sont très sympa A refaire

    “ La Bretagne autrement ”

    On the 2016-07-23 by C & M
    Très belle rando, accessible à toute personne en bonne condition physique (peu de dénivelé, et des chemins en très bon état). Aucun problème de logistique, nos bagages nous attendaient chaque soir à l'étape. Bon choix d'hôtels. A la fin du séjour, pas besoin de ramener les vélos au point de départ. Il n'y a qu'à pédaler et profiter du paysage!

    “ Bon plan évasion et découverte ”

    On the 2016-07-20 by GLEM
    Séjour agréable, bien organisé pour un prix raisonnable. Séjour agréable avec de belles rencontres tant à Hédé qu'à Dinan (propriétaires de la chambre d'hôte et de l'hôtel) ainsi que lors de l'excursion en bateau (femme pilote du bateau). La logistique et l'assistance lors du séjour ont été efficaces et appréciables. Par contre, hôtel de Rennes décevant (prix, localisation, prestations).

    “ circuit rennes-st malo ”

    On the 2016-05-08 by anne
    Circuit très agréable, sécurisé et rythme complètement adapté à des enfants (le plus jeune ayant 8 ans) . Ce circuit permet de passer un bon moment en famille qui plait aux plus jeunes mais aussi aux ados et aux parents. A faire!!!

    “ Le bonheur est dans le vélo ! ”

    On the 2015-09-16 by Capuccino
    Sympathique et très bonne organisation, un charmant jeune homme pour apporter les vélos, un parcours adapté aux novices que nous étions, de mignones écluses, une campagne magnifique et calme, la ville de Dinan, fabuleuse, St Malo, des remparts impressionnants, tout y était pour du bonheur en cascade.

    “ un WE inoubliable malgré la pluie ”

    On the 2015-05-04 by Camille
    Un magnifique parcours, très vert, calme. Super organisation et bon choix des chambres d'hôtes.

    “ philippe H ”

    On the 2014-07-27 by philippe
    Excellente organisation et personnel accueillant. Bons choix d'hôtels

    “ génial ”

    On the 2014-06-02 by Mireille
    organisation parfaite, hotels de charme, des prestataires qui rendent tout facile et veulent que notre voyage soit sympa, rien à redire tout était vraiment parfait
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