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A journey through the treasures of Brittany and the Emerald coast

Discover Brittany and ride between land and sea! This loop cycling trip from Saint-Malo leads you to Mont-Saint-Michel passing the historical villages of the region. Your breath will also be taken away by the Emerald coast and its color of water so unique.

Reference B0803
  • Loop trip
  • 8 days
  • Easy
  • from March to November
  • Minimum age 9 years
GPSGPS application available
700€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • "In Brittany there are two seasons: the large season with small showers and the small season with large showers". The adage is illusory but Bretons have the sense of humour. You will realize that for yourself by taking part in these bike holidays with splendid landscapes!

    This loop bike tour starts in Saint-Malo and will make you discover a traditional and multifaceted region full of surprises.

    Nothing is more enjoyable that this mix of cycle paths along old railway tracks or along the canal and these small countryside roads through the forest or near the sea.

    Saint-Malo, Dol, Bazouges, Hédé, Dinard or the treasures of the Emerald coast, we organize an unforgettable bike trip for you in the land of the salted butter!

    Day 1


    Arrival in Saint-Malo

    Ready to raise anchor and cast off for adventure? Welcome to Saint-Malo, the old city of privateers!

    Discover the historical center, its fortifications and ramparts, a lovely place to go for a walk! Stroll into the bustling streets with a view over the ship-owners’ houses and relax on the numerous beaches.

    Day 2


    Saint-Malo - Dol-de-Bretagne

    Today’s ride takes you along the wild, sandy beaches of the Mont-Saint-Michel. Ride at your own pace as you gaze at the magnificent abbey. You could enjoy some water activities in Hirel or bike directly through the countryside to Dol-de-Bretagne. This medieval town is dominated by the 13th century massive cathedral. Climb the Tour-Notre-Dame for outstanding views of the area.

    Day 3


    Dol-de-Bretagne - Mont-Saint-Michel (Pontorson)

    Let’s get ready, your daily step takes you to the world-famous Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey! The gravity defying medieval monastery will astound you as you explore this massive building.

    Day 4


    Mont-Saint-Michel (Pontorson) - Hédé

    After this stop in Normandy (whatever you do, do not tell to a native Mont-Saint-Michel is located in Brittany), you follow the cycle path to Antrain and its castle.

    You ride then through an amazing countryside and discover small historical cities such as Bazouges-la-Pérouse and enjoy a preserved nature: woods, ponds, etc. All your senses are awake by now!

    Meet the canal of Ille-et-Rance for the last kilometers and stop in Hédé with its eleven locks.

    Day 5


    Hédé - Dinan

    Cycle path along towpath
    Continue along the canal and towpath. Take time to explore the medieval town of Lehon with its splendid Royal Abbey.

    In Dinan, 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.

    Day 6


    Dinan - Dinard

    Leave the towpath as you ride further into the scenic countryside through forests and well-tented gardens. The trail is quite flat since the path was a former railroad line.

    You arrive in the seaside resort of Dinard. Have a look at the beautiful mansions ans sumptuous casino of the city which hosts the International film festival.

    Day 7


    Emerald loop tour

    Be ready to explore the legendary Emerald coast! You ride from Dinard to reach Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Briac-sur-Mer with their large sandy beaches and discover a sea with a magnifient colour you will not forget. This is ideal for a break!

    You ride then in the inland region of Dinard passing small countryside roads to reach the Rance river and Dinard, your starting point. Take the ferry with your bike to arrive in Saint-Malo.

    Ferry crossing between Dinard and Saint-Malo 0h


    Day 8


    Departure from Saint-Malo

    Say goodbye to the city of pirateers! Unless you decide to extend your enjoyment?

    Suggested day trip : Cancale

    Ride through the verdant countryside small routes to the Emerald Coast, where you will enjoy an amazing view onto the harbor of Cancale. You may even see the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

    Bike down to the harbor and order some of the famous local oysters. You ride back then to Saint-Malo on the coastline road, along which you can take a few breaks on the small beaches scattered between "La Pointe du Grouin" and the city of pirateers.
  • 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.
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    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!
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