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Cycling weekend around Saint-Malo

Discover Saint-Malo and the surrounding area for a weekend by bike. From the Emerald Coast to Cancale, pedal your way through the corsair town and its hinterland.

Reference B0302
  • Centre based trip
  • 3 days
  • Easy
  • From April to October
  • Minimum age 12 years
GPSGPS-app available
250€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • A long weekend to make the most of Saint-Malo and the Malouin hinterland. Three days to enjoy Brittany by bike, the ramparts of Saint-Malo, the famous Malouinières and Dinard. Cycle around the Pointe du Grouin, breathing in the sea air. Pedal through the green countryside of Cancale and enjoy its marina, where you can taste its famous oysters.

    This cycling weekend promises an invigorating Breton escape!

     
     

    Emerald coast loop tour

    Bike
    40km
    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

    Included

     
     

    Suggested day trip : Cancale

    Bike
    42km
    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.

     
     

    Loop of Malouines

    Bike
    22km
    Discover the Malouinières from Saint-Malo. Wind your way through fields of cabbage, along quiet lanes and enjoy the homes of the shipowners of Saint-Malo. Often hidden behind the carved woodwork of formal gardens, these grand houses are typical of the Corsair city. Along the way, in Saint-Malo’s Rothéneuf district, you can visit the Musée Jacques Cartier. This 16th-century manor house tells the story of the city’s native explorer. Return to the city, alternating between cycle paths and secondary roads, and return to the ramparts along the seafront.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in a 2 Star hotels. 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

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in a 3 Star hotels. 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

    You will get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3/4-star hotels. 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).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Luggage


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

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



    Travel documents

    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 the itinerary and its points of interests.

    Our documentation contains a very detailed description of the itinerary. No matter how you usually navigate, you will find your way thanks to our comprehensive guidance material including:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

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


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


    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:
    • By plane: flight to Rennes then train to Saint-Malo.

    • 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 Saint-Malo, you can park your car in a secured car park located in the city center. The weekly rate is about €25. All details will be given in your travel documents.


    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.

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