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French Brittany: Canals, Small Villages and Coastal Landscapes of Northern France

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  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to November
  • Rennes (France) to Pontorson (France)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to November
  • Rennes (France) to Pontorson (France)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Touring or Hybrid BikeThe route is almost entirely on a greenway (gravel track).
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm.We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the French Brittany by bike trip

Travel to Brittany by bike to discover this mysterious peninsula and visit places you will always remember for the magic they exude, their characteristic smells and spectacular views.

During the trip you will have the opportunity to discover the secret of Mont Saint Michel and find out what happens when the tide comes in. Fairytale villages such as Dinan or Dinard, well known among the English for its spas.

This trip will allow you to get to know the most important cities and the most hidden villages, as you will travel through the territory by bike paths and rural roads very quiet and close to the coast and its canals, an easy and comfortable option to get to know the area with your family (it is suitable for children over 10 years old)!

We hope you already have your bike ready and you sign up for this adventure!

Day 1: Arrival at Rennes

Arrival in Rennes, capital of Brittany.

This beautiful city is known as the “young city”, since in 1970 most of it was devastated by fire and was almost entirely rebuilt. Now the surviving parts coexist with the new ones, forming a nice mix between the traditional and the modern.

You will have the whole day to visit the places that interest you the most, and we recommend that you do not miss the specialty of the area, the crepes, you can find them in countless flavors!

Also if you are an art lover, you can visit the local Museum of Fine Arts, where you can find works by world famous artists such as Boticelli or Picasso.

Day 2:  Rennes – Héde 45 km

Today’s stage will take you to Hédé, starting near the Ille-et-Rance canal, surrounded by houses decorated with lots of flowers and love. In addition, you will enjoy the wonderful views of the canal and all the small boats that you will find along the way.

At the end, Hédé and its famous eleven locks await you. Are you ready to discover what they really are?

Day 3: Hédé – Dinan 38 km

Today, you will continue along the canal and the towpath, surrounded by lush vegetation and fresh air.

Once you arrive in Dinan, we recommend you to look for a good restaurant to try the delicious French food, it will surely win you over! Later you can stroll through its cobblestone streets and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful villages and what makes it so magical.

Day 4: Dinan – Saint-Malo 25 km

After breakfast, get your bike ready to continue along the towpath, which today will take you through various forests and native flower gardens.

You will ride along old railroad lines, which will make your stage a smooth and relaxing ride before arriving in Dinard. We hope you will spend some time visiting it and take some pictures of its beautiful mansions with the ocean in the background.

Day 5: Saint Malo: circular route in Cancale 42km

Today, we recommend you to spend the whole day visiting Saint Malo. This large port city was a place of pirates and privateers in the past, so we invite you to visit its impressive fortifications and luxury mansions.

If you prefer, you can stroll along the nearby country roads and visit some of the most famous spots of the coast, taste some oysters in a local restaurant or take a swim at the beach.

Day 6: Saint Malo – Dol de Bretagne 40 km

Today you leave Saint Malo behind and it is time to head towards Dol de la Bretagne.

Once there you can visit its beautiful Cathedral and some of its museums, open to the public. You can take the opportunity to rest and taste some typical dishes.

Day 7: Dol de Bretagne – Pontorson 38 km

Today’s tour will take you to the world famous bay of Mont Saint Michel, it’s time to visit the magnificent rocky island of Mont Saint Michel, which you will easily find along the large bay. Ready to discover why they call it a ghost town?

You can go up and visit its cathedral, as well as walk its streets and see the horizon from the highest point you can reach. It is a very touristy place, so you will find many souvenir stores and creperies.

Day 8: Pontorson

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations(1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Tracks in digital format and GPS
  • Maps of the route
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Telephone assistance 09:00 – 18:00
  • Access to GPS navigation app

 

Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycle (please consult)
  • Accompanying guide (please consult)
  • Extra nights in hotel (please consult)
  • Lunches and dinners (consult)

What is it like to do the French Brittany by bike trip

  • Fairy-tale villages such as Dinan and Dinard
  • Saint Malo
  • By the sea
  • Mont Saint Michel
  • The wonderful landscapes of Brittany
  • Gastronomy and history very characteristic

Usual accommodations
In the case of accommodation, we always choose the establishments with the best references for quality and safety. During this experience you will vary between 2/3* hotels and B&Bs.

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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