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Brittany 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
The ideal trip for the ones who want to enjoy the peaceful and magnificent scenery on Brittany: classified 'easy' level 1
Start with an original view of the countryside by bike on the cycling path at the rhythm of the Ile et Rance Canal from Rennes to Saint Malo, then take time to enjoy the “pirates town” of Saint Malo, its beaches along the charming Emerald coast and the beautiful fishing ports and villages all around.
Easy = not hilly stages AND/OR short stages: between 20 km and 40 km
Departures any day March to October
3*/ 4* accommodation available on request
If you would like to hire a bike (70 Euros) or e-bike (110 Euros) please contact our office [email protected]
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Arrival in Rennes.
Capital of Art and History, discover the historical quarters of this typical Breton city. You will stroll along the paved streets with half-timbered houses to the majestic Parliament House dating from the 17th century.
Rennes – Hede | 44 km.
Leave this animated Breton capital using the cycling paths which will lead you to the ‘Voie Verte’. Cycle now along the peaceful Canal punctuated by typical green landscapes..
Hede – Dinan | 37 km.
Continue cycling along the Canal from one river lock to another one. You will pass farmlands and fields bordered by hedges and trees, and several typical villages of Brittany. Then, the imposing Mediaeval city of Dinan will appear in front of you! .
Dinan – Dinard – Saint-Malo | 25 km.
Reach the banks of the Rance Valley which presents unique landscapes. Then follow the ‘Voie Verte’ paths to Dinard, a beautiful town presenting a fantastic seaside heritage : from beautiful manor-houses facing the sea to magnificent beaches and walking paths along the sea front. Then embark on a bus boat to enjoy a nice view over Saint-Malo. Then, make time to visit Saint-Malo, the fabulous “cite des corsairs” or pirates city. So many legends are still haunting the narrow streets of the intra-muros town fortified by Vauban! .
Departure during the day after returning your cycling equipment
Option : 2 extra nights in Saint-Malo + 2 bike excursions: (request quote)
Excursion to Cancale | 33 km Join the charming and typical port of Cancale famous for the oyster farms. Then continue until the ‘Pointe du Grouin’ : a fabulous ornithological reserve and wonderful site seeing over the Mont St Michel bay. Come back to St Malo riding along the coast and enjoy the wild flower and sea breath fragrances.
Excursion to St Suliac | 37 km Let’s go for a last excursion through the heart of the Rance Valley which offers unique panoramic views, before reaching Saint-Suliac, a fishing port that is regarded as one of France’s most beautiful villages.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
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