Along the coast from St. Malo.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in St. Malo
Arrival in Saint Malo and opportunity to explore the walled town. You will receive your roadbooks, maps, etc. and distribution of the rental bikes (if booked).
Having wandered amongst the streets of the old citadels and along ramparts, you cycle inland along the gently undulating valley of the Rance River on forested roads dotted with villages to the steep hill that leads you to Dinan, Brittany’s best preserved medieval town. You should have plenty of time to explore its streets, alleys and ramparts on foot.
Today you cycle further inland to see more of the quiet Breton countryside and some ancient monolithic structures known as Dolmen. The sight of its stunning castle draws you to the medieval Combourg, where Chateaubriand spends his childhood. The castle grounds are open all day and Lac Tranquille is ideal for an evening stroll.
After cycling through the valley of the Cousenon River, and then Tremblay, you pass through some forests and castles to reach Fougères. One of the prettiest places in Brittany, which is famous as “Ville d’Art et Histoire”. Visit the castle of Raoul II. of the 12th century.
From Fougères you start cycling back to direction of the coast. A gorgeous stage with some little ascents is expecting you today. With the necessary adjustments made to your bicycle, you discover the typical countryside of Brittany -lovely small farmhouses and villages richly decorated with flowers. Stop in the village of St Brice-en-Coglès, continuing on small country roads to the banks of the Couesnon River and into Pontorson (which is actually in Normandy).
From Moidrey, fine views of one of the highlights of the whole trip begin appear. Whether it’s your first or fifth visit, whether it’s sunny or misty, Mont St Michel is awesome. Get there as early as you can to enjoy the ancient ramparts, the Abbey, views of the bay and more before it gets too crowded. Then you wind your way across reclaimed land, glancing back occasionally the magnificent Mont, to Le Vivier-sur-Mer on the edge of the bay. You arrive in Cancale, picturesque fishing harbour which port area is lined with restaurants offering oysters brought from beds just a few hundred metres away.
Today’s cycling is by sandy beaches and granite coast with great seascapes on offer at the Pointe de Grouin, and a sandy beach and fortress island at the Anse du Guesclin before reaching the walled town of St Malo
This is an easy tour with only a few small climbs. You cycle on quiet secondary roads and country lanes, always asphalted.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel information
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- St. Malo train station
- Paris airport
- Covered, public car park near the hotel (Q-Park), approx. € 10 per week, no reservation possible