Mont-Saint-Michel
View of the sea
View of the sea
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Brittany

Along the coast from St. Malo.

Starting and finishing in the medieval town of St. Malo you head for and follow the picturesque Emerals Coast, including stops at the awesome 8th century abbey Mont St. Michel and the charming “city of the sea” St. Malo. The coastal section also includes a line of fine sandy beaches interspersed with rocks, reefs, granite headlands and sheer cliffs, which are dappled pink and grey in the sun. The area is famous for a rich cultural heritage and its architecture. There are castles, feudal fortresses and abbeys that are waiting to be visiting, and a variety of flora and fauna as well as protected wildlife zones.

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

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

Tour character

This is an easy tour with only a few small climbs. You cycle on quiet secondary roads and country lanes, always asphalted.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 30, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018
arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Brittany, 8 days, FR-BRRSM-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
841,00
349,00
274,00
Season 1
Mar 30, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018
Saint Malo
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
76,00
128,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
92,00
180,00

Services and infos

  • 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

This tour has 1 more variant

Costumer Service
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tatjana Glawian, Costumer Service

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
3 stars
Harald Krause DE | 07.08.2018
Insgesamt eine gelungene Reise
4 stars
Thomas Elsner DE | 03.09.2017
Bretagne -Reise (St. Malo...)
5 stars
Waltraut Wehner DE | 22.07.2017
Radrundreise Bretagne
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