Peninsulas and islands in the mystical Gulf of Morbihan.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Vannes
Vannes, the former royal city with its numerous historical and medieval buildings, town walls and towers is definitely worth a visit! Your tour will start and end in this little town.
The day starts at 9am with a welcome briefing and the handing out of the bikes at your arrival hotel. You will cycle to the shipping pier where you will then take a ferry from to Île d’Arz. Take in this small yet charming island by bike!
Today’s cycle tour starts with a short ferry journey from to the peninsula Séné. After the ride along the Gulf, you will already have reach the second ferry, which takes you to the peninsula(alternatively as well by bike, depends on ferry schedule). You will then cycle along natural beaches until you get to Arzon.
In the morning you will head to the port. You will then get a boat to the Île aux Moines. You will spend today on this incredible island “Île aux Moines“. Go for a ride on the island as far as you like and when you want. The best thing about it? The island is completely car free! In the late afternoon, the ferries return back to Arzon.
Today you will be going on another ferry ride: explore the northern part of the Gulf! It is a journey of discovery to the world famous rows of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones. They are impressive contemporary witnesses of a secret early culture. The loveliest of sandy beaches will invite you for a swim too.
Loop tour Carnac/La Trinité sur Mer (cat. A) or Carnac/La Trinité sur Mer – Auray/ loop tour La Trinité sur Mer (cat.B)approx. 55/60 km
Now you leave the Gulf of Morbihan behind you and cycle to the well-known river “Ria d’Etel“. By bike you will get to Saint-Caldo island. This is a very quiet little place, which is only connected with the mainland through a dune. You will then continue towards Auraw (cat.B), which is today’s destination.
After yesterday’s detour into the back country, today you will cycle back to Vannes. Enjoy yourself whilst having a picnic on the beach or end your holiday by relishing a platter of seafood and a glass of wine…
Generally an easy cycle tour with occasional small hills. This tour mainly runs along quiet paths and side roads. On the islands, you temporary find yourself pedalling against a headwind occasionally. We are happy to provide GPS-data along with a GPS device for this tour.
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 03.04. and 24.09.. and daily arrival between 05.07. – 14.09.
Category A: 3***- and 4**** hotels
Category B: 2**- and 3*** hotels
- Accommodation in your selected hotel
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Welcome briefing
- Ferry journeys in accordance with the programme
- Rental of a GPS device with the GPS data for the tour
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking/ Departure
- Vannes: central train station
- Rennes: airport
- free parking spaces nearby the hotel, parking garage nearby hotel approx. €80,- per week, no reservation possible, payable on site
Minimum number of participants: 2 people