The Carnac Stones
Gulf of Morbihan
Sunset at Gulf of Morbihan
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South Brittany

Peninsulas and islands in the mystical Gulf of Morbihan.

The legendary region “Morbihan” (Breton for “little sea”) impresses with its romantic fishing villages, untouched sandy beaches with rugged cliffs, mystical castles and numerous islands. Very profound tidal differences make this fantastic landscape appear different each hour! By bike and by ferry you can explore the islands and the peninsulas in the Gulf of Morbihan in this very relaxed way. The pleasant, South-Breton climate and the sea-breeze that will constantly accompany you will easily let you forget your day-to-day life in no time. Regional meals, sea food and delicacies like crepes, galettes (pancakes made with buckwheat flours usually with a savoury filling) and the “Kouign Amann” (a Breton, round and crusty cake) will delight the hearts of foodies. Our secret tip: enjoy the sun set between the mysterious 6000-year-old druid stones, Tumulus and Dolmen near Carnac. A very special spectacle!

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

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.

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…

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 01.04. and 23.09. and daily arrival between 05.07. and 14.09.
Season 2
Jun 27, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 01.04. and 23.09. and daily arrival between 05.07. and 14.09.
South Brittany, 8 days, cat. A, FR-BRRVV-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
South Brittany, 8 days, cat. B, FR-BRRVV-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1255,00
585,00
820,00
335,00
1410,00
585,00
885,00
335,00

Category A: 4**** and 3*** hotels
Category B: 3*** and 2** hotels

Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
Season 2
Jun 27, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Vannes A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Vannes B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
115,00
199,00
60,00
102,00
120,00
204,00
72,00
114,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Electric bike
90,00
200,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected hotel
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents (German)
  • Welcome briefing (German and English)
  • Ferry journeys in accordance with the programme
  • Rental of a GPS device incl. GPS data for the tour
  • Service hotline
  • Tourist tax

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

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

Things to note:

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

This tour has 1 more variation

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

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Mark Pilz DE | 31.07.2018
Lang lebe Frankreich
Tolle Tour, sehr gut organisiert, gute Streckenführung, gute Unterkünfte. Tour ist auch mit Kinderfahrradanhänger (1 Kind) gut zu schaffen.
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Wie schön, dass Sie so zufrieden waren! Hoffentlich dürfen wir Ihnen auch nächstes Jahr wieder bei Ihrer Urlaubsplanung behilflich sein!

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