North Brittany - Individual - 8D/7N

A beautiful tour in North Brittany - Self-guided

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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    251km
  • Landscapes

    • Sea/Ocean
    • Nature
    • City
  • Theme

    • Family
    • E-Bike
    • Culture 
  • Type of Journey

    Self-Guided

Description

This itinerary takes you on a loop from the medieval town of St Malo taking you along the picturesque Emerald Coast, including stops at the awesome 8th century abbey Mont St. Michel and the charming ‘city of the sea’, St. Malo. The coastal section includes a ride along fine sandy beaches interspersed with rocks, reefs, granite headlands and sheer cliffs, which are dappled pink and grey in the sunlight. The area is famous for its rich cultural heritage and architecture. There are châteaux, feudal fortresses and abbeys that are waiting to be visited, and a variety of flora and fauna in protected wildlife zones.

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1 

Arrival in Saint Malo and opportunity to explore the walled town. Enjoy a welcome drink while you receive your route information.

Day 2  St Malo – Dinan 32 km

Having wandered amongst the streets and along the ramparts of the old citadel, you then start your cycle inland along the gently undulating valley of the River Rance. Your route will take you along forested roads dotted with small villages to the steep hill that leads you into Dinan, Brittany’s best-preserved medieval town. You should have plenty of time to explore its streets, alleys and ramparts on foot.

Day 3 Dinan – Combourg  33 km

Today you ride 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 into medieval Combourg. The castle grounds are open all day and Lac Tranquille is ideal for an evening stroll.

Day 4  Combourg – Fougères 55 km

Sens de Bretagne, Rimou and other villages are on your route today. After cycling through the valley of the Cousenon river, and then onto Tremblay, you will cycle through some forests and past castles to reach Fougères.

Opportunity to explore its different levels, and its seemingly impenetrable castle, by foot.

Day 5 Fougères – Pontorson 47 km

You leave Fougères and discover the typical countryside of Brittany – lovely small farmhouses and villages richly decorated with flowers. Stop in the village of St Brice-en-Coglès, before continuing along small country roads to the banks of the river Couesnon and into Pontorson (which is actually in Normandy).

Day 6  Pontorson – Cancale  46 km

From Moidrey, fine views of one of the highlights of the whole trip begin to appear. Whether it’s your first or fifth visit, whether it’s sunny or misty, Mont St Michel is breath-taking. 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 to the magnificent Mont, to Le Vivier-sur-Mer on the edge of the bay. You arrive in Cancale, a picturesque fishing harbour where the port area is lined with restaurants offering oysters brought from beds just a few hundred metres away.

Day 7  Cancale – St Malo  26 km

Today’s cycle follows sandy beaches and granite coasts with great seascapes on offer at the Pointe de Grouin, and a sandy beach and fortress island at the Anse du Guesclin before returning back to the walled town of St Malo

Day  8

Your last breakfast in Brittany and time to say au-revoir

Accommodation

7 nights in 3* star hotels in room with private facilities

Included services

7 nights in 3* star hotels in room with private facilities
Daily breakfast
4-course dinner (Option)
Personal welcome meeting
Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Rout book, maps and information material
24 h Service Hotline
GPS-Tracks on demand

Most of the hotels are Logis-de-France hotels which are known for their delicious cuisine.

Additional informations

Grade :

Flat up to hilly terrain, always asphalted on side routs and agricultural routs

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