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Northern Brittany

5 days to discover the must-see places of Brittany

A trip to discover at your own pace the treasures of Brittany passing by Dinan, Dinard inclunding the Mont-Saint-Michel.

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5.00 / 5
Reference B0501
  • Loop trip
  • 5 days
  • Easy
  • from March to November
  • Minimum age 8 years
GPSGPS-app available
559€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This 5-day loop tour of Brittany by bike is a bunch of both heritage and nature of the region.

    Your trip begins in Saint-Malo where you get to know the coast before riding for an adventure in the inland through small countryside roads. You will be welcomed with open arms in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

    After visiting this world-class monument, you ride in the open air through magnficient and undisclosed landscapes: woods, ponds, canal, sea,etc. It is a recipe for an amazing break with lots of local dishes such as galettes, shortbread biscuits or seafood.

    Day 1


    Saint-Malo - Dol-de-Bretagne

    Today’s ride takes you along the wild, sandy beaches of the Mont-Saint-Michel. Ride at your own pace as you gaze at the magnificent abbey. You could enjoy some water activities in Hirel or bike directly through the countryside to Dol-de-Bretagne. This medieval town is dominated by the 13th century massive cathedral. Climb the Tour-Notre-Dame for outstanding views of the area.

    Day 2


    Dol-de-Bretagne - Mont-Saint-Michel (Pontorson)

    Let’s get ready, your daily step takes you to the world-famous Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey! The gravity defying medieval monastery will astound you as you explore this massive building.

    Day 3


    Mont-Saint-Michel (Pontorson) - Hédé

    After this stop in Normandy (even if the Bretons often claim Mont Saint Michel for themselves, it is important to know it is Norman when travelling there), you follow the cycle path to Antrain and its castle.

    You ride then through an amazing countryside and discover small historical cities such as Bazouges-la-Pérouse and feel with all your senses the liveliness of a preserved nature made of woods, ponds and fields.

    Meet the canal of Ille-et-Rance for the last kilometers and stop in Hédé with its eleven locks.

    Day 4


    Hédé - Dinan

    Cycle path along towpath
    Continue along the canal and towpath. Take time to explore the medieval town of Lehon with its splendid Royal Abbey.

    In Dinan, don’t miss taking a look at the 43 meter high "Tour de l’Horloge" which consists of both a dungeon and a bell tower.

    Day 5


    Dinan - Saint-Malo

    This morning your route leaves the towpath as you ride further into the scenic countryside through forests and well-tented gardens. The trail is quite flat since the path was a former railroad line. As you arrive in the city of Dinard, have a look at the beautiful mansions overlooking the ocean.

    From Dinard, take the ferry to Saint-Malo, the old city of privateers! Ferry crossing between Dinard and Saint-Malo is included.

    Ferry crossing between Dinard and Saint-Malo 0h

  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 2 or 3 Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Rennes, then train from Rennes to Saint-Malo (1h, 15€) or flight to Saint-Malo (Ryanair).
    • By train: TGV (fast trains) from Paris Montparnasse. The duration of the trip (with a direct train) is about 2h30. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    If you drive to Saint-Malo, you can park your car in a secured car park (3.30€/day) located 15-20min walk from the train station. You can also take bus n ° 2 or the Féval Express shuttle (free of charge) to reach the station and our bicycle rental shop.

    Other car parks are also available in the city center but at higher prices (from 14 € / day).

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm at our bike provider's shop in Saint-Malo. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing.

    On the last day of your trip, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 4pm at the pick up location.

    Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point will be given in your travel documents.

  • Reviews
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    3 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5

    Bon pour le moral

    On the 2023-08-06 by Philippe Merz
    Malgré le vent contraire, la pluie abondante durant un jour, la découverte d'une région pittoresque de la Bretagne en 5 jours, loin du trafic routier nous a beaucoup stimulé. Le choix des itinéraires, des villes d'étapes, des hôtels nous a beaucoup plu. Nous étions partout les bienvenus, les réservations (tables, transfer bâteaux) correspondaient au plan que nous avions reçu. Un grand MERCI pour l'organisation impeccable et le bon état des vélos mis à dispositions.


    On the 2023-05-19 by catherine
    magnifique expérience. Des balades formidables, mer, foret, bort de rivière..... et sans oublié une organisation sans faille. Super vélos, beaux hébergements, guidage très facile, les bagages toujours dans la chambre chaque soir. Bref un séjour que n’oublions pas et surtout qui nous donne envie de repartir

    Très beau parcours en Bretagne Nord

    On the 2023-05-01 by Nicolas
    Circuit très vert, et varié entre mer, sites historiques et campagne, idéal pour une petite famille et de jeunes pédaleurs !
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