Walking and Cycling tours in France Biking around the Mount Saint Michel and the Emerald Coast.

Biking around the Mount Saint Michel and the Emerald Coast.

From Brittany to Normandy, this easy biking tour starts in Saint Malo along one of the most beautiful coast of Brittany, the Emerald Coast. Discover the Mont Saint Michel, surrounded twice a day by the largest tides in the world that rise up at the speed of a galloping horse, a magnificent natural spectacle well-known since the Middle Ages when pilgrims used to come to the Abbey.

This bike tour is a balanced combination between the typical fishermen ports of the coastline and the hinterland in the Coglais area with the traditional granitic houses.

Day 1

Arrive in Saint Malo, the corsair city, the departure point of great transatlantic sailboat races such as the “Route du Rhum”.

Day 2

Saint Malo - Dol de Bretagne - 50 km - 31 miles - +150/-150 m Bike along the Rance River and Saint Suliac among the nicest villages of France. Head toward The mount Dol, a 65m mount that culminates over the Polders Plain where there used to sit a gallo roman temple dedicated to Jupiter . Night in Dol de Bretagne

Day 3

Dol de Bretagne- Saint Bris en Coglès -53 km-33 miles / +-150m- Southeastern route toward Fougères, the impressive Menhir of Champ Dolent, the Villecartier Forest filled with oaks and history . End of the riding day on the Green lane and following the former railway. Dinne rand night in Saint Bris en Cogles.

Day 4

The Pays Coglais - 57 km- 35 miles / +-150m - Loop ride around the Coglais and Fougères area, the fortress and the forest. Dinner and night in Saint Bris en Cogles.

Day 5

Saint Bris en Coglès to Mount Saint Michel Bay -69 km-43 miles /+-420m - Ride nothward to the famous Mount Saint Michel Bay, via Saint Jmaes, Pontaubault and the Selune Valley. Dinner and night near Mont St-Michel.

Day 6

Mount Saint Michel Bay - Cancale - 45 km-28 miles / +- 80m - Visit of the Mont Saint-Michel and crossing of the polders. Dinner and night in the port of Cancale A day between beaches, capes and the oyster harbor of Cancale,

Day 7

Cancale-Saint Malo - 25 km / +-110m - Cancale,the jewel of the Esmerald Coast just in front of the Saint Michel Mount, has a great sailing tradition. The fishermen used to leave their city during 7 months to join Terre Neuve and come back with their boats filled with cod. Then pedal to Pointe du Grouin and Saint-Malo, the corsair city of Surcouf.Give back the bikes and spend the night in Saint Malo.

Day 8

End of the tour after Breakfast.

titre 1

Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
Duration :
8 Days
From :
770 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 star hotel -  Half board .

One road book with a map. Luggage transfer.

OPTION : the bike rental


Starts in : Saint Malo.

Ends in : Saint Malo.

Access : Saint Malo train station.TGV from Paris Montparnasse (about 3h)

 

 

 

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Phone : +33 558 48 71 65

 

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Highlights 

The Emerald Coast, the jewel of Northern Brittany

Mont St Michel and its fastest tides in the world.

A region rich in traditions and sightseeings.