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Cycling around the Morbihan - confort version

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Cycle around the Gulf of Morbihan from Vannes. Discover Southern Brittany: Carnac, Ile d'Arz and Ile aux Moines.

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Brittany by bike, around the Gulf of Morbihan

 


You start your cycling holiday in Vannes, in a medieval world where land and sea intermingle, then set off for a tour of "Morbihan" in Brittany! It is an island-to-peninsula journey by smugglers to discover the natural and historical riches of this exceptional territory where life is good! Explore the marshes, enjoy the lights of the rising sun while watching the fishermen on their boats.
 
 
Highlights of the stay :

  • Vannes, city of Art and history
  • Suscinio's castle
  • The ports of Vannes, Crouesty and La Trinité sur Mer
  • Oysters to taste at the producers
  • Boat crossings
  • Carnac and its alignments
  • Ile d´Arz and Ile aux Moines

 
 
Day 1 - Vannes

 

Arrival in Vannes during the day. Installation at the hotel from 4 p.m.

 

Day 2 - Vannes - l'île d'Arz - 15 km 

Approx. 3 km from the pier, you leave the beautiful city of Vannes on a ferry boat to the island of Arz. Free bike ride to discover the island. Enjoy this peaceful haven as you ride through the narrow streets and houses with their colorful shutters. Return to Vannes for the night.


 
Boat trip: one-way to Ile d'Arz (30 minutes) or return if overnight in Vannes (30 minutes x2). 

 
Day 3 - Vannes - Arzon - between 38 and 44 km or another option between 45 and 52 km


Today, you'll explore the Séné peninsula for a few kilometers, before reaching the Rhuys peninsula. You'll cycle along the southern shores of the Petite Mer to Arzon. This is a pleasant, bucolic cycling itinerary on small roads and country lanes. 

Overnight in a *** hotel.

 

Day 4 - Arzon - day trip to L'île aux Moines - 15 km


Join us today at the pier for Ile aux Moines! Cycle 3 km to the pier, where a ferryman will take you there. Take advantage of this free bike ride to discover the flora and fauna of this small island! Return at the end of the day (5 p.m.). 
Overnight in a *** hotel
Boat trip: return trip to Iles aux moines (1h).

 

 

Day 5 - Arzon - Carnac - 29 or 35 km / including 12 km by boat

Take a ferry across the waters of the Gulf to the north shore to discover more of Morbihan's riches. Discover the Carnac alignments, the largest megalithic complex of its kind in the world and a mecca of European prehistory!
 
Boat trip: one-way Port-Navalo - Locmariaquer (25 minutes)
Overnight in hotel ****


Day 6 - Carnac, Ria d'Etel loop - 56 km

Join the Ria d'Etel, and leave the Gulf of Morbihan behind. Cycle to the island of Saint-Cado, one of Brittany's most beautiful sites. Return to Carnac on shady lanes through Breton countryside and granite houses. 
Night in hotel****

 

Day 7 - Carnac to Vannes - 57 km

Leave Carnac for Auray and the historic port of Saint-Goustan. The bike route then takes you to the Gulf and the beautiful inland sea before returning to Vannes. 

Overnight in hotel****
 

Day 8 - Vannes


End of your Morbihan cycling trip after breakfast in Vannes.

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General information :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of the accommodation : 2* to 4* local standards, according to the chosen version (standard or comfort)
  • Child prices : please contact us

 

Dates :

  • Possible departure 2024 from 6 april to 25 september
  • Hish season from june 30 to august 31

 

Included :

  • Accommodation in 2* to 4* hotels depending on the chosen version (standard or comfort) : 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Boat crossings : 6 or 7 depending on the day of departure in low season / 7 in high season
  • The roadbook
  • Luggage transport between accommodation and the piers (you travel with your luggage on some crossings)
  • Tourist taxes
  • The loan of a hiking GPS
  • A personalized welcome, provided by a local guide on your arrival

 

Not included :

  • Lunches
  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Dinners
  • Repairs, parts and the corresponding mileage allowances
  • The drinks
  • The visits
  • Any parking fees

 

Options :

  • Bike or e-bike rental
  • Child bike rental
  • Extra night(s) in Vannes
  • Possibility to travel alone
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike 
  • Cancellation insurance

 

Level :
1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Weather :
Soft sun and pleasant temperatures, however frequent rain.

 

Technicality :
20 to 55 km per day, or about 3 to 5 hours of riding.

 

Bibliography :

 

Ground :
Small municipal and departmental roads, alternating with greenways on main roads.

 

Extra night(s) :
You can book one or more additional nights in Vannes, at the start or end of the tour.

 

Meals :
Breakfast : generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, orange juice, jam). Lunches and dinners not included.

 

The bike :

  • Rental bicycle : if you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the first hotel. A security deposit will be requested. At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last accommodation and notify reception. We will take care of its return. We offer specific equipment for children, on request.
  • Personal bike : we do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off. At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.

 

Assistance :
Our team is available to help you out, except in the event of a puncture for which we do not intervene.

 

Luggage :
It is transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max 20 kg).

 

Travel documents :
We will provide you with detailed maps and route descriptions when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also provide you with hotel vouchers and luggage tags.

 

Transport :

  • By train : SNCF TGV to Vannes, around 3 hours from Montparnasse station in Paris. For more information, you can consult the SNCF.
  • By road : A11 and A80 highways, exit 10 towards Vannes. Paris is 460 km to Vannes.

 

Your vehicle :
You can park at the hotel in Vannes for €7.50 per day, to be paid on site. As the garage is underground, your vehicle must not exceed 1.70m.

 

 

Cancellation insurance :
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, please click here.

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