Mont-Dol is a beautiful place to begin your cycling holiday. Explore the flowery village upon arrival and take a walk to the top of the Mont-Dol where you get an incredible view of the hilly landscapes and polders.
Your first day on the bike will see you ride to the small town of Pontorson via Dol-be-Bretagne. The undulating countryside ride is both relaxing and beautiful. You’ll then come to Le Mont-Saint-Michel, the impressive abbey that sits on top of a rock 1km out to sea. You will have to jump on a shuttle or horse tram for the last part. It is a popular tourist spot but definitely worth visiting. Next, you’ll cycle to the bay near Chapelle St. Anne before the route inland back to the starting point.
Today’s ride involves following a scenic route along the bay of Saint-Michel. Ride through Cancale, the fishing village known for its oysters, and eat at the local seaside restaurants where the seafood is incomparable. Whilst the Breton Coast isn’t ideal for beach stays if you continue further up and over the peninsula, you will come across a beautiful golden beach. Follow this beach along the coastal path before arriving in the lively port of Saint-Malo where you will spend your evening and night.
How you spend today is up to you. Relax in the town of Saint-Malo and explore the historic landmarks, fortresses, shopping areas and beaches. Alternatively, take the ferry early in the morning to the British island of Jersey. Following the hour-long boat ride, jump onto the vast cycle networks and tour the island. With a couple of climbs thrown in, you’ll find cycling is a great way to explore Jersey. Return to Saint-Malo this afternoon/evening and relax once again in the town.
Following a small boat ride to Dinard, you’ll ride on a completely straight track that was previously an old railway. Ride through villages and the verdant country before joining on to more quiet paths that run through the undulating green hills of the Berton inland to Taden Castle. You will soon arrive in the town of Dinan which boasts a wonderful historic centre. If you fancy a day off the bike, a boat runs from Dinard to Port Dinan and bikes can be transported on here.
You’ll find plenty to do in the town of Dinan with galleries, shops and restaurants to keep you busy. Alternatively, jump on the bike again today and follow a ride through the green Breton hills, south out of Dinan. Sharing a resemblance to the English county of Cornwall, the vibrant fields and granite farmhouses make up a glorious landscape to cycle through. One of the highlights of this route takes you along a tow-path to the Canal d’Ille and Rance. Ride past the villages and locks for as long or as short as you like before returning to spend the evening in Dinan.
The final day on the bike begins in a relaxed fashion. Ride up to a dam, through undulating farmland and towards the cathedral city of Dol-de-Bretagne. Make sure you visit the St. Samson Cathedral and find out more about its history and symbolism. Walk the Fran Rue des Stuarts and observe the amazing old houses from the 12th and 13th century. A short ride to Mont-Dol will conclude your trip. Relax and enjoy your final night in Brittany and take in the food, smells, views and lifestyle for the last time.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and, depending on your time of departure, relax in the town of Mont-Dol. Let our cycling experience team know if you would like to extend your trip or if you require any assistance with your onward journey.
Cycle in Brittany for an array of colours and landscapes that constantly change with the seasons. The vibrant countryside and expanse of vineyards are ideal for relaxing rides whilst the pastel coloured towns and historical landmarks break up your rides perfectly. With incredible food on offer along the seafront and famous landmarks to visit along the way, this is the perfect cycling holiday destination. Take advantage of a day trip to Jersey for a new cycling experience. Cycling is the best way to explore the British island.