Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of northern France
  • Visit Le Mont St. Michel, the spectacular abbey built on a rock in the sea
  • Scenic coastal rides along the French north coast
  • Visit Jersey in a day, touring the island on bike
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Exploring Brittany’s Emerald Coast by bike

A fully-flexible cycling holiday in France

What we love About your Brittany cycling holiday

We love...Visiting Le Mont St. Michel
On day 2 of your Brittany cycling holiday, you will visit the spectacular, and uniquely positioned, Le Mont St. Michel. Built on rocks that jut out in the sea, this island is located 1km away from mainland France and is only accessible via one path.
We love...Stunning Coastal Riding
Your week-long holiday will follow smooth, traffic-free roads. Many of these flow parallel to the north coast and overlook the English channel. With the sun glistening off the water, you'll be struggling to find anywhere that offers the relaxation and beauty of Brittany.
We love...Day trip to Jersey
Featured either side of a couple of days' riding in France, you will embark on a day trip to Jersey where you have the option of a 34km island tour on the bike. Return to Saint-Malo, a stunning port that we recommend you take the time to explore by booking another night in this city.

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Our suggested Brittany cycling holiday

Day by Day

Day 1Arrive in Mont Dol

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.

Day 2Loop ride via Mont-Saint-Michel
Total distance65km

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.

 

Day 3Mont Dol to Saint Malo
Total distance38km

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.

Day 4Day trip to Jersey or spend time in Saint-Malo
Total distance34km

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.

Day 5Saint-Malo to Dinan
Total distance26km

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.

Day 6Loop ride from Dinan via Canal d'Ille et Rance
Total distance49km

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.

Day 7Dinan to Mont Dol
Total distance44km

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.

Day 8Depart from Mont-Dol

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.

Key Stats

42km avg
Expect to ride an average of 42km per day
8day holiday
Or extend your trip

How's the Weather? in France

The SpringApril to May
The days get longer and the temperature gradually rises to around 20°C. You will experience misty mornings which will soon turn into pleasant days. There will be the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods and there are very few tourists at this time of year.
The SummerJune to August
Summers usually bring long dry spells. Average daily temperatures are around 24°C although mid-July can be hotter.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Temperatures begin to cool and days can be cool and crisp. The watery sun gets lower and you will experience beautiful autumnal days.
The WinterDecember to March
Winters are cold in France. Rain is also more likely at this time of year so it is not a popular time to travel.

What to ExpectFrom picturesque coastal rides in France to a day trip in Jersey

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.

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