Brittany Classic

This trip lets you discover the authentic Brittany. Discover the beautiful natural landscapes, the breathtaking cliffs carved by the ocean, and the medieval villages that have withstood time such as Dinan, Dinard, or Saint Malo. Get acquainted with the locals known for their genuine hospitality. And of course, take advantage of regional food specialties: crepes, oysters, apple cider, and more. This trip also has a special feature. You arrive in Saint Malo by boat (a short 2.5 km trip), an original way to discover this town and a great souvenir.

The Brittany Classic trip has many possibilities for customizing:
We can easily add an extra day in Dinan or Saint Malo.
We can also take out a day to make longer rides.

Price from : 1450 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Brittany
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Saint Brieuc.

Arrive in Saint Brieuc, a city that is easy to reach by train from Paris. A guide will meet you at your hotel to set up a bike and present your trip and give you any information necessary for your Brittany experience.
Dinner Included

Day 2 :   From Saint Brieuc to Sable d’Or by the coast

Distance 1 : 29 Miles - 46 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 530 Meters 

The leg of today’s journey explores the largest production of farmed mussels in Europe, which goes well with the ocean panoramas that you will encounter. After following the bay of Yffiniac, where Bernard Hinault, the famous cycling racer was born, your ride will zig zag between the sea and countryside along small country roads.
You will travel by the picturesque port of Dahouet. And finish your day with a last little climb to the port of Erquy, then down to the beaches of Sable d’Or Les Pins where you will spend your night. A large beach of fine sand awaits you. Or for another type of leisure, try the Casino.

Day 3 :   Sable d'or to Matignon

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 464 Meters 

A bike path marked the « Tour de Manche », will show the direction to follow to reach Cap Fréhal. From atop the cliffs that tower 70 meters above the sea, you can watch a grand spectacle unfold in front of you. Your travels cross an environmental reserve with wild heather, furze, broom, and ferns providing a beautiful mixture of colors. You will travel to the historical monument, the Fort of La Latte, a remarkable château built on the stones hovering above the sea. Then ride around the Fresnaye bay where you can meet local oyster farmers and try the merchandise. Arrive at your day’s destination where you can take a dip on the beaches of Saint-Cast.

Day 4 :   Matignon to Dinan

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 259 Meters 

You’ll leave the coast to ride towards a medieval jewel, Dinan! This town has preserved the granite stones and half- timbered homes since medieval ages. Travel back in time, but first explore the other marvels of the day. Small country roads will bring you through remarkable villages such as Plancoët, known for their natural mineral water. The countryside roads of Brittany that wind through a patchwork of green fields and stone walls provide a splendid itinerary. You arrive in the old part of Dinan, along the shores of the Rance River.

Day 5 :   Dinan to Saint Malo

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 31 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 167 Meters 

You will leave Dinan passing by the picturesque homes that run alongside the port and crossing its charming stone bridge. You will start with a nice downhill followed by several kilometers on a flat towpath. For a little challenge in the day, an uphill awaits you to join Taden and Saint-Samsen before joining a bike path to Dinard. You can admire the Taden Manor and its countryside. Dinard is the French Riviera of Brittany, with large villas, important luxury hotels. Large sandy beaches and ice cream stands. There is a certain charm with the 19th century architecture and British influence. From Dinard you will climb aboard a boat shuttle that joins Saint-Malo (included in trip) You arrive within the fortress of Saint Malo. Here awaits a completely different ambiance than Dinard. This town is very imposing with ramparts and large demurs.

Day 6 :   Saint Malo to Cancale

Distance 1 : 17 Miles - 28 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 305 Meters 

Today you will explore the famous Emerald coast up to Grouin. From here you can observe a magnificent view of the ocean and eventually catch a glimpse of the Mont Saint Michel. Your final destination is Cancale, a fishing village known for its oysters and in particular one that is nicknamed « horse-foot ». Legends say that the King Louis XIV ordered oysters from Cancale to be delivered regularly at Versailles. There are more than 7.3 km2 of oyster farmed from the port during low tides.

Day 7 :   Cancale to Mont Saint Michel

Distance 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 162 Meters 

Today your objective is to reach the famous Mont Saint Michel. But before then, you will discover a lot more. Along the way, stop in the fishing village of St. Benoit des Ondes. Or stop to explore the particular village of Mont Dol, a village perched on a legendary hilltop well known in legends and folklore.

Day 8 :   Departure from Mont Saint Michel

Take your time to enjoy your last breakfast or to take your last pictures of Mont Saint Michel. A bus is available to reach Rennes where you can eventually return to Paris by train. You can also reserve an extra night for a full day’s visit of Mont Saint Michel with an extra bike ride. Ask our team for more details.

Average / Day :
Distance : 37.50 Km / 23.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 314.50 Meters

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Day : 1

The hotel De CLisson is located in the heart of the city center of Saint Brieuc, few minutes away from the Saint-Etienne Cathedral and pedestrian streets, full of shops. During sun time, you can fully enjoy the peaceful garden of the hotel from the terrace. For gastronomy lovers, the hotel is close to 3 of the best restaurants in town: La Vieille Tour, the Youpala Bistrot and the Aux Pesked.


Day : 2

For 4 generations, this beautiful house facing the sea, is located only 100 meters away from the long beach of Sables d’Or. The owners warmly welcome you in heart of the classified site of Sables d’Or Les pins, surrounded by the wild landscapes of the Cap Fréhel: this is the true Brittany! Between Sea and countryside, the restaurant of the hotel owns a restaurant which offers you fresh seasonal products in their dishes.


Day : 3

Thanks to its exceptional location, on the heights of the Saint Cast peninsula, the hotel Port-Jacquet offers you an amazing view on the whole bay of Ebihens: you can see upto Saint Malo. Located between the beach and the harbour, this former stone house has kept the authenticity of an old guest house dating of the first seaside resort period. The owners always welcome you with a large smile for a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Day : 4

Built in the middle of 1820, the hotel Le Challoge is one of the oldest hotels in Dinan. In the heart of the medieval city, this family hotel faced the Duguesclin place and is very close to the castle and its ramparts. You will enjoy the court and the garden where you can relax by the end of the day before starting a walking tour in the old town, full of charm.


Day : 5

L'Univers is situated in the town centre, at the Chateaubriand place and in front of the castle, close by the seaside. The hotel has a special atmosphere with a coziness aspect, and is also an historic place. Located in intra muros in front of the castle, the Hôtel de l'Univers with its 64 rooms welcomes you all year round within the refuge of the ramparts of Saint Malo.Ideally situated within reach of beaches and the piers for Dinard, Dinan via the river Rance, Cézembre and the Channel Islands Guernsey and Chausey.Its terrace invites you to make the most of the summer entertainment on the square and in the Mecca of the local navy, the Univers bar is an incontrovertible place to meet with friends and to get the nostalgic adventure boat stories...


Day : 6

Located in tranquil surroundings La Mère Champlain brings you the comfort of a grand hotel and the atmosphere of traditional Brittany. Our extremely comfortable rooms with their seaside decor offer an exceptional view over the Bay of the Mont Saint Michel.


Day : 7

Enjoy the original atmosphere of this entirely renovated 3 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and decorated in an ambiance « pop » to add a bit of color to your stay at the foot of Mont Saint Michel. Only ten minutes by bike from the famous Mont Saint Michel, the Hotel Gabriel is ideally situated to discover the Abbey and town.


Day : 1

This hotel, in the heart of Saint Brieuc, close to the pedestrian streets and their many shops, is located only few minutes walk from the Saint-Etienne cathedral. Built in the 19th Century, this building was first a Malouin shipowner mansion before becoming a police station then being abandoned. It was in 2007 that the actual family bought and re-established it as an hotel. This is the same family who welcomes you in a warm and modern environment.


Day : 2

For 4 generations, this beautiful house facing the sea, is located only 100 meters away from the long beach of Sables d’Or. The owners warmly welcome you in heart of the classified site of Sables d’Or Les pins, surrounded by the wild landscapes of the Cap Fréhel: this is the true Brittany! Between Sea and countryside, the restaurant of the hotel owns a restaurant which offers you fresh seasonal products in their dishes.


Day : 3

The hotel Matignon is located in the small village of Matignon, 5 minutes only from Saint Cast. The owners Noémie and François will welcome you in a cozy and peaceful environment, in the very heart of one of the most wonderful sites of the Emerald Coast. Every rooms have been restored to offer you more comfort and modernity after a long riding day. In summer, enjoy the garden and the jacuzzi to get fully rested


Day : 4

Built in the middle of 1820, the hotel Le Challoge is one of the oldest hotels in Dinan. In the heart of the medieval city, this family hotel faced the Duguesclin place and is very close to the castle and its ramparts. You will enjoy the court and the garden where you can relax by the end of the day before starting a walking tour in the old town, full of charm.


Day : 5

Located in the heart of St Malo, La Maison des Armateurs is the only 4 star hotel in St Malo Intra Muros. Choose a Sailor's Cabin, Major's or Lieutenant 's Room, Captain's or Admiral's Suite. Centrally located, all of Saint Malo is within a 5 minute walk, the Saint-Malo ramparts, the Beaches, the Casino, Restaurants and shop.


Day : 6

Located in tranquil surroundings La Mère Champlain brings you the comfort of a grand hotel and the atmosphere of traditional Brittany. Our extremely comfortable rooms with their seaside decor offer an exceptional view over the Bay of the Mont Saint Michel.


Day : 7

Enjoy the original atmosphere of this entirely renovated 3 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and decorated in an ambiance « pop » to add a bit of color to your stay at the foot of Mont Saint Michel. Only ten minutes by bike from the famous Mont Saint Michel, the Hotel Gabriel is ideally situated to discover the Abbey and town.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 1450 € 280 € 2270 €
Standard 1490 € 370 € 2390 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 145 €
    Performance 235 €
    Premium 300 €
Electric Assisted Bike 145 €
Tandem Bike Rental 50 €


Arrival city: Saint Brieuc
Departure city: Mont Saint Michel

Saint Brieuc is about 450 km from Paris. Althought there is an airport close to the city, the easiest way to reach Saint Brieuc is the TGV (2h30 from Paris).

For the way back, several options are possible: Either you take the bus until Rennes and then you can take the plane, the TGV or the train to leave the city, or you take a bus until Dol de Bretagne and then the TGV to Paris.

 

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