Cycling in Brittany - The Morbihan Gulf Islands

 


 

Discover the fantastic lights and colours of Brittany. Your bike stages will guide you through its amazing landscapes: between its range of islands, its lovely creeks and its wild beaches. Cycle around the Gulf from ocean to rivers, via the historic city of Vannes, with all the beautiful islands as a perfect backdrop.

Reach the Rhuys peninsula in front of the sea, ride through the charming fishing ports of Larmor Baden, Port Navalo or Saint Goustan, and admire the enigmatic megalithic complex of Carnac! Between land and ocean, you will enjoy the ever changing and fantastic sights of the Morbihan Gulf.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £705

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £295

Single Traveller supplement - £110

Half Board Supplement - on request

Bike hire - £70

E-bike hire - £140

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Sarzeau - from £70/£120

in Vannes - from £60/£110

 

 

Trip Code

BIKELVT02

Rob's Highlights

  • St Gildas de Rhuys Peninsula

  • Château de Suscinio

  • Ports of Le Bono, Larmor Baden

  • Port of St Goustan

  • Morbihan Riviera

  • Saint-Armels salt marshes

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sarzeau

Discover this small village, nicely located in the Rhuys peninsula, between the Morbihan Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2: Sarzeau - Arzon (35 km - 22 miles)

Go south towards the imposing Château de Suscinio! On the seaside, this mediaeval Château de Suscinio, built during the 13th and 15th centuries was the favourite home of the Brittany dukes. Then cycle to the ‘Pointe St Jacques’ then to the very beautiful St Gildas de Rhuys peninsula and its 11th century church. Continue to the Gulf up to the tiny fishing port ‘Le Logeo’ before joining Arzon.

Day 3: Arzon - Auray (40 km - 25 miles)

Reach Port Navalo and embark for a boat transfer to Locmariaquer. Then continue to La Trinité-sur-Mer, a charming fishing port and marina, before reaching the town of Carnac, world famous for its megalithic sites! Proceed to Auray, an old harbour city tucked away on an inlet.

Day 4: Auray - Vannes (32 km - 20 miles)

Take a look at in the charming mediaeval Port of St Goustan before starting your last bike stage in the heart of the Morbihan Gulf. Reach the picturesque ports of Le Bono, Larmor Baden (from where you walk along the sumptuous Berder Island) then Arradon, a seaside resort known as the Morbihan Riviera, before reaching Vannes.

Vannes is a city well known for its ramparts and its charming marina. Discover the city "intra-muros" (inside the fortification) with its pretty half-timbered houses.

Possibility of an extra night in Vannes to discover the peaceful nature of Arz Island and the fishermen island called ‘Ile aux Moines’.

Day 5: Vannes - Sarzeau (34 km / 21 miles)

For your last bike stage, leave Vannes to reach Le Hézo, small village settled along the Gulf, then reach Saint-Armel and its salt marshes. Go further in the Rhuys peninsula joining Sarzeau.

Day 6: Sarzeau

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Boat transfer Port Navalo - Locmariaquer

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Boat transfer Port Navalo - Locmariaquer

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums

Testimonial 

The hotels used are ready for bikers, and the staff are helpful and efficient, generally excellent. - Kelly

 

 

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