Cycle tour between the Morbihan Gulf islands Ref. : BR7-V
- from 770 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 8 days with 6 days riding
- Departure : from April 2015 to September 2015
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Soon arrived in Vannes on the Rhuys peninsula, you are facing the ocean …Then you discover the most important points of interest of the Morbihan Gulf : Locmariaquer and Port Navalo at the gulf’s mouth as well as the peninsula's hightlights (St Armel/ le Hézo – le Château de Suscinio/St Gildas de Rhuys. Come back to Vannes after visiting the Gulf and its 2 mains islands (Ile aux Moines and Ile d’Arz).
On the Rhuys peninsula, you will cycle between land and ocean, most often on cycling paths. During your boat transfers, you will enjoy changing fantastic lights on the Gulf depending on the time of day and on the tide. You will also appreciate the peaceful nature of Arz Island and the fishermen island called ‘île aux Moines’.
Your cycling tour in Brittany - Morbihan Gulf:
Day 1: Arrival in Vannes
Transfer by bus or taxi (not included) towards Sarzeau.
Day 2: Excursion to Le Hézo | 35 km
Discover the Morbihan Gulf joining Saint-Armel and its salt marshes up to Le Hézo. Come back to Sarzeau after taking a look at the imposing mediaeval Château de Suscinio.
Day 3: Excursion to the Ocean Peninsula and the Gulf | 35 km
First 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’ and ride along the coasts via Port Brillac and Bénance, before joining Sarzeau.
Day 4: Sarzeau – Arzon | 22 km by bike and 4 km on foot
Ride through all the Sarzeau peninsula up to Arzon where you will admire some highlights like the ‘butte de César’, Bilgroix, Port Navalo and Petit Mont. In the afternoon, hike from the hotel along the seaside coast overlooking the Gulf mouth.
Day 5: Excursion to Locmariaquer | 11 km ~ (option 11 km)
Embark for a boat transfer to Locmariaquer where you will explore (on foot) the ‘Circuit des megalithes’ (megalithic sites) or you can continue your bike excursion to the Moustoir chapel and the nice village of Kerdaniel. Come back by boat to Port Navalo and then to Arzon.
Day 6: Arzon – Île aux Moines – Île d’Arz | 19 km
Boat cruise to « Iles aux Moines » called the Gulf's pearl. You will enjoy this ride in contrasted landscapes and the perfumed atmosphere of the gulf's bigger island. At the end of the day, boat transfer to Ile d’Arz.
Day 7: Île d’Arz – Vannes | 13 km
Go and discover the Ile d’Arz called the ‘captains' island’ because of its former inhabitants who used to sail over all the seas ! As you will see in the salt marshes during low tide, Nature is preserved here ! Come back to Vannes at the end of the day.
Day 8: Departure during the day
> everyday on July and August
> Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from April to June and Septembre
From April 15th 2015 to June 30th 2015 770,00 € Single room supplement : 285,00 € 'Solo' Supplement : +32,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From July 1st 2015 to August 31st 2015 830,00 € Single room supplement : 335,00 € 'Solo' Supplement : +32,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From September 1st 2015 to September 30th 2015 770,00 € Single room supplement : 285,00 € 'Solo' Supplement : +32,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
- 7 nights’ accommodation in 2-star and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 5 dinners (drinks not included)
- 7 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- Boat transfers as mentioned in the program
- 1 travel folder (itineraries in French / colour maps)
- Tourist brochures
- Luggage transfer during the day
- Equipped cycle rentals (required on the different islands) - total 6 days with helmet
- 2 dinners
- Bus transfer (or taxi on Sundays and bank holidays) on Day 1 (Vannes–Sarzeau)
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Multirisk Insurance)
- Single room supplement (6 nights included)
> How to arrive in VANNES:
From A81 highway > Near Rennes, follow directions « Rocade Sud -Nantes » and « Vannes » (N24), then in Ploërmel, follow direction « Vannes » on N166.
From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Vannes train station.
Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Vannes train station: about €6.
. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Rennes train station or Le Mans train station > Vannes train station.
. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Montparnasse train station > Vannes train station.
. From Rennes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Rennes train station > Vannes train station.
. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Vannes train station.