Cycle tour from Rennes to Saint-Malo: along Ille and Rance Canal

from 490 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : BR8
5 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Very Easy
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Brittany:

The ideal trip for those who want to enjoy the peaceful and magnificent countryside scenery by bike!
Discover unknown Brittany, far away from the overcrowded beaches and cycle on the ‘Voie Verte’ path along the Ille and Rance Canal, from one river lock to the next.

Day 1 : Arrival in Rennes


Capital of Art and History, discover the historical neighbourhoods of this typical Breton city. You will stroll along the paved streets with half-timbered houses to the majestic Parliament House dating from the 17th century.

Day 2 : Rennes – Hédé | 44 km


Leave this animated Breton capital using the cycling paths which will lead you to the ‘Voie Verte’. Cycle now along the peaceful Canal punctuated by typical green landscapes.

Day 3 : Hédé – Dinan | 37 km


Continue cycling along the Canal from one river lock to the next. You will pass farmlands and fields bordered by hedges and trees, and several typical villages of Brittany. Then, the majestic Mediaeval city of Dinan will appear in front of you!

Day 4 : Dinan – Dinard – Saint-Malo | 25 km


Reach the banks of the Rance Valley which presents unique landscapes. Then follow the ‘Voie Verte’ paths to Dinard, a beautiful town presenting a fantastic seaside heritage : from beautiful manor-houses facing the sea to magnificent beaches and pathways along the sea.
Then embark on a bus boat to enjoy a nice view over Saint-Malo.

Day 5 : Departure during the day


Before leaving, save time to visit Saint-Malo, the the fabulous “cité des corsaires” or pirate city. Many legends are still haunting the narrow streets of the centre of this town fortified by Vauban!

Select your category

standard category
Reference: BR8 STD
superior category
Reference: BR8 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 5th 2019
    from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
490 € / pers.
670 € / pers.
Single supplement
225 € / pers.
330 € / pers.
Mid season
  • from April 6th to June 30th 2019
    from September 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
510 € / pers.
690 € / pers.
Single supplement
225 € / pers.
330 € / pers.
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
530 € / pers.
710 € / pers.
Single supplement
225 € / pers.
330 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• Boat transfer from Dinard to Saint-Malo on Day 4
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Saint Malo to Rennes and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• Boat transfer from Dinard to Saint-Malo on Day 4
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Saint Malo to Rennes and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-40 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 40 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: BR8 STD
superior category
Reference: BR8 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 4 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 140 € / pers.
+ 170 € / pers.
Extra night in Rennes
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.
Extra night in Saint Malo
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.
Any season
+ 130 € / pers.
+ 115 € / pers.
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ARCADE hybride bike – 7 speed gears

Mixed frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • map holder
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

ARCADE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • map holder
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Rennes
> Return

Your journey

> Tour description:

Mainly cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists along the canal.

> GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Rennes

> By car:
From A81 highway > exit n°4 « Chantepie ».

 > By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

> By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud or Ouest > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station.
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

  • From Rennes airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Rennes train station >> Rennes train station.

– Bus shuttle: from Airport >> Line 57– stop ‘République – centre ville’.
www.rennes.aeroport.fr/en/bus

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Saint-Malo train station >> Rennes train Station (by train).
    – Saint-Malo >> Rennes (by taxi).

> If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Saint-Malo train station >> Paris Montparnasse train (by TGV train).
    – Saint-Malo train station >> Rennes train station (by train) >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by TGV train).

> Nearby Airports:
– Dinard Bretagne airport: www.dinard.aeroport.fr/en
– Rennes airport : www.rennes.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 6 testimonials

Royston
UK
travel date: 26 August 2017.
" Very enjoyable holiday. "

Well organised holiday. Well presented information. Well located hotels

Alain
France
travel date: 25 August 2017.
" Très bien organisé "

Une très bonne formule pour ceux qui souhaite un voyage clef en main

Jenny
USA
travel date: 09 September 2016.
" Great trip "

It was a great tour, everything went well and even the weather was really good

Wendy
Australia
travel date: 14 August 2014.
" Very satisfied "

We wanted to give you some feedback about the cycling holiday we have just enjoyed in Brittany – Rennes to St Malo- with your company. It was a wonderful trip and perfectly suited to us – being 60+ year old cyclists who only cycle at home off road in small amounts for pure pleasure. We found it all very manageable, interesting and exciting – and would recommend this ride to others who are older with an average level of fitness. It stretched us in a good way. We were very satisfied with all aspects related to the welcoming, accommodation, breakfasts and dinner, and luggage transfers. The dinner at Hédé was superb. We enjoyed all the hotels and the people running them. They were friendly and helpful. The bikes were OK. We loved the views from the hotel at St Malo – we loved so much about our cycling holiday and will certainly look out for you again.

Catherine
France
travel date: 12 July 2014.
" Parfait "

Très contente ! Prets à renouveler en 2015

Luis and Constanza
Argentina
travel date: 12 May 2016.
" We loved the tour. You provided good service "

My wife and I travelled in Bretagne from Rennes to St.Malo and later an extra day to Cancale and return to St.Malo. Two more couples joined us. Overall it was a fantastic tour. The area is gorgeous, the trails are excellent and beautiful, the bikes were new and impeccable. The hotels were OK, not great but good. We were fortunate to have good weather, some clouds but no rain. We are very happy of having requested the RandoVelo services for our tour. In the future we will contact them again for another bike tour in France. Thanks Rando Velo!