Cycle tour from Rennes to Saint-Malo: along Ille and Rance Canal (7-day version)

from 725 € / pers.
/ 1 testimonials
Reference : BR7
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike tour in Brittany:

A journey along the water, in the heart of a bucolic nature before joining Dinard’s beaches and St Malo, the “corsair city”!

Discover a romantic Brittany and ride along the Ille et Rance Canal Green Way. Ride to the peaceful rhythm of the locks, stop in the charming little Breton villages or in the sublime medieval town of Dinan and finally join the sea! From Saint Malo, alternate between beaches and bike tours in the Breton hinterland.

Day 1 : Arrival in Rennes


Discover Rennes, city of Art and History and the historical neighbourhoods of this typical Breton city. Stoll 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. Pass farmlands and fields bordered by hedges and trees, and several typical villages of Brittany. Then, the majestic Mediaeval city of Dinan appears 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. Visit the fabulous “cité des corsaires” or pirate cityMany legends are still haunting the narrow streets of the centre of this town fortified by Vauban!

Day 5 : Excursion to Cancale | 33 km


Join the charming and typical port of Cancale famous for its oyster farms. Then continue up to the ‘Pointe du Grouin’ : a fabulous bird sanctuary and wonderful site offering a view of the Mont St Michel bay. Come back to St Malo riding along the coast and enjoy the wild flower and sea fragrances.

Day 6 : Excursion to St Suliac | 37 km


Cycle via St Servan and its Tour Solidor, start an excursion through the heart of the Rance Valley which offers unique panoramic views, before reaching Saint-Suliac, a fishing port that is considered as one of France’s most beautiful villages

Day 7 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: BR7 STD
superior category
Reference: BR7 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 10th
    from November 1st to 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
725 € / pers.
340 € / pers.*
1 045 € / pers.
540 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 11th to June 30th
    from September 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
745 € / pers.
340 € / pers.*
1 065 € / pers.
540 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
765 € / pers.
340 € / pers.*
1 085 € / pers.
540 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 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 (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Saint Malo to Rennes and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 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 (6 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 : - 18%

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

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: BR7 STD
superior category
Reference: BR7 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 4 dinners – excluding drinks // 2 free dinners)

+ 150 € / pers.
+ 175 € / pers.
Extra night in Rennes
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
Extra night in Saint Malo
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.*
High season
+ 135 € / 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 : - 18%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-55 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 60 € / pers.

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 – 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

ARCADE e-bike – 3 speed gears

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

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.

Bike stages trip profiles:
(click below to see the trip profile of each stage)

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).

How to arrive in Rennes

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> Rennes train station (about 1h30 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 : / 1 testimonials

Rosy
France
travel date: 24 July 2021.
" Ce voyage fut un plaisir "

Rando Vélo nous a particulièrement bien servies.