Cycle tour in the Gulf of Morbihan and its islands

from 720 € / pers.
/ 9 testimonials
Reference : BR9
5 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Round trip
From May to September
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Brittany: Morbihan region:

Discover the fantastic lights and colours of Brittany. Your bike stages will guide you through its amazing landscapes: between its range of islands (Ile aux Moines and the Ile d’Arz), 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 along 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 changing and fantastic lights of the Morbihan Gulf, depending on the time of day and on the tide.

Day 1 : Arrival in Vannes


Take time to discover this city well known for its ramparts and its charming marina. Walk into the “intra-muros” (inside the fortification) with its pretty half-timbered houses.

Day 2 : Vannes – “Ile d’Arz” – Sarzeau | 20 km or 35 km


For your first bike stage, leave Vannes to reach the “Arz” island (30 minutes crossing). Free walking tour of the island. On your return, reach Séné, before joining Saint-Armel and its salt marshes. Go further in the Rhuys peninsula joining Sarzeau.

Day 3 : Sarzeau – Arzon | 23 km or 35 km


Go south 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 Arzon.

The longer version of this stage allows you to reach 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.

Day 4 : Arzon – Auray | 24 km ou 40 km


Reach Port Navalo and embark for a boat transfer to Locmariaquer. Proceed to Auray, an old harbour city tucked away on an inlet.

Choose the longest version of this stage if you wish to join La Trinité-sur-Mer, a charming fishing port and marina, and then Carnac, world famous for its megalithic sites!

Day 5 : Auray – Vannes (via l'Ile aux Moines) | 30 km


Take a look at the charming mediaeval Port of St Goustan before reaching the port of Le Bono then Port Blanc before embarking for “Ile aux Moines” island in  (5 minutes crossing). The itinerary on the island is free to allow you to enjoy the pearl of the Gulf as you wish (or follow our suggested itinerary). Continue to Arradon, a seaside resort known as the Morbihan Riviera, before reaching Vannes and its charming marina.

Possibility to reach the pretty port of Larmor Baden, from where you can walk along the sumptuous Berder Island.

Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Vannes.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: BR9 STD
superior category
Reference: BR9 SUP
Low season
  • from May 12th to June 30th
    from September 1st to 26th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
720 € / pers.
270 € / pers.*
950 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 4th to 11th
    from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
740 € / pers.
330 € / pers.*
990 € / pers.
450 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days
• Boat transfers Vannes <> Ile d’Arz – both ways (D2)
• Boat transfer Sené > St Armel (D2)
• Boat transfer Port Navalo > Locmariaquer (D4)
• Boat transfers Port Blanc <> Ile aux Moines – both ways (D5)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• 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)

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days
• Boat transfers Vannes <> Ile d’Arz – both ways (D2)
• Boat transfer Sené > St Armel (D2)
• Boat transfer Port Navalo > Locmariaquer (D4)
• Boat transfers Port Blanc <> Ile aux Moines – both ways (D5)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• 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)

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : - 90%
from 3 to 11 years old : - 20%
from 12 to 15 years old : - 10%

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

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: BR9 STD
superior category
Reference: BR9 SUP
Extra night in Vannes
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 115 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : - 90% / from 3 to 11 years old : - 20% / from 12 to 15 years old : - 10%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• 'Sport' bike supplement
SCOTT bike – “Sub Sport 20”
+20 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 70 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- 'follow-me' tandem :

+ 20 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 120 € / 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.
Please note that one accommodation will be on the same level as the standard category.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC GITANE bike - 21 speed gears

(bike included in this tour)

A bike that favors an upright, comfortable position, ideal for leisure riding.

OPEN frame, until 1m83
CLOSED frame, from 1m83

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 bottle cage

Helmet not provided.

SCOTT Sub Sport 20 - 27 speed gears

A “sport” bike that favors a more athletic position and riding style.

OPEN frame, until 1m83
CLOSED frame, from 1m83

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 bottle cage

Helmet not provided.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
MOUSTACHE e-bike
E-bike

OPEN frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock

Helmet not provided.

(These models of e-bikes may be replaced by another one, similar)

Equipment & Bike for children

We provide bikes and equipment for children such as :

  • children’s bike
    (from 16 to 24 inches – from 1,05m to 1,45m / from 3’5’’ to 4’9’’)

velo enfant

  • “follow-me” tandem
    (for children from 5 to 8 years old – about 1,05m / 1,30m – from 3’5’’ to 4’4’’)
    The “follow-me” is a clever coupling device that allows you to attach the child’s bike to your bike with ease. It can be removed easily to let the child ride alone.

  • trailer
    (for baby or 25 kg maximum children)

  • baby seat
    (for baby or 22 kg maximum children, fixed on the rear rack)
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 Vannes
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (40%) and small traffic roads.

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

Navigation app

Besides the maps, we also provide a personalised navigation app showing points of interest along the route.

How to arrive in Vannes

By train:
From Paris Gare Montparnasse train station >> Vannes train station (about 2h40 by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit: www.sncf.com/en

By plane :

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

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >>  Gare Montparnasse train station >> Vannes 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 >> Gare Montparnasse train station >> Vannes 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 >> Gare Montparnasse train station >> Vannes train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Rennes airport:
    – Taxi tansfer to Rennes train station OR Bus shuttle >> Ligne 57– stop ‘République’ >> Metro Line A >> Rennes train station >> Vannes train station (by train).
    www.rennes.aeroport.fr/en/bus

Return

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)
    – Vannes train station >> Paris Gare Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Vannes train station >> Rennes train station (by train) >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airports:
– Lorient Bretagne Sud airport: www.lorient.aeroport.fr/en
– Rennes airport: www.rennes.aeroport.fr/en
– Nantes airport: www.nantes.aeroport.fr


Trip overall rating : / 9 testimonials

Sophie
France
travel date: 20 August 2023.
" Super voyage entre détente et visites. "

L’utilisation des vélos électriques ont permis de profiter et plus de temps et faire un peu de “hors circuit” et profiter des soirées. l

Jacques
France
travel date: 07 August 2023.
" Je recommande vivement "

Très beau circuit avec des paysages magnifiques .

Philippe
France
travel date: 24 July 2023.
" Très bonne première expérience. "

Tous les services promis ont été respectés.

Aude
France
travel date: 04 September 2022.
" Agence très sérieuse "

Une très belle découverte du Golfe du Morbihan en famille: l’agence est très sérieuse et disponible pour répondre à toutes nos demandes (siège bébé notamment). Le circuit est abordable et les étapes adaptées pour notre famille; le matériel était d’excellente qualité (vélo électrique & classique) et les hôtels bien situés et très agréables.

Eric
France
travel date: 29 August 2022.
" Organisation parfaite de la part de RANDOVELO "

Organisation parfaite de la part de RANDOVELO (merci à Pierre, l’organisateur) de ce périple. Excellents supports documentaires. Accueils de plus charmants dans les hotels. Circuits vraiment bien adaptés pour des vélos. Un grand plaisir d’avoir pu visiter l’ile d’ARZ. Des alignements de menhirs, des dolmens et tumulus à gogo. C’était plus que parfait. RandoVélo très apprécié dans les hotels.

Eric
France
travel date: 29 August 2022.
" Circuits vraiment bien adaptés pour des vélos. "

Organisation parfaite de la part de RANDOVELO  de ce périple. Excellents supports documentaires. Accueils de plus charmants dans les hotels. Circuits vraiment bien adaptés pour des vélos. Un grand plaisir d’avoir pu visiter l’ile d’ARZ. Des alignements de menhirs, des dolmens et tumulus à gogo. C’était plus que parfait. RandoVélo très apprécié dans les hotels.

Stéphanie
France
travel date: 19 July 2022.
" Semaine magnifique "

Nous avons passé une semaine magnifique dans le Golfe du Morbihan avec notre fille de 6 ans. Le parcours à vélo est très chouette, les paysages magnifiques et l’accueil breton à la hauteur!

Annika
Sweden
travel date: 06 July 2022.
" Thank you for a good trip "

We will remember it as a good family holiday.

Dominique
France
travel date: 02 June 2022.
" A refaire "

Circuit très agréable pour débuter. Les 35 km par jour permettent de prendre son temps et de profiter. Logements impeccables. A refaire.