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 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 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
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 favorite 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, ~35 km
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 harbor city tucked away on an inlet.
Day 4: Auray - Vannes, ~32 km
Take a look at in the charming medieval 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. You can spend 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
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: Departure during the day
5 nights in carefully chosen 3*** hotels
boat transfer from Port Navalo to Locmariaquer
carefully chosen roads and paths
detailed documentation, brochures and maps
self-guided tour - 6 days / 5 nights
arrival every day
route (1)-(2): ~140 km
mostly flat with few smaller hills, short stages
how to get there
by car: highway A11 and N165 to Sarzeau
by train: station in Vannes, from Paris (3 hours) direct with TGV
by plane: airport Quimper or Brest
possible on pequest
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