The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany

Trip codeCyclo 26
Trip activity :Self guided bike tour
Location :Vannes, Carnac - France
Duration :8 days
Departure :April, May & June : from Thursday to Monday. Every day from July 2 to Sept 14. Sept 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25 & 26
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Capacity :Minimum 2 people
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  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany
  • The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike. Southern Brittany

Tour description

The tour of the Gulf of Morbihan by bike, Southern Brittany

From Vannes, departure for a bicycle loop to discover the Gulf of Morbihan. You will ride the whole tour of the gulf of Morbihan by bike in 8 days, 6 cycling days and many short boat crossings.

Renowned for the beauty of its coastal landscapes and mild climate, the Gulf of Morbihan is the ideal place for a relaxing but active vacation. From the peninsula to the islands, you will cycle along the banks of this “little inland sea* (*Morbihan means “small sea” in Breton). From both land and sea, appreciate the geographic, historic and ornithological richnesse of this unique territory.

This bicycle ride will allow you to meet the locals who know the land like anyone else. Fishermen, shellfish farmers, oyster farmers,.. they share their passion and their knowledges of the Gulf of Morbihan.

Departing from Vannes, town of Art and History, you will embark on a jouney that combines bicycle and boat. Almost every day, a ferryboat, small Gulf boat, will allow you to make the connections between the peninsulas and the islands. Cruises that last 5 to 30 minutes will give you another glimpse of the interior coasts of Morbihan and a good breath of sea air. Cozy and relaxing, Île aux Moines and Île d’Arz are on the program. Privileged island escapes.

Along the way, you will also discover the rich historical heritage of Morbihan. The passage through the Carnac stone alignments is a highlight of the adventure. Nestled along the Auray river, the port of Saint Goustan is also a must during your trip. With its cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses, the port has kept its old charm..

Highlights
  • The fortified city of Vannes opened to the gulf
  • The many small crossings by ferry boat, heritage of the Gulf
  • The Moines Island and Arz island
  • The picturesque port of Saint Goustan in Auray
  • The megalithic alignments of Carnac erected 5,000 years ago
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Program

Day 1Arrival in Vannes

Arrival in Vannes and check in in your hotel after 4pm. Take time to visit the very charming city of Vannes

Day 2Cycling day in île d'Arz 13 km - 45 m

Meeting with our guide in your hotel before your Gulf of Morbihan cycling tour

From Vannes downtown, you ride about 3 km to reach the pier of Arz island . You leave the beautiful city of Vannes by boat to reach the island. You need about 10 km cycling to go around all the points accessible by bike. We leave you here free to stroll at your leisure, without a precise route. Let yourself be surprised at the bend of these paths and small roads that offers you thousands of wonders. Enyoy the amazing colors of the gulf’s waters

Back to Vannes for the night

Day 3From Vannes to Arzon 35 to 45 km - 125 to 200 m

A first boat drops you on the peninsula of Sene. You’ll cycle a few kilometers along the gulf surrounded by a cacophony of birds singing. A sea shuttle then connects you to the Rhuys Peninsula. You ride along the southern shores of this “petite mer” (little inland sea) to reach Arzon. in between,you will visit the castle of Suscinio and the small village of Sarzeau. Very nice bike route with small roads and greenways

Day 4Cycling day in "île aux Moines" – 20 km (and boat shuttle) 20 km - 30 m

A “passeur” boat shuttle takes you to Île-aux-Moines for this island day. A nice island discovery awaits on the small car-free roads of this little paradise. It is probably with regret that you take the boat to return to Arzon …

Day 5From Arzon to Carnac 32 to 40 km - 85 m

You will start the day by taking a boat shuttle to cross the Gulf. You will reach the north bank of the Gulf to discover other treasures of the Morbihan. This is a special opportunity to discover the “aligements de Carnac” (lines of menhirs). Night in le port de la Trinité (or in Carnac depending on availibility).

Day 6From Carnac to Auray 25 to 57 km - 80 à 200 m

Beautiful river to discover absolutely. By bike you will reach the island of Saint-Cado, a small haven of peace without car, linked by a small dike. The city presents a charming historic center. But it is on the banks of the Aurey river that we find the most interesting place: the port of Saint-Goustan. Night on the port.

Day 7Back to Vannes 40 km - 280 m

You ride closer to the Gulf and its beautiful inland sea before arriving at the ramparts of Vannes.

Day 8Departure

Departure after breakfast

Practical details

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We take care of transporting your luggage at each change of accommodation so that you travel light and take full advantage of your daily hike.

You leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation before your departure .

At the end of the afternoon, you will find them at the reception of your new accommodation or directly in your room.

Luggage accepted per person: 1 suitcase or travel bag (20 kg maximum) + 1 piece of hand luggage.

We remind you that rental bicycles are equipped with saddlebags to be used to transport the things you deem useful for the day

Your travel record corresponds to the documents or files you receive before your trip (usually a month before) and upon arrival at the first accommodation.

It includes:

  • A welcome letter with the main practical information:
  • The time slot for baggage transport
  • Details of the delivery and collection of bikes from rental if necessary
  • Your local contact and telephone number (s) in case of emergency
  • Any additional information
  • The logbook travel package including map with the route (to the appropriate scale) and directional, tourist and practical indications
  • The necessary voucher (s) to be given to the service provider (s) (only if necessary!)

On request and depending on the circuits:

  • The “Evazio” application to download from smartphone for “GPS” navigation with visual guidance (reading of the track on the your smartphone) and / or oral.
  • The application also contains practical and tourist information. Once the trip has been downloaded, no internet connection is necessary
  • The loan of a GPS device with the pre-recorded tracks
  • Sends GPX tracks of each stage to be used with your own navigation support

On this circuit, we suggest that you provide you with the choice and by reservation:

  • A hybrid bike suitable for hiking and for the route
  • An electric bike adapted to the route

With its equipment:

  • 1 rear bag
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 set of repair
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 anti-theft device
  • 1 charger (for the electric bike)

For the youngest, we can offer depending on age and size

  • A child’s bike
  • A baby seat
  • A trailer
  • A follow-up bike

The bike is delivered to the first accommodation and is adjusted to your size.

At the end of the tour, the bike must be left at the last accommodation with its equipment. We will take care of their recovery.

The type of accommodation is classified into 3 ranges:

Comfort : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 2 and 3 stars (or equivalent) and rooms of host.

Superior : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 3 and 4 stars (or equivalent) and charming guest rooms.

Luxury : The circuit mainly presents 4 and 5 star hotels or equivalent

Our support team remains available for the duration of your trip.