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8-day Emerald Coast Cycling Holiday
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8-day Emerald Coast Cycling Holiday

8-day Emerald Coast Cycling Holiday

Self-guided Brittany bike tour

  • Quiet coastal tracks with grand sea views
  • Mont Saint-Michel, an ancient pilgrimage site
  • Lively fishing towns and imposing medieval fortresses
  • Ferry trip to the English Island of Jersey
  • Delicious local seafood
Map Cycling routes in Emerald Coast of Brittany
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Start: Mont-Dol          Finish: Mont-Dol

Day 1: Arrival in Mont-Dol
Day 2: Loop via Mont-Saint-Michel (69 km / 43 mi)
Day 3: Mont-Dol to Saint-Malo (44 km / 27,5 mi)
Day 4: Jersey Island loop (32 km / 20 mi)
Day 5: Saint-Malo to Dinan (27 km / 17 mi)
Day 6: Loop via Canal d'Ille et Rance (49 km / 30,5 mi)
Day 7: Dinan to Mont-Dol (44 km / 27,5 mi)
Day 8: Departure from Mont-Dol

Day 1:    Arrival in Mont-Dol

Travel to Brittany and arrive in Mont-Dol, a flowery village stuck to a granite rise on the otherwise flat Breton Coast. Stretch your legs on a walk to the top of Mont-Dol, where clear skies provide inspiring vistas of the polders and inland hills.

Day 2:    Loop via Mont-Saint-Michel (69 km / 43 mi)

Set off inland through rolling terrain to reach colourful story-book Dol-de-Bretagne and a striking location called Pontorson. Cycle a clear relaxed route to the mound-island of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, an age-old pilgrimage site with an impressive abbey surging up out of the sea. Gliding via ‘Duchess Anne’s Dike’, you pedal the polders out to Chapelle St. Anne by the bay then circle back inland on your return to the starting point.

Challenge: 69 km / 43 mi, 130 m ascent, 130 m descent

Day 3:    Mont-Dol to Saint-Malo (44 km / 27,5 mi)

Cycle the Bay of Saint-Michel against a backdrop of immense sea views. Stop off in the lively fishing village of Cancale to feast on the local oysters or visit the oyster banks, if the tide is out. The open Breton Coast isn’t really suitable for a day at the beach. However, if you cycle a tough climb over to the other side of the peninsula, you’ll be rewarded with a sunny spot on a golden beach. Roll along a quiet path into the humming port of Saint-Malo.

Challenge: 44 km / 27,5 mi, 150 m ascent, 150 m descent

Day 4:    Jersey Island loop (32 km / 20 mi)

Spend the day in historic Saint-Malo with its imposing walled fortress, little ports, vibrant shopping lanes and irresistible beaches. Or jump on an early morning ferry to the British island of Jersey and tour of tons of bike tracks, with the occasional steep ascent! 

If you just cannot make up your mind, book an extra night in Saint-Malo to get the best of both worlds.

Challenge: 32 km / 20 mi

Day 5:    Saint-Malo to Dinan (27 km / 17 mi)

Hop on a boat to fashionable Dinard and cycle a dead-straight track going south. Following a former railway, you ride countryside stretches to tiny villages, breathing in the tranquil scenery. Next, the ‘Voie Verte’ leads you inland through green flowering to Taden Castle and the River Rance flows up to the picturesque Port of Dinan.

Not in the mood for cycling today? In season you (and your bike) can get the boat from Dinard to Port Dinan.

Challenge: 27 km / 17 mi, 120 m ascent, 115 m descent

Day 6:    Loop via Canal d'Ille et Rance (49 km / 30,5 mi)

The town of Dinan is well worth exploring, so spend the day wandering round its galleries, shops, restaurants and terraces. And leave a bit of time for a ride into the green hills south of town. This pastoral landscape here recalls the South of England and Cornwall, with black granite farmhouses nestling among splendidly blue hydrangea. Most of the route follows the Canal d’Ille et Rance tow path, a lovely peaceful track with a few locks and villages along the way. Option of shortening the ride, if you wish.

Challenge: 49 km / 30,5 mi, 200 m ascent, 215 m descent

Day 7:    Dinan to Mont-Dol (44 km / 27,5 mi)

Relax on a tranquil track along the River Rance. Marvel at enormous contrasts between tides from the dam and bike through rolling farmland to the once prosperous city of Dol-de-Bretagne. Admire an impressive megalithic giant, the Menhir du Champ-Dolent. See the soaring ceiling at the Cathedral of St Samson, one of the seven Breton founder-saints. Walk the Grand Rue des Stuarts past magnificent 12th- and 13th-century houses, then your trip comes full circle back to Mont-Dol.

Challenge: 44 km / 27,5 mi, 205 m ascent, 215 m descent

Day 8:    Departure from Mont-Dol

Your self-guided cycling holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Departure from Brittany.


All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We choose comfortable 3* hotels and charming B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

For more comfort, when it's possible we can upgrade the hotels with 4* category (supplement applied).

B&B Château Mont-Dol
B&B Château (Mont-Dol)

The domain and enclosed garden of "Château de Mont-Dol", beautiful 19th century residence; is ideally located for your stay at Saint-Malo - Baie du Mont Saint-Michel in Brittany in a region with natural heritage, places of numerous and recognized visits and activities 


Hôtel France et Chateaubriand*** (Saint-Malo)
Hôtel France et Chateaubriand*** (Saint-Malo)

In the heart of the fortified city, you will discover an elegant building of character. Built in the traditional neo-classical style of 19th-century French seaside resorts, our hotel offers 80 fully equipped rooms (including 20 with sea views) and lift.


Hôtel De La Porte Saint-Malo*** (Dinan)
Hôtel De La Porte Saint-Malo*** (Dinan)

Just a few yards from the St Malo gate and the ramparts, close to the heart of medieval Dinan, the Hotel de la Porte Saint-Malo with his garden in the town of Dinan, harks back to another age, being build out of five traditional stone houses, in one of the most ancient districts of the town.



Departure any day of the week from 1st April to 31st October

Arrival in Mont Dol

You can get to Rennes by the TGV (high speed train) from Paris gare Montparnasse (approx. 1h30) and take a regional train (TER) to Dol-de-Bretagne (approx. 40 min). For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF and TER-SNCF

Departure from Mont-Dol

On the end of your trip you can take a train from Dol-de-Bretagne. For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF and TER-SNCF

From Paris to Mont-Dol (approx. 4h - 380 km/236 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

Parking possibilities at the first accommodation in Mont-Dol


SCOTT Sub Cross Men/Lady Alloy Frame, 24 Speed 

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

Hybrid Rental Bike



The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

Electric Bike Rental

GPS tracks are available on request



  • 7 nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tourist city tax
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip in GUIBO, the digital guidebook and navigation App
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental


  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Upgrade Supplement hotels 4*
  • Additional nights 
  • Transfer to first and from last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike rental 
  • E-bike supplement
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation 

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