This magnificent tour will allow you to discover the heart of Brittany. It’s a land where villages and castles, shores and bocages, are in total harmony with the land and the sea. The ride will take you through the UNESCO World Heritage site Mont Saint Michel to the “pirate town” of Saint-Malo along the marvelous Emerald coast. When you take a walk through the cobbled streets of St Malo’s old town, it will feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The town and busy ferry port offer visitors an authentic glimpse into Brittany’s important seafaring past. Along the way, you should make sure to sample some of Brittany’s culinary delights, such as raw oysters on the half shell and the delicious dry cider which is made in small, local orchards. It’s a trip that shouldn’t be missed!
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- Prices are per person in US Dollars – inclusive bike rental
- This tour can be guided upon request
- Choose your own starting date
Terms and Conditions
- Accommodations in small three and four-star hotels
- 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
- 21-speed bike rental, panniers, lock, repair kit and map holder (Helmet on request)
- Luggage transportation (pieces of luggage limited to 2 per person and 32 pounds per piece)
- Route directions, maps, and local brochures
- Emergency service phone number 7 days a week
Bikes are included in the price of the tour. Bikes are well-maintained 21-speed unisex bikes, equipped with saddlebags, repair kit, odometer, and lock. Bike helmet on request.
Electric bikes can be rented for this tour ($100 per person).We advise you only to rent an electric bike if you have first tried one at home. They’re heavier than regular bikes and therefore can be difficult to maneuver. In addition, you can rent children’s bikes, child seats, and bike trailers.
Included in the tour price you’ll receive daily buffet breakfast and dinner. For the buffet breakfasts there’s an assortment of cold meats and cheeses, eggs, bread, jams, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, and tea. For lunches you will be in a town so you can find lunch at a restaurant on your own. Dinners are three-courses with either a set menu or a choice of two options. We can accommodate many types of dietary restrictions including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy free. Please indicate these requests at the time of booking.
- Other items of a personal nature
- Travel/Cancellation insurance
The hotels listed below are examples of those usually used on the tour. Depending on availability, you may be booked in a different hotel of equal quality.
Hotel La Villefromoy, Saint-Malo
Enter the elegant and soothing universe of the 4-star Hotel La Villefromoy, an authentic villa in Saint-Malo. This boutique hotel invites you to relax, just 40 meters from Rochebonne beach. Take a leisurely 30-minute walk or 10-minute bike ride to the old walled town.
Le Jerzual Hotel, Port de Dinan
Le Jerzual Hotel Located at Port de Dinan at the base of the medieval city. The hotel is located at the Port de Dinan. Rich in art and history, Dinan is a medieval town close to Dinard and Saint-Malo.
Hotel du Chateau, Combourg
Hotel du Chateau is Located between a medieval castle and quiet lake, the Hotel du Chateau is the ideal destination to discover the Emerald Coast and Upper Brittany. Here you will find calm and comfort, along with a high-quality restaurant, whose menu is full of local specialties.
Hotel des Voyageurs, Fougères
Hotel des Voyageurs In the small medieval town of Fougères, discover the simple, cozy charm of the Hotel des Voyageurs. The hotel has an excellent location at the foot of the castle, belfry, public gardens and town centre restaurants, and the hotel is within easy reach of major attractions, including the D-Day landing beaches.
Hotel Ariane, Pontorson
Hotel Ariane The Ariane Hotel is in the center of the charming town of Pontorson, on the borders of Normandy and Brittany. The ideal place for your stay, you will have easy access to the D-Day beaches and Mont Saint Michel, among other sights. At the hotel’s restaurant you can enjoy a cuisine of regional flavors.
Relais Saint Michel, Le Mont Saint Michel
This comfortable, elegant 4-star hotel is nestled in the heart of a landscape garden and boasts a stunning view over the bay of Mont Saint Michel. The restaurant offers a panoramic view of the sea and Mont Saint Michel bay, as well as authentic, gourmet cuisine. Ideally located a few minutes from the medieval village of Mont Saint Michel, the hotel will be your haven of peace during your stay.
I chose this tour because of Van Gogh’s reputation and the itinerary and it was wonderful. The hotels were carefully chosen and better than expected. There are lovely bike paths along the Rance River and routes along farm roads that were biking at its best. Denise was easily accessible to help with any detail. This was our fifth tour with Van Gogh and they provide the best experience and value in biking.
Jeannie McRae, September 2022