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The 8 Major cycle routes in Brittany

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La Vélodyssée, Roscoff - Nantes - Route 1

Cyclists on the cycle route La Vélodyssée (EuroVelo 1) at Josselin in Brittany

Brittany’s section of La Velodyssée – also on the French part of the much longer EuroVelo 1 route, linking Roscoff to Hendaye – follows the Canal de Nantes à Brest along a fair stretch. This canal is considered one of greatest technological feats of 19th-century France, with its 238 locks, its feeder channels and its many works of art.  

 

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Saint-Malo - Rennes - Arzal - Route 2

Cyclist in Brittany along the canal of ll'ïle et Rance

On this bucolic cycle route, travel alongside the boats on the Canal d’Ille-et-Rance and explore three emblematic Breton Cités d’Art et d’Histoire, historic, artistic towns – Saint-Malo, Dinard and Dinan.

 

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Saint-Malo - Rhuys - Route 3

cyclists on a greenway in Brittany near near Rhuys

This cycle route in good part follows a disused railway line. Leaving the ramparts of the historic corsair port of St-Malo, you head for the legendary Forest of Brocéliande, main focus of Brittany’s rich Arthurian legends, and to Ploërmel, a favourite home of the medieval dukes of Brittany.

 

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The Tour de Manche, Roscoff - Le Mont-Saint-Michel - Route 4

cyclists on the Tour de Manche by bike front of the sea

The Roscoff - Mont-Saint-Michel route has a strong maritime flavour, going along Brittany’s north coast, and makes up a section of the enchanting cross-Channel Tour de Manche cycle route. It also forms part of the EuroVelo 4 route, which, one day, will go as far as Kiev in Ukraine!

 

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La Littorale - Roscoff - Saint-Nazaire - Route 5

Couple by bike on a cycle route in Brittany at the presquile de Rhuy

Following on from Brittany’s very popular coastal hiking path (the Chemin des Douaniers), the region is now creating a coastal cycle route tracking strands, bays and more savage stretches as closely as possible. Cyclists are steered along quiet lanes, via picturesque ports and beaches.



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Camaret - Vitré - Route 6

Couple by bike above the Guerledan lake in Brittany

Cyclists can make the most of a specially adapted railway line to explore inland Brittany, l’Argoat, going on as far as the place where the Monts d’Arrée hills plunge into the sea in western Brittany.  



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Roscoff - Concarneau, la transfinistérienne - Route 7

Friends on a greenway between Roscoff and Rennes in Brittany

From Roscoff, a once-notorious Breton corsairs’s port, a hilly coastal route leads you to the gently spectacular Bay of Morlaix, passing via the little city of Saint-Pol-de-Léon, signalled by the stunning spires of its medieval buildings.

 


Saint Brieuc - Lorient - Route 8

Voie 8 - Rigole d'Hilvern © T.Jeandot - CG22

From the Bay of Saint-Brieuc to Lorient, this cycle route going north-south across Brittany takes you via the Hilvern Channel and the beautiful Blavet Valley. 



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