Day 1 &2
Your trip starts in La Baule, where white sand beaches are a short stroll from your hotel. If time allows, take a warm-up ride along the Cote Sauvage to the fishing village of Le Croisic, a good introduction to this coastal region. Next day, cycle to an area known as the Briere and Kerhinet, with its pedestrian streets and chaumieres or thatched cottages. You’ll have the chance to explore the marshes by punt to see how peat was extracted before an easy cycle back to your hotel.
Distance D1: 30 km, elevation gain 53 m.
Distance D2: 36 km, elevation gain 112 m.*
Day 3 & 4
Riding north from La Baule, you pass through the salt marshes to the fortified medieval village of Guerande and then through farmlands to Billiers. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop and see the harvesting of salt where locals use the same technique as their ancestors. Next day, your ride options will include La Roche Bernard, a 1000 year old town which claims to be the home of the inventor of the guillotine.
Distance D3: 56 km, elevation gain 171 m.
Distance D4: 50 km, elevation gain 196 m or 45 km, elevation gain 164 m.*
Your ride begins with a glide past the Chateau de Suscinio- a medieval castle once home to the dukes of Brittany. You’ll also visit Sarzeau and Surzur and the route des Huitres- the most famous oyster-producing area in Brittany. In Port Novalo you’ll ferry across to fishing village of Locmariaquer where monuments and tombs from the megalithic civilization still stand.
Distance: 82 km, elevation gain 167 m.*
Day 6 & 7
Next day your journey will continue towards Hennebont passing through the legendary village of Carnac, one of the most famous megalithic monuments and ancient ruins in France.
Your last cycling day includes a loop to the sea-side village of Port Louis with its impressive 17th century citadel.
Distance D6: 52 km, elevation gain 120 m.
Distance D7: 30 km, elevation gain 116 m.*
Depart after breakfast at your leisure.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.