The Gulf of Morbihan

From the peninsula to the islands

Highlights

Boat passages to the islands included
L’Île aux Moines (Monk island) at the heart of the Gulf
The Suscinio castle
Typical ports
Fine dining and seafood

An extended discovery of the Gulf of Morbihan

Travelling between land and sea

Renowed for its mild climate, the Gulf of Morbihan is the perfect place for an active resting time. From both land and sea, appreciate the ornithological and geographical riches of this territory. From the peninsula to the islands you cycle along this small interior sea (Morbihan means “little sea” in breton).

By bike and boat you visit l’île aux Moines (Monk’s island) and l’île d’Arz (Arz island).

On the islands and the peninsula discover several monuments from the megalictic era. Proof that you are on a land of choice, which men have looked after for thousands of years!

Carte itinéraire Le Tour du Golfe du Morbihan Abicyclette Voyages à vélo
Niveau EasyEasy or Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1

VANNES

Arrival on your own and check in to your hotel. Orientation with our guide today. Take time to explore Vannes and the banks of the Loire river.

Day 2

From VANNES to ILE D’ARZ 13km 45m Niveau Facile

You ride about 3 km to reach the pier of the island of Arz from Vannes downtown. You leave the beautiful city of Vannes by boat to reach the island of Arz.

On the island, you need about 10km to go around all the points accessible by bike that counts the island. We leave you here free to stroll at your leisure, without a precise route. Let yourself go and surprise at the turn of these paths and small roads that offers you thousands of wonders and different colors on the waters of the Gulf.

Day 3

From 73713 to 74029 35km 125m Niveau Facile

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 the small inlet to reach Arzon. Between the two, the castle of Suscinio and the small village of Sarzeau liven up this pretty journey and are well worth a visit. The route consists of small roads and greenways.

  • For a few more km 45km 200m Niveau Loisir

    Option including the Suscinio chateau.

Day 4

ARZON, JOURNEE A L'ILE AUX MOINES 15km 30m Niveau Facile

A “passeur” boat 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 … The rest of the tour is comforting!

Day 5

From ARZON to LA TRINITE SUR MER 27km 100m Niveau Facile

You will start the day by taking a sea shuttle to cross the Gulf. You head to the north shore to discover other treasures of the Morbihan. This is a special opportunity to discover the lines of menhirs (standing stones), relics of ancient times in Carnac. You spend the night at the port in La Trinité-sur-mer.
Boat ride (1): ONE WAY FROM PORT-NAVALO TO LOCMARIAQUER (25 min)

  • For a few more km 45km 125m Niveau Loisir
Day 6

From LA TRINITE SUR MER to AURAY 28km 142m Niveau Facile

You leave La Trinité-sur-Mer by the scenic route. It leads you to the famous stone alignments in Carnac. Take time to admire this masterpiece of the Neolithic era. You then reach Auray, a city with charming historic center. Its most interesting spot is the port of Saint-Goustan where we invite you to spend the evening and the night.

  • For a few more km 57km 200m Niveau Loisir
Day 7

From AURAY to VANNES 38km 280m Niveau Loisir

You ride closer to the Gulf and its beautiful inland sea before arriving at the ramparts of Vannes. The opportunity for a last picnic on this incredible site.

Day 8

VANNES

End of the stay at the end of the morning.

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Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Accommodation example
hotel manche ocean hotel escale arz Hôtel Glann Ar Mor Hôtel Ostréa Hôtel Le Marin (AURAY)

Starting from 800€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
hotel manche ocean hotel escale arz Hôtel Le Crouesty Hôtel Ostréa Hôtel Le Marin (AURAY)

Starting from 825€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
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Starting from 1065€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Homemade and fully tested itineraries
  • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
  • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
  • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

Close assistance
  • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
  • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
  • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

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GPS included Travel with Abicyclette France

  • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)/ Twonav Anima hiking GPS /
  • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day and touristic information)
  • French topo maps of the area (IGN 1/100 000e) to have a global view of your itinerary

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On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
  • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
  • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
  • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


Trekking bike

A layed out and dynamic position

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Touring bike

A straight and easy going position

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Ebike

With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Getting here

Starting point

Vannes, Golfe du Morbihan

Coming to Vannes by car

From Rennes N24/N166 (120 km 1h20)
From Paris by the A11 bighway (470 km 4h30)

Coming to Vannes by train*

TGV train station in Vannes (from Paris : 3h20)

Coming to Vannes by plane*

Airport in Lorient
Airport in Rennes and Nantes

* Transport to your starting point can be included as an option.

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest
Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
Other
  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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