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!

Niveau EasyEasy ou Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1

VANNES

Arrival on your own and check in to your hotel. Take time to explore Vannes.

Day 2

From VANNES to ILE D'ARZ 25km 45m Niveau Facile

Our guide welcome you on your hotel to bring you the bikes. After few kilometers, you will leave the beautiful city of Vannes by a boat that will take you to Île-d’Arz. Stroll and rest on the island. Night on the port of Île-d’Arz.

Day 3

From ILE D'ARZ to ARZON 35km 150m Niveau Facile

A first boat will drop you on the peninsula of Séné. A few kilometers at the end of the Gulf surrounded by birds. A “passeur” boat will then allow you to reach the peninsula of Rhuys. You will ride along the southern shores of the small sea to reach Arzon.

  • For a few more km 45km 150m Niveau Loisir
Day 4

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

A “passeur” boat will take 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 will take the boat to return to Arzon … The rest of the tour is comforting!

  • For a few more km 30km 100m Niveau Loisir
Day 5

From ARZON to LA TRINITE SUR MER 30km 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 behind the Morbihan Gulf and reach the ‘Ria d’Etel’, a beautiful river. You reach the island of Saint-Cado by bike, a peaceful oasis without cars, connected by a small dam. You arrive in Auray which has a charming historic center. Head for the most interesting place: the port of Saint-Goustan. You spend the night at the port.

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

From AURAY to VANNES 34km 275m Niveau Facile

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.

  • For a few more km 38km 280m Niveau Loisir
Day 8

VANNES

End of the stay at the end of the morning.

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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

Starting from 765€/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.


Starting from 1020€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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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.


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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)

Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditionalguide

  • 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
Présentation de notre parc de vélo Scott Sub Cross 20

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
Vélo de voyage, position à l'hollandaise

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
Présentation de nos vélos électriques

Vélo enfant 24 pouces

Bike trailer

Abicyclette remorque enfant voyage à vélo

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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