All our cycling trips on the Nantes to Brest canal.
The Nantes to Brest canal as a family
Starting from 572€
The Brest to Nantes Canal - complete
Loisir , Forme
Starting from 1180€
From the city of the Dukes of Brittany to the north of Finistère, the Nantes to Brest canal crosses the heart of Brittany from east to west and north to south. From lock to lock, this 364-kilometer route takes you on a discovery of inland Brittany. An untamed region with unspoiled nature and a strong character.
Made up of 238 locks and prodigious works of art, the Nantes-Brest Canal is sometimes considered to be the greatest technical work of the 19th century. Throughout its route which stretches through the center of Brittany, the Nantes-Brest Canal links the most beautiful Breton valleys: the Erdre, the Vilaine, the Oust, the Blavet and finally the Aulne. In addition, what makes the Nantes-Brest Canal so beautiful and diverse is the wild nature of its rivers. On the canal overall, only 20% has been dug to connect rivers.
Punctuated by the flowery locks, the song of birds and the barges, cycling the Nantes to Brest canal is a soothing experience. Calm and serenity guide your bicycle getaway along this path of water. On the landscaped towpath that winds along the Nantes to Brest canal, you ride safely away from traffic and away from the frenzy of cities. The air is pure, you can breathe at ease. Flat and safe, the route is perfectly suited for families who want to discover bike-travelling. However, it is also suitable for more experienced bike-travellers who can, if they wish, stretch out the distances.
Due to its untamed route, the Nantes to Brest canal appeals to nature lovers. It crosses contrasting natural landscapes such as Lake Guerlédan, the Armorican Massif and the valley of the Erdre, nicknamed “the most beautiful river in France” by François 1er. Although the route is untamed, cities are not completely absent. Along the route you pass through cities of Art and History like Pontivy. In addition, during your trip, take the time to discover the remarkable localities of Josselin and Malestroit classified Small Cities of Character.
Depending on your expectations and your desires, we offer several bike travel packages on the Nantes to Brest canal. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you in organizing your cycling trip to discover the heart of Brittany.
The Nantes to Brest canal offers a lush natural heritage and many historical and cultural curiosities. Along the way, you will fall under the spell of well-preserved Small Towns of Character which mark out this beautiful green setting.