1. A calm adventure in the Oust valley
By bike and canoe between Ile aux Pies and Questembert
This section of the Nantes-Brest Canal is ideal for a little escapade. On the programme: locks, cycling and paddling, unspoilt nature and a little bit of effort. Shall we go? From Redon train station, hop on a rental bike and set off in the direction of Île Aux Pies, a rock-climbing hot spot. Then, against a backdrop of granite and schist cliffs that plunge into the river, you’ll paddle away in a tandem canoe. As the river widens, it begins to look like a Louisiana bayou. Three hours later, cheered on by the herons and kingfishers, welcome to the camp site! The following day, hop back on the bike for a cool 40 km ride to Questembert.