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A cycling adventure on the water's edgeA canal runs through it
Trip idea

A cycling adventure on the water’s edge

The Nantes-Brest canal is a wonderful way to cross Brittany! This calm and bucolic itinerary promises some wonderful encounters along the way. Here you will meet many types of people – cyclists, walkers, lock keepers, boaters, residents, fishers – who all love this space and are always delighted to tell you about their canal.

Suggestion for break in
8 days

Your trip

From Redon to Châteaulin, you’ll travel in the heart of Brittany along some of the loveliest sections of the Nantes-Brest canal. Tarmac sections, unsealed roads and prepared tracks succeed one another on a very well maintained and perfectly safe towpath. From Nort-sur-Erdre to Châteaulin, the route covers 364 km and includes 238 locks that guide the water from the rivers Erdre, Oust and Aulne, wild in parts and channelled in other parts. Far from traffic, in the peace and quiet, the flat route is ideal for all levels of practice and every age. Lock keepers’ houses decorated with flowers are dotted along the way. Remarkable historical buildings – Josselin castle, Pontivy castle, Abbaye de Bon-Repos – are perfect for cultural breaks without taking your eyes off nature.

The price includes

  • Accommodation: 7 nights in a double room
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfer
  • Telephone assistance
  • Administration fees
  • A customised welcome from our team when you arrive at the departure town, to give you all your travel documents
  • Visitor’s tax
  • The itineraries described on the following media:
    Loan of a hiking GPS
    Maps of the itineraries
    A practical and descriptive roadmap with all of our recommended addresses

The price does not include

  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Lunches
  • Dinners that are not mentioned in “the price includes”
  • Drinks, visits and other personal expenses
  • Costs resulting from breakdown and transport operations

Practical information

PricesEssential RangeComfort RangePrivilege Range
Price per person based on sharing a double roomFrom €930On requestOn request

Validity period: from 31 March to 30 October

A choice of 3 ranges

  • Essential Range: if you want to take advantage of our itineraries without frills, the Essential range proposes simple accommodation offering a good night’s rest: hotels up to 2 stars, simple guest room or private room in a bed and breakfast.
  • Comfort Range: the Comfort range includes independent or family 2 and 3-star hotels. Some steps may be in labelled guest rooms. You will have a comfortable and personalised double room.
  • Privilege range: comfort without compromise in 3 and 4-star boutique hotels which combine comfort, service and room for your bikes.



France is Fun

Book with “Abicyclette”
81 Mail François Mitterrand
35000 Rennes

Telephone : 02 30 96 18 22

Official website of tourism in Brittany