Saint-Malo to Arzal - Cycle route 2 in Brittany

Canals & intimate rivers
Short trip
193 Km
I begin / Family
Between the corsair city of St-Malo and the port of Arzal, cross bucolic central Brittany via its canals – that’s the gentle adventure proposed by Véloroute 2. On the way, explore three emblematic Breton Cités d’Art et d’Histoire, artistic, historic towns: St-Malo, Dinan and Rennes. The route is already open between St-Malo and Rennes. Beyond Rennes, the route has yet to be set up.

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 174,18 km By road: 19,33 km Provisional itinerary: 3,92 km

Surface of the cycle route

Rugueux: 162,18 km Lisse: 22,46 km Accidenté: 8,87 km

Signposting and state of the itinerary

The Cycle Route 2 - Saint-Malo to Arzal is opened and developped up to Redon. The part from Redon to Arzal is still under development.

Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on "Saint-Malo to Arzal - Cycle route 2 in Brittany"

More than 30 accomodations (campings, hotels, lodges, guest houses) "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") are located at less than 5km away from the itinerary and they guarantee quality services for cyclists such as a closed garage for example. We strongly advise to book your accomodations in advance (including campings), especially in touristic areas.

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Not too hard

I cycled this route during the 2022 heat wave. I used the alternative route from St Malo to Dinan and it was simply stunning! The route was generally very indicated, although there were a couple of diversions due to work on the tow path, these diversions were reasonably well indicated but I was glad I had a map on my phone to check the route was correct.
Long sections of the route have no facilities so prepare well. Having said that there are several “bike maintenance “ points, effectively a station with all necessary tools that you can use -a great idea.
I did the route in 3 days, staying at Hede and then Messac. Both places were very quiet. I cycled around 4 hours per day( around 80k), bear in mind apart from the section St Malo to Dinan, it is all flat. I spent lunch time and a few hours in Dinan and Rennes- both places merit more if possible.

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