Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
38,30 Km
3 h 02 min
I cycle often

38,30 km cycling route from Evran to St-Méen-le-Grand

This stage leaves the Canal d’Ille et Rance towpath, alternating between quiet roads and bucolic greenways. Two enjoyable tourist possibilities are the new geological Maison des Faluns at Tréfumel and the railbikes at Médréac station. The renovated old stations add character to this stretch, suitable for moderately experienced cyclists.

Elevation of the stage

66 m 159 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 14,70 km By road: 22,21 km Inconnu: 0,92 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 3,20 km Rugueux: 12,61 km Accidenté: 0,27 km Inconnu: 21,76 km

The route

The junction between Véloroutes 2 and 3 is at Mottay Lock, c.3.5km before Evran.
You follow a disused railway line between Trévron and the D20 road linking Médréac and Bécherel. The stretches of shared roads are generally peaceful and easy to cycle along, although there are a few slopes that may discourage inexperienced cyclists.
Note some dangerous crossings early on this stage – at the D26 and D12 roads, visibility is poor and some vehicles go fast. Take care at the entrance to Médréac on the D21 and at the entrance to St-Méen, where the signposting for several different cycle routes can be slightly confusing.


It’s possible to reach Bétineuc’s outdoor sports and recreation centre from Evran or Saint-André-des-Eaux (with bathing, sailing, canoeing, fishing, mini-golf, etc, on offer).

Railway station - SNCF

La Brohinière TER train station: on line Rennes/Lamballe/St-Brieuc. From La Brohinière’s train station, it’s possible to join Véloroute 3 at Le Crouais by following the cycle trail marked « Louison Bobet » n°1, signposted in the direction La Brohinière–Le Crouais.

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