The gulf of Morbihan by bike The Coastal cycle path in Brittany
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
From Vannes east to Theix, the route is provisional. The way is then signposted from Theix to Port-Navalo.
After Noyalo, follow the greenway signposted V5 as it runs alongside the D 780 road up to Saint-Armel. Then take the signposted small roads up to Saint-Colombier.
Between Saint-Colombier and Sarzeau, the route is along tracks. At Sarzeau, you come to another stretch of laid-out cycle track to reach the town centre. Then continue along small roads with only light traffic up to Kerpont Lake, from where the route is along a greenway up to Arzon and Port-Navalo.
At Saint-Colombier, you can opt to follow the Marais de Duer (a marsh), then head on to Kerhouët (via a track).
The Presqu’île de Rhuys cycling network offers many alternative routes and links:
- From Saint-Armel to Le Tour-de-Parc
- From Sarzeau to the Pointe de Saint-Jacques Headland
- From L‘Etang de Kerpont (a lake), a greenway leads on to the town of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, on the south side of the Rhuys Peninsula.
For further information on the Presqu’île de Rhuys cycle network.
SNCF train services
Vannes train station
TGV high-speed line Paris Montparnasse -Vannes: in 3h15mins (10 trains daily)
Line Toulouse - Vannes via Bordeaux (2 trains daily)
Line Lyon - Vannes via Rennes or Paris (3 trains daily)
TER regional trains: Rennes et Nantes - Redon - Vannes - Lorient - Quimper
Note that small ferries operate crossings of the Golfe du Morbihan, for foot-passengers and those with bikes, serving Locmariaquer, Damgan, Séné and the larger islands, notably Arz and the Ile aux Moines. You can therefore easily add a magical outing on the gulf to your bicycle travels around here.