Seaside, Nature & small heritage
19,53 Km
3 h 00 min
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19,53 km cycling route from Pont-L'Abbé to Bénodet

Heading out from the town of Vannes, east round to Port-Navalo, make the most of the exceptional protected maritime atmosphere of the Gulf du Morbihan. On the gulf’s south side, the Presqu’île de Rhuys is a wide peninsula crisscrossed by cycle paths, allowing you to admire the many creeks and islands of the gulf, a wildly indented, beautiful inland sea, its aspect changing greatly with the tides and the seasons.

Elevation of the stage

138 m 138 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 6,83 km By road: 12,69 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 15,85 km Rugueux: 3,68 km

The route

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.

Alternative routes

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

Ferry links

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.


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