Seaside, Nature & small heritage
45,04 Km
3 h 00 min
I cycle often
The gulf of Morbihan by bike
Vannes
Arzon
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.
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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.

 

The best cycling holiday breaks

to make the most of this
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Cycle path
Links
By road
Alternatives
Mountain bike itinerary
Provisional itinerary