Publié le : 05/05/2022 14:13:20
Catégories : The Nantes to Brest Canal by bike
Points of interest on the Canal de Nantes à Brest by bike
Book your bikes in our agency Paulette - Bicycle rental in Nantes and discover the historical heart of Brittany ! On more than 360 kilometers, take advantage of a circuit particularly adapted to the adventure with bicycle; little unevenness, shaded parts... one of our favorite circuits and perfectly adapted for the families.
To give you an idea of the stages not to be missed, Paulette suggests you some points not to be missed on this route!
Visit a "Petite Cité de Caractère"
Feel like taking a little break during your bike trip? Put down your bikes and take a little break by visiting one of the two "Petite Cité de Caractère" along the Nantes-Brest Canal itinerary!
You can choose between Malestroit and Josselin; these two cities will offer you an authentic and unusual break. Stroll through the cobbled streets of these two towns and take the time to observe all the details of their medieval architecture.
Find all our suggestions of Breton cities to walk along the Canal by bike here !
The Ile aux Pies : the pearl of the Canal
With an area of 26 ha, the Ile aux Pies is a river island that offers many choices of activities. Between climbing, fishing, kayaking, hiking ... you can also leave your bikes to discover this site in another way. Take the time to observe all the biodiversity that this place offers, and enjoy a gourmet break in one of the creperies located at the water's edge.
The biggest lake in Brittany : The Lake of Guerlédan
Located in the heart of the forest of Quénécan and accessible only by bike, the artificial lake of Guerlédan covers the old village of the slate quarrymen. This gigantic lake of more than 400 ha is the ideal place to try a nautical activity. You can also take advantage of one of the beaches of the lake to organize a picnic.
The Abbey of Bon Repos
Not far from the Lake of Guerlédan, you can reach the Abbey of Bon Repos with your bike. Restored in 1986 after having fallen into partial ruin, it is now accessible to the public and retraces, once the sun has set, its history in a 2-hour show.
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Pontivy : Napoleonic city
Immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere by visiting the Château des Rohan, open to the public during the summer season thanks to guided tours. Stroll through the city and observe the 2 atmospheres of the historical center of the city: one is rather medieval with its half-timbered houses and its small streets, and the other, Napoleonic, with its wide avenues. A few pedal strokes away, you can discover the numerous chapels in the surrounding countryside.
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