Granville – Saint-Malo : Mont St-Michel and Emerald Coast

The tour of Brittany n°1 by the "sentier des douaniers" (GR34)

From Granville to Saint-Malo, between Normandy and Brittany, you will walk in the footsteps of pilgrims, eternal travellers and dreamers. From heritage wonders to natural beauty, let yourself be guided by this legendary itinerary. Walking along the rocky peaks, strikes and wooded valleys, gulls, cormorants and other seabirds will be your companions on the road …

You will appreciate the commented crossing of the strikes of the Mont St-Michel but also the diversity of the landscapes (cliffs, wide open spaces and wild islets) and finally the different points of view on the Mont Saint-Michel.

This itinerary is suitable for walkers who love wide open spaces and sea views: marked path, quality accommodation, luggage transport and information about the region. Everything is planned so that you can make the most of the region and its beauties.

Hiking in freedom – Duration of 8 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.


Day 1

Granville Arrival in Granville and installation at the hotel. If the weather allows you, don’t hesitate to wander through the streets of the one that is nicknamed my “Monaco du Nord”.

Day 2

Granville – Carolles (14 km) Hiking along the coastal path and beaches from which you can see the Chausey archipelago. Then you’ll get to Carolles, where the Cabane Vauban stands. From there, you can enjoy your first view of Mont St-Michel.

Day 3

Carolles – Beauvoir (22 km) After crossing the dunes of Dragey and its many species of seabirds, we start with an approved boatman to cross the strikes of the bay of Mont Saint-Michel (barefoot and in shorts) to discover an exceptional environment: the history of Tombelaine and pilgrimages, traditional activities, legends, the phenomenon of the tides, silting and major works. At the end of the day, free visit of the Mount, the village and its abbey. Day depending on the schedule of the crossing. Then walk to the hotel in Beauvoir. -> The course of this day depends on the schedule of the crossing.

Day 4

Beauvoir – Roz-sur-Couesnon (13 km) Crossing the polders, fertile land reclaimed from the sea in the 19th century. The vastness of the landscape stretches out in front of you, a paradise for “pre-salted” sheep that only the raised huts of old fishermen and the gabions of hunters disturb. Then you reach Ste Broladre, a prelude to what the magic of Dol de Bretagne has in store for you. Night at Roz-sur-Couesnon on half board.

Day 5

Roz-sur-Couesnon – Dol de Bretagne (22 km) Woods, small ponds and charming hamlets line your route. Your excursion continues in the heart of a wooded and mysterious valley as far as Dol-de Bretagne. In Dol-de-Bretagne, the cathedral of St-Samson stands out by its large dimensions (visit not included in the package). Night in Dol de Bretagne.

Day 6

Dol de Bretagne – Cancale (22 km) Departure of the hike in front of Mont-Dol, a promontory in the middle of the land, which like its cousin Mont St-Michel, is a small granite island subject to eternal legends. Then you join the coastal path that you follow to Cancale, passing by St-Benoît des Ondes and the Pointe des Roches Noires.

Day 7

Cancale – Guilmorais (22 km) From the famous oyster port of Cancale we follow the customs officers’ path to the Pointe du Grouin, the scene of the highest tides in Europe. Along the way we discover in turn Port Briac, Port Pican and Port Mer, havens of rest that have become small seaside resorts, nestled in creeks protected by high cliffs. Our walk ends in the Duguesclin cove, a superb beach of blond sand.

Day 8

Guimorais- Saint-Malo (13 km) From the Lupin Gardens, we pick “Le blé en herbe” in the haven of peace chosen by Colette to write her cult novel. You then pass through the Gulf of Rotheneuf and its Malouinières, and you cross coves of paradise, sandy peninsulas, heaps of sculpted rocks (paid visit not included in the package) and pine forests. Free time in St-Malo, the city of privateers. End of stay.

Practical information

Home : day 1, late afternoon in Granville (the welcome point will be confirmed when booking) Hiking record delivery. Dispersion : The last day at the end of the stage at your arrival in Saint-Malo Possibility of an extra night and a return in the morning after breakfast. Framing : hiking in freedom, without guide Accomodation: In guest rooms and in 2* or 3* hotels, in formula night and breakfast, and the dinner of D4 included. Half-board is optional for the whole stay. Access : by car (different possibilities: park in Granville, Dol de Bretagne or Saint-Malo). Possibility to ask for a return transfer by private taxi. Up to Granville : : Leaving Paris by the N13, continue on the A14 towards Rouen then take the A13 towards Caen. At Caen, continue on the “Estuaires” motorway (A84) in the direction of Rennes. Then take the Granville exit. And reach Granville by the departmental roads (about 20 km). In Granville, on the Place de l’Alsace Lorraine, continue to the roundabout opposite in the Avenue du Mar. Leclerc, which becomes rue Couraye, then turn right into the Bd d’Hauteserve. At the next intersection continue across the street to General Patton Street and turn left. The street then becomes Avenue Clémenceau, the street in which the hotel is located. Parking: Free / unsupervised parking near the Hotel des Bains in Granville. No guarded parking. Recovery of your vehicle at the end of your stay: TER from Saint-Malo to Dol de Bretagne, connection in Dol de Bretagne to Folligny, then connection by bus Folligny – Granville.

Dates / prices


Departures every day from March 1st to October 31st. Circuit subject to tidal conditions, only possible on certain dates.

Prices and formulas

You will find below the list of prices per person for the year 2021. The price depends mainly on the desired departure date.
Double, twin and triple room Single room
01/03/2021 to 28/03/2021 705,00 € 930,00 €
29/03/2021 to 19/08/2021 780,00 € 1070,00 €
19/08/2021 to 31/10/2021 765,00 € 1050,00 €
  Prices are per person Half board option: 145 € per person The price includes :
  • 7 nights in bed and breakfast formula, in guest rooms, 2* or 3* quality hotels
  • The J4 dinner
  • the crossing of the bay with a certified ferryman
  • Luggage transport
  • Possible transfers from the end of the stage to the accommodation
  • Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
  • drinks
  • picnics
  • Evening meals, except the dinner on D4 (half-board is optional)
  • Return journey at the end of the hike
  • personal expenses and insurance
  • anything not indicated in “Price includes”.

In pictures



You travel on foot

Level : Medium

Possibilities :8 days

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