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.

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

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

From Granville to Saint-Jean-Le-Thomas (18 km) Hike along the coastal path and beaches, from which you can see the Chausey archipelago, composed of 52 islands. You will then climb to the top of the cliffs of Champeaux, where the Cabane Vauban stands. All along the path, you will enjoy superb views of the Mont St-Michel and its bay.

Day 3

From Saint-Jean-Le-Thomas to Beauvoir: crossing the shores of Mont St-Michel with a certified boatman (17 km)

After crossing the dunes of Dragey, where many species of seabirds nest, a certified ferryman will take you to Mont Saint-Michel via the shores and the rock of Tombelaine, which is steeped in the history of pilgrimages as well as legends. 2h30/3h of crossing with the Mont Saint-Michel in permanent focus, walking barefoot on the sand freshly washed by the sea: it is an experience not to be missed! At the end of the day, free visit of the Mont, the village and its abbey.

-> 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. The itinerary leads you to the foot of the ancient cliffs of Roz-sur-Couesnon overlooking the polders.

Day 5

Roz-sur-Couesnon – Dol de Bretagne (22 km) Woods, small ponds and charming hamlets (Roz/Couesnon, St Marcan, St Broladre) mark out your route. Your excursion continues in the heart of a wooded valley, overlooking the polders and the bay. In Dol-de-Bretagne, a preserved medieval city, St-Samson’s cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Brittany, is the subject of a unique interpretation center in Europe: the “cathedraloscope” (visit not included).

Day 6

Dol de Bretagne – Cancale (22 km) Departure of the hike in front of the Mont-Dol, a promontory in the middle of the land, which like its cousin the Mont St-Michel, is a small granite island subject to multiple 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 (18 km) From the famous oyster port of Cancale you follow the customs path to the Pointe du Grouin, the scene of the highest tides in Europe. On the way you will discover Port Briac, Port Pican and Port Mer, havens of rest that have become small seaside resorts, nestled in creeks protected by high cliffs. Your walk ends in the Duguesclin cove, a superb beach of golden sand. Transfer and night in Saint-Malo.

Day 8

Guimorais- Saint-Malo (16 km) From the cove of Touesse, you can then access the harbor of Rothéneuf, a cove that dries up completely at low tide. You will cross sandy coves and peninsulas, but also superb rocky points (Meinga), clusters of Sculpted Rocks (visit with a fee) 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. Supervision : 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. To Granville : Leave Paris on 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

Below is the price list per person for the year 2022. The price depends mainly on the desired departure date.
  Double, twin and triple room Single room
01/02/2022 to 02/04/2022 725,00 € 955,00 €
03/04/2022 to 11/04/2022 755,00 € 1020,00 €
12/04/2022 to 14/04/2022 805,00 € 1100,00 €
15/04/2022 to 22/05/2022 785,00 € 1080,00 €
23/05/2022 to 02/06/2022 805,00 € 1100,00 €
03/06/2022 to 21/06/2022 755,00 € 1020,00 €
06/22/2022 to 07/06/2022 785,00 € 1080,00 €
07/07/2022 to 08/28/2022 805,00 € 1100,00 €
29/08/2022 to 30/09/2022 785,00 € 1080,00 €
01/10/2022 to 31/10/2022 755,00 € 1020,00 €
The prices are indicated per person – Half-board option: 120 € per person – Single traveler supplement: 175 €.
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”.

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



You travel on foot

Level : Medium

Possibilities :8 days

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