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 …
Enjoy a guided tour of the shores of Mont St-Michel, the diversity of landscapes (cliffs, wide open spaces and wild islets) and the different viewpoints of 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.
Self-guided hiking tour – 8 days – Departure all year round according to your availability.
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”.
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.
From Saint-Jean-Le-Thomas to Beauvoir (17km)
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 access on foot to the hotel in Beauvoir.
-> The course of this day depends on the schedule of the crossing.
Beauvoir – Roz-sur-Couesnon (14 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 join Sainte-Broladre, prelude to what the magic of Dol de Bretagne has in store for you. Night at Roz-sur-Couesnon on half board.
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 until Dol-de-Bretagne. In Dol-de-Bretagne, the Saint-Samson cathedral is imposing by its large dimensions (visit out of the package). Night in Dol-de-Bretagne.
Dol de Bretagne – Cancale (21 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 Saint-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.
Cancale – Guilmorais (18 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. Transfer and night in Saint-Malo.
Guimorais- Saint-Malo (17 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 will then pass through the Gulf of Rothéneuf and its Malouinières, and you will cross paradise coves, sandy peninsulas, heaps of sculpted rocks (fee required) and pine forests. Free time in Saint-Malo, the city of privateers. End of stay.
Home : day 1, late afternoon in Granville (the welcome point will be confirmed when booking)
Dismissal: On the last day at the end of the stage upon arrival in Saint-Malo. Possibility of an extra night and a return in the morning after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation: In 2* or 3* hotels, with bed & breakfast and dinners on D2 and D4. Half-board is offered as an option for the 4 additional dinners (except D7 in Saint-Malo).
Access: By car (various options: park in Granville, Dol de Bretagne or Saint-Malo). Possibility to ask for a return transfer by private taxi. By train via Granville SNCF station (departure) and Saint-Malo SNCF station (end of stay).
Dates / prices
Departures every day from April 1st to October 31st. Circuit subject to tidal conditions, only possible on certain dates.
Below is the price list per person for 2024. The price depends mainly on the desired departure date.
|Double, twin or triple room||single room|
|From 01/04/2024 to 23/04/2024||875,00 €||1.215,00 €|
|From 04/24/2024 to 05/16/2024||920,00 €||1.285,00 €|
|From 05/17/2024 to 07/04/2024||895,00 €||1.245,00 €|
|From 05/07/2024 to 31/08/2024||920,00 €||1.285,00 €|
|From 01/09/2024 to 25/09/2024||895,00 €||1.245,00 €|
|From 09/26/2024 to 10/31/2024||875,00 €||1.215,00 €|
Prices are per person
Half-board option: €105 per person – Single supplement: €180
The price includes :
- 7 nights’ accommodation, bed and breakfast, in quality 2* or 3* hotels
- Dinners on D2 and D4
- Crossing the bay with a certified ferryman
- Personal transfers on D7 and D8
- Luggage transport
- Route book (1 per room)
The price does not include :
- The drinks
- Evening meals, except dinners on D2 and D4 (half-board is optional)
- The return trip at the end of the tour
- Personal expenses and insurance
- Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.