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 1Granville 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 2Granville – 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 3Carolles – 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 4Beauvoir – 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 5Roz-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 6Dol 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 7Cancale – 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 8Guimorais- 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.
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|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 €|
- 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.
- 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”.