Nature and Heritage, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
19,14 Km
1 h 15 min
I cycle a lot
Cancale / St-Malo
You pass through the peaceful village of St. Coulomb and along charming narrow lanes through farmland with distinctive, protected hedges. The rock sculptures of Rotheneuf were created by a hermit priest. Soon St Malo’s battlements are in sight: look out for the wooden stakes on the beach, serving as groynes.
59 m 28 m


The loop road goes around the town centre of Cancale before taking up quiet farmland roads towards the village of St. Coulomb.  Take extra care when crossing the RD 76 to the hamlet of La Croix Blanche.  Between St. Coulomb and St. Malo remain alert - particularly if travelling with children - when cycling on the coastal road RD 201.  There is an alternative on unmarked quiet roads between St. Coulomb and Rotheneuf, via the hamlet of St. Vincent and Limoëlou.  Entry into St. Malo is made via Rotheneuf.  

Railway Station

Saint Malo Train Station :

  • TGV and TER to Rennes, Paris.
  • TER to Dol-de-Bretagne.

Tourism Information

Office de tourisme de St-Malo
Esplanade Saint-Vincent 35400 Saint-Malo
Tél. 0 825 135 200

Not to be missed

Visit to the Malouinière de Saint-Coulomb stately home

At Saint Malo, spend a day discovering the historical heritage of the ‘City of the Corsairs’: Intra-Muros (the inner city), the National Fort, battlements, the history museum, the Long Cours/Cap Hornier (museum dedicated to those who sailed around Cape Horn), trace the life of explorer Jacques Cartier and visit the 18th century Hotel Asfeld.

The Grand Aquarium, one of the largest in France, is also a must-see.

At low tide, you can walk out from St Malo to the islets of Grand Bé (where the tomb of writer François-René de Chateaubriand can be found) and Petit Bé, which has a 17th century fort.

A number of boat trips are also available out of St Malo, providing the opportunity to discover the magnificent ‘Emerald Coast’.

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