Nature and Heritage, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
18,39 Km
1 h 14 min
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18,39 km cycling route from Saint-Malo to Cancale

Leaving the corsair city of St-Malo, the Vélomaritime leads you towards a port renowned for producing high-quality oysters, Cancale. Beyond St-Malo's great beach, seek out the carved rocks of Rothéneuf, the startling sculptures here executed by an abbot turned hermit. Midway along the stage, explore the peaceful village of Saint-Coulomb and La Ville Bague, a malouinière, or typical Ancien Régime manor built for a wealthy St-Malo merchant. Your reward at the end of the day's cycling is a tasting of oysters in the very pretty port of Cancale.

Elevation of the stage

45 m 80 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 18,39 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 18,39 km

The route

Leaving Saint-Malo, follow the Vélomaritime logo. Arriving at the fork at the place named Les Boulais, carry straight on to arrive in Cancale (note that the circuit around the port isn't signposted). Take care crossing the county roads along the way, which are very busy in summer in particular. 


From Quai Saint-Vincent, a connection takes you to Saint-Malo station (1.3 km).

Alternative routes for Dinard

If you want to get to Saint-Malo from Dinard, it’s best to avoid going over the dam across the river Rance. Enjoy crossing on a “sea bus” instead, with one of the two companies offering this service:

  • Compagnie Corsaire, from April to October (get off at the Cale de la Vallée stop at Dinard if you want to avoid the steps at the Clair de Lune stop. For more information: - Tel.: +33 (0)825 138 100 (€0.15/min.): €9.20 one-way per adult with a bike, from 1 July to 31 August.
  • Les Bateaux Rouges (Compagnie Maritime Dinardaise). For more information:


Nearby stations: Saint-Malo, Dol-de-Bretagne.

Link routes and alternatives to this stage

This stage includes 1 liaison (purple on the map)
Liaison 1
GPX track

Accommodation on the stage

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