Tour #1. Tour of Lac au Duc
⏱ Half day
🏲 20 km
Perfect to get your legs going! Encircling the Lac au Duc, the bike ride overlooks the water and flowery alleys before taking you through some friendly market towns. Along the way, views of the heritage and water activities invite you to take a break.
☺Tasty treats: after burning calories, indulge yourself and regain strength by enjoying one of the many treats at the Le Hangar cookie and tea shop (Ploërmel). To release your tensions, there’s nothing like a wellness break at the Spa Hôtel du Roi Arthur (Ploërmel).
Tour #2. On the road of the Dukes of Brittany
Ploërmel – Josselin
🏲 45 km
Fans of history and lovers of nature appreciate this route that places 2 cities of the Dukes of Brittany in front of their handlebars. Between castles, manors and old stones, the path strolls through the Oust valley, skirts the Nantes to Brest Canal, taking greenways and charming small roads.
☺Tips: after burning calories, treat yourself and regain strength by tasting one of the many delicacies of the cookie factory and tea room Le Hangar (Ploërmel). To release your tensions, there’s nothing like a wellness break at the Spa Hôtel du Roi Arthur (Ploërmel).
Tour #3. Montertelot Monterrein Loop
⏱ Half day
🏲 28 km
Here’s a hike that puts you on the right track! On the approach to Ploërmel, an old railway is specially laid out for soft traffic. Lined with fields and trees, this greenway joins a picturesque village and approaches the Canal from Nantes to Brest.
☺ Good plan : the Domaine de Kervallon located on the commune of Caro is the ideal starting point to visit the Petites Cités de Caractère of Malestroit and Josselin, the forest of Broceliande and the Golfe du Morbihan. If you’re looking for an atypical drop-off point that marries nature and comfort to perfection, we recommend stopping by the terrasses of Kervallon.
Tour #4. From the city of the Dukes of Brittany to the forest of Broceliande
Ploërmel – Tréhorenteuc
🏲 37 km
No ticket needed to ride the old railroad that runs along the Lac au Duc. Let yourself be carried along on an electrically assisted bicycle on this track converted to soft traffic.
The priority is the pleasure of exploring legendary sites and the edge of Brocéliande.
☺ Good plans: in Tréhorenteuc, the house of springs welcomes you for the pleasure of your palate and your imagination. After burning calories, indulge yourself and regain your strength with one of the many gourmandises from the biscuiterie and tea room Le Hangar (Ploërmel).
Tour #5. Discovering the Pays de Ploërmel.
🏲 47 km
Pretty villages, noble mansions, dolmen… accompany your route. Pedal with peace of mind: the fully marked bicycle loops use passages reserved for soft traffic, on a pleasant greenway and along the Canal from Nantes to Brest.
☺ Good deals: the Domaine de Kervallon located on the commune of Caro is the ideal starting point to visit the Petites Cités de Caractère of Malestroit and Josselin, the forest of Broceliande and the Golfe du Morbihan. If you’re looking for an atypical drop-off point that marries nature and comfort wonderfully, we recommend a stopover at the terrasses of Kervallon. Looking for a nature activity for the whole family… we suggest you reconnect with the joy of climbing trees at Roc Aventure (Roc Saint André).
Tour n°21. Stroll around Campénéac and Gourhel
🏲 30 km
From the town of Campénéac, walk along the pond and on your way you will pass by the abbey la Joie Notre-Dame. Follow the vélo-promenade n°6: these bike loops are fully marked.
☺ Goodies: On your way don’t hesitate to make a gourmet stop at the Abbey La Joie Notre-Dame
Tour #22. Josselin around the Sedon Valley
⏱ Half day or full day (depending on variant)
🏲 35 km
This circuit proposes a first part of a rather moderate level (from Trégranteur to Cruguel) and a second one of a more supported level. For this reason you will have the possibility to cut halfway at the level of Pourmabon to return towards Trégranteur or to continue towards Guégon and the canal for the most motivated. You will take for the first part the vélo-promenade 11 and the 10 in the second half of the route.
Departure from the river quay of Josselin on the edge of the Canal de Nantes à Brest just below the castle of Josselin. Follow the vélo-promenade n°13 and return to Josselin by the path of towage which borders the canal.
☺ Good plans: discover the castle of Josselin. If you want to enjoy in an original way the canal from Nantes to Brest opt for a electric boat ride (accessible to all without a license). To finish your discovery of the small city of character of Josselin, stroll along the water on the small thematic path of one kilometer.
Tour #11. Stroll in the heart of Broceliande
🏲 32 km
Enchanted by nature, the forest of Broceliande is the legendary heart of Brittany. It is gently conquered by quiet back roads, strolling from fairy-tale sites to venerable trees. At each stop, it reveals its charms during wonderful encounters.
☺ Good tips: discover a major metallurgical site in Brittany and walk in the footsteps of the hundreds of workers who took part in the adventure of iron in Brocéliande by visiting the historic site of the Forges de Paimpont. In Paimpont, La Porte des Secrets transports you to the wonderful world of Brocéliande through a scenographic and emotional experience unique in Brittany, not to be missed! In Concoret, the Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien invites you to the castle to rewrite the history of Broceliande with fairies, knights and troubadours. In Tréhorenteuc, the house of springs welcomes you for the pleasure of your palate and your imagination. To stay or eat, we recommend a stop at the Relais de Brocéliande, located right in the historical center of Paimpont.
Tour #20: Stroll between Monterfil and Paimpont
⏱ Half day
🏲 45 km
Thelegends and iconic sites of Brocéliande are on your route. As you play through the dales, meet a wolf frozen in the schist or Merlin! For a lively break, stop by the Cârouj, the traditional Breton games amusement park.
☺ Good plans: At Paimpont, La Porte des Secrets transports you to the wonderful world of Broceliande through a scenographic and emotional experience unique in Brittany, not to be missed! At the Domaine de Careil, escape to this ornithological reserve classified as a departmental natural site. Don’t forget to take a playful break at Carouj and have fun in this real park of traditional Breton games.
Tour #26. Stroll around Tréhorenteuc
⏱ Half day
🏲 21 km
This circuit proposes to start from the small town of Tréhorenteuc at the level of the tourist office and the church of the Grail through land and forests. After climbing a nice hill at the exit of the town you will enter quite quickly the forest of Broceliande in the shade (ideal on hot days). Along the way you will pass by many must-see sites such as the tombeau des géants, the tumulus du jardin aux moines or the château de Trécesson.