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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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Pontivy > Redon

[ Cycle routes La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route ]
  • 111.1 km

The Nantes to Brest canal guides La Vélodyssée through inland Morbihan via a long, panoramic route dotted with small, quaint towns. We suggest you linger a little at Rohan and Malestroit, or at the Medieval Josseline Fortress. After that it’s on to Redon in Ille-et-Vilaine - a real meeting point for Brittany’s waterways.

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The 5 stages of the section « Pontivy > Redon »

  • Pontivy / Rohan

    Pontivy / Rohan [24.2 km]

    A section of La Vélodyssée with a dedicated cycle path and one rich in waterway heritage: 54 locks and the Rigole d’Hilvern, which epitomises the huge hydraulic complexity of the work required when constructing the canal. Of particular interest are the numerous tree species which, between them, provide very welcome shade from the sun.

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  • Rohan / Josselin

    Rohan / Josselin [24 km]

    At the heart of the Rohan Country, this is a very pleasant stage on La Vélodyssée with designated lanes. Shortly after Rohan, don’t miss out on the essential detour past Timadeuc Abbey. The impressive fortress, moored to its rocky platform, comes into view as we head towards Josselin.

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  • Josselin / Malestroit

    Josselin / Malestroit [25.8 km]

    There is a medieval feel to this stage of La Vélodyssée, both in Malestroit and in Josselin with their timber-framed houses and narrow streets. Called “the Pearl of the Oust”, Malestroit readily opens up its treasures to curious pedestrians.

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  • Malestroit / Peillac

    Malestroit / Peillac [20.1 km]

    A pretty stage on a designated track of La Vélodyssée through a sinuous valley of the Oust with the foothills of the Landes and Lanvaux as a backdrop. After passing the confluence with the Claie, St Congard and the Guélin Lock provide very welcome breaks.

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  • Peillac / Redon

    Peillac / Redon [17.1 km]

    The area of Île-aux-Pies, with its almost Mediterranean feel – pine trees and rocky peaks – brings a chic ambience to this section of La Vélodyssée. In Redon, at the crossroads called La Croix-des-Marins, the Oust entwines with the Vilaine; take care not to get lost…

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