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Brittany Activities

Brittany Activities

    NEW FOR 2018

Brittany Activities

  • Stay in the centre of mediaeval Dinan, close to its riverfront port and its ancient ramparts
  • Plenty of tempting riverside restaurants and local market (Thursdays)
  • Superb seafood; sweet and savoury crepes; refreshing local cider
  • Gentle walking and cycling along riverside paths, valley trails and through peaceful woodlands
  • Option to visit the famous old port town of St Malo, Dinard and Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From $1375 per person, tour only
  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every Saturday from 19 May '18 to 15 Sep '18
  • All buffet breakfasts included
  • Managed locally by Headwater employed representative
  • Headwater wine service
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided


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No visit to this part of Brittany would be complete without seeing the beautiful mediaeval town of Dinan. This beautifully preserved ancient walled town, with riverfront port and picturesque half-timbered buildings, is an absolute gem. Wander round the marvellously restored ancient squares and ramparts, visit the imposing C13 castle (with dungeon), admire the flamboyant Gothic basilica and stroll the lovely cobbled streets packed with authentic artisan workshops. Maybe take lunch in the bustling Place des Merciers, where pretty triangular-gabled houses are further examples of Dinan's exceptional architectural heritage.

We provide optional suggestions for every day of your stay, with a good mix of walking and cycling, usually at 1 or 1+ boot and 1-bike level. There's something for everyone, of every ability: there are short strolls to work up an appetite and rewarding day walks as well as the choice of easy bike rides from your doorstep on the voie verte cycle trail along the River Rance, which will enable you to get to know the area intimately.

It's a fantastically varied region with a landscape of peaceful river valleys, rugged coastal cliffs and secret coves, traditional Breton villages, and charming seaside resorts. Visit Dinard with its sandy beaches and Belle Epoque villas; take a short boat-hop to St-Malo to tour its famous ramparts. You could drive up to the coast for an unforgettable walk along the magnificent Cotes d'Armor trail that hugs the northern coast. For very little effort, you are rewarded with fabulous views, and highlights that include Cap Frehel and Fort La Latte. For a day out a little further afield, you could head over to iconic Mont St-Michel.

We are delighted to have found this lovely hotel right in the heart of mediaeval Dinan. All the rooms are en suite and individually decorated with stylish soft furnishings.

The hotel has a small bar and a beautiful garden where you can have breakfast or enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Walk to the end of the garden and you find yourself on the ramparts of the town.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dinan

Arrive at the *** Hotel Le d'Avaugour. The hotel has a small bar and a beautiful garden where you can have breakfast or enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Walk to the end of the garden and you find yourself on the ramparts of the town. Below is our suggested itinerary for the week but you're free to pice and choose when and where you walk or cycle each day.

Day 2 Lehon and Dinan Walk 7km/4.5mi/2hr

An easy walk to get to know Dinan and the Rance Valley. Amble along the river to Lehon, the C9 Abbaye Saint Magloire and the ruins of its C11-13 hilltop chateau. Then it's up into Dinan to explore this mediaeval gem.

Day 3 Taden Circuit Walk 13km/8mi/3.5hr or Cycle 8km/5mi OR 23km/14.5mi

This leisurely circuit takes you along the north side of the River Rance to the village of Taden with its restored church and the C14 Manoir de la Grand' Cour. Choose to walk through peaceful woodlands and valley trails or cycle along the well-maintained cycle paths to the river marina at Lyvet/La Hisse and return along the old Dinard-Dinan railway line.

Day 4 Free Day

Explore the area around Dinan port or further afield. You can rent canoes or kayaks for guided tours or independent rental, or electric boats to head further upstream to Lehon or down-river to Lyvet. There are even boat trips as far as St Malo. (2.5hr each way).

Day 5 Evran Loop Cycle 25km/16mi

Cycle south along the Rance to Lehon (as per the walk you might have already enjoyed). Then continue along the canal to Evran. Choose the same route back from Evran on the voie verte, or take to the backroads through countryside.

Day 6 Free Day (Bus, taxis or hire car required)

The options are almost endless, with coastal footpaths from Dinard (west or east) or around the headland at Cap Frehel to see Fort La Latte. Alternatively, take the bus to Dinard or the boat across to St Malo, to explore the ramparts and old town, or head even further afield to the iconic island commune of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Day 7 Moulin de Plou�r to Dinan Walk 14km/9mi/4hr

Take a taxi to Moulin de Plou�r (just east of Plou�r-sur-Rance) and walk back to Dinan along the Natura 2000 trail. You stay along the River Rance, sometimes on its banks, at other times high above it and often with great views, especially at high tide on the more northerly section to Lyvet.

Day 8 Leave Dinan

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Hotel Le d'Avaugour, Dinan

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We are delighted to have found this lovely hotel right in the heart of mediaeval Dinan. All the rooms are en suite and individually decorated with stylish soft furnishings.

The hotel has a small bar and a beautiful garden where you can have breakfast or enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Walk to the end of the garden and you find yourself on the ramparts of the town.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Garden Room

All prices shown above are valid from 21/11/2017. Prices are per person per night based on two people sharing.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Hotel Le Senat , Paris

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The 4* Le Senat is simply stunning! There are just 41 rooms, all stylishly furnished and a couple of suites with terraces, if you really fancy splashing out! All have satellite television, mini bar, air-conditioning, safe and hairdryer, plus Internet access.

The hotel has its own small bar - adorned with photographs of eminent artists, being in the heart of the artists' quarter - plus a reading room with complimentary internet access.

Breakfast is taken in the basement, where you'll find a copious buffet of viennoiseries, cereals, fruit salad, ham, cheese, bread, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit juices, tea or coffee. If you prefer, you can have a continental breakfast served to your room at no extra charge.

Le Senat is perfectly located on a quiet side street just a stone's throw away from the Luxembourg Gardens and metro, and a five-minute walk from the vibrant Latin quarter, where you'll find a plethora of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange flights and connecting transfers to your hotel.

Reviews

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday. Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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May 2018 Tour only Availability
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Independent multi-activity holiday Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every Saturday from 19th May 2018 to 15th Sep 2018, for 7 nights.

Meals
All buffet breakfasts included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Lamballe train station at 17:00and back to Lamballe train station at 09:00.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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