Valley secrets in Monthault
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The most beautiful places to wander in Ille‑et‑Vilaine

So you’ve decided to go West for your next holiday! A great idea to enjoy time with family or friends. Ille-et-Vilaine is the perfect playground for anyone who loves mountain bike outings, hiking, or just walking through nature. If you are not familiar with the region, walking along its trails and paths is the best way to discover its hidden treasures.


Whether you’re a seasoned walker or walking with family, what are you waiting for? In Ille-et-Vilaine, you’ll definitely find the route or walk to suit you. From a few hours to several days, discover the Petite Randonnée, Grande Randonnée and GR de Pays paths.

The GR® paths, of which the most emblematic is without a doubt the GR 34®, also called the “Customs Officers’ Path”, will reveal some amazing places! Or perhaps you’ll choose the GRP® Tour de Pays Malouin or GRP® Tour de Brocéliande, large hiking loops to cover in several days.


Experienced or beginner cyclists will prefer to discover the region by bike. With family or friends, don’t miss the Vélos-Promenades®, circuits of 7 to 40 kilometres. Your efforts might take you to the cycle paths, green routes and local routes with the promise of some great escapades. On the Emerald Coast, between Mont-Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, the European itinerary La Vélomaritime® will be the opportunity for a magnificent bike ride in one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Do you want an extra dose of adrenaline? Try mountain biking on our numerous mountain bike circuits… Thrills guaranteed!


There are also many horse-riding possibilities. The Équibreizh trail will take you along maintained and signposted bridleways through the region. The Boucle de Brocéliande will transport you to the land of legends on a 230-kilometre route. Try the Patrimoine à Cheval itinerary in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel!


Ille-et-Vilaine is crossed by waterways and rivers. It also has numerous lakes and pools that will be revealed as you travel on the water…

Why not try one of the Balades et Randos Nautiques® on the Emerald Coast or along the Ille-et-Rance canal? Inland, don’t miss the Rand’eau nautiques on the River Vilaine for trips on the water in complete safety.

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Brittany, and in particular Ille-et-Vilaine, offers a variety of landscapes between sea and countryside. Overlooking the cliffs licked by the waves on the coastal paths, or on the bucolic paths in the hinterland, you’re bound to find your ideal outings.