The Rance Valley & its locks

 

You like outdoors activities?

 

Then the Rance Valley has plenty of activities to offer you with varied landscapes .. on foot, bike, horse or even on a boat.

Recently, I tried an easy trail around the canal but the Rance Valley offers more than 300km circuits for hikers & nature lovers. Ile & Rance canal has 48 locks to admire from the towpath. It is a big number that testifies of the importance of the Rance centuries ago, especially to serve Dinan city, close by.

It is a short walk around Calorguen village that I have made to see the locks. Thanks to the towpath, it is easy, the path is flat! This time I have walked but next time I definetly want to do it byking!

The best way will be to start from Dinan train station, cross the city and going down to the port. From there you will be abble to follow the canal path.

 

How to get there: Direct train Dol/Dinan. Take you bike on board and it will be a short ride from Dinan Train Station to the Rance Canal.

Where to eat: You will find “crêperie” local food, everywhere but I advice to take a sandwich with you!

Useful website: http://www.brittanytourism.com/discover-our-destinations/saint-malo-mont-saint-michel-bay/unmissable-sites/the-ille-et-rance-canal-and-the-11-locks-at-hede-bazouges

My rate: 3/5

 

 

 

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