La Régalante cycle route and greenways by bike in Val-Couesnon

The perfect place for eco-responsible tourism



Located in the heart of the village of Antrain, in the commune of Val-Couesnon, Le 1900 is at the crossroads of several greenways or cycle routes, making it a strategic location for cycling tours during your holiday as well as an ideal stopover on your two-wheeled journey!


Here's a list of the options available to you from Antrain, the advantages of staying at Le 1900 and, finally, more information on the region's latest cycle route, La Régalante.
A couple cycle to Mont Saint-Michel

La Régalante around Antrain



If you're staying in the chambres d'hôtes or gites at Le 1900, you're ideally placed on the route of the V409, also known as the Régalante, which opens up the (cycle) route to Mont Saint-Michel to the north or Fougères to the east.
  • towards Mont Saint-Michel (20km) : the safe path follows the old railway line and takes you along the marshes of La Folie and Sougéal as far as Pontorson; from there, you follow the course of the Couesnon to reach  the Merveille.
  • towards Fougères (31km) : travelling along the Loisance river and then mainly along the old railway line, you will pass through pastoral landscapes before reaching the Château de Fougères.
Photos: Emmanuel Berthier / EV4
A couple cycling along the Ille-et-Rance canal

VD4 from Saint-Pern to Antrain



A route that's easy and accessible for everyone Voie Départementale 4 (VD4) is a 70km cycle route, a greenway built on a former railway line, offering a smooth, flat surface ideal for cyclists of all abilities, including families with children. The route is signposted for easy, safe cycling.


A variety of picturesque landscapes The VD4 passes through varied and picturesque countryside, alternating between hedged farmland, forests and lush green valleys. Along the way, cyclists can admire many remarkable sites, such as the 11 locks at Hédé-Bazouges , the towpath along the Ille-et-Rance canal, the village of Bécherel, the capital of books, the Château de Bonnefontaine in Antrain , etc...


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Photo: Emmanuel Berthier

Fougères

VD3 from Fougères to Tréverien



An undulating, green route The VD3 follows small, low-traffic roads, offering cyclists a peaceful, authentic experience.


A rich historical and natural heritage The VD3 offers a rich historical and natural heritage. The route passes a number of medieval castles, such as the Château de Fougères and the Château de la Motte-Husson, as well as the nearby Château du Parc Zoologique de la Bourbansais. It also crosses the Couesnon Valley, a protected natural area that is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.


A link to the EV4 (the Velomaritime) The VD8 provides a link to the Chappelle Saint-Michel in Saint-Broladre and the Velomaritime, which crosses the English Channel and provides a link to Saint-Malo!


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In a quiet corner,  a superb and relaxing jacuzzi
The summer lounge and outdoor beds by the pool heated in season
The sauna awaits you in its dedicated room for your well-being in complete privacy

Take care of yourself at Le 1900!



Whether or not you're a seasoned sportsman, and whether or not your bike is electrically assisted, you know the importance of recovery and rest.


Imagine, after one (or more) day(s) of pedalling in a cramped saddle, being able to enjoy a hot shower and then a dip in the heated pool (May to September), unwind in the jacuzzi, relax your muscles in the sauna before doing nothing in the peace and quiet of the garden.


This is followed by a gourmet meal served on site (you don't want to have to cycle to a restaurant again!) with why not a cocktail or wine, you are on holiday after all!


To top it all off, all you need is a good night's sleep in a comfortable, spacious room!

Oh yes, there's just one more thing to get you off on the right foot: a hearty breakfast and you're off to a blissful start...


But why leave so early? You could treat yourself a bit more, couldn't you?


That's the 1900 experience in a few words. All you have to do is discover it for yourself.

La Régalante: a new cycling breakaway between Mont Saint-Michel and Nantes



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Inaugurated in March 2024, the "La Régalante" cycle route offers cyclists a unique 275km adventure between two jewels of French heritage: Nantes and Mont Saint-Michel.
A pastoral and historic route The "Régalante" passes through varied and picturesque landscapes, alternating between hedged farmland, forests and lush green valleys. The route uses former railway lines that have been converted into cycle paths, offering a safe and peaceful ride.Along the way, cyclists will discover a rich historical and cultural heritage. Medieval castles, charming villages and remarkable natural sites dot the itinerary, inviting you to take a break for some cultural and culinary delights.
Nine stages to savour the adventure The "Régalante" is designed to be travelled in nine stages, allowing visitors to discover the different facets of the region they pass through.
  1. From Mont-Saint-Michel to Maen Roch: 32 km, but we recommend that you stop off at 1900 in Antrain, Val-Couesnon: 20 km, so you can enjoy a good night's sleep in a comfortable room, as well as the many facilities available (see above!).
  2. From Maen Roch to Fougères: 19 km (or rather from Antrain to Fougères: 31 km)
  3. Fougères to Vitré: 32 km
  4. From Vitré to La Guerche-de-Bretagne: 25 km
  5. From La Guerche-de-Bretagne to Martigné-Ferchaud: 26 km
  6. From Martigné-Ferchaud to Châteaubriant: 35 km
  7. From Châteaubriant to La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne: 40 km
  8. From La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne to Nort-sur-Erdre: 24 km
  9. From Nort-sur-Erdre to Nantes: 37 km

For all levels and tastes

The cycle route is accessible to all levels of cyclist, from families to the most experienced. High-quality cycle facilities and appropriate services (accommodation, bike hire, information points) are available along the route to ensure maximum comfort and safety.


An eco-responsible cycling trip

Taking the "Régalante" is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to discover the region. It's also an opportunity to reconnect with nature and enjoy the health and well-being benefits of cycling.


The "Régalante" is a new invitation to discovery and adventure. A unique experience to enjoy on your own, with family or friends, to savour the riches of France's heritage and vibrate to the rhythm of "la douce France".


Practical information:

Length: 275 km

Duration: 9 stages

Level: accessible to all

Start: Mont Saint-Michel

Finish: Nantes (or vice-versa!)


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