A 10-day boating holiday itinerary has many advantages. To begin with, your start day or return to base day will instead fall outside of the peak weekend days. This means that not only may you notice less traffic on the roads when travelling to the Nicols base but that our teams will have much more time to dedicate to going through everything about your boat and navigation on the waterways. Also by stretching to 10-days canal boat hire, you can choose one of our standard "one week" routes and take your time to increase either the number of stop-off points or the time you spend at each, or you might decide to explore further afield with a longer route such as the one suggested below.
Your canal boating holiday begins in Glénac in the heart of Brittany. From here you will join the Canal de Nantes à Brest, then the River Vilaine in the direction towards the town of La Roche Bernard at the gateway to the Atlantic. With a total cruising time of about 11 hours this boating holiday itinerary is ideal for a weekend getaway.
Glénac: a small quiet village with a marsh area full of wild birds, restaurant in the village centre is also an excellent place to purchase groceries to take with you on your trip – including fresh bread and croissants!
La Gacilly: the famous Yves Rocher Spa, known as a ‘village of craftsmen’ with wax, ceramic, wood, glass and flowers all being used to make high quality product
Redon: historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes
Pont Miny: quiet mooring spot with picnic area and barbecues, close to the ‘Maison du Canal’
Guenrouët: Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf
Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks
Nantes: Saint-Pierre cathedral, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, The museum “machines de l’ile of Nantes”, covered shopping arcade
Rieux: charming port with restaurant and camping facilities, walk from here to the medieval castle ruins
La Roche Bernard: old town with narrow streets, traditional craftsmen, Maritime Museum, Maison de l’abeille (bee farm with sales of honey and bee products)