Distance: 66.6km (41.4 miles); Elevation: 257m (843 feet) [map]

A gentle little start on day 1, as we take the east route out of St Malo, along the outside of the walled city, and then up through rural northern Brittany and down to the coast. From shortly after our first stop at Cherrueix until near Avranches, the gravity-defying medieval abbey of Mont St Michel will be visible on the horizon to our left.