“Traditional” bay crossings
One-way crossing: 7 km with free time at Mont Saint-Michel
One-way crossings are also available. You’ll walk across the Bay to Mont Saint-Michel, where you’ll have an hour or two to explore the village. You can then take a shuttle bus back to your starting point. This could be a good option for families with children who can walk 7 km but not 14 km, for example.
A 7 km crossing (around 6 hours, transport included) starting at the Pointe du Grouin du Sud in St-Léonard or at the Bec d'Andaine in Genêts.
Round-trip: 14 km to find out all about the bay
The “traditional” crossing involves a 7 km walk across the bay between the coast and the village of Mont Saint-Michel, then back again. Lots of guides offer this outing and you can choose a crossing with or without a commentary, whichever you prefer. On the way, Mont Saint-Michel stands right in front of you, as your target destination. On the way back, you’ll have a great view of the coast from Cancale to Granville.
A 14 km crossing (6 hours) starting at the Pointe du Grouin du Sud in St-Léonard or at the Bec d'Andaine in Genêts.
Foreshore walks from Mont Saint-Michel
This walk around Mont Saint-Michel is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time or you don’t want to walk too far. You could spend a day exploring the village and the Abbey, for example, before heading off on this walk with a guide. It’s the perfect way to see Mont Saint-Michel from a different perspective, and to discover the foreshore, the quicksands and much more.
A 2 km walk (2 hours) starting in Mont Saint-Michel village.