Brittany challenging

Known as a land of myths and legends, Brittany is also the birthplace of cycling legends like Bernard Hinault and Louison Bobet. The awesome landscapes and history of Brittany make it an unforgettable travel destination.
Cliffs that fall directly into the ocean, medieval villages with a rich cultural heritage and a beautiful countryside; Brittany won’t stop amazing you with its breathtaking scenery. Your voyage will take you from the famous Bay Mont Saint Michel on the Normandy frontier, along the beautiful coastline of northern Brittany, and travel to the symbolic towns of Brittany: Rennes, Saint Malo, and Dinard. Finish with the spectacular landscapes of the extreme point of Arcouest and admire the mysterious island of Bréhat.
Not to mention the unique local gastronomy: crepes, cider, oysters and seafood. There is something for everyone.

Price from : 1690 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Brittany
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Rennes

Arrive in Rennes. This city is easily accessible from Paris. Our guide will meet you at your hotel to present your trip, set your bike up, and give you all the information necessary for an excellent stay in Brittany, all with enough time to take a stroll around Rennes, the capital of Brittany.

Day 2 :   Rennes to Mont Saint Michel

Distance 1 : 68 Miles - 110 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 850 Meters 

You will leave the capital of Brittany for a night in Normandy. You will ride along the quaint little country roads towards the sea. The steeple of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel will be your beacon towards this world renowned island.

Day 3 :   Mont Saint Michel to Saint Malo

Distance 1 : 68 Miles - 109 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 630 Meters 

Follow the bay of Mont Saint-Michel then ride along the Emerald Coast after a detour through the countryside and town of Combourg. Today you will discover a mixture of countryside and sea landscapes with many charming stone villages along the way: Dol de Bretagne, Combourg, Le Mont Dol and the picturesque fishing village of Cancale where you can sample fresh oysters.

Day 4 :   Saint Malo to Lamballe

Distance 1 : 85 Miles - 137 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1550 Meters 

Ride along the coastline from port to port and cape to cape. Admire the beautiful architecture of Dinard, then the colorful boats in the ports of Saint Cast and Erquy. Between the two, discover Cap Fréhal and its impressive cliffs rising over 70 meters above the sea. Finish the day in the calm parks of your hotel manor.

Day 5 :   Lamballe to Quay Portrieux

Distance 1 : 78 Miles - 126 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1440 Meters 

Today you will follow in the footsteps of the most famous cyclist from Brittany. Multiple winner of the Tour de France, Bernard Hinault was raised in the villages of the Saint Brieuc Bay. Your route will follow the back country roads and hills that remind us that Brittany is not flat! But the amazing scenery is well worth the effort: high rising cliffs that fall into the sea and beautiful white sand beaches for the pleasure of all.

Day 6 :   Quay Portrieux to Paimpol

Distance 1 : 66 Miles - 107 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 804 Meters 

Today is another excursion into the countryside and the region known as l’Armor (land of the sea) and l’Argoat (land of soil) that brings you to Guingamp, a town with a rich architectural heritage. Then ride the hillsides Armorican and discover the windfarms. You will join the river Trieux and visit the charming town of Pontrieux. From here you will rapidly join the coast and today’s destination port of Paimpol.

Day 7 :   Loop to admire islands of Bréhat

Distance 1 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 750 Meters 

Today you will mount your bike for a final loop in the neighboring towns of Ploubazlanec and Plouézec with their typical Breton architecture and rich cultural heritage. It’s another opportunity to appreciate the sea from Point de L’Arcouest and admire the islands of Bréhat and their amazing granite pink colored rocks.

Day 8 :   Departure Day from Ploubazlanec

Enjoy a nice breakfast and leave when you are ready.

Average / Day :
Distance : 109.67 Km / 68.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 1004.00 Meters

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Day : 1

The Balthazar Hotel & Spa is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled in the heart of Rennes, a city filled with art and history. Its location allows to rapidly join museums, spectacles, bars, restaurants, and stores…This design hotel, established in an elegant townhouse, offers you a unique contemporary environment.


Day : 2

Overlooking the Mont Saint Michel Bay, with an unforgettable view of the world's most spectacular tidal phenomenon, in the heart of a landscaped park and flower-filled gardens, awaits the Relais Saint Michel hotel. The hotel is tastefully decorated and equipped with the most modern facilities for your comfort. There is also a lounge bar and terrace to relax over a cocktail and take in the amazing panoramic views.


Day : 3

Located in the heart of St Malo, La Maison des Armateurs is the only 4 star hotel in St Malo Intra Muros. Choose a Sailor's Cabin, Major's or Lieutenant 's Room, Captain's or Admiral's Suite. Centrally located, all of Saint Malo is within a 5 minute walk, the Saint-Malo ramparts, the Beaches, the Casino, Restaurants and shop.


Day : 4

Located at Lamballe, in the heart of Penthièvre en Bretagne, this small manor built in the 16th century offers serenity and the charm of an authentic residence. A true haven of peace in the Lamballe countryside, the rooms of the hotel are comfortable with a pleasant view of the manor’s gardens.


Day : 5

The hotel Ker Moor is situated near the center of Saint Quay Portrieux (5 minutes by foot). Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a charming place which has its own fishing port, marina and casino. The hotel Ker-Moor stands proudly on top of the cliffs, and gives you a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea, inlets and islands across Brittany’s coasts


Day : 6, 7

Les Terrasses de Bréhat, built in an amazing setting between pink rocks, will reveal the beauty of a place inspired by the sea revealing all the authenticity of Brittany. Its panorama offers a magnificent view of the wild coastline of Bréhat. Les Terrasses de Bréhat is a luxurious hotel right in front of the island of Bréhat, just a few footsteps from the pier. You can easily join on foot or bike the surrounding village and ports of Ploubazlanec.


Day : 1

Located in the heart of Rennes, the hotel Anne de Bretagne is situated nearby the old city center and its medieval streets as well as many bars and restaurants. Major cultural animations: house of Anne de Bretagne, the National Theater of Brittany, and the Opera are only a few minutes by foot. This modern hotel has all the necessary comforts. You will be enchanted by its calm and pleasant surroundings.


Day : 2

Enjoy the original atmosphere of this entirely renovated 3 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and decorated in an ambiance « pop » to add a bit of color to your stay at the foot of Mont Saint Michel. Only ten minutes by bike from the famous Mont Saint Michel, the Hotel Gabriel is ideally situated to discover the Abbey and town.


Day : 3

L'Univers is situated in the town centre, at the Chateaubriand place and in front of the castle, close by the seaside. The hotel has a special atmosphere with a coziness aspect, and is also an historic place. Located in intra muros in front of the castle, the Hôtel de l'Univers with its 64 rooms welcomes you all year round within the refuge of the ramparts of Saint Malo.Ideally situated within reach of beaches and the piers for Dinard, Dinan via the river Rance, Cézembre and the Channel Islands Guernsey and Chausey.Its terrace invites you to make the most of the summer entertainment on the square and in the Mecca of the local navy, the Univers bar is an incontrovertible place to meet with friends and to get the nostalgic adventure boat stories...


Day : 4

Located at Lamballe, in the heart of Penthièvre en Bretagne, this small manor built in the 16th century offers serenity and the charm of an authentic residence. A true haven of peace in the Lamballe countryside, the rooms of the hotel are comfortable with a pleasant view of the manor’s gardens.


Day : 5

The hotel Ker Moor is situated near the center of Saint Quay Portrieux (5 minutes by foot). Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a charming place which has its own fishing port, marina and casino. The hotel Ker-Moor stands proudly on top of the cliffs, and gives you a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea, inlets and islands across Brittany’s coasts


Day : 6, 7

The hotel Le K’Loys is situated in the historical center of Paimpol, directly on the port. This hotel offers the charm of a former ship-owners home with a typical architecture of Breton. The decoration is cozy and its ideal situation allows easy access to commodities.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Road bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1690 € 360 € 2700 €
Upgraded 1890 € 520 € 3010 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Road Bike Rental
    Standard Included
    Performance 90 €
    Premium 150 €
Tandem Bike Rental 45 €


Rennes is very easy to travel to. There are many trains including the TGV (2h30 from Paris). There is also an international airport linking Rennes with many French and European cities.

For the return, the simplest way to leave Paimpol is to take a train all the way to Paris with only one transfer. It takes less than 5 hours.