The Vélomaritime From Roscoff to Mont Saint-Michel - 15 days
The Breton part of the Vélomaritime by bike in 2 weeks
The Breton wild coast extremely varied: Emerald Coast, Gorse Coast, Pink Granite Coast, Coast of Legends ...
The typical Breton ports: Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Cancale, Erquy, Paimpol, Roscoff ...
Cities of character: Saint-Malo, Tréguier, Dinard ...
A hilly course but accessible and fun
A signposted route
An epic journey by bike
Be among the first to discover this new route that connects the small port of Finistère, Roscoff, that has the label "small town of character" and one of the architectural wonders of this world, Mont Saint-Michel.
The route brings you to ever more surprising and changing landscapes:
– From the bay of Morlaix, you will gain the coastal road of the Plougasnou cliffs.
– From Lannion, you will follow the Pink Granite Coast to Perros-Guirec.
– The Côte d’Ajoncs, wild and intriguing will take you to the historic city of Tréguier, which has managed to preserve its timber framed houses.
– Cross the Jaudi, then the Trieux to join the Côte de Goëlo and its scallop fishing ports, from Paimpol to Saint-Brieuc.
– The Côtes de Penthièvre then Emerald will be at your fingertips: Cap d’Erquy, Cap Fréhel, exceptional untamed sites, steep cliffs, 70 meters high overlooking a pure blue sea.
The yellow gorse, the rose heather … the colors mix to offer the most beautiful pallets, whatever the sky’s mood might be.
– Saint-Malo then welcomes you to its ramparts for one night where you will be well guarded. The corsair city offers a trip back in time: you can climb aboard the 47-meter-old Corsair frigate Etoile du Roy, you will certainly come across, in the old town, with a pirate or two looking for fortune seeking companions.
– The port of Cancale and its famous oysters will be the occasion of a gastronomic break.
– Mont Saint-Michel concludes in beauty this extraordinary adventure along the Brittany coast.
This trip can be done in small portions or in its entirety*. It can be extended by its Norman part and / or English. Discover other Vélomaritime :
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*For a stay on a portion of the itinerary, contact us or fill in the “made to measure” form. Thank you.
Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel for an orientation meeting. If you arrive early enough, take a boat to ile de Batz.
Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.
From ROSCOFF to MORLAIX 29km 335m
From the Roscoff port you ride along the Morlaix Bay. You’ll enjoy passing through Saint-Pol-de-Léon with its beautiful church and charming historical center. Arriving at the Morlaix port you can feel, like the sailors arriving by boat, the depth and magnitude of the valley.
You take the official version of the vélomaritime by small roads in the middle of crop fields.
- For a few more km 38km 381m
The coast version take you to Carantec, a very pleasant small family seaside town. You cross the typical village by its small streets and arrive at the front of the submersible road to Callot Island. If the sea is low, venture on it, but be careful you have to return to the mainland before the sea rises back!
From MORLAIX to PLOUGASNOU 36km 255m
Riding from view point to view point, today makes space for contemplation. On the many natural headlands along the coast you feel you could almost touch the islets. From the Barnenez peninsula in Plouezoc’h, the most important Neolithic monument in Europe, the 7000 years old Barnenez Cairn, dominates. You ride to the small village of Plougasnou and enjoy the Pointe de Trestignel.
From PLOUGASNOU to LANNION 48km 497m
A few kilometers after Plougasnou are lucky enough to advance on a beautiful coastal road, built at the top of high cliffs. You reach the Grève of St. Michael where a cross stands, in the middle of the huge beach, aptly named “Croix de Mi-lieue”. Knocked down in 1944, it was found and redressed in May 1993 on the edge of what was the only possible passageway, long ago, to reach Saint-Effla. The “Grand Rocher” represents a beautiful granitic overhang towards the sea, which offers a surprising new wild landscape. You cross Lannion then its countryside which separates of Perros-Guirec and the sea. On this beautiful seaside resort, a hike awaits you on the footpath of Customs (GR34) to discover the famous chaos of the Granite Rose.
From LANNION to PERROS-GUIREC 32km 290m
Starting from Lannion, you reach the sea in Trébeurden. The pointe de Bihit, a breathtaking site, offers a bowl of fresh air and a 180 degrees seaview. Discover the Pink Granite Coast and spectacle of the Ploumanac’h site. Leave your bike to walk along the coastal path and admire the pink rocks carved by the wind and the sea. Guess by their shapes what these natural sculptures represent.
From PERROS-GUIREC to TREGUIER 29km 171m
The route takes you to Tréguier by the small bucolic roads of the Breton countryside. The route of the Vélomaritime offers some greenways that soften a hilly landscape. The small city of character Tréguier charms visitors with a dense historic architecture. The city is also a port on the Jaudy. This small river draws a landscape that changes with the tides. The channel goes up the river bed for several kilometers.
- For a few more km 46km 455m
On this longer version, we suggest you go around the tip of the Château de Plougrescant and stop for a few moments at the Chasm of Castel Meur where stormy days shake the rocks, where the wind and unleashed elements scream with a rare intensity the strength of an ocean nearby. You will not be disappointed with the rest of the journey when you cross Port-Blanc and its sentry. Many panoramas will give you a breathtaking views of the horizon.
From TREGUIER to PAIMPOL 20km 94m
You cross Tréguier, beautiful small city of character and the Jaudy which it borders. Along the Trieux, you reach the small town of Lézardrieux. Set back from the sea but bathed by the waters of the Channel, the village is perched on the edge of the estuary. You cross the Trieux and leave Trégor to join Goëlo. Paimpol is the largest port. It is on the quays that your stage ends, leaving you the end of the day to discover this fishing town.
- For a few more km 50km 492m
You play with the coast, enjoying both beautiful sea views and shady country roads. The Talbert groove, a sand and pebble point of great geological interest offers you a short walk where you will find yourself in the middle of the water!
From PAIMPOL to SAINT-QUAY-PORTRIEUX 47km 683m
The stage invites you to a first visit, of a classified site, the site of the Abbey of Beauport. You take on a little elevation to ride on one of the most beautiful roads in Brittany: the cliff circuit of Plouha. 70 meters above the sea, coasting, the circuit offers the possibility to enjoy big thrills! After some beautiful intimate beaches that will allow you to recover from the effort that you cross on your way up the valley, you reach the port of Saint-Quay-Portrieux and its beach. Seaside charm and charm of the authenticity of a village that lives from fishing and the rhythm of the arrival and departures of boats and their sailors.
From SAINT-QUAY-PORTRIEUX to SAINT-BRIEUC 35km 372m
You join the charming little port of Binic. The port offers a nice stop for lunch, especially for seafood lovers, who will find fresh arrivals on the docks. The course then allows you to appreciate the architectural prowess of the early 20th century because your wheels take you on the old railway tracks of the small train of the Côtes du Nord. Majestic viaduct to span the valleys, a path carved through the rock … You return to the sea at the approach of the departmental capital Saint-Brieuc. You can thus contemplate the magnificent bay and its natural space of an exceptional richness: the big beach of the Rosaries, the Point of Pordic, the bouchot mussel farms … You go back on the historical center of Saint-Brieuc to spend the night.
From SAINT-BRIEUC to ERQUY 37km 419m
You leave Saint-Brieuc by taking the old railway line (the little train of the northern coast). You descend in the cove of Yffiniac where a museum tells the story of the railway in Brittany. The latter has left an exceptional heritage restored for bicycles today (viaduct, tracks dug in the rock …). The cove of Yffiniac represents the bottom of the bay of Saint-Brieuc. A marsh landscape offers a natural reserve to enjoy many species of birds. You follow a steep coast before reaching the small port of Dahouët. The colors of the boats mix with each other to offer nice reflections on the water. You cross the seaside resort of Pleneuf Val-André, the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved ice cream! There are still some beautiful hilly coastal roads before reaching the port of Erquy and its beach.
From ERQUY to SAINT-CAST-LE-GUILDO 38km 336m
The path marked “Vélomaritime”, leads you by pathways and bike paths to Cape Fréhel. On the cliffs, 70m above the sea, you witness the unreeling of a grandiose landscape. The area leading to the Cap Fréhel lighthouse is protected. It’s made up of heather moors, gorse, broom and ferns, all contributing to a beautiful mix of colors. After the lighthouse you visit the fort of La Latte built on the coast overlooking the sea. The fort is a filming location for several famous films because its exceptional location is as interesting as its state of conservation and renovation. You go around the beautiful bay of Fresnaye where you can meet some oyster farmers at work. The arrival in Saint-Cast allows you to enjoy a beautiful beach for swimming. The family resort is lively all summer!
From SAINT-CAST-LE-GUILDO to SAINT-MALO 39km 338m
On small hilly roads, your journey takes you to the bucolic Breton countryside. After the peninsula of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer that deserves a small detour, you quickly reach Trémereuc. There, an old railway line, refurbished as a greenway allows you to easily reach the city of Dinard. On the port your boat is waiting for you to join Saint-Malo.
From SAINT-MALO to CANCALE 17km 114m
You leave the Corsair city in the morning to reach the port of Cancale. Enjoy a 35 km bike ride through countryside and seaside. Along the way some Malouinières enrich the landscape. They are beautiful 17th and 18th century houses of ship owners in Saint Malo. In the evening, park your bike on the waterfront and taste some famous oysters.
- For a few more km 27km 183m
This longer version allows you to discover the Pointe du Grouin before going to Cancale.
From CANCALE to MONT SAINT-MICHEL 43km 64m
On the way to an architectural marvel of the world! The only effort of the day lies in the exit of the port of Cancale, the rest of the course is flat. You walk along the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and its emerald waters. Between the large beaches and the salt meadows, the route of the Vélomaritime allows you to enjoy a gradual approach to the Mont Saint-Michel. Several restaurants and oyster farmers will propose a local and fresh lunch! After the break, there’s still be a few kilometers to go through the salt marshes. It is on the banks of Couesnon, the river that marks the border between Brittany and Normandy, that your cycling route ends. You end your journey on foot to reach the heights and the famous abbey. An essential visit!
It’s the end of your stay after breakfast. You are able to enjoy a morning to visit to the Abbey which sits at the top of the Mount!
Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.
Starting from 1845€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.
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Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.
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- Accommodation: 14 nights in a double room
- 14 breakfasts
- 1 dinner
- Luggage transfer
- Phone assistance
- Application fee
- Day 1 : Meeting with our guide in Brittany
- Day 12 : Traversée maritime - DINARD - SAINT-MALO
- A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
- The itinerary trackable on the following supports:
- Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
- Topo maps
- Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
Price does not include
- bike rental (see option)
- Breakfast on day 1
- Dinners not included in "Price includes"
- Drinks, visits & other personal expenses
Homemade and fully tested itineraries
- Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
- Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
- A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.
- One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
- Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
- A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)
Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional
- We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
- A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)
You can also
- Rent a high end quality bike for real comfort, cycling pleasure and reliability a long trip requires.
- Suscribe to a Cancelation or Multi Risk insurance policy which cover you in case something unexpected comes up.
On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
- One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
- Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
- A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce
We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.
A layed out and dynamic position
Supplied equipment per bike
A straight and easy going position
Supplied equipment per bike
With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
Supplied equipment per bike
20″ or 24″ bike
Departure city : ROSCOFF
Coming by car
- at 5h30 from PARIS
- at 6h from BORDEAUX
- at 8h from LYON
- Parking Quai d’Auxerre – ROSCOFF
- Parking Quai (Harbor) – ROSCOFF
- Parking de l’École – ROSCOFF
- Parking de la Gare – ROSCOFF
Coming by train
- Morlaix train station - 3h30 from Paris
- Rennes train station - 1h30 from Paris
Coming by plane
- Rennes Airport
Arrival city : MONT SAINT-MICHEL
Coming by car
- at 3h from PARIS
- at 5h30 from BORDEAUX
- at 7h from LYON
- Parking privé – Chambre d’hôtes La Jacotière
- Parc de stationnement – MONT SAINT-MICHEL
Coming by train
- Pontorson train station - 3h30 from Paris
Coming by plane
- Rennes Airport
* Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.
How to get back to the starting point
- By train from Pontorson to Roscoff in 4h45
- Return by car in 2h30 to your starting point ?
- Private shuttle: see detailed fares or contact us
- Trekking or hybrid bike
- 21 to 30 speeds
- 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
- Helmet (included with the rental)
- Clothing suitable for cycling
- Warm jacket (eg fleece)
- Rain proof jacket
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pair of cycling shoes
- 1 small backpack or panniers
- 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
- 1 lock (included with the rental)
- Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
- 1 pair of gloves
- 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
- 1 night see fluorescent vest
- Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
- Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
- Suitcase for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers (limited to one per person when possible)
- Change of clothes for the evening
- Warm jacket for the evenings
- Set of toiletries
- Mobile phone and charger