Marque Bretagne

Brittany port to port #3 - Morlaix to Brest

The lighthouse trip, loop around north west Brittany

Highlights

Roscoff, a small city of character
Some of the most beautiful lighthouses in Brittany
The Abers with exceptionally varied scenery
Wild Brittany coast … where you feel you’ve reached the end of the world

To the end of the world

A surprising trip to the end of the world along the wild Brittany coast from Roscoff to Brest

A surprising trip to the end of the world along the wild coast of Brittany. From port to port, you cycle from Roscoff, a small town of character, to Brest, a large French arsenal. Between the two, you ride through small historical villages, consisting of its granite houses, along beautiful beaches and a steep wild coast.

The most beautiful lands are often of character! Here, you cannot remain indifferent to the powerful temperament of the Elements and Inhabitants. It makes the whole identity of the region. Indomitable, the elements and inhabitants are no less welcoming and warm. Do not be afraid to pass the door, to be curious, the pride of its region passes by the pleasure of sharing and exchange.

Along the road, these lighthouses, which still help sailors orient themselves night and day, are kilometer markers on your journey. Appreciate these architectural works of art, and make some great photos!

Food lovers can enjoy a large choice of Breton pastries and seafood. Local producers also have fine vegetables and meats to enjoy. After the day’s effort the local cuisine will satiate the hungriest and delight the most gourmets!

Brittany from port to port, a journey in 6 chapters.

Niveau FitFit
Day 1

FROM MORLAIX, BARNENEZ LOOP 38km 323m Niveau Loisir

This bike loop takes you to the east bank of the Morlaix River. You join the Cairn of Barnénez, a surprising site, 7000 years old! A story of love for man that settled this territory so long ago.

Meeting with our local guide

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.

Day 2

From MORLAIX to ROSCOFF 30km 260m Niveau Facile

Along the River Morlaix, you make your way up to the English Channel. Smell the salt spray! Follow the Vélomaritime route, a little further inland. This short itinerary makes it possible to reach Roscoff more quickly while enjoying the Penzé valley and Saint-Pol-de-Léon.

  • For a few more km 38km 276m Niveau Loisir

    Along the Morlaix River, you ride to the English Channel. The smell the salty air and small resort of Carantec feel like the holidays. If you have come to Brittany in the past, the city will certainly bring out old memories.
    Morlaix: Lighthouse n°1 (Phare de la Lande), Roscoff: Lighthouse n°2, Ile de Batz: Lighthouse n°3.

Day 3

From ROSCOFF to KERLOUAN 54km 339m Niveau Forme

You start the day riding along the shores of the English Channel. You leave the pretty port Roscoff and its stones which make the charm of the city. You then take a small road winding between sparse habitat, sometimes laid here and there against massive granite blocks. Pleasant surprises await during the day.
Brignogan-Plage, Pontusval Lighthouse : Lighthouse n°3

Day 4

From KERLOUAN to PLOUDALMEZEAU 54km 339m Niveau Forme

Today, you’re heading for the end of the world! The air is pure and smells of iodine and seaweed. You’ll soon come upon the virgin island and its lighthouse. At 82 m, it is one of the most impressive lighthouses in Europe. To reach the lens, you have to climb 397 steps! (At certain times of the year, a boat takes you to the island to visit the lighthouse). You’ll need to head back inland to cross the bridges that allow you to cross the Abers. A living spectacle of nature, the tides are the directors of this exceptional scene. Slowly, sea water rises up the valleys to create powerful rivers.

Day 5

From PLOUDALMEZEAU to LE CONQUET 50km 456m Niveau Forme

You reach a foreign coastline where the meadow seems to flow into the sea! Here and there, some beautiful granite chaos lies on the beach. You’ve reached Pen Ar Bed, which means “World’s End” in Breton. Your bike takes you to the pointe de Corsen, the westernmost point of mainland France. From the top of the cliffs, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the sea. The air you breathe here comes directly from the Atlantic!

By another road

From PLOUDALMEZEAU to LE CONQUET, AVEC LA TRAVERSEE EN BATEAU UNIQUEMENT EN JUILLET AOÛT 40km 340m Niveau Loisir

You reach a strange coastline where the meadow seems to flow into the sea! Here and there, some beautiful granite chaos lies on the beach. You’ve reached Pen Ar Bed, which means “end of the world” in Breton. Your bike takes you to the pointe de Corsen, the westernmost point of mainland France. From the top of the cliffs, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the sea. The air you breathe here comes directly from the Atlantic!

The itinerary also includes a visit to the Trézien lighthouse (July/August only).

During July and August, to make the crossing, simply go to the port and contact the harbour master’s office on the following cell phone number: 06 31 93 58 71. The crossing will be organized immediately.

  • crossing: 5 to 10 mins
  • dogs allowed
  • 3€/cyclists

Day 6

From LE CONQUET to BREST 40km 318m Niveau Forme

From the port of Le Conquet, you’re just a few kilometers from Pointe Saint-Mathieu. If you’re a fan of Thalassa, the French TV magazine show about the sea, you’ll be familiar with its lighthouse, built on the ruins of an abbey. The place is enchanting and the cliffs are grandiose. Lock the bikes and take in the sights before heading back to Brest. A little effort will be needed to see one of Brittany’s most surprising lighthouses, the Petit Minou. Keep to an itinerary of small roads along the goulet and the Brest roadstead. The Portzic lighthouse and the Brest shipyards round off this hilly day.

Day 7

BREST

A last wander around the port and the banks of the Rade de Brest, a visit to the castle, a cable car ride between the Capucins and the city center… The city of Brest in constant transformation offers a beautiful urban stroll to conclude your stay. .

Comfort Range

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.

Accommodation example
Hôtel du Port (Morlaix) Hôtel La Résidence des Artistes Chambre d'hôtes Oudoty Chambre d'hôtes La Demeure Océane hotel-au-bout-du-monde

Starting from 945€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Essential Range

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.


Quote on request | Contact us

Privilege Range

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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Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Cycling practical guide including topo maps, restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • 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.

    Close assistance
    • 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

    appareil GPS TwoNav Cross

    • 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)

     


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    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.


    Trekking bike

    A layed out and dynamic position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Abicyclette Voyages

    Touring bike

    An upright and easy going position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Rando Abicyclette Voyages

    Ebike

    With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    EBIKE VELO DE VILLE

    Children Bike

    Recommended bike size (to be confirmed when booking) :

    • 16 inches from 105cm to 120cm (or 6 to 7 years old)
    • 20 inches from 120cm to 135cm (or 7 to 10 years old)
    • 24 inches from 135cm to 145cm (or 10 to 12 years old)
    • SPORT XS bike (adult frame) from 145cm to 155cm (from age 10)

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

    Bike trailer

    Thule Chariot Cross 2
    Children’s trailers can only be rented for installation on one of our bikes.
    We do not provide this service on any other bike. There is too much risk of incompatibility and breakage.
    Por one or 2 children.
    Max child trailer load: 45kg.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet (or 2 if 2 kids)
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle (or 2)
    • Accessories on request: baby hammock. A padded hammock that supports baby’s sides and offers maximum stability (1 to 10 months). Use only the newborn hammock for walking.

    Getting here

    Departure city : MORLAIX

    Coming by car

    • at 5h15 from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 8h from LYON

    Parking*

    • Parking Les Otages – MORLAIX

    Coming by train

    • Morlaix train station - 3h45 from Paris
    • Rennes train station - 1h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Brest airport
    • Rennes Airport

    Arrival city : BREST

    Coming by car

    • at 5h from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 9h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Brest train station - 3h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Brest airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    How to get back to the starting point

    • By train from Brest to Morlaix in 45 min (hotline)
    • Return by car in 0h45 to your starting point
    • Private shuttle: see detailed fares or contact us

    Recommended equipment

    Bike

    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads

    Other

    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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