Belle-île-en-Mer

3 to 5 days exploring an enchanting island

Highlights

Aiguilles de Port Coton
Bangor Lighthouse
Sarah Bernhardt Fort
Pointe des Poulains and its lighthouse
Port and Fort in Le Palais

Cycle through a majestic island in Brittany !

Belle-île-en-Mer, the enchanting island

Enjoy 3 day cycling through this enchanting island, 20 km long and 9 km wide. You will be in the company of Red-billed Chough as you discover the many protected natural sites on the island. Among them are the sublime “Aiguilles de  Port Coton” and la “Pointe des Poulains” home to other great birds, Oystercatchers and Cormorant.

On the island, you quickly enjoy the feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world. Belle Ile has access to all modern means of communication. Yet a half an hour boat ride distances you from your usual daily life to enjoy an active and relaxing break!

From tasting local cuisine food ro the warmth of its inhabitants, in In Belle-île, you really feel you are in Brittany !

This 3 days – 2 nights stay can be extented to 4, 5, 6 days … The opportunity of a longer rest, a deeper dsicovery of the island and long stroll by the sea. Contact us to make it happen.

Easy: you occasionally or regularly ride your bike and have experience in cycling for a whole day. You enjoy discovering new territories in a leisurely way. You can ride up to 35 to 55 km a day on relatively flat routes.
Day 1 - PORT COTON LOOP - 23km

From Quiberon you board one of the sea shuttles to Belle-île-en-mer. Breathe in the ocean air, your journey begins ... You arrive on the small port of Le Palais, the largest town on the island. You ride to the famous Aiguilles de Port Coton, painted by Monet. Two spectacular natural sites, protected by the coastal conservatory, are yours to enjoy. First, the immense Donnant Beach which receives, like an immense funnel, the waters of the ocean. Then the cliffs of Port Coton overlooking its impressive Aiguilles which resist the forces of the Atlantic. Before reaching Port Coton, how about climbing the 247 steps of the Grand Phare ? At the top of the lighthouse enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole island.


Day 2 - LOCMARIA LOOP - 35km

You ride South, towards the Pointe du Skeul and the charming village of Locmaria. In the center, the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame de Locmaria is the oldest religious building on the island. You then ride along the northeast coast, where old forts are guarding. Finally the beaches of Grands Sables beaches or the memorable Morgat brewery are a good sport for a halt before getting back to Le Palais.


Day 3 - SAUZON AND LA POINTE DES POULAINS LOOP - 33km

You ride North and along the coast to Sauzon! The Sauzon marina, the prettiest on the island, was for a long time an active fishing port. You then ride to the Pointe des Poulains where you can enjoy an exceptional view on the island of Groix, Quiberon and Lorient. Sarah Bernhardt lived her for the last thirty summers of her life.


Chambre gamme confort Abicyclette

Confort 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.


Available on this tour starting from : 290€

Chambre essentielle

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.


Available on this tour starting from : 265€

Prices

Price for self-guided tour
  • 290€ / person with Confort Range
  • 265€ / person with Essential Range

Optionnal

Insurance

  • Cancellation Insurance : 19€ / person
  • Multi Risk Insurance : 24€ / person

High season supplement

  • High season supplement : 30€ / person

Other options

  • Extra night in a double room (breakfast included) - confort range : 60€ / person
  • Extra night in a double room (breakfast included) - confort range - High season : 80€ / person
  • Extra night in a single room (breakfast included) - confort range : 110€ / person
  • Extra night in a single room (breakfast included) - confort range - High season : 130€ / person
  • Extra night in a double room (breakfast included) - essential range : 50€ / person
  • Extra night in a double room (breakfast included) - essential range - High season : 60€ / person
  • Extra night in a single room (breakfast included) - essential range : 90€ / person
  • Extra night in a single room (breakfast included) - essential range - High season : 105€ / person

The price includes :

Self Guided Tour
– 2 nights in a double room
– 2 breakfasts
– 2 way boat ride between Quiberon and Le Palais
– Bike rental (except additional fee for an electrical bike)
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo map of the area (IGN 1/100 000e)
– Practical cycling guide
– Taxes
– Phone assistance 24/7
– Application fee

The price doesn't include :

Self Guided Tour
– Breakfast on Day 1, lunches and diners (except when mentionned above)
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
– Drinks
– Visits
– Parking fees in Quiberon

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 24H/7 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, traditionalguide

  • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)/ Twonav Anima hiking GPS /
  • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day and touristic information)
  • French topo maps of the area (IGN 1/100 000e) to have a global view of your itinerary

You can also

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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

Getting here ?

Staring point
Quiberon, Finistère (29)

Getting to Quiberon by car*
From Roscoff (200km 2h30)

Recommended cycling gear

Bike
  • Bike for all types of roads, trekking or hybrid
  • 21 speeds, 26 inches or 700 wheels
  • we recommend for optimal comfort:
    • 28 to 35 tires
    • crank set 48-36-26, cassette 11/34
    • for children, avoid single-speed bikes

Clothing and equipment
  • 1 helmet
  • suitable clothing for cycling
  • 1 warm jacket (e.g. fleece jacket)
  • 1 rainproof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or trunkbag
  • 1 or 2 water flasks
  • 1 security padlock
  • we recommend for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest


Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit:
    • 2 or 3 patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit:
    • cloth, oil, brakepads

Other
  • 1 suitcase (for belongings in luggage transfer)
  • 1 pair of evening shoes
  • 1 set of toiletries
  • 1 mobile phone and charger
  • 1 bathing suit and towel

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