Aiguilles de Port Coton
Sarah Bernhardt Fort
Pointe des Poulains and its lighthouse
Port and Fort in Le Palais
Cycle through a majestic island in Brittany !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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€
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€
High season supplement
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
– Phone assistance 24/7
– Application fee
Self Guided Tour
– Breakfast on Day 1, lunches and diners (except when mentionned above)
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
– Parking fees in Quiberon
Quiberon, Finistère (29)
Getting to Quiberon by car*
From Roscoff (200km 2h30)
Hello Natalie, We are now back in Sweden from our bicycle tour in Normandy. I would just like to give you some feed back from the tour: We were all very satisfied with the trip. When planning the trip, we found it very easy to work with you, quick answers and good flexibility for our ideas. Excellent choice of roads, which took us through the fantastic landscapes of Normandy, and also along the fashinating see shores ending with the first D-day shore. Most roads with very little traffic. We also appreciated the kindness of all french drivers who never complained although we sometimes were in the middle of the small narrow roads. The distances was OK for all of us. When there was a choice of long or short distances, we always selected the long ones. Easy to find the roads with the excellent GPS and the very good Road Book. We also appreciated the very good choice of B&B, places where we felt wellcome and with good standard. A trip we will recommend to our friends. We also had good luck with the weather, lots of sun, not to strong winds, just one or two showers in daytime. (Was the weather also organised by you??) With Best Regards (05/2017)
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Hi Fabien, Thank you for a most lovely organised trip on the Brest Canal last week with Annick. We live in Somerset UK near Exmoor and we welcome you to visit and stay anytime to cycle our hills!!! We all had a great time and good Hotels food and wine. Yours sincerely. (05/2015)
Dear Fabien, All the tour was very good and amusing. Beautiful landscape, nice people, good hotels and food. I do not really have one particular moment to remenber (a part from my accident) ... and then I will remember always all tour with homesickness. I take this occasion to give you my congratulation for the very well organized tour we had. Was e real pleasure to bike in Bretagne. I would also like to thank you for the support and assistance you provided me for my incident Thank you for your professional and human attitude you have in doing your job and I hope to bike again with your organization. Please say hallo to your colleague, monsieur ….. (I don’t remember his name) that accompanied me with the car to St-Brieuc. Best regards (07/2012)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)