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
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!
Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel for an orientation meeting.
You have a choice today between 2 adventures : a first loop to Saint-Paul de Léon (20 to 30km) or visit the Island of Batz (by boat and by foot)
Roscoff : Lighthouse n°1 ; Ile de Batz : Lighthouse n°2.
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
You continue your journey west, towards the end of the world! The air is pure and smells of salt and seaweed. Soon in front of you, you will see the Virgin Island and its lighthouse (n ° 4). The highest lighthouse in Europe with 82m high, it is one of the most impressive. At certain periods of the year you can reach the island by boat to visit the lighthouse. To reach the top and access the lens, climb up the 397 steps! You then ride a little bit inland to cross the bridges that allow you to cross the Abers. The tides orchestrate a living natural spectacle. Slowly sea water level rises into the river creating a powerful river arm. Enjoy the show!
As you are close to the harbor, you wake up early to the sound of gulls. You will not smell any scent of oil which woke up the inhabitants of Ploudalmézeau one morning of March 1978. The Amoco Cadiz was shipwrecked just where you are, only 4 kilometers from Portsall. When you see today how beautiful the coast is you can realize the extent of the disaster and the work accomplished to renew its natural state. It took cleaning rocks one by one. Today, there is no trace of oil left. Only the anchor of the oil tanker and a museum at the tourist office testify about this event. En route you reach a strange coast where the meadow flows into the sea; With beautiful granite chaos lying on the beach here and there. A real scenery of end of the world you will soon reach. Let your bike take you to the Pointe de Corsen. You are at the farthest point west in continental Europe! The air you breathe here comes directly from the Atlantic!
Lighthouse No. 5, 6 and 7 today. You can visit Trézien, Lighthouse n°5 in July and August. You can reach it by bike.
From the port of Le Conquet, you are only a few kilometers from the Pointe Saint-Mathieu. If you are a fan of Thalassa, the French television show dedicated to the sea, you will recognize its lighthouse (n ° 8) on the ruins of an abbey. The place is enchanting and the cliffs are grandiose. Attach the bikes and allow yourself some time to explore this site, on the southwest corner of your itinerary. You then head East towards Brest. You keep an itinerary made of small roads along the gully and Brest harbor. A little effort will be needed to come back from the Lighthouse Petit Minou (n°9), the site is a reward in itself! The Portzic lighthouse (n ° 10) and the shipyards of Brest conclude this athletic day.
End of stay after breakfast in Brest
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 : 795€
High season supplement
Self Guided Tour
– 6 nights in a double room
– 6 breakfasts
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo maps (IGN 1/100 000e)
– Practical cycling guide with restaurant suggestions for lunch and dinner
– Our guide welcomes you in Roscoff
– Phone Assistance 24/7
– Application fee
Self Guided Tour
– Lunches, breakfast on day 1 and diners
– Bike rental
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
Roscoff, Finistère (29)
Getting to Roscoff by ferry*
with Brittany Ferries
Getting to Roscoff by car*
From Paris by the A11 & A81 highways (560km 5h30)
Getting to Roscoff by train*
Arrival: TGV train station in Roscoff (from Paris: 4h40)
Return : Train station in Brest
Check schedules and book your train at en.voyages-sncf.com/en
* Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.
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)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
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)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)
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 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)