The Lighthouses Tour

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

Carte Morlaix à Brest

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

To the end of the world

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!

Moderate: you regularly ride and/or practice a sport. You are accustomed to traveling by bike or wish to try it out. Your physical condition allows you to cover a minimum of 40 to 55 km per day with a little bit of steep routes.
Carte Morlaix à Brest
Day 1 - ROSCOFF

Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel for an orientation meeting.


Day 2 - ROSCOFF, TO SAINT PAUL DE LEON OR L'ILE DE BATZ - 30km

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.


Day 3 - FROM ROSCOFF TO KERLOUAN - 52km

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 - 58km

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!


Day 5 - FROM PLOUDALMEZEAU TO LE CONQUET - 56km

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.


Day 6 - FROM LE CONQUET TO BREST - 42km

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.


Day 7 - BREST

End of stay after breakfast in Brest


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 : 795€

Prices

Price for self-guided tour
  • 795€ / person with Confort Range

Optionnal

Bike rental

  • Bike rental : 102€ / person
  • Electric bike rental : 198€ / person

Insurance

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

High season supplement

  • High season supplement : 20€ / person

Other options

  • Extra night in Roscoff double room : 65€ / person
  • Extra night in Roscoff double room (High Season) : 80€ / person
  • Extra night in Roscoff individual room : 110€ / person
  • Extra night in Roscoff individual room (High Season) : 125€ / person
  • Extra night in Brest double room : 45€ / person
  • Extra night in Brest individual room : 85€ / person

The price includes :

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
– Taxes
– Phone Assistance 24/7
– Application fee

The price doesn't include :

Self Guided Tour
– Lunches, breakfast on day 1 and diners
– Bike rental
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
– Drinks
– Visits

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 ?

Meeting point
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.

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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