The Monts d’Arrée

Riding through the Roc'h, 3 days around Huelgoat

Highlights

The Monts d’Arrée, the Natural Regional Parc
Riding through a wild natural space
A mix of moors and forests
A mix of technical trails and fun tracks
L’alternance de sentiers techniques et de pistes ludiques

Discover the Monts d’Arrée, a wild mountainous area in the heart of Brittany.

A weekend for tough Moutain Bikers !

Your ride on the Roc’h, rocky culminating points, which put to the best even the best bikers! You are on a land of legends, on the trails that have made the mountain bike raid “Les Roc’h des Monts d’Arrée” reputation.

Narrow paths take you through moors and forests in a unique landscape with multiple colors. From the Mont d’Arrée’s culminating spot (380 meters high), enjoy a breathaking view of the Natural Park up to the Ocean. Another reward for your efforts!

In the guided version of the tour, a state certified mountain bike instructor accompanies. He advises you on technical aspects and sets up workshops so that everyone can progress in their technique.

You stay in a simple 3 star hotel, where you will be welcomed like if you were at home!

Get a glimpse of the trip on

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE For advanced sportsmen. Passionate about outdoor activities, you enjoy a good challenge. The TERRAVTT trips take you on technical and recreational trails, without neglecting the scenic and touristic sites. Average distance: 35 to 60 km per day. ROAD BIKE For true riders. Echappée Cycliste offers itineraries on unique routes for the legendary cycling routes amateurs. Average distance: 90 to 170 km per day. We can adapt the trip to your level of experience. Contact us!
Day 1 - HUELGOAT, LA MINE LOOP - 40km

On this first day you can appreciate the unique environment of this part of Brittany. You experience the first sensations on a fun playground, and first efforts on the Armorican mountain.
D + 500M


Day 2 - HUELGOAT , LES CRETES LOOP - 55km

You leave the shores of Lake Huelgoat and the famous Chaos (large rocks) and climb the ridges of the Monts d'Arrée. It is a 18 km ascent (215m level difference), with some descending and flowing parts to the top. For 13 km, you slalom between the Roc'h (peaks of the crest) on rolling and technical beautiful tracks, often wide enough for 1 rider, larger at times. From the top of the ridges, the view of the Regional Natural Park of Armorique is a great reward. The Brennilis lake, the Saint-Michel Roc’h and its chapel, wild moors and forests, offer a total change of scenery! You descend the ridges through the forest back to Huelgoat. A total of 55 km for the most impressive day!
D + 900M


Day 3 - HUELGOAT, ROCHERS DU CRAGOU LOOP - 43km

A step that takes you north of the Park. After climbing the ridge of the Monts d'Arrée, you join the shores of the reserve of the Landes of Cragou. The opportunity to observe some reintroduced animals. Then, you take the paths again to join the Cragou Rocks. A beautiful viewpoint awaits you at the top. The return by the forest of Huelgoat offers playful singletracks.
D + 1100M


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 : 190€

Prices

Price for self-guided tour
  • 190€ / person with Confort Range

Price for guided tour (for a group of 6 to 8 participants)
  • 390€ / person with Confort Range

Optionnal

Insurance

  • Cancellation Insurance : 19€ / person
  • Multi Risk Insurance : 25€ / person

Other options

  • Extra night in a double room (breakfast included) : 55€ / person
  • Extra night in a single room (breakfast included) : 105€ / person
  • Picnic (3) : 24€ / person

The price includes :

Self Guided Tour 
– 2 nights in a 3* hotel
– 2 breakfasts
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo maps (IGN 1/25 000e)
– Practical cycling guide
– Phone Assistance 24/7
– Taxes
– Application Fee

Guided Tour 
– 2 nights in a 3* hotel
– 2 breakfasts
– 2 diners
– 3 Lunches (picnics)
– A certified mountain bike intructor guiding on the 3 rides
– Taxes
– 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
– Parking fees
– Insurances (optional)

Guided Tour
– Transportation to and from Huelgoat
– Breakfast on Day 1 and diner on Day 3

 

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
Huelgoat, Finistère (29)

Getting to Huelgoat by car*
From Roscoff (55km 1h00)

Recommended cycling gear

Mountain Bike
• Single, double or triple crankset
• Tires : 2,00 to 2,20 (Tubeless recommended)
• Hard Trail or Full suspension (100mm to 140mm)
• Automatic pedals
• Disc brakes

Equipment
• Helmet
• Cycling bib shorts
• and/or Shorts
• Jersey
• Undershirt
• Socks
• Thermal jacket
• Rainjacket
• 1 pair of gloves
• 1 pair of cycling shoes
• 1 pair of glasses
• 2 water bottle or Camelbak
• Backpack

Bike Maintenance
• Emergency repair kit : 1 or 2 patches
pump, tire levers, chain and quick hitch,
derailleur hanger, multi tool
• Daily use kit: foot pump, cloth,
oil, brakepads, tire

Other
• Suitcase for personal belongings
• Evening clothes
• Fleece
• Set of toiletries
• Mobile phone and charges
• Bike lock