Brittany: The Pink Granite Coast

From Lannion to the Paimpol port

Highlights

Ploumanac'h’s lighthouse and unusual rock formations
The pointe du château and house of Castel Meur
Bréhat island
Paimpol port

Brittany pink granite coast

Along the Pink Granite Coast, compose a 3 to 7 days cycling cruise from Perros-Guirec to the Bréhat island!

Armorican cycling-touristic cruise

From Lannion, you ride to the Pink Granite Coast in Perros Guirec. After a beautiful start in the Brittany countryside near the wild coast, you arrive at the foot of the Ploumanac’h lighthouse. The spectacle of pink granite rocks begins!

Heading east, the style changes. The pink tone loses its intensity, but the coast up to Tréguier, a small town character, remains wild and chaotic. It offers many surprises like the Pointe du Chateau and the famous house in Castel Meur.

You spend a night in a typical Breton manor, which offers a moment of peace and quiet before getting back to the coastal agitation, especially on the ports.

The next day, succumb to the charms of Brittany’s historic fishing ports. The ride takes you to Paimpol, one of its most famous. On the port the city offers many festivities: traditional singing and old ships festivals, sailing boat races and ceremonies honoring those lost at sea. It also shares a rich history with Terre-Neuve where strong spirited paimpolais sailors sailed every year for several months.The cod is still a culinary specialty here and worth a taste. To end this long weekend, take a boat to the Bréhat  island a flowery jewel of the North Coast.

You can enjoy this trip with an easy version of 20 to 29 km per day or a moderate version of 40 to 60 km per day. If you wish to extend your stay, we recommend excursions around the Seven Islands off the coast of Perros-Guirec and a bike ride to Pontrieux, labeled small historic town in Brittany (available for the 5 to 7 day trips).

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.
Brittany pink granite coast
Day 1 - FROM LANNION TO PERROS-GUIREC - 28km

Arrival in Lannion. You reach the sea in Trébeurden. The pointe de Bihit, a breathtaking site, offers a bowl of fresh air and a 180 degrees seaview. Discover the Pink Granite Coast and spectacle of the Ploumanac'h site. Leave your bike to walk along the coastal path and admire the pink rocks carved by the wind and the sea. Guess by their shapes what these natural sculptures represent.


Day 2 - FROM PERROS-GUIREC TO TREGUIER - 29km

You start the day from the Perros-Guirrec beaches The smaller roads are not always flat but offer a varied journey with amazing landscape. You arrive in Tréguier, labeled small town character, which rewards the architecture of its town center. The numerous timber-framed houses give a special touch to this small town where you spend the night.


Day 3 - FROM TREGUIER TO PAIMPOL - 20km

After a few kilometers you reach Lézardrieux. Its church, port and granite architecture are typical of northern Brittany. If you're lucky, you can enjoy local fruits and vegetables at the Lézardrieux market. Market gardens abound in this part of Brittany. By crossing the Trieux river, you leave the Trégor to enter the Goëlo lands. Paimpol is only a few kilometers away! Take a few detours on the small roads of the grove ...


Day 4 - FROM PAIMPOL, LOOP TO LOGUIVY OR BREHAT ISLAND - 25km

By bike, a small loop around Paimpol will take you to the Pointe of Arcouest and the Loguivy port. Another beautiful panoramic spectacle on this chiselled coast which reveals at low tide an entanglement of rocks. Or by boat you can reach the Bréhat island from the Pointe of Argouest, a few hundred meters away. With its exotic vegetation the island seems to be far from France! A micro-climate makes the Agapanthus the most cultivated plant on the island! The Bréhat island is car free, you go by foot or by bike, it's a real treat! At the tip of the island the Paon lighthouse, carved in the same pink rock as in Ploumanac'h, offers a fantastic sea view.


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.
Brittany pink granite coast
Day 1 - FROM LANNION TO PERROS-GUIREC - 35km

Arrival in Lannion. You reach the sea in Trébeurden. The pointe de Bihit, a breathtaking site, offers a bowl of fresh air and a 180 degrees seaview. Discover the Pink Granite Coast and spectacle of the Ploumanac'h site. Leave your bike to walk along the coastal path and admire the pink rocks carved by the wind and the sea. Guess by their shapes what these natural sculptures represent.


Day 2 - FROM PERROS-GUIREC TO TREGUIER - 56km

Along the seashore, you ride on the Côte d’Ajoncs, between pink granite and Breton grove. The smaller roads are not always flat but offer a varied journey with amazing landscape. The pointe du chateau and the house between the rocks are some of its highlights. You arrive in Tréguier, labeled small town character, which rewards the architecture of its town center. The numerous timber-framed houses give a special touch to this small town where you spend the night.


Day 3 - FROM TREGUIER TO PAIMPOL - 48km

From Tréguier, you follow the Jaudy river and reach to the coastal path again. The route leads you to the Talbert’s furrow, an amazing geological formation. Attach your bike there and walk a few hundred meters on this land bridge formed of sand and pebbles. Watch your step to respect this fragile protected natural site, doomed to disappear one day or another, eaten up by the sea. By crossing the Trieux river, you leave the Trégor to enter the Goëlo lands. Paimpol is only a few kilometers away! Take a few detours on the small roads of the grove ...


Day 4 - FROM PAIMPOL, LOOP TO PONTRIEUX OR BREHAT ISLAND - 42km

You can ride your bike to Pontrieux, another small town of character, also known for maintaining and flowering the old wash houses bordering the Trieux river which runs through the town. Or by boat you can reach the Bréhat island from the Pointe of Argouest, a few hundred meters away. With its exotic vegetation the island seems to be far from France! A micro-climate makes the Agapanthus the most cultivated plant on the island! The Bréhat island is car free, you go by foot or by bike, it's a real treat! At the tip of the island the Paon lighthouse, carved in the same pink rock as in Ploumanac'h, offers a fantastic sea view.


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 : 465€

Chambre d'hôtes

Gamme chambres d’hôtes

Another way to travel, meeting the people of the lands you cycle through. They welcome you in their home and offer board and lodging*. It gives you the opportunity to chat and deepen your knowledge of the region. We have selected them for their charm and privacy.

*breakfast included, diners available according to establishments


Available on this tour starting from : 435€

Chambre privilège

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.


Available on this tour starting from : 570€

Prices

Price for self-guided tour
  • 465€ / person with Confort Range
  • 435€ / person with Gamme chambres d’hôtes
  • 570€ / person with Privilege Range

Optionnal

Bike rental

  • Bike rental : 72€ / person
  • Electric bike rental : 138€ / person

Insurance

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

High season supplement

  • High season supplement : 45€ / person

Other options

  • Diners (3) : 95€ / person
  • Extra night in Lannion double room (breakfast included) : 45€ / person
  • Extra night in Lannion double roome (July-August) : 90€ / person
  • Extra night in Lannion single room (breakfast included) : 80€ / person
  • Exra night in Lannion single room (July-August) : 125€ / person
  • Extra night in Paimpol double room (breakfast included) : 50€ / person
  • Extra night in Paimpol double room (July-August) : 60€ / person
  • Extra night in Paimpol single room (breakfast included) : 90€ / person
  • Extra night in Paimpol single room (July-August) : 100€ / person
  • Navette Paimpol - Lannion (Day 1) : 20€ / person

The price includes :

Self guided tour
– 3 nights double room
– 3 breakfasts
– 1 dîner
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo map (IGN 1/100 000e)
– Practical cycling guide
– Our guide greets you on the first day
– Taxes
– Application fee

The price doesn't include :

Self guided tour
– Lunches, breakfast on Day 1, Diners on Day 1/3/4
– Bike Rental
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
– Drinks
– Visits
– Parking fees
– Transfer back (optional)

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 : Lannion

Getting to Lannion by car*
  • From Rennes by N12 and D767 (165 km 1h50)
  • From Paris by A11 highway and N12 (515 km 4h45)
Getting to Lannion by train*
  • Arrival: TER train station in Lannion (4h15 from Paris)
  • Return: TER Train station in Paimpol (5h to Paris)
    Check schedules and book your train at               en.voyages-sncf.com/en
Getting to Lannion by plane *
  • Airport in Lannion, Rennes, Paris

* 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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