The Tour de Manche in 10 days

From Roscoff to the Mont Saint-Michel

Highlights

A wild and diversified coast: Emerald Coast, Pink Granite Coast
Typical ports: Cancale, Erquy, Paimpol, Roscoff
Towns with character: Saint-Malo, Tréguier, Dinard
Hilly yet very accessible and enjoyable countryside roads
Signpost itinerary

The Tour de Manche fom Roscoff to the Mont Saint-Michel in 10 days

An epic cycling tour

The Tour de Manche, a cycling itinerary opened in June 2013, offers a unique adventure over more than 1200 km on both sides of the English Channel, with a wide variety of coastal landscapes. This secured and signpost path mixes small roads and greenways. The itinerary sometimes offers steep climbs, but they are worth it. The easier days will give you time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, culture and way of life of each country.

On the Brittany part, you will enjoy:
Pink Granite Coast and its excpetional natural sculptures
– Attractive ports which have preserved their authenticity: Paimpol, Erquy, Binic, Saint-Malo, Cancale…
– Towns and villages with charm and character: Tréguier, Dinard, Mont-Dol…
Cap Fréhel, one of the most beautiful natural sites with its craggy cliffs plunging into the sea
Emerald Coast with its magical colors from Cap Fréhel to Cancale
Mont Saint-Michel, classified as world heritage by Unesco

This trip can be done in small portions or in its totality. It can be extended by its Norman and/or English part. You can also check out the easy version of the “Tour de Manche” :
– Le Tour de Manche – version facile

Enjoy a few glimpses of this trip

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.
Day 1 - ROSCOFF

Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel around 6 PM for an orientation meeting.


Day 2 - FROM ROSCOFF TO PLOUGASNOU - 66km

Highlights: Roscoff port; Morlaix bay ; Saint-Pol-de-Léon ; Morlaix

Out of the Tour de Manche itinerary which is being finalized between Morlaix and Plestin.
Highlights: Morlaix River and Bay; Taureau Castle; Cairn de Barnenez ; Pointe de Primel


Day 3 - FROM PLOUGASNOU TO PERROS-GUIREC - 60km

Out of the Tour de Manche itinerary up to Plestin.

Highlights: Coastal road on the cliffs of Saint-Jean-du-Doigt ; the Douron river; Grève of Saint-Michel ; Lannion ; Trébeurden: Bihit point and Milliau island ; Télécommunication museum in Pleumeur-Bodou ; Ploumanac’h and Granite coast, Men Ruz lighthouse, Perros-Guirec


Day 4 - FROM PERROS-GUIREC TO PAIMPOL - 49km

Highlights: Tréguier ; Lézardrieux ; Trieux riverbanks ; Paimpol ;

Close by: Sillon de Talbert ; Loguivy port; Pointe de l’Arcouest ; Bréhat island


Day 5 - FROM PAIMPOL TO SAINT-BRIEUC - 56km

Highlights: Beauport Abbey; Cliff circuit ; Bréhec port ; Saint-Quay-Portrieux port and beach; Binic port; Légué port; Saint-Brieuc

Close by: Pointe de Plouezec ; Pointe de Minard ; Plouha Cliffs ; Rosaires beaches, pointe du Roselier


Day 6 - FROM SAINT-BRIEUC TO ERQUY - 37km

Highlights: Saint-Brieuc Bay; Anse d’Yffiniac ; Maison de la Baie à Hillion ; Pléneuf-Val-André ; Cap d’Erquy


Day 7 - FROM ERQUY TO SAINT-CAST-LE-GUILDO - 34km

Highlights: beach of Sables-D’or-les-Pins; Cap Fréhel ; Baie de la Fresnaye ; Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

Close by: Fort de la Latte


Day 8 - FROM SAINT-CAST-LE-GUILDO TO SAINT-MALO - 38km

Highlights: Arguenon Bay; greenways to Dinard ; Dinard vilas ; Boat ride on the Rance river; arrival by sea to Saint-Malo


Day 9 - FROM SAINT-MALO TO MONT SAINT-MICHEL - 63km

Highlights: Saint-Malo ; Saint-Malo beach ; Emerald coast ; Cancale port ; Mont Saint-Michel Bay ; the prés salés ; Mont Saint-Michel

Close by : pointe du Grouin; Dol de Bretagne ; the Mont Dol


Day 10 - MONT SAINT-MICHEL

End of stay after breakfast. You can enjoy a visit to the Abbey niched at the top of Mont Saint Michel


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 : 1305€

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 : 1225€

Prices

Price for self-guided tour
  • 1305€ / person with Confort Range
  • 1225€ / person with Gamme chambres d’hôtes

Optionnal

Bike rental

  • Bike rental : 120€ / person
  • Electric bike rental : 240€ / person

Insurance

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

High season supplement

  • High season supplement : 35€ / person

Other options

The price includes :

Self-guided tour
– 9 nights in a double room
– 9 breakfasts
– 3 diners
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo map of the area (IGN 1/100 000e)
– Cycling roadbook
– Orientation meeting with our guide on Day 1
– Taxes
– Phone assistance 24/7
– Application fee

The price doesn't include :

Self-guided tour
– Lunches, breakfast on the first day
– Diners which are not included in the above
– Bike rental
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
– Drinks
– Visits
– Parking fees
– Shuttle back

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 ?

Starting point

Roscoff, Finistère (29)

Coming to Roscoff by car*

From Rennes by the N12 (211 km 2h20)
From Paris by the A13 highway (575 km 6h)

Coming to Roscoff by train*

Train station in Roscoff (from Paris 5h)
TGV train station in Morlaix (from Paris 4h)

Check schedules and book your train at               en.voyages-sncf.com/en

Coming to Roscoff by plane*

Airport in Brest

* Transport to your starting 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 paire 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 transporting personal effects in luggage transfer)
  • 1 pair of evening shoes
  • 1 set of toiletries
  • 1 mobile phone and charger
  • 1 bathing suit and towel
  • 1 sleeping bag and towel for our “Essential” range accomodation

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