Marque Bretagne

Tour of North Finistere by bike

The maritime loop of Brittany's tip

Highlights

The diversity of historic sites
Typical, lively and colorful ports
The Iroise Natural Marine Park
Pointe de Kermovan and its peninsula
Lighthouses along the coast
The garden of the Benedictines
The Fondation Leclerc in Landerneau

A cycling adventure between land and sea departing from Brest

Here's a bike ride that will never cease to amaze you. The wild and luxuriant landscapes of this World's End, with their mix of green coastal pastures and dizzying cliffs, offer a cycling route of rare density and exoticism. Cycle between land and sea and discover the Coast of Legends.

This tour around the tip of Brittany is one of the identity cards of the region: its lighthouses, its wild and unspoiled coasts, its granite houses… Brittany’s heritage is full of surprises. Take a tour of Finistère Nord, a regional name for this unique part of the world. You will start your journey in Brest. Stroll along the quays, the castle and the shipyards. The city’s charm lies in its spirit and the ever-present liveliness of its port and cafes.

Saddle up and head to Landerneau. The town is home to the Leclerc Foundation, which hosts exhibitions of international renown. On the towpath that crosses Landerneau, you can also discover numerous historical sites, such as the Briqueterie. Also worth seeing is the Pont Rohan, which crosses the Elorn. The bridge is inhabited and the coexistence of the houses and the bridge is rather atypical.

After Landerneau, your bike tour reaches the sea. Kerlouan, its coastline and its dunes are a first emotional shock. You’re now on the Coast of Legends with its many beaches. The sea accompanies you on your way to Ploudalmézeau, further west, and Portsall, its charming and typical fishing port.

Need a break? There are many places to visit on this route: the megalithic site of Cairn, the snake rock of Pen Ar Pont, the park of Moulin Neuf… All around, the Breton coast, its cliffs and beaches, a unique combination of all the elements that make up the authenticity and character of this region.

Then it’s off to the penultimate stop of your journey: Le Conquet, its peninsula with lighthouse and fishing port. As an option, you can spend a day or two on the island of Ouessant. In the morning mist that covers the coast here, you’ll hear the sound of the horn warning boats of the proximity of the mainland and its rocky cliffs.

After each bike stop, you’ll sit down to enjoy the generous, gourmet local cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and world-famous specialties such as crêpes, galettes bretonnes and the famous Kouign Amann.

Niveau EasyEasy or Niveau LeisureLeisure or Niveau FitFit
Day 1

BREST

Arrival  in Brest in the afternoon on your own. Settle in and make yourself comfortable in your accommodation. Meet our guide around 5pm for the orientation meeting.

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From BREST to LANDERNEAU 53km 746m Niveau Forme

Leaving Brest via the Albert Louppe bridge over the Elorn, you head for Dalouas and its splendid 12th-century Abbey. Enjoy the beauty of its gardens, with plants and medicinal trees from all over the world. Continue on to La Roche-Maurice, where the 11th-century Château du Roc’h Morvan stands on a promontory above the River Elorn. You’ll then head for Landerneau, the City of the Moon, just a few kilometers away. The Pont Rohan, symbol of the town, and its atypical architecture (the bridge is inhabited) are just waiting for you!

After crossing the Albert Louppe bridge, this detour takes you along the coast to the Pointe de Kerdeniel, jutting out into the middle of the Brest harbour. A small path leads to the Pointe, offering a magnificent panorama.

Day 3

From LANDERNEAU to KERLOUAN 48km 242m Niveau Loisir

You leave behind Landerneau and its Pont Rohan. Halfway along your route to Kerlouan, you pass through Lesneven, the heart of the Léon region. You discover a small, authentic and dynamic town with granite houses. Continue north to the Grève de Goulven and its splendid landscape. 2000 hectares of sand dunes, ponds and a multitude of birds make this an exceptional site.

  • For a few more km 60km 294m Niveau Forme

    If you choose the long version, once you’ve reached Goulven, you continue north to the Pontusval lighthouse and the site of Meneham. “Menez ham” means “the hamlet behind the mountain”. This ancient village of peasant-fishermen-grocers, nestled between the rocks of the Coast of Legends, is a must-see destination.

Day 4

From KERLOUAN to PLOUDALMEZEAU 54km 339m Niveau Forme

Today, you’re heading for the end of the world! The air is pure and smells of iodine and seaweed. You’ll soon come upon the virgin island and its lighthouse. At 82 m, it is one of the most impressive lighthouses in Europe. To reach the lens, you have to climb 397 steps! (At certain times of the year, a boat takes you to the island to visit the lighthouse). You’ll need to head back inland to cross the bridges that allow you to cross the Abers. A living spectacle of nature, the tides are the directors of this exceptional scene. Slowly, sea water rises up the valleys to create powerful rivers.

Day 5

From PLOUDALMEZEAU to LE CONQUET 40km 340m Niveau Loisir

You reach a foreign coastline where the meadow seems to flow into the sea! Here and there, some beautiful granite chaos lies on the beach. You’ve reached Pen Ar Bed, which means “World’s End” in Breton. Your bike takes you to the pointe de Corsen, the westernmost point of mainland France. From the top of the cliffs, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the sea. The air you breathe here comes directly from the Atlantic!
The itinerary also includes a visit to the Trézien lighthouse (July/August only).

  • For a few more km 50km 456m Niveau Forme

    If the boat, Phine La Passeuse, does not pass, you can take the tour by road.

Day 6

From LE CONQUET to BREST 40km 318m Niveau Forme

From the port of Le Conquet, you’re just a few kilometers from Pointe Saint-Mathieu. If you’re a fan of Thalassa, the French TV magazine show about the sea, you’ll be familiar with its lighthouse, built on the ruins of an abbey. The place is enchanting and the cliffs are grandiose. Lock the bikes and take in the sights before heading back to Brest. A little effort will be needed to see one of Brittany’s most surprising lighthouses, the Petit Minou. Keep to an itinerary of small roads along the goulet and the Brest roadstead. The Portzic lighthouse and the Brest shipyards round off this hilly day.

Day 7

BREST

A last wander around the port and the banks of the Rade de Brest, a visit to the castle, a cable car ride between the Capucins and the city center… The city of Brest in constant transformation offers a beautiful urban stroll to conclude your stay. .

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Accommodation example
Hôtel Abalys Chambre d'hôtes Oudoty Chambre d'hôtes La Demeure Océane hotel-au-bout-du-monde

Starting from 840€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Comfort 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.

Accommodation example
Hôtel de La Mer Chambre d'hôtes La Demeure Océane hotel-au-bout-du-monde

Starting from 1095€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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.


Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The itinerary trackable on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Cycling practical guide including topo maps, restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    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, 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, traditional

    appareil GPS TwoNav Cross

    • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
    • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)

     


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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

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


    Trekking bike

    A layed out and dynamic position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Abicyclette Voyages

    Touring bike

    An upright and easy going position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Rando Abicyclette Voyages

    Ebike

    With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    EBIKE VELO DE VILLE

    Children Bike

    Recommended bike size (to be confirmed when booking) :

    • 16 inches from 105cm to 120cm (or 6 to 7 years old)
    • 20 inches from 120cm to 135cm (or 7 to 10 years old)
    • 24 inches from 135cm to 145cm (or 10 to 12 years old)
    • SPORT XS bike (adult frame) from 145cm to 155cm (from age 10)

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

    Bike trailer

    Thule Chariot Cross 2
    Children’s trailers can only be rented for installation on one of our bikes.
    We do not provide this service on any other bike. There is too much risk of incompatibility and breakage.
    Por one or 2 children.
    Max child trailer load: 45kg.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet (or 2 if 2 kids)
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle (or 2)
    • Accessories on request: baby hammock. A padded hammock that supports baby’s sides and offers maximum stability (1 to 10 months). Use only the newborn hammock for walking.

    Getting here

    Departure city : BREST

    Coming by car

    • at 5h from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 9h from LYON

    Parking*

    • Q-Park Brest Liberté – BREST
    • Q-park Parking Colbert – BREST

    Coming by train

    • Brest train station - 3h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Brest airport

    Arrival city : BREST

    Coming by car

    • at 5h from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 9h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Brest train station - 3h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Brest airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    Recommended equipment

    Bike

    • All-Terrain Bike (ATB) or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads

    Other

    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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