Brittany port to port #4 - Brest to Quimper

Reach the world's end!

Highlights

The Crozon Peninsula and its tips giving an impression of world's end.
The fishing ports of Brest, Douarnenez, Audierne, Guilvinec
The small town of character of Locronan
The City of Art and History of Quimper
Boat shuttle crossings (Brest and Bénodet)
Available GPS tracks and GPS device provided

Along the Atlantic coast, join the Breton tips trimmed by the sea, in this country that is called the world’s end!

After a night just a few steps from the castle of Brest, your bike will take you to the edge of the harbor. You embark with your bike for a small crossing. The beginning of your stay is the start of a great trip!

First the charms of the peninsula of Crozon, then the climb for the bravest of one of the 7 Breton summits. From sea level, you reach 330m altitude to tower over a whole part of your route. A beautiful panorama is offered to you and then a nice descent to your charming hotel located in the middle of the forest. You enjoy here some peace and quiet, like a sailor returning to the port, to recover from your first efforts.

The Pointe du Raz is worth the effort, it takes 2 more stages to finally reach it. A very special atmosphere awaits you here. We must leave the bikes to reach this world’s end. The jagged coast, sheared by the wind and the incessant rhythm of the tides offers you a spectacular landscape. And if there is no “heavy weather” bass fishermen will do a dance display on the waves that form between the tip and the Île de Sein.

You descend to the Port of Guilvinec and wait until 16h to enjoy the daily show of the return of the fishermen and their colorful boats to the port.

This 4th chapter on this port-to-port journey offers many surprises. More physically demanding than the previous ones, it shows a wild Brittany where the character of the men seems to be forged.

Carte La Bretagne à vélo
Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1

BREST

Arrival on your own and check in to your hotel. Orientation with our guide today (5 pm)

Day 2

From BREST to CROZON 49km 305m Niveau Loisir

From Brest, you cross by boat (30 min) the Roadstead of Brest to the peninsula of Crozon. You travel the peninsula and cycle along the harbor to the Pointe des Espagnols, also called the Cap Corse of Brittany. You cross Camaret, a charming port with the beautiful Vauban tower and then drive to  Tas de Pois (pea heaps) of Pen-Hir, rocky islands that give the feeling of being at world’s end!

  • For a few more km 57km 390m Niveau Forme

    Ride towards Cape de la Chèvre (or Beg penn ar roz in Breton), the southern cape of the Crozon Peninsula!

Day 3

From CROZON to LOCRONAN 44km 705m Niveau Loisir

You walk along the bay of Douarnenez between creek, beach and valleys. The last hills of the Armorican massif make their way to the sea, like one of the seven mythical peaks of Brittany, the Menez-Hom. The route will take you to Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages in Brittany. Spend the night a few kilometers from the village in the middle of the woods.

  • For a few more km 60km 1000m Niveau Forme

    Two options are available to extend this route, 10km to reach the Cap de la Chèvre. Then leave the peninsula to climb to the top of Menez-Hom that will offer a unique view of the Bay of Douarnenez and the Monts d’Arrée. This 2nd option is not recommended in foggy weather.

Day 4

From LOCRONAN to PLOGOFF 50km 400m Niveau Loisir

You cross the port of Douarnenez then ride along the bay to the Pointe du Van and discover the Baie des Trépassés. A world’s end atmosphere awaits you as well as one of the most beautiful sunsets of Brittany.

Day 5

From PLOGOFF to POULDREUZIC 43km 340m Niveau Loisir

After a few kilometers, you lock the bikes to walk the path that leads to the tip of the Raz. Nice walk at the world’s end! Then back to the bikes and along the bay of Audierne, you reach the port of the same name. You ride on the route called “The Solar Wind Route”.

Day 6

From POULDREUZIC to GUILVINEC 35km 100m Niveau Loisir

Day 7

From LE GUILVINEC to QUIMPER 49km 185m Niveau Loisir

You reach the seaside and Loctudy before crossing the beautiful city of Pont-L’Abbé, ranked among the small cities of character. By a pleasant greenway along the old railway line, you go up to Quimper. The capital of the French Cornouaille offers you a beautiful cultural stop. The architecture, the pedestrian streets and half-timbered houses are remarkable. Do not leave without visiting the cathedral!

  • For a few more km 70km 300m Niveau Expert

    After Pont-l’Abbé you reach one of the smallest and most beautiful ports in the region: Sainte-Marine. Placed on the cliffs of the Odet, river that flows here into the Atlantic Ocean, the houses and the mood are cozy. The charm works! You leave this port on a boat that allows you to cross the Odet and reach Benodet before going back to Quimper.

Day 8

QUIMPER

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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 Abalys Hôtel Hostellerie de la Mer Vue aérienne de Hôtel Latitude Ouest à Locronan Abicyclette Voyages à vélo Hôtel La Baie des Trépassés Chambre d'hôtes Les Bulles Bleues Chambre d'hôtes Cap Ouest Hôtel de la Gare (Quimper)

Starting from 965€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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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.


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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.


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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, traditionalguide

GPS included Travel with Abicyclette France

  • 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

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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

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 bottle
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Touring bike

A straight and easy going position

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 bottle
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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 bottle
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Bike trailer

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Getting here

Meeting point

Brest, Bretagne (29)

Brest by car*

From Paris via Rennes  by A81 & N12 (590 km 6h)

From Nantes by  E60 (300 km 3h30)

Brest par le train*

TGV train station in  Brest (from Paris : 3H30)

Return : TER train station in Quimper

*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation 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 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
Other
  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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