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
The Tour de Manche fom Roscoff to the Mont Saint-Michel in 10 days
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
Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel for an orientation meeting. If you arrive early enough, take a boat to ile de Batz.
This route starts in the Breton grove: small roads, lined with high hedges and stone walls. You bypass the bay of Morlaix and cross the city of the same name. Along the coast you reach the Cairn of Barnenez, one of the highest in Europe, which bears witness to a very old human presence! The colors and scents that surround you, make it easy to understand the settlement of men here.
Close to the sea, you ride along the most beautiful beaches of the pink granite coast. The “Croix de Mi-lieue” cross stands on the On Saint-Michel shore in the middle of the huge beach, Knocked down in 1944, it was found and replanted in May 1993 on the edge of what was long ago the only possible passage to reach Saint-Effla. The “Grand Rocher”, a shy granite overhang towards the sea, marks the border of the Plestin territory. The small port of Locquirec welcomes you for a beautiful evening.
The route takes you to Tréguier by the small bucolic roads of the Breton countryside. The route of the Tour de Manche offers some greenways that soften a hilly landscape.The small city of character Tréguier charms visitors thanks to its rich historic architecture. You cross the Jaudy and enjoy small country roads and bicycle facilities on the former railway line of the Côtes du Nord. As you approach the broad valley of the Trieux, you enter Lézardrieux, perched on the edge of the estuary. After crossing the surrounding Paimpol countryside, you enter one of the most lively and colorful ports in the English Channel.
On the cliffs of Goëlo, you ride along the sea. Indeed the course takes you by the scenic route to the craggy cliffs of Plouha. A most enjoyable way to admire the beauties that the channel offers you. You join the charming little port of Binic and the coast of Penthièvre, carved, hammered, by the incessant chisels of the tides. You go back to the historic center of Saint-Brieuc for a night of history and discovery.
You leave Saint-Brieuc by taking the old railway line (the little train of the northern coast). You descend in the cove of Yffiniac where a museum tells the story of the railway in Brittany. The latter has left an exceptional heritage restored for bicycles today (viaduct, tracks dug in the rock …). The cove of Yffiniac represents the bottom of the bay of Saint-Brieuc. A marsh landscape offers a natural reserve to enjoy many species of birds. You follow a steep coast before reaching the small port of Dahouët. The colors of the boats mix with each other to offer nice reflections on the water. You cross the seaside resort of Pleneuf Val-André, the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved ice cream! There are still some beautiful hilly coastal roads before reaching the port of Erquy and its beach.
A path marked “Tour de Manche”, leads you by pathways and bike paths to Cape Fréhel. On the cliffs, 70m above the sea, you witness the unreeling of a grandiose landscape. The area leading to the Cap Fréhel lighthouse is protected. It’s made up of heather moors, gorse, broom and ferns, all contributing to a beautiful mix of colors. After the lighthouse you visit the fort of La Latte built on the coast overlooking the sea. The fort is a filming location for several famous films because its exceptional location is as interesting as its state of conservation and renovation. You go around the beautiful bay of Fresnaye where you can meet some oyster farmers at work. The arrival in Saint-Cast allows you to enjoy a beautiful beach for swimming. The family resort is lively all summer!
You ride along the coast on your bike. The spikes and bays are numerous and lengthen the stages for your eyes’ pleasure, which can see an infinite variety of landscapes and colors. After a visit to Dinard you embark on the water bus with your bikes. You reach Saint-Malo.
Your route will take you along the Côte d’Emeraude and the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.Between land and sea your route will bring you to meet local producers: oyster farmers, mussel farmers, and other farmers… So many specialties that you can taste along your stay.
After locking your bike at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, take the shuttle that takes you there. Just another short walk to reach the abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You reach Cancale to discover the famous oyster of this tradionnal breton port. A nice experience and a great tasting in front of the sea, in front of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.
It’s the end of your stay after breakfast. You are able to enjoy a morning to visit to the Abbey which sits at the top of the Mount!
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.
Starting from 1070€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 1070€|
|3||Starting from 1167€|
|4||Starting from 900€|
|5||Starting from 958€|
|6||Starting from 845€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in ROSCOFF (breakfast included)||Starting from 62.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a superior single room in ROSCOFF (breakfast included)||Starting from 120€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in MONT SAINT-MICHEL (breakfast included)||Starting from 75€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in MONT SAINT-MICHEL (breakfast included)||Starting from 150€ / participant|
|Bike rental 8 days||Starting from 122€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 8 days||Starting from 240€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 8 days||Starting from 92€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
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Roscoff, Finistère (29)
From Rennes by the N12 (211 km 2h20)
From Paris by the A13 highway (575 km 6h)
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
Airport in Brest
* Transport to your starting point can be included as an option.
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That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Hello new friends, I wish to say "thank you for a great time and good-bye for now". I missed saying so to most of you yesterday. all the best (05/2013)
Hello, We had a fantastic stay. Overall, we are very satisfied and recommend Brittany (...) Eve, Marie, Per-Anders and Ulf What we enjoyed the most: The good weather Pleasant hotel The good food Good equipment, good bicycles (08/2018)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)