The Monts d'Arrée trails
The ascent of Menez-Hom
The Bay of Douarnenez
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From the banks of the Channel, cross the Monts d’Arrée to reach the Atlantic coast. From the top of the peaks and peaks of the Armorican Massif, go down the tracks that take you to the world’s end!
On the port of Morlaix, prepare to climb the peaks of Brittany. The Armorican Massif erects here some of its most beautiful Rocs. From 0 to 380m above sea level, a great effort for a great reward. Trails and tracks follow each other in this unique landscape that sometimes resembles Scotland.
From the Roc’h Trévézel, the highest point of the trip, you start a long descent to the Atlantic through woods and forests that offer beautiful paths with regular sequences and technical obstacles.
From the edges of the Alder go back on the Menez-Hom. From 0 to 330m, the narrow paths between moors and forests are linked together for our greatest pleasure. The summit offers a sumptuous panorama on the bay of Douarnenez. If the visibility is good, you will be able to see the extent of your crossing, from Roc’h Trédudon and Trévézel to the Montagne du Prieuré, making your last visible obstacle to join Quimper.
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A warm-up around Morlaix allows to discover the banks of the Channel, the port of the city and its attractions.
Departing from this city of a thousand facets, steeped in a deep valley and overlooked by the magnificent viaduct, you join the first singles snaking on the territory of the korrigans through the Monts d’Arrée. Driven by the iodized air of the Channel, you will quickly reach the doors of the Regional Natural Park of Armorica and its Chaos emerging from the ground. Your first stop, the shores of Huelgoat lake.
You leave the shores of Lake Huelgoat and the famous Chaos to attack the climbing ridges of the Monts d’Arrée. A 18 km climb and 215m vertical drop, with some descending parts and some rolling ones, to bring you to the top of the ridge. During 13km, you slalom between the Roc’h (peaks of the ridge), in very beautiful tracks, at the same time rolling and technical, often in single-track, widening by moments. From the top of the ridges, the view of the Regional Natural Park of Armorica is a beautiful reward. Lake Brennilis, Roc’h Saint-Michel and its chapel of the same name, this wild expanse of moors and forests offers a total change of scenery! You descend from the crests through the forest to return to Huelgoat. A total of 55KM for this most impressive stage!
At the edge of the Aulne, 8m above sea level, a long climb takes you to the summit of Menez-Hom 330m above the sea! The Breton summit closest to the Ocean requires a great effort, but the reward will be worth it! An exceptional panorama: in the west, the ocean, the Bay of Douarnenez, between the Pointe du Raz and the Crozon Peninsula, to the east, the Monts d’Arrée and a distant view of the ridge traveled the day before . The second reward will be the beautiful technical descent that leads to the seaside. A 330m height to go down! The stage does not stop there, a small effort rather rolling for once allows you to reach one of the most beautiful villages of Brittany, Locronan.
For this day, a very rugged course awaits you. It will be necessary to cross the mountains of Plogonnec to reach Quimper, capital of Breton Cornouaille, end of the trip. Beautiful trails allow you to reach the summit and then descend towards Quimper. A succession of valleys form the end of the route. The edges of the Steir guide you to the city center of Quimper.
A loop around Quimper, on the morning, will join the surprising cliffs of Stangala. The Odet has dug here a narrow and deep valley unique in Brittany only a few kilometers from Quimper. Beautiful technical trails allow you to enjoy the place.
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 645€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 645€|
|3||Starting from 708€|
|4||Starting from 555€|
|5||Starting from 593€|
|6||Starting from 525€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in MORLAIX (breakfast included)||Starting from 52.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a simple single room in MORLAIX (breakfast included)||Starting from 90€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in QUIMPER (breakfast included)||Starting from 47.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in QUIMPER (breakfast included)||Starting from 85€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
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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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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Morlaix, Finistère (29)
Morlaix by car
From Rennes by the N12 (190km 2h00)
From Paris by the A11 (540km 5h15)
From Lyon by the A71 (920km 9h00)
From Bordeaux by the A10 (650km 6h10)
Morlaix by train*
TGV train station in Morlaix
Return: TGV train station in Brest
Paimpol by plane*
*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.
• Single, double or triple crankset
• Tires : 2,00 to 2,20 (Tubeless recommended)
• Hard Trail or Full suspension (100mm to 140mm)
• Automatic pedals
• Disc brakes
• Cycling bib shorts
• and/or Shorts
• Thermal jacket
• 1 pair of gloves
• 1 pair of cycling shoes
• 1 pair of glasses
• 2 water bottle or Camelbak
• Emergency repair kit : 1 or 2 patches
pump, tire levers, chain and quick hitch,
derailleur hanger, multi tool
• Daily use kit: foot pump, cloth,
oil, brakepads, tire
• Suitcase for personal belongings
• Evening clothes
• Set of toiletries
• Mobile phone and charges
• Bike lock
Starting from 895€
Starting from 310€
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
Hi there I just wanted to thank you for organising our bike tour so thoroughly. It was perfect. You thought of everything and we had an excellent time. Kind Regards Anne (08/2018)
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)