The Monts d'Arrée trails
The ascent of Menez-Hom
The Bay of Douarnenez
A Great Sportive MTB Breton Crossing
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.
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.
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 630€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 630€|
|3||Starting from 693€|
|4||Starting from 550€|
|5||Starting from 588€|
|6||Starting from 525€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in MORLAIX (breakfast included)||Starting from 110€ / room|
|Extra night in a simple single room in MORLAIX (breakfast included)||Starting from 90€ / room|
|Extra night in a standard double room in QUIMPER (breakfast included)||Starting from 105€ / room|
|Extra night in a standard single room in QUIMPER (breakfast included)||Starting from 95€ / room|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 26€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 32€ / 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)
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)
Car Park in Morlaix : Contact us
TGV train station in Morlaix
Return: TGV train station in Quimper
*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
MTB weekend in Suisse Normande
Starting from 290€