Great crossing of northern Brittany

Cycling holiday on the Brittany coast

Highlights

The most beautiful coastal roads
A stage in Mont Saint-Michel
The ports that make the charm of Brittany
The Pink Granite Coast

A multi-stage stay  along the Breton coast of the Channel.

From Rennes to Roscoff

From the Breton capital you join the sea and its most beautiful panoramas. You make steps or cross beautiful cities that are the charm of the region:

  • The Mont-Saint-Michel, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has recently regained its status as an island following a very interesting project to discover.
  • Saint-Malo, an intramural city that sometimes seems straight out of an adventure novel, a city where it is not uncommon to cross paths with a corsair in its alleys
  • Dinan, a beautifully preserved medieval city
  • Erquy and Paimpol, the charming little ports specializing in scallops
  • Perros-Guirec, a seaside resort on the famous Pink Granite Coast

To reach these stage cities, you weave on small hilly roads between land and sea. You follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest cycling champions that the great loop has known, nicknamed “The Badger”.

Along the Emerald Coast, the call of the open sea is felt. At Cap Fréhel, where on the circuit of the cliffs in Plouha, you enjoy beautiful roads 70 meters above the sea. The cliffs are impressive and offer all the originality of this course.

Carte itinéraire Rennes à Roscoff Grande Traversée à vélo de la Bretagne nord Abicyclette Voyages
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Day 1

RENNES

Arrival in Rennes on your own. Welcome to the Breton capital ! Rennes offers many surprises and you will soon be conquered by this city that combines wonderfully historic and modern architecture. Passionate about contemporary art and gastronomy, proud of its history and its identity, discover a welcoming and warm city.

Day 2

From RENNES to LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL 100km 570m Niveau Expert

You leave the Breton capital to join Normandy for one night. On the small roads of romantic Brittany, you ride towards the sea. The spire of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is emerging little by little, until the whole island finally appears!

  • For a few more km 120km 600m Niveau Facile
Day 3

From LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL to SAINT-MALO 105km 480m Niveau Expert

The route offers a ride between land and sea, along the Mont Saint-Michel Bay and the Emerald Coast.

Combourg, the historical city of François-René de Chateaubriand, offers a romantic and challenging detour.

Day 4

From SAINT-MALO to LAMBALLE 130km 1390m Niveau Expert

Along the sea, you ride from port to port and from cape to cape. After the beautiful villas of Dinard, the port of Saint-Cast and Erquy presents its colorful boats. Between the two, Cap Fréhel and its impressive cliffs rising to over 70 meters above the sea. The stage ends in lush greenery, in a quiet hotel mansion.

Day 5

From LAMBALLE to PAIMPOL 136km 1340m Niveau Expert

You go back to the sea at Yffiniac, a commune that saw Bernard Hinault grow, cycling hero of the country. The circuit continues from port to port … Binic, Saint-Quay and soon Paimpol, all of them scallop specialists. On the roads of the circuit of the cliffs, in Plouha, the course offers you still one of the most beautiful point of views of this north Breton coast. Evening and night on the port of Paimpol.

Day 6

From PAIMPOL to PERROS-GUIREC 103km 1060m Niveau Expert

From the blue to the pink of its coast, a surprising spectacle that you can enjoy for tens of kilometers! Before reaching Port-Blanc, an incursion into the land leads you through two small cities of character: Guerlesquin and Tréguier. Architecture and history complete the pleasures of the day!

Day 7

From PERROS-GUIREC to ROSCOFF 115km 1270m Niveau Expert

Along the bay of Lannion and the Bay of Morlaix, the small coastal roads take you further west. Chapels and mansions regularly punctuate the roadside as you sink into the Leon. It is on the port of Roscoff, small city of character that this stage ends.

Day 8

ROSCOFF

End of the stay in Roscoff. If you have some time, embark for the island of Batz and walk on this little paradise!

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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
hotel Anne de Bretagne Hôtel Gabriel Hotel France et Chateaubriand Manoir des portes Goelo HOTEL DU PARC Hôtel La Résidence des Artistes

Starting from 995€/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.


Quote on request | Contact us

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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” tours created and tested for you: :
  • Routes chosen by the Abicyclette team for their touristic and cycling interest, fully tested, safe from traffic
  • Accommodations have been visited beforehand and are proposed for the quality of their reception, atmosphere, services and gastronomy
  • Great flexibility for the organization of your tour which adapts to your needs and your desires: you leave on the date you wish! We check the availability of accommodations and to ensure your departure.

Assistance close at hand:
  • 24-hour assistance from the ABICYCLE team
  • The possibility of subscribing to a cancellation & multi-risk insurance covering you in case of  problems or mishaps
  • A luggage transfer service that takes into account your resting hours (pick up from 10H, delivery before 16H)

Modern and efficient route tracking:

  • We provide a GPS to follow the route without ever having to look for directions (bike mount provided)
  • A logbook to find all useful addresses and tourist information
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  • IGN 1/100 000th maps included to get an overview of your route

Guided tour (for groups on request, starting from 8 people), our team will accompany you throughout your trip:
  • Accompanied by a bicycle trip professional with vehicle providing complete technical and sports support
  • The organization of a varied picnic buffet made of fresh and local products

 

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.


Road bike

TREK DOMANE S4

Carbon frame
Derailleurs Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed ; 50/34 – 11-32
Rims Bontrager 700 alu
Tires Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Weight: <9kg

We only provide flat pedals! Bring your own pedals !

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 saddlebag of 4L to bring repair tool kit, lock, a jacket…
  • 1 lock
  • 1 puncture repair kit: patches, tube, tire levers
  • 1 multi tools
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bottle
Présentation de notre parc de vélo de route carbone trek Domane S4 Abicyclette Voyages à vélo

Getting here

Meeting point

Rennes, Ille & Vilaine (35)

Rennes by car
  • From Paris by A11/A81 (360 km 3H30)
  • From Lyon by N7/A71/A85/A28/A81 (700 km 7H30)
  • From Bordeaux by A10/A83/N137 (460 km 4H30)
Rennes par le train*
  • TGV station in Rennes (from Paris : about 2H)
  • TGV station in Morlaix (to Paris : about 3H30)
Rennes en avion*
  • Airport in Rennes

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

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Roadbike, 23 tire, 53/39 chain ring, compact or triple, 11/23 or 12/25 cassette 
  • Automatic pedals

 

Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet
  • 3 to 7 cycling shorts
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1 pair of cufflings
  • Short sleeve jerseys
  • Long sleeve jerseys
  • 3 to 4 under shirts
  • Sport socks
  • Thermal jacket
  • Windcheater
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 bike lock (included with the rental)
Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit : 1 or 2 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, drift chain and quick couplers, derailleur hanger, multi-tool
  • Daily use kit : Foot pump, cloth, oil, brake pads, spare tire
Other
  • Suitcase ( for transporting personal effects in luggage transfer)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evening
  • Jersey and towel
  • Set of Toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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