Marque Bretagne

The Pink Granite Coast Tour

Discover the unique landscapes of the Pink Granite Coast by bike

Highlights

The port of Paimpol
The charm of Tréguier's half-timbered houses
The island of Brehat and its palette of colors
The lighthouse and rocks of Ploumanac'h

From Lannion to the island of Brehat, along the Breton coast

The splendid landscapes of the Pink Granite Coast guarantee an unforgettable journey.

Lannion is the beginning and the end of your journey. Upon arrival, stroll through its cobbled streets, flower-filled quays and admire its half-timbered houses.

This is the start of your cycling trip as you head towards the sea and reach the charming little town of Perros-Guirec, a famous seaside resort on the Pink Granite Coast. Here, the rocks and their natural shapes are unique and soothing.

The entrance to the town of Tréguier is guarded by two 17th century pavilions. Stroll through the town, past half-timbered houses, shipowners’ residences and the birthplace of Ernest Renan. Your adventure continues to Paimpol and its fishing port. Paimpol’s shipowners’ houses bear witness to the town’s rich and prosperous cod fishing past. The local gastronomy is based on seafood, but also combines well with the local horticulture. The light, sandy soil is ideal for growing crops. And products from these fertile, nutritious soils fill markets throughout the region. For example, it is easy to find Paimpolese cocos, the white beans that make up the cassoulet de la mer prepared by the town’s chefs. The tradition and know-how of cod also allow us to offer it in an incredible variety of dishes.

During your trip, you’ll embark for the island of Brehat. Brehat is blessed with a mild microclimate, which means it can be visited all year round. Brehat sailors brought back exotic species of flowers, making Bréhat a very flowery and colorful island. The Agapanthus (lily of the Nile) is the island’s symbol, adding blue and mauve to the island’s color palette from April to September.

 

Carte Le Tour de la Côte de Granit Rose à vélo
Niveau LeisureLeisure or Niveau FitFit
Day 1

LANNION

Your adventure begins in Lannion. We meet there to prepare for your departure. Evening on your own in Lannion.

Meeting with our local guide

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.

Day 2

From LANNION to PERROS-GUIREC 32km 157m Niveau Loisir

From Lannion, the route offers a beautiful ride between land and sea. You’ll reach the Pointe de Bihit in Trébeurden, with its breathtaking panorama. Discover the Pink Granite Coast and the spectacular site of Ploumanac’h. Leave your bike behind to walk along the coastal path and admire the pink rocks sculpted by wind and sea. Guess from their shapes what these natural sculptures represent.

Day 3

From PERROS-GUIREC to TREGUIER 29km 232m Niveau Loisir

You leave the beautiful seaside resort of Perros-Guirec and follow the wild coast in its irregular contours. The rose gradually withdraws and gives way to the gorse coast . You reach the tip of the Castle to discover the famous “house between the rocks”. A few steps away, the Chasm of Castel Meur. On stormy days, the sea howls with a rare intensity by the crash of the waves and the wind against the rocks. Throughout the day, many panoramas give you a breathtaking view of the horizon. You go up along the Jaudy to the small town of Tréguier. The church, the alleys and many granite and half-timbered houses are the hallmark of this village. You walk away from the hustle and bustle to a 17th century mansion to spend the night and dine.

  • For a few more km 53km 525m Niveau Forme

    On this longer version, we suggest you go around the tip of the Château de Plougrescant and stop for a few moments at the Chasm of Castel Meur where stormy days shake the rocks, where the wind and unleashed elements scream with a rare intensity the strength of an ocean nearby. You will not be disappointed with the rest of the journey when you cross Port-Blanc and its sentry. Many panoramas will give you a breathtaking views of the horizon.

Day 4

From TREGUIER to PAIMPOL 19km 94m Niveau Loisir

You cross Tréguier, beautiful small city of character and the Jaudy which it borders. Along the Trieux, you reach the small town of Lézardrieux. Set back from the sea but bathed by the waters of the Channel, the village is perched on the edge of the estuary. You cross the Trieux and leave Trégor to join Goëlo. Paimpol is the largest port. It is on the quays that your stage ends, leaving you the end of the day to discover this fishing town.

  • For a few more km 46km 492m Niveau Forme

    You play with the coast, enjoying both beautiful sea views and shady country roads. The Talbert groove, a sand and pebble point of great geological interest offers you a short walk where you will find yourself in the middle of the water!

Day 5

PAIMPOL, DAY ON THE ISLAND OF BREHAT 12km 91m Niveau Facile

You will reach the pier at the Pointe de l’Arcouest to board a speedboat. Destination: the island of Brehat!
A little jewel located a few minutes by boat from the coast. A microclimate offers it a most exotic flora! On Brehat, no cars, so as far as traffic is concerned, on foot or by bike, it’s a real pleasure! A small piece of land that is worth the trip, whether you go on foot or by bike.
The Peacock lighthouse, carved into the pink granite rock, is the end of the island and offers a beautiful maritime panorama.

To get to the Arcouest pier, you can follow a 12km cycling route (ROUND). Or you can take a taxi that will take you directly there. There is also a bus service from Paimpol railway station.

WARNING From 14 July to 25 August 2023, day visitor access to the island of Brehat will be limited to a maximum of 4,700 people between 8.30am and 2.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Day 6

From PAIMPOL to LANNION 46km 232m Niveau Loisir

From one port to another, enjoy a rural day connecting you with small stone villages, often blooming with beautiful hydrangeas. In blue or pink, they decorate the entrances and beds of the granite houses.

You ride to Tréguier, a small town of character built on the banks of the Jaudy, which offers a pleasant and refreshing break. You follow the signs of the Vélomaritime, which follows the small roads of the market gardens.

  • For a few more km 50km 318m Niveau Forme

    You discover some small Breton cities of character labelled: La Roche Derrien and especially Pontrieux. The latter owes its name to the bridge that crosses the Trieux – the river that separates the Goëlo from the Trégor, two historical countries of seigneurial Brittany. Under the bridge and on the banks of the river, a treasure is hidden: the washhouses of Pontrieux. Let yourself be tempted by the barge ride offered in the village, which will allow you to learn a little more about the importance of the town, still dressed in granite.

Day 7

LANNION

End of stay after breakfast. Kenavo as the bretons say.

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.

Accommodation example
Ibis Europe Hôtel du Trégor Chambre d'hôtes Le Jardin de Goasmeur

Starting from 795€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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
Ibis HOTEL DU PARC KLoys

Starting from 915€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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.


Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Topo maps
    • Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
    • Day 5 : Sea crossing - PLOUBAZLANEC - ILE DE BREHAT
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses
    • Sea crossing to Bréhat

    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, traditional

    appareil GPS TwoNav Cross

    • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
    • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)

     


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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

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    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 bike water bottle
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    Touring bike

    An upright and easy going position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    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 bike water bottle
    Vélo Rando Abicyclette Voyages

    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 bike water bottle
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    Children Bike

    Recommended bike size (to be confirmed when booking) :

    • 16 inches from 105cm to 120cm (or 6 to 7 years old)
    • 20 inches from 120cm to 135cm (or 7 to 10 years old)
    • 24 inches from 135cm to 145cm (or 10 to 12 years old)
    • SPORT XS bike (adult frame) from 145cm to 155cm (from age 10)

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle
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    Bike trailer

    Thule Chariot Cross 2
    Children’s trailers can only be rented for installation on one of our bikes.
    We do not provide this service on any other bike. There is too much risk of incompatibility and breakage.
    Por one or 2 children.
    Max child trailer load: 45kg.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet (or 2 if 2 kids)
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle (or 2)
    • Accessories on request: baby hammock. A padded hammock that supports baby’s sides and offers maximum stability (1 to 10 months). Use only the newborn hammock for walking.

    Getting here

    Departure city : LANNION

    Coming by car

    • at 5h15 from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 8h from LYON

    Parking*

    • Parking Kermaria – LANNION
    • Parking Viveiro – LANNION
    • Parking des Ursulines – LANNION

    Coming by train

    • Lannion train station - 3h45 from Paris
    • Rennes train station - 1h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Lannion airport
    • Rennes Airport

    Arrival city : LANNION

    Coming by car

    • at 5h15 from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 8h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Lannion train station - 3h45 from Paris
    • Rennes train station - 1h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Lannion airport
    • Rennes Airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    Recommended equipment

    Bike

    • All-Terrain Bike (ATB) or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads

    Other

    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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