The Monts d'Arrée

Riding through the Roc'h, 3 days around Huelgoat

Highlights

The Monts d’Arrée, the Natural Regional Parc
Riding through a wild natural space
A mix of moors and forests
A mix of technical trails and fun tracks
L’alternance de sentiers techniques et de pistes ludiques

Discover the Monts d’Arrée, a wild mountainous area in the heart of Brittany.

A weekend for tough Moutain Bikers !

Your ride on the Roc’h, rocky culminating points, which put to the best even the best bikers! You are on a land of legends, on the trails that have made the mountain bike raid “Les Roc’h des Monts d’Arrée” reputation.

Narrow paths take you through moors and forests in a unique landscape with multiple colors. From the Mont d’Arrée’s culminating spot (380 meters high), enjoy a breathaking view of the Natural Park up to the Ocean. Another reward for your efforts!

In the guided version of the tour, a state certified mountain bike instructor accompanies. He advises you on technical aspects and sets up workshops so that everyone can progress in their technique.

You stay in a simple 3 star hotel, where you will be welcomed like if you were at home!

Get a glimpse of the trip on

 

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Day 1

HUELGOAT, BOUCLE DE LA MINE 40km 500m Niveau Expert

A warm-up stage that allows you to appreciate the unique environment of this part of Brittany. First sensations on a fun terrain, some efforts on the slopes of the Armorican Massif.

Day 2

HUELGOAT, BOUCLE DES CRETES 55km 900m Niveau Expert

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!

Day 3

HUELGOAT, BOUCLE DES ROCHERS DU CRAGOU 43km 1100m Niveau Expert

A stage that takes you to the north of the Park. After having climbed the crest of the Monts d’Arrée, you join the banks of the reserve of Landes du Cragou. The opportunity to observe some reintroduced animals. Then you take the trails to join the Rochers du Cragou. A beautiful point of view awaits you at the top. The return through the forest of Huelgoat offers playful single-tracks.

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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.


Starting from 185€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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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.


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 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, traditionalguide

  • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)/ Twonav Anima hiking GPS /
  • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day and touristic information)
  • French topo maps of the area (IGN 1/100 000e) to have a global view of your itinerary

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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

Getting here

Meeting point
Huelgoat, Finistère (29)

Getting to Huelgoat by car*
From Roscoff (55km 1h00)

Recommended equipment

Bike

• 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

Clothing and equipment

• Helmet
• Cycling bib shorts
• and/or Shorts
• Jersey
• Undershirt
• Socks
• Thermal jacket
• Rainjacket
• 1 pair of gloves
• 1 pair of cycling shoes
• 1 pair of glasses
• 2 water bottle or Camelbak
• Backpack

Bike maintenance

• 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

Other

• Suitcase for personal belongings
• Evening clothes
• Fleece
• Set of toiletries
• Mobile phone and charges
• Bike lock

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