Belle-île-en-Mer

3 to 5 days exploring an enchanting island

Highlights

Aiguilles de Port Coton
Bangor Lighthouse
Sarah Bernhardt Fort
Pointe des Poulains and its lighthouse
Port and Fort in Le Palais

Cycle through a majestic island in Brittany !

Belle-île-en-Mer, the enchanting island

Enjoy 3 day cycling through this enchanting island, 20 km long and 9 km wide. You will be in the company of Red-billed Chough as you discover the many protected natural sites on the island. Among them are the sublime “Aiguilles de  Port Coton” and la “Pointe des Poulains” home to other great birds, Oystercatchers and Cormorant.

On the island, you quickly enjoy the feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world. Belle Ile has access to all modern means of communication. Yet a half an hour boat ride distances you from your usual daily life to enjoy an active and relaxing break!

From tasting local cuisine food ro the warmth of its inhabitants, in In Belle-île, you really feel you are in Brittany !

This 3 days – 2 nights stay can be extented to 4, 5, 6 days … The opportunity of a longer rest, a deeper dsicovery of the island and long stroll by the sea. Contact us to make it happen.

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Day 1

FROM QUIBERON, PORT COTON LOOP 23km 120m Niveau Loisir

From Quiberon you board one of the sea shuttles to Belle-île-en-mer. Breathe in the ocean air, your journey begins … You arrive on the small port of Le Palais, the largest town on the island. You ride to the famous Aiguilles de Port Coton, painted by Monet. Two spectacular natural sites, protected by the coastal conservatory, are yours to enjoy. First, the immense Donnant Beach which receives, like an immense funnel, the waters of the ocean. Then the cliffs of Port Coton overlooking its impressive Aiguilles which resist the forces of the Atlantic. Before reaching Port Coton, how about climbing the 247 steps of the Grand Phare ? At the top of the lighthouse enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole island.

Day 2

FROM LE PALAIS, LOCMARIA LOOP 35km 250m Niveau Loisir

You ride South, towards the Pointe du Skeul and the charming village of Locmaria. In the center, the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame de Locmaria is the oldest religious building on the island. You then ride along the northeast coast, where old forts are guarding. Finally the beaches of Grands Sables beaches or the memorable Morgat brewery are a good sport for a halt before getting back to Le Palais.

Day 3

FROM LE PALAIS, SAUZON AND LA POINTE DES POULAINS LOOP 34km 260m Niveau Loisir

You ride North and along the coast to Sauzon! The Sauzon marina, the prettiest on the island, was for a long time an active fishing port. You then ride to the Pointe des Poulains where you can enjoy an exceptional view on the island of Groix, Quiberon and Lorient. Sarah Bernhardt lived her for the last thirty summers of her life.

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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 270€/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.


Starting from 270€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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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.


Quote on request | Contact us

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

You can also

 

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

Starting point
Quiberon, Finistère (29)

Getting to Quiberon by car*
From Roscoff (200km 2h30)

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest
Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
Other
  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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