Closest to the sea at every stage
Saint-Malo, its old town and its port
Cape Frehel and Fort la Latte
The charming ports: Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Binic, Erquy, Paimpol p>
The history of the trip
Brittany from port to port is the first trip created and organized by Abicyclette, in 2010. It was imagined like a sea cruise: try never to take our eyes off the sea! We use a maximum of small roads to stay closer to the coast. The circuit benefits each year from the improvements made and takes advantage of the new cycling facilities (greenways), which have developed particularly since the launch of the Tour de Manche in 2013. Some of the accommodations of this stay have not changed since its creation. They are part of the history of the journey and testify to many experiences and encounters. Brittany from port to port is a classic for all lovers of the sea and Brittany.
Discover the Breton ports and their life. From Saint-Malo, a commercial port and an old privateer port, to Paimpol, a fishing port specialized in scallops.
From the great fortress of Saint-Malo to Paimpol, you will stop at the most typical Breton ports on the north coast. Fishing port or marina, the warm atmosphere of the cities of the sea will allow you find true moments of fulfillment. Cape Fréhel, the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, the tip of the Arcouest, so many places where nature will reveal its most beautiful colors. The yellow of the brooms (Genista), the pink of the heather (Calluna) and the granite, the emerald blue of the sea, the green of the ferns … They mix to offer a living landscape, invigorating where one simply feels well.
Sailors, privateers, buccaneers … embark on this cruise of multiple treasures. Gourmet, historical, geographical, musical, folkloric, these are the treasures that will make your wealth. Crêpes & galettes, seafood, fish and other local specialties will generously garnish your plates to reward your effort.
Brittany from port to port, a journey in chapters that continues …
Chapter 2 (7 days): The Pink Granite Coast
Chapter 3 (7 days): The Lighthouse Circuit
Welcome to Saint-Malo.
Today this first itinerary brings you to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France: Saint-Suliac. Initially in the Malouine countryside, you will enjoy the banks of the Rance, a beautiful river that pushes its strength of the tides. The water offers a wonderful spectacle when the setting sun is reflected and return its light on its banks and the stones of the village of Saint-Suliac
You will leave the corsair city by the sea! At the foot of the ramparts, board your bikes on the water bus that lead you to Dinard. City of Art and History, Dinard will surprise and impress you with its beautiful nineteenth century villas. You will then set out again along the coast to reach the cities of Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, two seaside towns with cut-off shores where sandy beaches and rocky peaks are set against each other. From the peninsula of Saint-Jacut-sur-Mer, you will visualize the rest of the course which will take you by the coastal road to the second stage, on the commune of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, ideally located between the imposing cliffs of Cap Fréhel and the Corsair City.
You will leave Saint-Cast for a breath of fresh air on a summit of the Breton coast, Cape Fréhel and its fragmented cliff which regularly undergoes the attacks of a capricious sea. The benefit is also to admire an exceptional site which culminates at approximately 70m above a sea which, when it is calm, is adorned with a beautiful blue hue tinged with emerald. Going back on the road, you will pass the town of Les Sables d’Or Pins, which, as its name suggests, shines thanks to its sandy beaches. The town of Erquy welcomes you to its fishing port. How good it is to stroll during the arrival of fish and scallops.
The rest of the tour will take you to discover one of the most important production sites of European bouchon mussels, which integrates itself perfectly into the landscape offered by the Saint-Brieuc Bay. The end of the day requires a final effort to reach the top of the city of Saint-Brieuc. You will take the route of the remnants of the glorious little train of the Côtes du Nord.
Along the coast of Penthièvre cut and hammered by the incessant chisels of the tides, you will crisscross small roads that take you to the ports of Binic and Saint-Quay-Portrieux. These are specialized in scallop fishing and offer beautiful activities that you can enjoy.
The path takes you on the scenic route to the steep cliffs of Plouha. A most enjoyable way to admire the beauties that the Channel offers you. The end of the route takes you to the remains of the Abbey of Beauport and the port of Paimpol where you can enjoy, as did sailors of old, shelter and a well deserved rest!
This bike loop will allow you to discover the Trieux, a powerful river that has drawn an extraordinary landscape. You will go to the charming and typical of northern Brittany little port of Loguivy.
You can ride your bike to Pontrieux, another small town of character, also known for maintaining and flowering the old wash houses bordering the Trieux river which runs through the town.
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 700€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 750€|
|3||Starting from 818€|
|4||Starting from 680€|
|5||Starting from 721€|
|6||Starting from 655€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in SAINT-MALO (breakfast included)||Starting from 42.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in PAIMPOL (breakfast included)||Starting from 47.5€ / participant|
|Bike rental 7 days||Starting from 115€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 7 days||Starting from 218€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 7 days||Starting from 84€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / 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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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.
A layed out and dynamic position
Supplied equipment per bike
A straight and easy going position
Supplied equipment per bike
With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
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Saint-Malo, « the corsaire city », Ille & Vilaine (35)
Saint-Malo by car
From Rennes on the N137 (75km 1h)
From Paris on the A13 puis A84 (400km 4h)
From Lyon on theA71 (805km 7h40)
From Bordeaux on the A10 and A83 (540km 5h10)
Saint-Malo by train*
TGV train station in Saint-Malo (from Paris : 2H50)
Return: TER train station in Paimpol
Saint-Malo by plane*
Airport in Rennes
Airport in Dinard
* Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.
Hello new friends, I wish to say "thank you for a great time and good-bye for now". I missed saying so to most of you yesterday. all the best (05/2013)
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)
Hello Natalie, We are now back in Sweden from our bicycle tour in Normandy. I would just like to give you some feed back from the tour: We were all very satisfied with the trip. When planning the trip, we found it very easy to work with you, quick answers and good flexibility for our ideas. Excellent choice of roads, which took us through the fantastic landscapes of Normandy, and also along the fashinating see shores ending with the first D-day shore. Most roads with very little traffic. We also appreciated the kindness of all french drivers who never complained although we sometimes were in the middle of the small narrow roads. The distances was OK for all of us. When there was a choice of long or short distances, we always selected the long ones. Easy to find the roads with the excellent GPS and the very good Road Book. We also appreciated the very good choice of B&B, places where we felt wellcome and with good standard. A trip we will recommend to our friends. We also had good luck with the weather, lots of sun, not to strong winds, just one or two showers in daytime. (Was the weather also organised by you??) With Best Regards (05/2017)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Hi Fabien, Thank you for a most lovely organised trip on the Brest Canal last week with Annick. We live in Somerset UK near Exmoor and we welcome you to visit and stay anytime to cycle our hills!!! We all had a great time and good Hotels food and wine. Yours sincerely. (05/2015)