Brittany: The Pink Granite Coast

From Lannion to the Paimpol port

Highlights

Ploumanac'h’s lighthouse and unusual rock formations
The pointe du château and house of Castel Meur
Bréhat island
Paimpol port

Along the Pink Granite Coast, compose a 3 to 7 days cycling cruise from Perros-Guirec to the Bréhat island!

Armorican cycling-touristic cruise

From Lannion, you ride to the Pink Granite Coast in Perros Guirec. After a beautiful start in the Brittany countryside near the wild coast, you arrive at the foot of the Ploumanac’h lighthouse. The spectacle of pink granite rocks begins!

Heading east, the style changes. The pink tone loses its intensity, but the coast up to Tréguier, a small town character, remains wild and chaotic. It offers many surprises like the Pointe du Chateau and the famous house in Castel Meur.

You spend a night in a typical Breton manor, which offers a moment of peace and quiet before getting back to the coastal agitation, especially on the ports.

The next day, succumb to the charms of Brittany’s historic fishing ports. The ride takes you to Paimpol, one of its most famous. On the port the city offers many festivities: traditional singing and old ships festivals, sailing boat races and ceremonies honoring those lost at sea. It also shares a rich history with Terre-Neuve where strong spirited paimpolais sailors sailed every year for several months.The cod is still a culinary specialty here and worth a taste. To end this long weekend, take a boat to the Bréhat  island a flowery jewel of the North Coast.

You can enjoy this trip with an easy version of 20 to 29 km per day or a moderate version of 40 to 60 km per day. If you wish to extend your stay, we recommend excursions around the Seven Islands off the coast of Perros-Guirec and a bike ride to Pontrieux, labeled small historic town in Brittany (available for the 5 to 7 day trips).

Niveau LeisureLeisure ou Niveau FitFit
Day 1

From LANNION to PERROS-GUIREC 35km 200m Niveau Loisir

Welcome to Lannion,

  • Meeting with our guide in the morning.
  • Then you start your trip with this first stage.

Starting from Lannion, you reach the sea in Trébeurden. The pointe de Bihit, a breathtaking site, offers a bowl of fresh air and a 180 degrees seaview. Discover the Pink Granite Coast and spectacle of the Ploumanac’h site. Leave your bike to walk along the coastal path and admire the pink rocks carved by the wind and the sea. Guess by their shapes what these natural sculptures represent.

Day 2

From PERROS-GUIREC to MINIHY-TREGUIER 51km 550m Niveau Forme

You start the day from the Perros-Guirrec beaches The smaller roads are not always flat but offer a varied journey with amazing landscape. You arrive in Tréguier, labeled small town character, which rewards the architecture of its town center. The numerous timber-framed houses give a special touch to this small town where you spend the night.

Day 3

From MINIHY-TREGUIER to PAIMPOL 20km 285m Niveau Loisir

After a few kilometers you reach Lézardrieux. Its church, port and granite architecture are typical of northern Brittany. If you’re lucky, you can enjoy local fruits and vegetables at the Lézardrieux market. Market gardens abound in this part of Brittany. By crossing the Trieux river, you leave the Trégor to enter the Goëlo lands. Paimpol is only a few kilometers away! Take a few detours on the small roads of the grove…

  • For a few more km 48km 450m 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 4

PAIMPOL, JOURNEE SUR L' ILE DE BREHAT 12km 60m Niveau Facile

By boat you can reach the Bréhat island from the Pointe of Argouest, a few hundred meters away. With its exotic vegetation the island seems to be far from France! A micro-climate makes the Agapanthus the most cultivated plant on the island! The Bréhat island is car free, you go by foot or by bike, it’s a real treat! At the tip of the island the Paon lighthouse, carved in the famous pink rock, offers a fantastic sea view.

By another road

PAIMPOL, PONTRIEUX LOOP 43km 350m Niveau Loisir

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.

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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 385€/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 485€/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.

Accommodation example

Starting from 540€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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

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

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 bottle
Présentation de notre parc de vélo Scott Sub Cross 20

Touring bike

A straight and easy going position

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 bottle
Vélo de voyage, position à l'hollandaise

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 bottle
Présentation de nos vélos électriques

Vélo enfant 24 pouces

Bike trailer

Abicyclette remorque enfant voyage à vélo

Getting here

Meeting point : Lannion

Getting to Lannion by car
  • From Rennes by N12 and D767 (165 km 1h50)
  • From Paris by A11 highway and N12 (515 km 4h45)
Getting to Lannion by train*
  • Arrival: TER train station in Lannion (4h15 from Paris)
  • Return: TER Train station in Paimpol (5h to Paris)

Getting to Lannion by plane *
  • Airport in Lannion, Rennes, Paris

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

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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