A wild and diversified coast: Emerald Coast, Pink Granite Coast
Typical ports: Cancale, Erquy, Paimpol, Roscoff
Towns with character: Saint-Malo, Tréguier, Dinard
Hilly yet very accessible and enjoyable countryside roads
The Tour de Manche fom Roscoff to the Mont Saint-Michel in 10 days
The Tour de Manche, a cycling itinerary opened in June 2013, offers a unique adventure over more than 1200 km on both sides of the English Channel, with a wide variety of coastal landscapes. This secured and signpost path mixes small roads and greenways. The itinerary sometimes offers steep climbs, but they are worth it. The easier days will give you time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, culture and way of life of each country.
On the Brittany part, you will enjoy:
– Pink Granite Coast and its excpetional natural sculptures
– Attractive ports which have preserved their authenticity: Paimpol, Erquy, Binic, Saint-Malo, Cancale…
– Towns and villages with charm and character: Tréguier, Dinard, Mont-Dol…
– Cap Fréhel, one of the most beautiful natural sites with its craggy cliffs plunging into the sea
– Emerald Coast with its magical colors from Cap Fréhel to Cancale
– Mont Saint-Michel, classified as world heritage by Unesco
This trip can be done in small portions or in its totality. It can be extended by its Norman and/or English part. You can also check out the easy version of the “Tour de Manche” :
– Le Tour de Manche – version facile
Enjoy a few glimpses of this trip
Arrival in Roscoff. You meet with our guide at your hotel for an orientation meeting
This route starts in the Breton grove: small roads, lined with high hedges and stone walls. You bypass the bay of Morlaix and cross the city of the same name. Along the coast you reach the Cairn of Barnenez, one of the highest in Europe, which bears witness to a very old human presence! The colors and scents that surround you, make it easy to understand the settlement of men here.
A few kilometers after Plougasnou will be lucky enough to advance on a beautiful coastal road, built at the top of high cliffs. You will reach the Grève of St. Michael where a cross stands, in the middle of the huge beach, aptly named “Croix de Mi-lieue”. Knocked down in 1944, it was found and redressed in May 1993 on the edge of what was the only possible passageway,long ago, to reach Saint-Effla. The “Grand Rocher” represents a beautiful granitic overhang towards the sea, which offers a surprising new wild landscape. You cross Lannion then its countryside which separates of Perros-Guirec and the sea. On this beautiful seaside resort, a hike awaits you on the footpath of Customs (GR34) to discover the famous chaos of the Granite Rose.
The route takes you to Tréguier by the small bucolic roads of the Breton countryside. The route of the Tour de Manche offers some greenways that soften a hilly landscape.The small city of character Tréguier charms visitors thanks to its rich historic architecture. You will cross the Jaudy and enjoy small country roads and bicycle facilities on the former railway line of the Côtes du Nord. As you approach the broad valley of the Trieux, you will enter Lézardrieux, perched on the edge of the estuary. After crossing the surrounding Paimpol countryside, you will enter one of the most lively and colorful ports in the English Channel.
On the cliffs of Goëlo, you will ride along the sea. Indeed the course takes you by the scenic route to the craggy cliffs of Plouha. A most enjoyable way to admire the beauties that the channel offers you. You will join the charming little port of Binic and the coast of Penthièvre, carved, hammered, by the incessant chisels of the tides. You will go back to the historic center of Saint-Brieuc for a night of history and discovery.
You will leave Saint-Brieuc by taking the old railway line (the little train of the northern coast). You will descend in the cove of Yffiniac where a museum tells the story of the railway in Brittany. The latter has left an exceptional heritage restored for bicycles today (viaduct, tracks dug in the rock …). The cove of Yffiniac represents the bottom of the bay of Saint-Brieuc. A marsh landscape offers a natural reserve to enjoy many species of birds. You will follow a steep coast before reaching the small port of Dahouët. The colors of the boats mix with each other to offer nice reflections on the water. You will cross the seaside resort of Pleneuf Val-André, the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved ice cream! There are still some beautiful hilly coastal roads before reaching the port of Erquy and its beach.
A path marked « Tour de Manche », leads you by pathways and bike paths to Cape Fréhel. On the cliffs, 70m above the sea, you will witness the unreeling of a grandiose landscape. The area leading to the Cap Fréhel lighthouse is protected. It’s made up of heather moors, gorse, broom and ferns, all contributing to a beautiful mix of colors. After the lighthouse you will visit the fort of La Latte built on the coast overlooking the sea. The fort is a filming location for several famous films because its exceptional location is as interesting as its state of conservation and renovation. You will go around the beautiful bay of Fresnaye where you can meet some oyster farmers at work. The arrival in Saint-Cast will allow you to enjoy a beautiful beach for swimming. The family resort is lively all summer!
You ride along the coast on your bike. The spikes and bays are numerous and lengthen the stages for your eyes’ pleasure, which can see an infinite variety of landscapes and colors. After a visit to Dinard you embark on the water bus with your bikes. You reach Saint-Malo.
Your route will take you along the Côte d’Emeraude and the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel.Between land and sea your route will bring you to meet local producers: oyster farmers, mussel farmers, and other farmers… So many specialties that you can taste along your stay.
After locking your bike at the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, take the shuttle that takes you there. Just another short walk to reach the abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s the end of your stay after breakfast. You will be able to enjoy a morning to visit to the Abbey which sits at the top of the Mount!
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 1150€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 1150€|
|3||Starting from 1267€|
|4||Starting from 985€|
|5||Starting from 1055€|
|6||Starting from 925€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in ROSCOFF (breakfast included)||Starting from 60€ / participant|
|Extra night in a superior single room in ROSCOFF (breakfast included)||Starting from 120€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL (breakfast included)||Starting from 75€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL (breakfast included)||Starting from 150€ / participant|
|Bike rental 8 days||Starting from 122€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 8 days||Starting from 240€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 8 days||Starting from 92€ / 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.
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With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
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Roscoff, Finistère (29)
From Rennes by the N12 (211 km 2h20)
From Paris by the A13 highway (575 km 6h)
Train station in Roscoff (from Paris 5h)
TGV train station in Morlaix (from Paris 4h)
Check schedules and book your train at en.voyages-sncf.com/en
Airport in Brest
* Transport to your starting point can be included as an option.
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)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
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)
Dear Fabien, All the tour was very good and amusing. Beautiful landscape, nice people, good hotels and food. I do not really have one particular moment to remenber (a part from my accident) ... and then I will remember always all tour with homesickness. I take this occasion to give you my congratulation for the very well organized tour we had. Was e real pleasure to bike in Bretagne. I would also like to thank you for the support and assistance you provided me for my incident Thank you for your professional and human attitude you have in doing your job and I hope to bike again with your organization. Please say hallo to your colleague, monsieur ….. (I don’t remember his name) that accompanied me with the car to St-Brieuc. Best regards (07/2012)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)