Our customers’ TOP 5 favorite destinations this summer
29 August 2022
This 2022 customers’ TOP 5 favorite summer destinations are shared between two regions: Brittany and Centre-Val-de-Loire! Indeed, these two regions are ideal lands for cycling holidays:
In Brittany, there are very present marked routes, accessible elevations and a great diversity of landscapes: remarkable coastlines, lively medieval and port towns, rolling countryside, peaceful and varied canals… Its wide network allows you to create a trip tailored to your wishes.
As for the Centre-Val-de-Loire, renowned for its flat and well-developed routes, this region promises you a bucolic stroll along peaceful rivers, beautiful forests, large vineyards and majestic castles. Elected the largest French site listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Centre-Val-de-Loire offers itself to you for a memorable trip!
Without further delay we leave you to discover our customers’ favorite destinations.
This is the most popular stay for our customers this year. And it is surely because they take you to the end of the world “Penn Ar Bed” in Breton. Our stay at Pointe du Raz and South Finistère is the best way to discover the Finistère coasts and the nature around Quimper. 7 days of travel to take in a big breath of Breton air!
See you in the wild
Located on Cléden-Cap-Sizun and Plogoff, the Baie des Trépassés is renowned for its surfing spot but also owes its fame to the many shipwrecks lying in its seabed. Its beautiful clear and invigorating water is a delight for surfers and swimmers. It also offers a beautiful view of the Pointe du Raz, known as “the end of the world”, which happens to be the last town opening onto the Atlantic. A walk between myths and wild nature that will please everyone!
Cities of art and history
Starting and ending point of this cycling loop, Quimper is labeled a city of art and history thanks to the quality of its architectural heritage. A true medieval city, you will find all the treasures of our Breton ancestors and current Breton craftsmanship such as the famous Quimper earthenware factories. Quimper is also an ideal base for discovering the most important historic towns of Finistère: the cities of Locronan, Douarnenez, Plogoff and the famous Pointe du Raz, the Bigouden country…
“We really enjoyed the Baies des Trépassés, the outing to the Pointe du Raz and the port of Guilvinec. A great experience worth being repeated” Jean D. – RHÔNE
Family bike trip to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley
This stay is one of the first tourist assets of the Val-de-Loire to enjoy as a family. A clever mix of culture and nature that takes you to discover the most beautiful castles in the region. Made up of a large number of cycle paths, greenways and roads dedicated to cyclists, the family bike trip to the chateaux of the Loire Valley allows you to enjoy your stay in complete safety.
A holiday for the whole family
This stay on the Loire à Vélo allows you to practice cycling as a family, thanks to an easy, marked and secure route. Along the route, you will find many areas equipped and suitable for taking a break or having lunch. Roaming around the chateaux is freedom above all!
The most beautiful castles in the valley
The standing of the Loire is largely due to its rich cultural and historical heritage. The castles listed there are internationally renowned and, for the most part, can be visited all year round. On the program of this four day getaway: visit of the famous castles of Chambord and Cheverny but also discovery of the gardens of Chaumont sur Loire.
A stroll in nature
Cross the typical roads of the Loire by bike which promise you a gentle and rejuvenating ride. You will observe a very present nature there, between forest and rivers. By remaining discreet, you will have greater chances of encountering the wildlife. A perfect route to feel closer to nature!
“We spent 4 memorable days, with our 6 children! The itinerary was simple, very beautiful, and the logistics perfectly organized. The visit of the castles of the Loire was a very motivating objective on our rides. The accommodations were well chosen, we were very well received at each stage, where our luggage was waiting for us. We are already looking forward to preparing for the next trip!” Zélie D. – PARIS
Loop around the Gulf of Morbihan
With more than 900 kilometers of coastline, around forty islands and beautiful beaches, Morbihan is the ideal destination to enjoy a rejuvenating holiday. Like Halong Bay or San Francisco Bay, the Gulf of Morbihan is considered among the most beautiful bays in the world. Discover our one-week stay to loop around the Gulf of Morbihan.
A tour for everyone
The variety of cycle paths and routes, the relatively short stages in terms of number of kilometers and the different stopovers to go from island to island by boat make this stay a destination accessible to all. The Morbihan region benefits from flat landscapes and a very good planning of its territory. Enough to offer an ideal holiday for the whole family.
A stay between land and sea
Stroll from peninsula to island, according to the tides and admire the multi-coloured seascapes: variants from deep green to turquoise blue. Stopovers on Île au Moines and Île D’arz offer you the opportunity to observe rare species of local fauna and flora such as the Egret or the Gray Heron.
A cultural and historical richness
Follow in the footsteps of our Breton ancestors! A real leap into the past, during the Bronze Age, to discover the famous menhirs of the alignments of Carnac. Then head to the residence of the Dukes of Brittany at the Château de Suscinio, built at the end of the Middle Ages on the Rhuys peninsula. Finally, end this journey with the fortified city of Vannes, built by the Romans during the reign of Augustus.
“I loved this bike trip which allows you to admire the landscape. The Golf is magnificent: the wild coast, passing through woods, fields and on paths that we would never have found alone and the small boat passages were charming. I loved the GPS and the travel guide that allowed us to really soak up each day. Perfect !” Christine B. – HAUTE-SAVOIE
The Pink Granite Coast
This little corner of Breton paradise takes its name from the characteristic color of the stones surrounding its coastline. Dotted with hiking trails, natural sites and beautiful vegetation, the bike trip on the Pink Granite Coast will take you to discover the hidden treasures of this mythical Brittany. On the program for these 4 days rich in emotion: visit the wild coast of Brittany and its natural and historical riches.
An exotic ramble
The historic town of Lannion is the gateway to the Pink Granite Coast. Discover the medieval town embodied by its half-timbered houses, then escape to its bay, at Pointe de Bihit. Its exceptional panorama and abundant vegetation will almost give you the impression of being on a mountain route.
Seeing la vie en rose
In the area of the pretty seaside village of Ploumanac’h, voted “Favorite Village of the French” in 2015, go hiking along the coastal footpath to admire the spectacular pink granite rocks and its famous lighthouse. Observe the changing shades of color depending on the time of day and the current weather.
A port and corsair region
Far from the tourist trails, the Bay of Paimpol has wild landscapes, an authentic local life and an activity with marine scents. You can take the time to stroll along the quays, watch the return of the boats and visit the shipowners’ houses. Within its preserved coastline, the bay of Paimpol shelters the island of Bréhat. You will discover a varied and rich heritage which makes up the imprint of a maritime history.
“A discovery of the region on roads with little traffic and the pleasure of cycling and its great flexibility. A great discovery experience in total freedom of this superb region alternating between effort, swimming, crepes and seafood! Brittany grows on you!” Martine C. – LOIRE
The Valley of the Kings from Blois to Tours
The Centre-Val-de-Loire region offers a diversity of landscapes and incredible cultural discoveries. Each turn of the wheel is a change in the landscape. We go from vineyards to forests hiding a heritage treasure to arrive on meadows by the river. This week in the Valley of the Kings from Blois to Tours will make you live an adventure made up of 1000 flavors.
In the footsteps of Francis I
Discover the highlights of the reign of Francis I and the influence of the king of France on culture and the arrival of the Renaissance in France. Head to the world of the 16th century to admire the most beautiful castles of the Loire: the Royal Castle of Amboise, the jewel of Chenonceaux, the Castle and gardens of Chaumont-sur-Loire and the National Estate of Chambord. Enough to enjoy a beautiful romantic stroll over the centuries.
An oenological and gastronomic journey
The Loire Valley is famous for its wines. It is world renowned and benefits from the title of the leading French wine-growing site for the quality of its welcome. During private visits to the vineyards, taste wines from the cellars of Montlouis or Vouvray. After this ramble, the world of the vine will no longer hold any secrets for you. Do not forget to taste the famous rillette of Tours which is the specialty not to be missed in Touraine.
Towns of historic renown
Embark on a real leap in time! Blois, former residence of the kings of France, is a small town that looks like a big one. Its stone houses, its white streets, its cobblestones, its sculptures and its castle reflect its majestic historical past. As for Tours, city of art and history, former capital of the Kingdom of France, you will discover the French art of living through its old town, its lively squares and its gastronomic heritage.
“The choice of charming hotels, a great welcome, a varied route between countryside and visits to castles and gardens, very good bikes, perfect delivery and recovery services. An original way, sporty and close to nature to visit our regions. We rediscovered a region and places never explored by visiting by car”. Odile E. – BAS-RHIN
If these summer destinations have conquered you, we invited you to find out about our stays to Brittany and our stays in the Loire Valley. Here you will find even more opportunities to discover these beautiful regions on a bike trip.