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Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Experience Brittany on a self-guided cycling holiday with its sweet desserts, quirky folklore, and pink sunsets. The romance of this region is always in the air, and you can't help but instantly fall in love with it! Pedal alongside its wild emerald waters and see its medieval cobbled streets in Dinan. Discover the unique UNESCO listed tidal island of Mont St Michel or the peaceful island of Brehat, where no cars are allowed. Enjoy fresh local oysters by the beach or sample the delicious sweet and savoury crepes washed down with a refreshing mug of Breton apple cider. 

Coastal Brittany represents the strong Gallic side of France. The standing stones at Carnac, Perros-Guirec, with its pink granite, the stunning city of Vannes and its fabulous beaches are all compounded by the vibrant Breton culture. So whether you want to cycle straight off the ferry on our St Malo to Mont St Michel trip, travel along Brittany's Canals and Coast to Mont St Michel or see its northern Granite Coast, we have you covered!

Macs Adventure has been helping cyclists connect with Brittany since 2016. So book in confidence with our knowledgeable team today and find your perfect trip your way!

Discover Brittany

  • Brittany Crepes - Sweet or Savoury?
    Brittany Crepes - Sweet or Savoury?

    The must-have food to eat in Brittany is a crepe. These delicious thin pancakes can be eaten on their own or filled with Nutella, fruit or served the traditional way with lemon and sugar. You can also try the galette (as pictured), a savoury pancake made with buckwheat flour (which is grown in Brittany and makes them gluten-free) with fillings such as potatoes and vegetables to the breakfast favourite of ham, cheese and eggs. 

    Found in street stalls, cafes and restaurants, you won't struggle to find either the sweet or savoury versions. It's not unheard of for the locals to have a savoury pancake as the main course, then a sweet pancake for dessert! 

  • Try a refreshing "mug" of Breton cider!
    Try a refreshing "mug" of Breton cider!

    The Breton locals love a tasty apple cider - although, oddly, you might find it served in a jug with a mug or bowl to drink out of. In Brittany, the cider is made using an ancient process that makes it rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and mineral salts! The taste speaks for itself being sharp, fruity and utterly refreshing. Perfect after a day cycling along the coast.

    Cider is well respected here, and the Breton apple cider is the traditional drink to have with your galettes or crepes. You can even also ask for recommended pairings with food in restaurants, as you usually do with wine!

  • Discover Brehat Island on Brittany's Granite Coast
    Discover Brehat Island on Brittany's Granite Coast

    Known as "The Island of Flowers", this eco-conscious island preserves its fantastic scenery through sustainable tourism. You won't find any tacky tourist stalls here. Instead, you are more likely to find mesmerising jewellery, glass figurines, and other glassware products as the island is famous for its glassblowing. There are hotels, restaurants, and shops on the island. An organic seasonal fruit, vegetable, and jam stand operate on an honour system, and fresh bread is also baked daily for the stall.

    Due to the Gulf Stream, the island has its own microclimate that creates the most colourful and diverse flora and fauna you'll see around you. The other great thing about Brehat island is that cars are not allowed on it. So it is the perfect place to explore peacefully on two wheels!

    You can visit Brehat island on our Brittany: Cycling the Granite Coast tour.

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