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Brittany: Cycling the Granite Coast

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Cycle the coast and country lanes of Brittany’s Granite Coast
  • Visit the iconic Pink Ploumanc’h lighthouse
  • Relax on the golden beaches of Perros Guirec
  • Enjoy harbourside lunches of fresh seafood and sweet crepes
  • Ride across the tropical floral Island of Brehat
Discover the beaches, creperies and coastal towns of Brittany’s Granite Coast on this relaxed cycling tour. From the palm trees and blue waters of Perros Guirec, ride to the sleepy bay of Saint Guirec. Here, explore coastal paths as towering rock formations give way to panoramic sea views, and the iconic ‘Lighthouse of Ploumanac'h sculpted from the pink granite which makes this region so unique. Moving on, cycle east across rural Brittany to the tranquil harbour town of Tréguier, where waterside restaurants serve fresh local oysters and traditional sweet Breton crepes. Riding onto Ploubazlanec, a two night stay here allows for a full day to explore the Island of Brehat. A renowned haven for Mediterranean wildflowers and traditional crafts, Brehat also boasts some of Brittany’s best beaches. Perfect for a final afternoon of rest and relaxation!

What To Expect

Graded easy to moderate, this tour follows the coastal and country roads through the towns and villages of northern Brittany. Pedalling around 30km each day, discover the natural beauty of Brittany’s Granite Coast by bike. Spending two nights in Perros Guirec and Plobazlanec means you can take the cycling at a relaxed pace, and make the most of your family run hotels, perfectly located to the nearby beaches and tranquil harbour cafes.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Multi-Generational

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded easy to moderate with daily distances of around 30km.

This cycling route follows a combination of coastal roads, quiet country roads, stretches of rolling terrain and busier routes when approaching and departing towns and cities. Please  always be mindful of other roads users at all times, especially when cycling on routes shared with traffic. The tried and tested detailed routes notes and maps are easy to follow during your self-guided adventure. We also recommend using our Macs Adventure App. This easy to use app will navigate you through each of your daily rides. Full details of the app will be provided with your information pack.

Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also be available throughout your trip.

Accommodation Information

Stay 3 nights in 3* hotels, and 2 nights in a 2* hotel. Below is an example of the accommodations we use on this trip. These accommodations are subject to availability and therefore alternatives of an equal standard may be offered.

Single Rooms & Solo Cyclists

If you require single rooms we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. We also welcome solo cyclists on this tour, again a supplement is payable.

Meals

Breakfasts are included each day, Packed lunch items can be bought locally from supermarkets or the local boulangerie. In France simplicity is tasty. Fresh bread from the bakery and a local cheese make for an incredibly delicious lunch! Dinners are not included and there is always a delicious restaurant serving locally sourced dishes.

Included
  • 3 nights 3* hotels & 2 nights 2* hotel
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Information pack
  • Route notes, detailed maps and GPS tracks on the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Lannion / from Paimpol
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Bike hire
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
  • Bike hire

When To Go

This trip is available to start on any day from May to October and is subject to availability. Peak months in Brittany are mid-June, July and August so we would suggest contacting us as soon as your plans are finalised.

Getting to the Start

There are many ways to travel to Northern Brittany. For general travel planning, we recommend the travel planning website, www.rome2rio.com

Air: Lannion does not have an airport so we would suggest arriving into one of the 3 Parisian Airports. From Paris, connect by train to Lannion via Rennes, the gateway city into northern Brittany. Train times and details can be found at www.sncf.com.

Train connections to Lannion vary depending on arrival airport. From Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rennes there is a direct TGV service (2-3 hours). Alternatively, from Paris Gare Montparnasse Rennes is 1hr 25mins.

Brest Airport has a limited number of services across Europe. From central Brest train station, Lannion is a 1hr 30min.

Train (Eurostar): From London St-Pancras International the Eurostar change at Paris Gare du Nord, and head to Gare Montparnasse. From here Lannion is around (3hrs), changing at Rennes.

The whole trip can be booked at http://www.eurostar.com

Please note that we can also organise overnights in Rennes if required.

Drive: From Folkestone, take the Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais. From Calais, it is about a 6-hour drive to Lannion/Perros Guirec. Booking and more info can be found at www.eurotunnel.com

Drive and Ferry: There are many ferry services to France from the UK. Popular routes include; Portsmouth to St Malo (approx 6-8 hours) or Plymouth to Roscoff (10 hours). On arrival driving St Malo to Lannion is approximately 2 hours drive whereas Roscoff to Lannion is only an hour.

Getting from the End

By Train: A transfer from Ploubazlanec to Paimpol train station is included on Day 6.

From Paimpol there are daily train services which connect through to Brest, Rennes and onwards to Paris. Please check the www.sncf.com website for further details on train times, prices and ticket reservation.

By Air: Please refer to the airport listed in the previous section ‘Getting to Lannion’ as your best choice of airport.

Drive: If you need to return to Lannion or Perros Guirec to collect a car, please contact us for details and prices of private transfer.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, comfortable cycling gear and sunscreen. Your information pack has detailed advice and a kit list on what to take.This includes good foowear, padded shorts and lots of other useful items.

Equipment

Scott hybrid bikes are available for hire. All bikes are equipped with a pannier, helmet and spare inner tube along with a pump.

Many people also choose to hire an EBike. The added battery power provides assistance when required. For more information on how EBikes work click here.

If you’d like to hire a bike, please let us know your height and frame size you currently ride. Alternatively we’re happy to answer any questions you have about the hire bike.

If you would prefer to bring your own bicycle please ensure it is thoroughly serviced and is an appropriate hybrid or touring bike for this trip.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lannion, Transfer to Perros Guirec Day 2 Loop Cycle Perros Guirec 19 miles / 30 km Day 3 Cycle to Tréguier 21 miles / 33 km Day 4 Cycle to Ploubazlanec 19 miles / 30 km Day 5 Loop Ride on the Island of Brehat 25 miles / 40 km Day 6 Onward Travel

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