Brittany Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Brittany
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: One
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $750
Tour Dates
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2017 $4995 Call to book
Jul 23 - Jul 28, 2017 $4995 Call to book
Aug 20 - Aug 25, 2017 $4995 Call to book
Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2017 $5195 Call to book

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Cycle along the craggy Atlantic coastline with the ocean breeze on your face during the Brittany Bike Tour. Explore the artist’s haven of Pont-Aven. Visits to local cider producers, oyster farmers, and salt harvesters make this cycling tour an opportunity to get to know the wonderful character of the Breton people. The freshest seafood in France awaits your palate, including delectable oysters, langoustines, crabs, and more. Treat yourself to the local confections, from buttery crepes to salted caramels, and relax in stately manors that were once the vacation homes of Parisian nobility.


Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Brittany
Your guides will greet you at the Quimper train station and shuttle you towards the coastline to the sleepy yet charming town of Pont Aven, a haven for artists that is known to have attracted and inspired artists such as Paul Gaugin and Emile Bernard. Celebrate our arrival with a toast of the region’s best cider while enjoying a light lunch to power up for the afternoon. After a quick bike fitting and safety review, we’ll ride off through old villages that don’t seem to have changed in over a century. Dinner tonight is in the hotel’s own traditional restaurant.

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Quimper, Pont Aven, Port Manech, Kerascoet
Accomplished: 19 miles / 31 km
Accommodations: Manoir Dalmore

Day Two: The Rocky Coast of the Morbihan
Greet the day with a beautiful ride on perfectly quiet country roads as we leave the Bigouden region and cycle down the Morbihan’s charming southern coast. Lunch is served with a refreshing ocean breeze and views of sandy white beaches. This afternoon we’ll spin past endless sandy dunes on our way to L’Armor Plage where we’ll celebrate the ride before transferring to the Chateau Locguenole. After your ride we will visit a local producer of Kouign-amann, a special cake founded in this region, to see how it’s made. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a traditional Breton meal nearby.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Riec sur Belon, Moelan sur Mer, Pont du Doelan, L’Armor Plage
Accomplished: 30 miles / 49 km (Longer option: 36 miles / 59 km)
Accommodations: Château de Locguénolé

Day Three: Off the Beaten Track of the Morbihan
Today, our ride will take us on a scenic loop on a bike path along the Brevet River and south towards the Citadelle in Port Louis. We’ll pedal along very small quiet roads that  string us along through many hamlets, all names starting with ‘Ker’, the Breton word for village.  Lunch will be a delicious picnic of oysters, fresh salads and other typical breton specialties. Continue on to Port Louis, home to an impressive and well-preserved sixteenth-century citadelle. From here you will be transferred back to the hotel or continue for an optional ride to complete the cycling loop. Tonight you will enjoy a gastronomic dinner with Michelin-starred chef Olivier Beurné in the hotel’s own restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Hennebont, Languidic,  Nostang, Ste Hélène, Port Louis
Accomplished: 35 miles / 56 km (Longer option: 44.3 miles / 71 km)
Accommodations: Château de Locguénolé

Day Four: The Megalithic Road
Our ride today brings us to to the Isle de St Cado where we’ll stop to admire the twelfth-century chapel in St. Cado. We’ll have a pleasant lunch with fresh seafood and views over the Etel River. On our way back to the coast we’ll be cycling past megalithic sites like the Neolithic Carnac stones. From here you can opt to continue cycling to the beautiful port town of Auray. A one hour transfer will bring us to La Baule where you are welcome to dine on your own in this chic coastal town frequented by many Parisians.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Balz, St Cado, Carnac, Auray, La Baule
Accomplished: 27 miles / 43 km (Longer option: 38 miles / 18 km)
Accommodations: Castel Marie Louise

Day Five: The Salt Flats of Guerande
Today we’ll ride among more than 2,000 hectares of salt flats and visit the interiors of a well-preserved WWII bunker. We’ll pause for a wonderful lunch a the local’s favorite, la Ptit Casquette before continuing on our way. This afternoon, we’ll meet with a salt harvester to learn about the fascinating process of salt formation. Our afternoon ride will bring us to La Baule, where you can opt to go shopping, relax on the beach, or enjoy a drink by the sea. Cycling along the coast, we’ll return to the hotel to enjoy our last meal together in the hotel’s excellent restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Guerande, La Baule
Accomplished: 23 miles / 36 km
Accommodations: Castel Marie Louise

Day Six: Au Revoir
After one last breakfast in Brittany, choose to ride for a final loop ride through Le Croisic, or stay and enjoy the pool and nearby beaches. Your guides will then see you off at the La Baule Train Station where our bike tour comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Le Croisic, Nantes
Accomplished: Optional 9 miles / 14.5 km