Brest to Quimper
Start your journey of Brittany’s coast with a visit to the Crozon Peninsula, which feels like the end of the world! From here you will stop in multiple quaint fishing ports of Brest, Douarnenez, Audierne and Guilvinec, where you can enjoy local restaurants and observe fishermen returning from a day’s work. Enjoy the charm of the town of Locronan and the art and culture of Quimper. For much of the journey you will also be accompanied by the majestic Atlantic Ocean.
From £1875.00 P/P
After making your own way to Brest, check into your hotel and have an orientation meeting with your guide.
The start of your journey from Brest will be a short crossing by boat to the peninsula of Crozon. You will then begin to cycle on the peninsular and by the harbour before reaching the Pointe des Espagnoles aka the Cap Corse of Brittany. From here you will also go past the charming port of Camaret which has a gorgeous Vauban tower, before heading to Tas de Pois (pea heaps), a bunch of rocky islands that make you feel as if you are at the edge of the world!
One of the highlights of today’s cycling is walking around the bay of Douarnenez which takes you through creeks, beaches, and valleys. You will also see the end of the hills of the Armorican massif heading into the sea, for example like the Menez-Hon. Follow the trail to Locronan, considered one of Brittany’s most beautiful villages. However, you won’t be saying here, you will be a few kilometres away in the woods.
Start off by crossing the port of Douarnenez and then riding into the bay of Pointe du Van, where you can see the Baie des Trépassés (bay of the dead). Immerse yourself in an area with a unique atmosphere and one of Brittany’s most beautiful sunsets.
You will start by cycling a short distance until it’s time to lock up the bikes and go on foot to the tip of the Raz, a point heading out to sea with pleasant views. Once you’re back on the bikes you will be going by the bay of Audierne until you reach the port with its name, this will be along a route called “The Solar Wind Route”.
Continue on the Solar Wind Route to the tip of La Torche, a famous surfing spot. Next, it’s time to visit the Eckmul lighthouse which sits n Penmarc’h. An interesting event to observe is that at 4pm locals and tourists like to spectate the fishermen returning to the port of Guilvinec, it’s a vibrant event to watch which gives an insight into the local culture.
Cycle to the coast of Loctudy, followed by the gorgeous city of Pont-L’Abbé, which sits as one of the rated small cities of character. Your journey to Quimper will be covered on an old railway line now converted into a greenway. Before reaching your destination, take a stop in the capital of the French Cornouaille. Here there is excellent architecture, a grand cathedral, pleasant streets, and half-timbered houses.
After one last breakfast it is time to either head home or spend a last day exploring Quimper.
Start point: Brest
End point: Quimper
Total distance: approx. 201km
Suitable for those who regularly do sport and are accustomed to cycling. Must be capable of cycling 35 – 71km per day, including some steep hills.
- Accommodation: 7 nights in a Double room
- Standard Bike Hire
- 7 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- Luggage transfer
- Phone assistance 24/7
- A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
- The itinerary trackable on the following supports:
- Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
- Cycling practical guide including topo maps, restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner
- E-Bike rental (see option)
- Breakfast on day 1
- 4 dinners
- Boat trip from Sainte-Marine to Bénodet (payment on spot only).
- Drinks, visits , amp; other personal expenses
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.