A great biking tour that let you discover the natural beauty of Brittany through the departments of Finistère and Morbihan. Quimper, the most beautiful city of Brittany, Pointe du Raz, the most western point of France and the coastal landscape of Cornwall. Idyllic beaches deserted, creeks and colorful strange rock formations characterize this cycling tour.
South Brittany - Individual - 8D/7N
Fascinating South Brittany by bike !
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
Arrival in Quimper. After the personal welcome meeting you can discover this beautiful city.
Day 2 Quimper – Pont Aven 43 km
You will leave Quimper and its little medieval streets to cross the Breton back country. You reach Pont Aven which was an important place for artists of the impressionist area. The center of this picturesque town is the perfect place to stroll.
Day 3 Pont Aven – Concarneau 43 km
After leaving Pont Aven and its beautiful harbor you reach typical little villages after a part which is a bit more steep. On little roads you follow the coast. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view. You reach Concarneau with its “Ville Close”, the fortified City, which is a ancient monastery. Strolling on the town hall, you can enjoy a nice view on the harbor and the surrounding of Concarneau.
Day 4 Concarneau – Benodet 35 km
Today you have to climb a bit but you will be rewarded with a fabulous landscape, with parts directly next to the sea, almost untouched beaches and beautiful Breton churches. Destination of the trip is the sea resort and spa town Benodet. We propose to go to the beautiful sand beach for a swim.
Day 5 Benodet – Penmarch 44 km
You leave the hotel by bike along the coast passing by Ile Toudy, From Ile Toudy we take a boat which goes to Loctudy and then cycle through picturesque villages, before we get to the coast bike path, which gives us a wonderful view of the sea and the beaches. The lighthouse of Penmarc’h, Phare Eckmühl. is one of the highest lighthouses of France. So let’s go, there are only 307 steps to the top of the 65 m high tower.
Day 6 Penmarch – Pointe du Raz 63 km
From one headland to another. From Penmarch you are cycling to the most western part of France the Pointe du Raz. The path is mostly on little routs and the sea is always in sighting distance with its large beaches. Audierne, which is known for its fish canning industry is the last city before you reach the impressive cape
Day 7 Pointe du Raz – Quimper 59 km
Via Douarnenez, which is known for its important fishing harbor with awesome boats, the path leads you again to the heartland towards Quimper. You are cycling through forests and along pasture. You have to possibility to stop in Locranon, one of the most beautiful villages in France. The trip ends in the capital of Cornouaille, Quimper.
After the breakfast it is time to say “Au Revoir et à bientôt”
2 nights in 4-Stars-Charme-Hotel in room with Bath/Shower/WC
3 nights in 3-Stars-Charme-Hotel in room with Bath/Shower/WC
2 nights in 2-Stars-Charme-Hotel in room with Bath/Shower/WC
7 nights in 2,3 und 4-Stars-Charme-Hotel in room with Bath/Shower/WC, TV
Half board: at least a 4-course evening meal (option)
Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Detailed route guidance
Detailed travel material (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
GPS-tracks on demand
24h assistance hotline
Esxtra cost 115 € per person for 2 travellers
Route characteristics :
Easy to hilly roads, always asphalted on secondary and agricultural roads, some little paths on the beach