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8 days discovering Quiberon peninsula and Belle Ile en Mer

In this semi itinerant tour you will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes of Brittany.
You will cycle along forests, beaches and cliffs. Let be carried by the magic of celtic history.

Reference B0802
  • Loop trip
  • 8 days
  • Moderate
  • From April to November
  • Minimum age 9 years old
889€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This cycling tour in South Britanny will show you the beauty of the wild Atlantic Coast. You will discover the traditionnal village of Erdeven, the river of Etel but also St Cado Island. On your way, you will pass through the standing stones (menhirs) until you reach Carnac and its amazing "alignment of Carnac". Hop from the beautiful peninsula of Quiberon to Belle Ile en Mer island and enjoy the magic of the Atlantic ocean.
    On this tour, you will ride on cyclable paths and small countryside roads. You will pass through a lot of small Breton villages.

    Day 1

     
     

    Arrival in Erdeven

    Arrival in Erdeven. Walk your way through Erdeven and discover the charm of a traditionnal Breton village.

    Day 2

     
     

    Day trip to Etel River and St Cado island

    Bike
    26km
    You’ll cross the woods until you reach the river and the Sea Gulf. The Etel river and St Cado island are among the most beautiful natural sites of this area.The sandbank of Etel, closes a bay rich in marshes, oyster parks, dunes, wild beaches and colourful boats. You will be amazed by the diversity of the landscape.

    Day 3

     
     

    Erdeven-Quiberon

    Bike
    49km
    You’ll start the day riding on small countryside roads up to Carnac and its famous standing stones. A guided visit of the site will tell you all about the Celtic myths.
    Enjoy the lively city of Carnac and stop at the Oyster Park of St Colomban to taste delicious fresh oysters. You can also chose to take a break on the beautiful sand beach.
    Follow your road and reach Quiberon peninsula. You will ride cyclable paths until you arrive in Quiberon, a lively seaside city in the south of the peninsula.

    Day 4

     
     

    Relax on Quiberon peninsula

    Enjoy this day on Quiberon peninsula and relax. Discover the modern and lively seaside city of Quiberon. You can take advantage of your time there to visit the famous sardine factory of la Belle Iloise and taste the sweets named "Niniches"
    You also can ride to the "pointe du Conguel" to reach the extremity of the peninsula and enjoy the view.
    Quiberon also have beautiful sand beaches and you may choose to end the day in Portivy, a coulourful harbour to admire the sunset.

    Day 5

     
     

    Quiberon-Belle Ile en Mer

    Bike
    40km
    Today after a short boat trip, you’ll reach "Belle Ile en Mer" who well deserves its name. This is the second largest island in this area.
    You will admire the wonderful panorama of this island and discover the countryside, animals, cliffs and the deep blue water of the sea. Enjoy the beautiful viewpoint on "Les Aiguilles de Port Coton" which inspired the painter Claude Monet. Leave your bikes and go for a walk in Sauzon village and have a look at the colourful houses around the harbour.
    Don’t miss the small fort which used to be the summer house of the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt for 30 years.

    Day 6

     
     

    Belle Ile en Mer

    Bike
    32km
    You can continue your visit and discover the beauty of the eastern coast of the island.

    Day 7

     
     

    Quiberon-Erdeven

    Bike
    28km
    Get back to the starting point exploring the megalith path and it various dolmens. Will you be able to discover all the standing stones hidden in the woods?
    At the end of the path you will reach the village of Erdeven.

    Day 8

     
     

    Departure from Erdeven

    Enjoy your day in Erdeven before leaving.
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You stay in hotels with ** or *** standards or bed & breakfasts selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults.


    Luggage

    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    GPS tracks


    For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.



    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents :
    • a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary (bound A5 format) giving the direction to follow at each intersection
    • a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description

  • Practical information

  • To get to departure point:


    • By plane: flight for Rennes, Lorient or Quimper

    • By train: In TGV until Auray from Paris Montparnasse station (3h30 of train), then take a bus or a taxi to reach Erdeven.
    To plan your trip, please visit this website : www.voyages-sncf.com.

    Parking:

    If you come by car, you can park your car at the hotel parking in Erdeven.


    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.

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