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Brittany

South Brittany in family from Erdeven to Quiberon

In this semi itinerant tour you will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes of Brittany.
You will cycle among forests, beaches and cliffs. Let yourself be carried by this magical area full of celtic history. This tour is ideal for families.

Reference B0703
  • Loop trip
  • 7 days
  • Very easy
  • From April to November
  • Minimum age 1 years old
479€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • On this cycling tour in South Britanny you will discover the beauty of the dolmens, forest and the wild atlantic coast. You will see the traditionnal village of Erdeven, the river of Etel but also St Cado Island. On your way you will pass through the standing stones until you reach Carnac and its famous "alignment of Carnac". Ride further to the beautiful peninsula of Quiberon and enjoy the magic of the Atlantic ocean.
    This tour is ideal for families.

    Day 1

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

    Day 2

     
     
    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

     
     
    Riding cyclable path and small countryside roads, you will reach Carnac and the most famous stand stones of the region : "Carnac alignments". You can enjoy your time there and discover the Celtic myths of the region by doing a guided visit of the site.
    Keep on cycling toward the long sandy beaches of Carnac. Take your time and discover the lively city of Carnac then have a break in the oyster park of St Colomban. Discover the magical feeling of tasting a fresh oyster platter.
    Follow your road and reach Quiberon peninsula. You will ride cyclable path until you arrive in Kerhostin, a small typical Breton village with blue shutters houses in the north of the peninsula.

    Day 4

     
     
    Enjoy your day and relax. Stroll in the narrow alleys of Kerhostin, discover the Breton architecture and its white houses lined with hydrangea flowers. You can spend some time at the beach and choose between the waves on the ocean side or the tranquility of the bay side beaches.

    Day 5

     
     
    Enjoy the cycling path that brings you until Quiberon. Discover this modern and lively seaside. You can take advantage of your time there to visit the famous sardine factory of la Belle Iloise.
    Continue cycling towards "la Pointe du Conguel" to enjoy the view and reach the extremity of the peninsula.
    Go back up the peninsula by riding the wild coast and let the beauty of the cliffs and the ocean charm you.
    Finish your road at Portivy and admire the sunset on this coulourful harbour.

    Day 6

     
     
    Get back to the starting point exploring the megalith path and it various standing stones. Will you be able to discover all the standing stones hidden inside the forest?
    At the end of the path you will reach the village of Erdeven.

    Day 7

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

    You stay in hotels with ** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. 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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