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Pink Granite Coast

From Morlaix to Saint-Brieuc bays by bike, along the Brittany coast

Who has never dreamt of cycling through the gorgeous landscapes of Brittany? Along the English Channel, you pass through lively harbours and charming seaside resorts and discover the treasures of Brittany!

Reference BGR0801
  • Itinerant trip
  • 8 days
  • Moderate
  • from April to October
  • Minimum age 14 years
GPSGPS-app available
1219€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • From Morlaix to Saint-Brieuc bays, set the sails and weigh the anchor towards a salty bike trip on the Velomaritime!

    Choosing this cycle trip means discovering the splendid pink granite coast and authentic and historical villages such as Tréguier and Lannion at the same time! You ride on small bucolic roads and follow the well-signed path of Vélomaritime.
    Back wind, relax on secret beaches and coves with emerald colours! Be amazed in front of the old megalithic remains and enjoy the seafood, the famous "galette-saucisse" and other specialties from Brittany.

    Needless to say you have to take your sunscreen and raincoat with you because as the Breton proverb says "when the sun rises, the rain stops".

    Day 1


    Arrival in Morlaix

    When you arrive in Morlaix, you couldn’t miss the viaduc, the emblem of the city, which is 62m high! You will also be entertained by the sloping alleys where you will discover some nice mural paintings in the lively port-city.
    Discover the impressive "maisons à pondalez" (overhanging houses) before enjoying a nice buckwheat pancake in a welcoming typical restaurant.

    Day 2


    Morlaix - Locquirec area

    The big day has arrived! You leave Morlaix following the well-signed Vélomaritime itinerary and ride through the forest before reaching the dam of Dourduff and its boats: high or low tide? Nevermind, you will enjoy a magnificient landscape!
    You cycle on small coutryside roads on the Brittany coast and pass some symbolic sites such as the Cairn of Barnenez, the biggest megalithic mausoleum of Europe or the castle of Taureau, a Vauban construction.
    Enjoy the lively harbours and the large sandy beaches on your way and at the end of your step in the bay of Locquirec where you will certainly take a swim in the turquoise sea!

    Day 3


    Locquirec area - Lannion

    Get on your bike and leave the bay of Locquirec to follow the old railway line which overhang the shingle of Saint-Michel. Enjoy a magnificient point of view at "Grand Rocher" before relaxing yourself one last time on a nice sandy beach next to Saint-Michel-en-Grève.
    Time to put the "English channel" aside and ride through the valley of Kerdu. Follow the river up to Ploumilliau. You arrive then in Lannion with its typical timber framing houses and its lively streets where you will enjoy a stroll.

    Day 4


    Lannion - Perros-Guirec

    Ride along the coast towards Perros-Guirec, the seaside resort of the Côtes d’Amor. After cycling for a while, take the high ground at Trébeurden and admire all the shades of blue in the sea from the Pointe de Bihit.
    On the way, don’t miss the opportunity to stretch your legs in the white sandy beaches: why not even take a dip in the water?!

    Day 5


    Perros-Guirec - Paimpol

    After a short walk on the path of Customs officers, you leave Perros-Guirec and ride along the sea for a few kilometers. Cycle then on small countryside roads and enjoy the coolness of the forest before reaching Tréguier from the Saint-François’s bridge. Take the time to taste a local meal there and stroll in the streets and the charming houses of the city.
    You continue your bike trip on the Vélomaritime itinerary, still passing through the small villages of Brittany.
    You arrive in Paimpol, "the city of Icelanders" for a well-deserved good night of sleep. You may also be tempted by a night walk in the lively streets with plenty of corsair houses.

    Day 6


    Paimpol - Saint-Quay-Portrieux

    Leave the seaside resort of Paimpol and its maritime scents and ride to the abbey of Beauport, located just in front of the sea, in a small unspoilt site. You will be entertained by the visit of this monk’s building from the 13th century, believe us!
    You follow then small roads leading you to wild beaches and enjoy some magnificient points of view. From the peak of Pors Pin, the scenery is quite breath-taking! Ride on the cliffs’ road and dream about Scotland or Ireland, Brittany is really amazing!
    Saint-Quay-Portrieux is your home base for tonight. This is the capital of the scallop, you cannot leave without tasting it.

    Day 7


    Saint-Quay-Portrieux - Saint-Brieuc

    Let’s hit the road on the Vélomaritime itinerary! After a break in Etables-sur-Mer and the beach of Godelins where you will be amazed by the large area and its typical seaside change rooms, you arrive in the vibrant city of Binic with its marina.
    After a few kilometers of cycling, you will see more and more urbanised landscapes with beautiful mansions before reaching Saint-Brieuc (we do not pronounce the final "c", French is such a difficult language, we agree!), your final step. Get lost in the small streets of the city center and do not miss the visit of the cathedral-fortress.

    Day 8


    Departure from Saint-Brieuc

    A first buckwheat pancake in Morlaix and a last one in Saint-Brieuc? All good things come to an end! Have a safe return and see you back in Brittany!
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You will get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 2 or 3-star hotels or Bed & Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty 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
    • equipped : front rack pack, 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 (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    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.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    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 the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

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

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:
    • By plane: flight for Rennes, Brest or Paris and then train/bus to Morlaix.
    • By train: Regional train or TGV to Morlaix. The train station is well connected. For instance from Paris-Montparnasse: duration 3h15; from Rennes: duration 1h35; from Brest: duration 35min. To plan your trip: https://www.thetrainline.com/

    • If you come by car, there are several options (free and with extra cost) to park your car during your trip. We will inform you about the parkings next to your accommodation and Morlaix train station in your travel documents.

    To reach back the starting point:
    • There is a train between Saint-Brieuc and Morlaix (1 direct train every 2 hours, duration: 45min). All practical information will be in your travel documents.

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