Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany

Trip codeCyclo 28
Trip activity :Self guided bike tour
Location :Quimper - France
Duration :6 days
Departure :Every day from April to October
Trip grading :
Capacity :Minimum 2 people
Price per person :
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  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany
  • Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper, Brittany

Tour description

Cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, from Quimper. Discover the Breton “Cornouaille” land, wild and spectalular !

We propose you cycling holidays towards the Pointe du Raz, the “end of the world”. Bike tour across the Cornouaille land and along the Atlantic coast, from Qimper in Finistère!

Wild and authentic, this land of Brittany opens its large natural spaces to you, to discover popular traditions. Cradled by the sea and the light, this breton land is a small paradise for artists, athletes and all lovers of beauty.

Staring from Quimper, your cycling holiday takes you first Bay of Douarnenez via one of the most charming villages in Brittany: Locronan, a city of granite rock. A beautiful panorama is offered here then a beautiful descent to your charming hotel located by the sea. Here you enjoy a little calm, like a sailor returning to port, to relax from your first efforts.

The next day, Cycling time to the “Pointe du Raz”. Attention, amazing show! Labeled “Grand Site de France”, the Pointe du Raz is a masterpiece of nature. Between waves and steep rocks, you will be fascinated by the wild beauty of this place, western end of the country.

Here, you will feel like at the end of the world … A very special atmosphere awaits you. You have to leave the bikes and walk a little to reach this end of the world. The coast, sheared by the wind and the incessant rhythm of the tides offers you a spectacular scenic view. And if it’s not “bad weather” the bass fishermen will dancie on the waves that form between the pointe du Raz and the Ile de Sein.

Your bike trip continues along the wild coast and beaches and then returns to the inland of the country. You will ride through the capital of the “Pays Bigouden”, Pont L’Abbé”, before cycling along the Odet river and ending in Quimper.

Highlights
  • A land of legends and traditions
  • The city of Art and History of Quimper and its pottery
  • La Pointe Raz .. at the end of the world!
  • The fishing ports of Douarnenez and Audierne
  • Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages in Brittany
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Program

Day 1Arrival in Quimper

Arrival in your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Tale time to visit this mythical town of Brittany and its three old center districts. Gourmet city with lively and shopping streets, cultural capital of Brittany which won the Grand Prix National for Flowers!

Overnight in Quimper.

Day 2From Quimper to Douarnenez 43 km - 300 m

You leave Quimper on a cycle path, on an old railway line which joins Douardenez, the city with three ports !. You gain height over its bay to reach one of the most impressive and typical villages of Brittany: Locronan.

The port of Douardenez and its bay await you for the night.

Day 3From Douarnenez to Plogoff 40 km - 350 m

You cross the port of Douarnenez then ride along its bay to reach the “Pointe du Van” and discover the “Baie des Trépassés”. An atmosphere of “end of the world” awaits you as well as one of the most beautiful sunsets in Brittany.

Day 4From Plogoff to Pouldreuzic 45 km - 340 m

After a few kilometers, leave your bikes and walk the path that reach the “Pointe du Raz”. Beautiful walk and amazing show of the waves and the rocks falling down the ocean! Then return to your bikes and after a nice ride along the Audierne bay, you reach the port d’Audierne. You cycle on the route called “La Route du Vent Solaire” until de village of Pouldreuzic.

Day 5From Pouldreuzic to Quimper 45 km - 225 m

You slowly leave the coastline towards Quimper, capital of Cornouaille land. Bike journey across the bucolic countryside until the historic town of Pont-L’abbé nestled at the end of the estuary. Then you reach an old railway line and follow now a beautiful greenway that follows the banks of the Odet river until Quimper, the Breton capital of Earthenware, city of Art and History.

Day 6Departure

End of stay after breakfast.

Practical details

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We take care of transporting your luggage at each change of accommodation so that you travel light and take full advantage of your daily hike.

You leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation before your departure .

At the end of the afternoon, you will find them at the reception of your new accommodation or directly in your room.

Luggage accepted per person: 1 suitcase or travel bag (20 kg maximum) + 1 piece of hand luggage.

We remind you that rental bicycles are equipped with saddlebags to be used to transport the things you deem useful for the day

Your travel record corresponds to the documents or files you receive before your trip (usually a month before) and upon arrival at the first accommodation.

It includes:

  • A welcome letter with the main practical information:
  • The time slot for baggage transport
  • Details of the delivery and collection of bikes from rental if necessary
  • Your local contact and telephone number (s) in case of emergency
  • Any additional information
  • The logbook travel package including map with the route (to the appropriate scale) and directional, tourist and practical indications
  • The necessary voucher (s) to be given to the service provider (s) (only if necessary!)

On request and depending on the circuits:

  • The “Evazio” application to download from smartphone for “GPS” navigation with visual guidance (reading of the track on the your smartphone) and / or oral.
  • The application also contains practical and tourist information. Once the trip has been downloaded, no internet connection is necessary
  • The loan of a GPS device with the pre-recorded tracks
  • Sends GPX tracks of each stage to be used with your own navigation support

On this circuit, we suggest that you provide you with the choice and by reservation:

  • A hybrid bike suitable for hiking and for the route
  • An electric bike adapted to the route

With its equipment:

  • 1 rear bag
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 set of repair
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 anti-theft device
  • 1 charger (for the electric bike)

For the youngest, we can offer depending on age and size

  • A child’s bike
  • A baby seat
  • A trailer
  • A follow-up bike

The bike is delivered to the first accommodation and is adjusted to your size.

At the end of the tour, the bike must be left at the last accommodation with its equipment. We will take care of their recovery.

The type of accommodation is classified into 3 ranges:

Comfort : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 2 and 3 stars (or equivalent) and rooms of host.

Superior : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 3 and 4 stars (or equivalent) and charming guest rooms.

Luxury : The circuit mainly presents 4 and 5 star hotels or equivalent

Our support team remains available for the duration of your trip.