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Backroad cycling FranceTREGOR AND THE PINK GRANITE COAST The beautiful coast of Northern Brittany by bike

Degemer mad E Breizh! Welcome to Brittany! A maritime bike trip, from Paimpol to Morlaix, to discover the riches of northern Brittany… Surely one of the most beautiful coastlines in France, the Pink Granite Coast stretches for roughly fifteen kilometres, between Trebeurden and Perros Guirec. Carved out by the mighty force of the sea, the coastline is full of sculpted creeks and bays, such as Ploumanac'h, a chaotic mass of pink granite boulders. Along quiet roads through the heart of the Breton countryside, we join the town of Morlaix, at the western end of the Trégor…

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Highlights

  • The Pink Granite Coast, one of most beautiful coastlines in France
  • The Ploumanac'h lighthouse
  • The wonderful atmosphere of Brittany... from the seat of a bicycle!
  • The quality of Breton accommodation and cuisine…

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  • Electric bike hire is available for this circuit. See the "Electric bikes" paragraph in the "Useful information" section of the detailed trip description.

Day 1: Paimpol

Itinerary start: The tour begins on day 1 at 1 pm at Paimpol SNCF railway station.

On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you in Paimpol.

A private vehicle transfer is possible on day 1 to the start point of the circuit: from Morlaix to Paimpol. Price (bicycle transport included): 120 euros / vehicle for a vehicle taking 2 to 3 passengers, 225 euros for a vehicle taking 4 to 8 passengers.

Rendezvous in Paimpol, probably the busiest port on the Côtes-d'Armor, and a beautiful postcard image of the wild Brittany that we are set to discover over the next 7 days. We head off to discover the Pointe de l'Arcouest and the Trieux River. Night in a hotel in Paimpol.

Distance covered: approx. 40 km

Day 2: Paimpol - Treguier

This morning we discover the Breton talent for making delicious breakfasts! We try our best not to be too greedy as we've got a full day's riding ahead of us! And Morlaix is several days’ ride away… We set off in a westerly direction, crossing the River Trieux, which we rode along yesterday. Slightly inland from the sea, we pass through the village of Lezardrieux, on the edge of the Trieux Estuary. We then make our way on to Tréguier, the meeting point of 2 rivers, the Jaudy and the Guindy, as well as our overnight stop.

Distance covered: approx. 50 km

Day 3: Treguier – Perros Guirec

Today marks the switch from the sea to the ocean, from the relatively sheltered coast of the English Channel to the wind and waves of the Atlantic Ocean… we head off early to ride round the Pointe du Château, stopping off at the chasm of Castel Meur. The chasm highlights the continuous battle between the land and the sea, as the ocean unleashes its mighty force, the wind and the waves crashing incessantly against the jagged rocks. We continue our journey west towards the pretty seaside village of Port Blanc. Today’s ride offers numerous panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding countryside. We arrive in Perros Guirec late afternoon, a small town steeped in natural and cultural heritage, where we spend 2 nights.

Distance covered: approx. 55 km

Day 4: Perros Guirec

Today’s ride is a loop that starts and ends in Perros Guirec. An opportunity for some to take a welcome day off, while others will be keen to spend another day discovering this magical area. Especially as today's ride is a highlight of the week. We leave Perros Guirec and join Ploumanac'h, with its beach and its stunning castle, built amongst a chaotic jumble of granite rocks… The castle is one of the main attractions of the area, and it's easy to see why!!! Dating back to the 17th century, it looks like something straight out of a fairy tale... We continue our loop via Trégastel, before beginning the home leg that takes us along the coast, with its islands, rocky outcrops, and small bays.

Distance covered: approx. 45 km

Day 5: Perros Guirec - Plougasnou

We set off in search of the prettiest "grève" (vast pebble or shingle beaches) of the Pink Granite Coast. At Saint-Michel-en-Grève, the Mi-Lieue Cross looks like it could have been put in place by Obelix himself! A large monolithic cross, the Mi-Lieue served as a reference mark in the event of a rising tide when crossing the bay. The cross was partly destroyed during the allied landings in June 1944, but was restored in the early 1990's. The cross stands in the middle of what was the only possible route to Saint Efflam (named after a Breton saint). The "Grand Rocher", a vast granite rock that juts out into the sea, marks the border with the commune of Plestin. We reach our accommodation in Plougasnou at the end of a superb day's riding.

Distance covered: approx. 55 km

Day 6: Plougasnou - Morlaix

Today we embark on a historical journey back in time... We start the day on wide tracks and small back roads that offer numerous viewpoints and access to the ocean. We then take a 7000 year leap back in time, to a time when bicycles had square wheels (!). The Cairn de Barnenez is the largest Neolithic mausoleum in Europe. Despite being the oldest building in the world, the monument is remarkably intact. The Cairn dominates the Barnenez Peninsula in Plouezoc'h and the Baie de Morlaix. The bay joins the Morlaix River, natural border between the regions of Leon and Trégor. We arrive in Morlaix, in time to make the most of its winding cobbled streets and pretty overhanging timber-framed houses. Night in a hotel.

Distance covered: approx. 40 km

Day 7: Morlaix

Before we say our goodbyes, our last day of riding takes us along the western bank of the Morlaix River to Carantec. We could easily spend several hours taking in the view from Carantec: the island of Louet with its lone house, the Château du Taureau on its small island (dating back to the 16th century, and rebuilt by Vauban two centuries later), the island of Sterec with its dense vegetation, the drier Black Island with its lighthouse, the island of Callot, etc… Our circuit ends at Morlaix SNCF railway station.

Distance covered: approx. 35 km

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Itinerary end: The tour ends on the last day at Morlaix SNCF railway station at around 4 pm.

On request we can book the following night's accommodation for you in Morlaix.

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