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From Morlaix to Brest, a tour of north Finistère by bike

Cyclists on Roscoff

The lighthouse trail

A surprising journey at the edge of the world, along the wild Breton coast, which shows itself off in all its colours! From one port to the next, you’ll cycle from beautiful Morlaix to historic Roscoff, and on to Brest, home of the great French dockyards. In between, you’ll thread your way through little historic villages with their granite houses, follow the line of long sandy beaches and the dramatic jagged coastline.

The most beautiful places often have the most character. Here, you’re sure to be affected by both the elements and the local people. The whole region owes its identity to these two forces. The elements and the locals might seem to be formidably strong but they still know how to offer a warm welcome to visitors. Let your curiosity get the better of you, come and explore and find out readily the local people will share their pride in their region.

Lining the trail, you’ll see the famous lighthouse that still help sailors day and night – for you, they’ll be your markers to show how many kilometres you’ve travelled. They also provide an opportunity to appreciate these architectural works of art, and no doubt take a few photos!

French pastries and seafood will ensure you keep up your energy levels, but Brittany is also renowned for its fresh vegetables and local meat so you’ll enjoy a varied diet. After all that cycling, the local cuisine is sure to satisfy even the hungriest among you and to please the most discerning of palates!

The schedule

Day 1 - Morlaix - 34km

Departure: 2pm in Morlaix: east bank of the river to Cairn de Barnenez.

Day 2 - Morlaix - Roscoff- 40km

Along the river to the Channel. 1st lighthouse: phare de la Lande (Morlaix). 2nd lighthouse: Roscoff. 3rd lighthouse: Ile de Batz.

Day 3 - Roscoff – Kerlouan - 54km

Departure from Roscoff. 4th lighthouse: phare de Pontusval.

Day 4 - Kerlouan – Ploudalmézeau - 54km

Île vierge and its lighthouse (n°5), the highest in Europe. The Abers.

Day 5 - Ploudalmézeau - Le Conquet - 50km

Pointe de Corsen, the westernmost part of continental Europe. Lighthouses n°6, 7 and 8. The 6th one is Trézien ; it is open to the public in July and August..

Day 6 - Le Conquet - Brest - 40km

Departure from Le Conquet. Pointe Saint-Mathieu to Brest along the coast. 10th lighthouse: Petit Minou. 11th lighthouse: phare du Portzic.

Day 7 - Brest

End of the holiday package after breakfast.

Discover the Pays d'Iroise

The package includes
  • 6 nights (double bedroom)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer taken care of
  • rental GPS
  • maps
  • travel file
  • personnal welcome by our local guide in Morlaix
  • tourist taxes
  • assistance by phone 24/24
  • application fee
The package does not include
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • breakfast on the 1st day
  • drinks
  • rental bike
  • visits and tours
  • insurance

Conditions : from May to October

Agence À bicyclette

Tel.: 0033 (0)2 30 96 18 22


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Top-of-the-range places
Finistère trails

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