Cycling Holidays in France since 1989
Discover the freedom of cycle touring.
Offering French cycling holidays and based in Brittany - Breton Bikes is unique in giving you the choice of cycle camping, country hotels or gite-based tours. Our wide range of holidays have something for everyone - experienced cyclists, beginners and especially families - from 260 Euro per week for camping and 635 Euro for hotels. Cycling holidays vary from a 10 mile-a-day potter all on cyclepaths, to a serious 80 mile a day cycle tour around the French coast with everything inbetween and all superb value. You can spend a week discovering the most gorgeous little hotels and B&B's, 'glamping' with the family, or a week-long cycle camping tour. We supply everything and all top quality - solo bikes, tandems, panniers, and for campers - tents, sleeping bags etc. Brittany is a very special part of France and you will fall in love with it as we have...
Our Gite-based cycling holidays (self-catering holiday cottages) are available all year round - perfect for a family cycling holiday and we even have large, traditional canvas tents, shepherd's huts and classic caravans from the 60's for those wanting to stay put all week and cycle in the heart of Brittany with it's maze of cyclepaths and country lanes.
Our French cycling holidays are based from the perfect little village of Gouarec in the middle of Brittany - the bit of France that sticks out west into the Atlantic Ocean. Having cycled all over France it was Brittany that captured our hearts, and so Breton Bikes was born and set up right in the heart of Brittany.
What do we offer?
For all our holidays we supply all equipment, much of it specially made for us to our designs, all you need to bring is yourselves. To this add carefully researched turn-by-turn routes, selected hotels and campsites and of course us at the end of the phone to rush out to help in case of problems.
We're good with families because we've done it all with our own children. So families are very welcome on our cycling holidays and we are uniquely well equipped for them with baby-trailers, trailer-bikes, child-back tandems etc. As an example, in 2016 25% of our bookings were for families cycling with school and pre-school-aged children. The other 75% were equally well catered for as you can imagine.
Our main season begins with the week of the 20th May and finishes with the week ending on the 30th September. During that period all hotel routes are available, and with a few limitations at the very beginning and end (when some campsites close) so are all camping routes. Outside that period our Gite-based (self-catering vacation cottage) cycling holidays run all year - an option for people wanting to bike with us outside out normal season (and at a very special low season price).
Getting to us
From a situation 25 years ago where there was only the ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff we now have an embarrassment of riches, including cheap flights to local airports, the Channel tunnel link, many ferries and self drive. For details see the 'getting to us in Brittany' page.
2016 was a lovely season. So here I'd just like to thank all the people who came and helped make it such a success, especially those on the led cycling trip who were such marvellous company in other parts of France. I'd also like to thank the customers from far abroad - Australia, New Zealand, USA, Kenya, China, Canada, S Africa etc for their trust in sending money into the "wide blue yonder" on the strength of a bandit in France with a website!