For cycling holiday enquiries click here to send to: email@example.com - updated 22/06/2015 - See our out-of-season breaks here
Offering cycling holidays in France since 1989, Breton Bikes has something for everyone - experienced cyclists, beginners and families - from £210 per week for camping. A hotel-based tour is from 470 pounds (quick price guide here). We use some of the best bikes of any company in France combined with the options of our own gites, lovely country hotels or campsites.
This is a dauntingly large (and old-fashioned!) site, but for quick answers to most questions try the cycling FAQ page and the links at the top of every page are the main Breton Bikes pages, others being embedded in the text. Also please have a look at our feedback page, see also our 'Mission Statement'....
Choose from a wide range of self-led cycle camping, hotel, gite and Chambre D'Hote (B&B) based holidays - from a 10 mile-a-day wobble 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 'glamping' with the family, or a week-long cycle camping tour with top quality cycle camping equipment - bikes - including tandems, panniers, tents, sleeping bags - everything you need - we remain the only company in France (or the world!) that offers cycle camping tours.
Our Gite Holidays (self-catering holiday cottages) are available all year round - perfect for a family cycling holiday and we even have large, traditional canvas tents for those wanting to stay put all week and cycle in the heart of Brittany with it's maze of cyclepaths and country lanes.
Beyond our French cycling holiday business this site is intended to be a free resource for anyone wanting to bike around France - see our articles page where you'll find detailed cycling routes, and feel free to E-mail for any help planning a ride in France. And now you can even see our page on facebook.Here you'll find pictures from the last 15 years!
Breton Bikes has been in operation for 25 years, and offers unique cycling holidays in France. Our base in Gouarec is in the middle of Brittany, the bit of France that sticks out west into the Atlantic Ocean. Kate and I, and later our children, used to spend all our holidays bicycle touring in France, and decided to offer the same sort of holiday to other cyclists. After 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 in a village called Gouarec.
We are still the only company offering real cycle camping holidays. We are also one of the few English speaking companies offering cycling holidays that is wholly based in France - we live in France, cycle here, even holiday in France, and love every minute of it. Since 1990 we have also offered Hotel based cycling holidays and from 2005, Gite based cycling holidays. However at all times we have remained true to our original idea of providing an experience of real French cycle touring.
If you want to know more about Kate and I, our family and the company history have a look at 'Who we are' and 'the history of Breton Bikes'.
For all our cycling holidays we supply all equipment, even for camping, most specially made for us including tandems, all you need to bring is yourselves. Have a look at what happens when you arrive to prepare yourself...
We're good with families because we've done it all with our own children, so know exactly what is involved in taking them on a cycling holiday in rural France. So families are very welcome on our holidays and we are uniquely well equipped for them with baby-trailers, trailer bikes, child-back tandems etc. As an example, in 2015 25% of our bookings were for families cycling with small children. The other 75% were equally well catered for and of course for those escaping their own children, many of our routes will be child-free.
UPDATE - week beginning 25th June now full...
Our main season begins with the week of the 24th May and finishes with the week beginning on the 19th 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) 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).
From a situation 20 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.
2014 was a good season with most weeks in the summer averaging 40+ (full...). 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 "wild blue yonder" on the strength of a web site that looks like it came from the 1990's!
The Problem with Ladies' Cycles
The biggest lake in Brittany is on our routes and is due to be drained in 2015 - come and see it!
New - a series of routes free to all based at Gouarec in central Brittany/France.
A basic toolkit for your cycling holiday
Cycling the French C2C using a phone app... By Steve Rock.
A DIY guide to cycling holidays in France - no excuses!
Safety and your cycling holiday in France - Hi-Viz or not?
Fancy a Holiday cycling the most famous mountain in France - The mighty Ventoux?
Our Satellite sites - all on our vacations, here mainly to help web crawlers find them - couple of nice pics though....
Our French Cycling Holidays site.
Our Cycling in France site
Another cycling in france site:-)
another cycle page...
Our French company - Velo Vacances...
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