Camping based cycling holidays in France

Fixed or Moving-On Camping?

We offer both fixed centre camping in large canvas tents, or a wide range of moving-on tours in Brittany - France, where like some snail-in-a-shell you set off with all your worldly possessions and explore the magic of Brittany on one of our wide choice of routes. For both you get supplied with all you need and us in the background - we are unique in doing this so make the most of it!

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Cycletourists!
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Cycling the Nantes-Brest canal
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Fixed centre tent
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Packing up!
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Canal towpath
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Sleepy Camper...
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Camping at Binic
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Tent view
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Camping laundry
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V6 cyclepath to Morlaix
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camping group
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happy campers
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Kate making my tea;-)
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Led-trip campsite on the North coast
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Children love it too;-)
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Moving-on cycle-camping holidays...

The real deal...

camping holiday tentBefore we go on let me make an important point - Cyclecamping in France isn't the poor relation of the hotel holidays. The experience is quite different and for many people cyclecamping is the 'real thing' when it comes to cycling holidays and can easily become addictive:-)

Cycle camping is our first love and our own holidays are spent in the saddle cycling in France (along with three children before they 'grew up'). We believe that France is the finest country in the world for cycle camping as the network of high quality campsites is immense, even in areas rarely visited by tourists there is usually a campsite every 10 miles or so. This mixture of fine infrastructure, quiet roads and of course the wonderful Breton scenery is the basis of our business and here you'll find a list of routes that will allow you to explore the area.

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Fixed-centre cycle camping holidays

An Adventure Under Canvas!

Fixed centre cycle camping holidays

Since 2013 we decided that for our Fixed-Centre Cycle Camping Holidays we'd go all old-fashioned, and so we have bought some 5m diameter bell-tents. These are huge and airy inside and there is the real feeling of camping under canvas. This comes with all equipment including the use of the campsite's canoes, and a wide range of routes - some described here - and of course your base is in the most perfect village of Gouarec. From 2017 we've added 2 other options. The first is a little classic caravan as an alternative at no extra cost. The second is a stunning classic caravan from the 1960's suitable for couples and at an extra cost of £175/200 Euro per week (for a couple).

The 'Fixed Centre' option keeps you at Gouarec for the week, a site right next to the canal, within 300m of a supermarkets, bakers, a new 25m swimming pool and several restaurants and bars. As for cycling, we provide around 20 different routes, and there's the canal towpath in both directions, a cyclepath to the nearest market town and a mass of deserted country lanes, so for beginners, people who can't face the idea of lightweight camping and families this is a perfect option. 

 

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Gouarec Campsite on the Nantes-Brest Canal

Breton Bikes' very own campsite

 

In 2016 we took over the running of the Gouarec village campsite, and there is now a website at www.campingdegouarec.com. It means we can at last have full control and turn it into one of the best campsites in Brittany, not only for our customers, but other cycletourists and of course anyone else who wished to bring their tent/caravan/motohome to a very beautiful place and at 6 Euro a night per person (and no extras) why not? We are also ideally placed for club meetings - cycle clubs, car clubs etc and have a special package for them.  You'll find fixed accommodation available for hire by the day - very special tents and caravans. There's always space so just give us a call on 02 96 24 86 72 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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September Camping Group Trip for 2017 to the Languedoc

Toulouse and into the Languedoc - a real slice of France 

Group cycling holiday

On all our other trips once you leave our base you are free of us unless you need help. On the led trips I get to come too! Apart from my sparkling company you also get the benefit of my nose for restaurants, unique knowledge of sub-2 Euro bottles of wine, scintillating camp-stove recipes and of course the unique camaraderie of other cyclists trying to out-eat each other... On these trips you’ll find men and women, couples and singles, of all ages and from wildly different backgrounds. Yet, without exception, the group soon gels and becomes a group of like-minded friends ‘lost in France’. Because of the nature of these groups the ‘route’ is very flexible, often a poster advertising a fete, or the prospect of another stunning day at the beach, will make us change our plans. For us these trips are the high point of the season, and are the ones that bring people back to France year after year, so if you want to join this select band don’t leave it too late. To give you some idea of the priorities of the group go and have a look at the Breton Bikes Gourmet Guide...

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Car club camping site in France

Gouarec Campsite – the perfect place for club meetings in France

Having been a member of many clubs; cycling, classic cars, sailing, we know that group trips are often the high point of the club year. We're also aware that organising such trips is a huge amount of work even more so when they come to France. When we took over the running of Gouarec campsite in 2016, one the things that attracted us is that it is perfect for Club weekends/weeks and not only would it be good business but we'd enjoy every minute of it... For any details just contact us by email or phone.

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Subcategories

  • Camping Based Cycling Routes

    12 wonderful cycling routes to every corner of Brittany

    brittany - france mapThis page is designed to give you guidance as to what cycling route might suit you best - BUT! it is no substitute for a personal email to us, we fully expect customers to email before they book in order to discuss their needs - we are the most personal cycling holiday company in the business so take advantage of it:-)

    The big advantage of cyclecamping over hotels is its flexibility. If you completely misjudge how far you can cycle then it's not a catastrophe - you can alter the route as you go, miss out stops, double up days or even go off in a completely different direction - we don't mind! If you end up going 'off-piste' like this, a quick phone call to us to check if there's a campsite in the next town, or for advice is no problem. Also if you find you really NEED a proper bed again you can phone us and we'll book you into the nearest hotel for the night - pretty much anything is possible