TWO CENTRE hotel based TOUR

les halles gouarec(Two versions each with various day rides up to 75 miles, and with a ride between hotels of 18 miles along the towpath or or 25 cross-country) - The first is very easy, and ideal for absolute beginners and those with children on their own bikes.

 Gouarec and Bon Repos are beautiful and have everything a cyclist could wish for - The superb hotel Jardins de L'Abbaye (where I go for birthday meals etc)- see their website here, the canal with its towpath, an old rail-track now converted for cyclists and the usual quiet friendly countryside. You get to ride to ruined abbeys, market towns, stunning creperies and beautiful lakes and if you really fancy a day sitting outside a bar and watching the world go by then no-one will know.

You also get to ride to another hotel set by the canal - A building hidden in a stunning setting allowing you to explore the canal towpath further with a ride even as far as the bigger town of Carhaix? Their website is at Again this is just perfect for first timers or those with kid. For an unbiased account have a look at Robert and Libby Adamson's report.

The second choice is inevitably harder, but still one of our easiest rides, and has the second stop at the little coaching inn Melrand (great food!). This involves longer rides (up to 25 miles) away from the towpath, but has much more variety and the chance to visit the town of Pontivy and the medieval village at Poul Fetan.