Accommodation for cycling in Brittany

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2014

Use our map to find bike-friendly hotel, B&B, campsite and gite accommodation in Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor, Finistere, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan.

Atlantic Coast - Camping La Baie de Dourarnenez

Family camping on the beautiful Atlantic Coast in Brittany

30, Rue Luc Robet
29100 Poullan-sur-Mer
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: £15

Open: May to September

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Located near the sandy coast and pretty marine town of Douarnenez with its cafe-lined marina and wonderful seafood restaurants, this site is a good base from which to explore this part of coastal Brittany (bike hire is available onsite if you don't have your own wheels). There is already a superb coastal hiking path along this section of the coast and the new Route 5 Littoral-Roscoff-Saint Nazaire is being developed to open it up to bikes. A voie verte already connects Douarnenez to Quimper via a disused railway line. For after your ride, the Woodpecker restaurant and pub provides local food and drinks (including home-made pizzas and local cider). Use the indoor and outdoor pools to soothe the legs after your day on the bike.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Atlantic Coast bike route - Gîtes + B&B Lenvos (Nantes-Brest Canal at Cléguérec)

B&B and self-catering near EV1 La Vélodyssée and within reach of ferries

Lenvos
56480 Cléguérec
Morbihan, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 97 25 30 99 or +33 (0)6 81 57 93 66 (Mobile)
Email: lenvos@orange.fr

Price from: €65 per room per night, €450 per week

Open: All year

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If combining cycling on endless quiet roads with relaxing in 15 acres of immaculate private grounds appeals to you, then the B&B and cottages at Lenvos may be for you. Located in a beautiful 16th century hamlet in the Blavet Valley of Brittany, the property as been restored to provide four delightful holiday cottages surrounding a central courtyard. The cottages have traditional slate roofs, thick stone walls, beamed ceilings and still retains their ancient character whilst still being fully equipped with modern appliances. With two lakes, river frontage, woods and meadows, the grounds are a haven for a wide variety of native flora and fauna while the lake provides excellent wild fishing. Ten bikes can be secured in a purpose-built shed so you can take advantage of the nearby Nantes-Brest Canal (which doubles as the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast La Velodyssee route). You can also cycle to Mur de Bretagne (a 2011 Tour de France stage town). There are more than 300km of mountain bike (VTT) trails in this area as well, including in Quenecan Forest, Pont Samuel, and the Blavet Valley. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Auray - Hotel Auray Le Loch

Peaceful forest hotel 17km west of Vannes in beautiful Brittany

2 rue François Guhur La Forêt
5640 Auray
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €49-€198 (doubles, twins, triples and family rooms available)

Open: All year

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Hotel Auray Le Loch is located in the heart of the Auray Forest and near the Auray River in southern Brittany. It's midway between the Atlantic Coast and Vannes (17km). Handy for the Carnac megalithic site. Peaceful setting with a terrace overlooking woodlands and gardens. The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and seafood specialities. Sauna. Free wifi. Dedicated bike store. There are two hotel bikes available to rent from reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Bénodet – Le Grand Hôtel Abbatiale Bénodet

Accueil-velo rated hotel with views of the bay

6 Avenue de l'Odet
29950 Bénodet
Finistre, Brittany
Email: https://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/grandhotelabbatiale.en-gb.html?aid=365433&selected_currency=EUR&lang=en

Price from: €53

Open: All year

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The 3-star Le Grand Hôtel Abbatiale Bénodet is 17km south of Quimper. It's located opposite the Saint Marine harbour and offers pretty water views. Sandy beaches are also nearby. Free high-speed wifi. Room service (including pizza) can be delivered to your room. Bike rental is available from reception. Diving, canoeing and golf also available nearby. Discounted entry to a spa, sauna and thalassotherapy centre in town is available at a reduced rate.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Brest - ibis Styles Brest Centre Port

Reliable chain hotel offering clean, affordable accommodation

31 Rue Jean Marie Le Bris
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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Clean and friendly chain hotel near the water in the port area of Brest (about 2km from the city centre). Single rooms through to rooms catering for up to five people. Free wifi. Children's area with boardgames. The hotel advises that there is a secure room for bike storage. Onsite bar. Computer and printer for guest use. Buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. This is a large hotel, making is almost always possible to make last-minute bookings. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Brest Ibis Centre

Bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Brest with super friendly staff

13, rue de Siam
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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This is a super bike-friendly hotel that is keen to welcome more cyclists. Management advises that staff will be only too happy to find a safe place to store bikes, and that they can help arrange "athlete's meals" from the excellent restaurant across the road. Just over 70 rooms in the centre of town and around 1km from the train station. Bar open 24/7. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Bike hire can be arranged through a local firm.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Brittany coast - Hotel Le Benhuyc

Versatile hotel north of Saint-Brieuc overlooking the harbour

1 Quai Jean Bart
22520 Binic
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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Welcoming three-star hotel located opposite the harbour and just 280 metres from the beach. Singles and doubles through to family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. Some rooms have harbour views. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Continental breakfast served in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room. Free wifi; there's also a hotel lounge computer for guest use. French, English and Spanish spoken. The managers welcome cyclists and are happy to find a secure place inside the hotel for bikes, plus there's a good sized luggage store.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Camoël - Hôtel du Littoral

Hotel in small village ideally placed for the Atlantic Coast and Morbihan

4 rue Paul Ladmirault
56130 Camoël
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €40

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Simple 2-star hotel set near La Vilaine River just 6km from the beach Pénestin. Free wifi, garden, and furnished terrace. Some rooms have balconies. Continental buffet breakfast. Bike parking is provided in a private, locked garage. Note that evening meals are not provided at the hotel and the town is small, with only one local restaurant – plan meals ahead (consider avoiding Mondays and public holidays unless you are bringing your own supplies).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Carnac - Camping La Grande Métairie

Campsite near Carnac with on-site cabins sleeping upto 8

Route des Alignements de Kermario
B.P.85
56342 Carnac
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: £30

Open: May 8-September 6

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Cycle 2 miles down the road from your cabin to the ancient standing stones at Carnac, or explore any number of quiet cycling trails around this beautiful corner of Brittany. Cycling tours of the local area can be booked on-site and there are also free 'learn-to-ride' classes for kids aged 3-6. Click the link below to find out more about onsite self-catering cabins sleeping up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent, caravan or campervan.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Carnac - Hôtel Celtique et Spa

Comfortable coastal hotel ideal for exploring the Brittany coast

82 Avenue des Druides
56340 Carnac
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Relaxing base on the Brittany coast, a mere 50 metres from the Atlantic Coast. Great base also from which to ride out to the famous Carnac standing stones. As its name suggests, the Hôtel Celtique et Spa has its own wellness centre, including indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Onsite restaurant and bar + games area. Management tell me they offer bike hire to guests, and safe and secure bike parking if you arrive under your own steam. Free wifi. French and English spoken.  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Chateauneuf du Faou - The Old Bakery (Nantes-Brest Canal)

Cyclist-friendly, character-filled B&B on the Nantes-Brest Canal

19 Rue Paul Serusier
29520 Chateauneuf du Faou
Finistere, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 98 93 26 39
Email: theoldbakery.fr@hotmail.com

Price from: €43 per room (single occupancy low season) to €105 (triple room high season), €260-€620 per week on the same basis, includes breakfast

Open: April to October but please enquire about staying outside of these months

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The Old Bakery is set above the Nantes-Brest Canal and provides an ideal halfway point between Chateaulin and Rostrenen. With many local sites of interest, it's also a great base in its own right – perfect for stopping for a day or two to explore farther afield from the canal and into Brittany's heartland. The more intrepid cyclist can reach here in a day from Mur de Bretagne or via the green route travelling from Huelgoat via Carhaix – both are steeped in history and worth exploring. On arrival you'll be greeted by Dorothy and Gary, the Old Bakery's new owners, who've put cyclists at the heart of their plans for the B&B. They offer light refreshments and safe bike storage, as well as lots of great local info on restaurants, routes and attractions. After a good night's sleep, there's a hearty continental breakfast, including fresh croissants, bread, cheese and ham to set you up for the day. Dorothy and Gary offer flexible accommodation for single riders through to groups of friends or families. Accommodation is provided on a B&B basis, and larger groups of up to 10 or 12 can request exclusive use of the facilities.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Cotes d'Armor - Kerguiffiou (Nantes Brest Canal)

Peaceful and traditional French cottages near Mael Pestivien

Coat Mael
22160 Mael Pestivien
Cotes d'Armor, Brittany
Phone: +44 (0)1258 881233
Email: nigelfpritchard@tiscali.co.uk

Price from: €96 to €154 per night, with discounts availble for smaller groups

Open: All year

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Kerguiffiou is surrounded by the quiet Breton countryside with lots of cycle routes passing the door. The super quiet and smooth roads make it ideal for riding and there are also MTB routes close by for those who enjoy going off road. The main house sleeps upto 11 plus there's a self-catering gite for upto 8 – both fully equipped. The large gardens, BBQ, and games room make the property perfect for larger groups, families and cycling clubs. For those who enjoy the water, there's a large lake, Kuerne Uhel, for fishing, kayaking and it has an abundance of wildlife. The Nantes-Brest Canal is 20 minutes away with its 380km of towpath for riding or walking traffic-free, perfect for a family trip. The 2018 Tour de France Stage 6 route also runs close by. If you want to bring your own bike, there's a lockable workshop for secure storage, plus basic tools available. Cycle route information can be provided by the owner, Nigel, who is keen to attract more cyclists. There are also house bikes available to borrow.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Dinan - Au Refuge

Ideal location opposite the train station

9 Place du 11 Novembre 1918
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €45

Open: All year

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Recommended by Hilde and Heather, who stayed here during their cycling trip from Dinan to St-Malo, the Hotel Au Refuge is situated in the centre of the old town of Dinan. In no particular order there's a bar, secure parking for bikes, and you can load up on breakfast for an extra €6.50. The hotel is situated about 30km from Saint-Malo, so it's a good stop en-route to ferries, and about 60km from Mont Saint Michel.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information

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Dinan - Hotel Dinan Port Le Jerzual

Lovely riverside hotel that makes a great base for exploring Dinan

26 Quai des Talards
Port de Dinan, Lanvallay
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €92

Open: All year

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Friendly 4-star hotel overlooking the River Rance in the picturesque town of Dinan. Onsite restaurant with regional cuisine and port views, or have a glass or wine or a beer on the terrrace on the river bank. Heated outdoor pool, spa, fitness room. Hotel management emailed to say they can find a safe place for your bike inside the hotel. Free wifi. Some  rooms have a terrace. Italian, French, Spanish, English and German spoken. Dinan in a popular thoroughfare for cyclists in Brittany – see here for more.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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EuroVelo 1/Nantes-Brest Canal - La Maison du Canal

Rostrenen B&B perfect for cyclists riding the Nantes-Brest Canal

Pont Auffret
22110 Rostrenen
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany
Phone: + 33 (0)2 96 24 78 60
Email: info@maisoncanal.com

Price from: €55

Open: Year round

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One of the best places to stay if you're cycling the Nantes-Brest Canal, and recommended to us by readers. La Maison du Canal is a high-quality B&B with 4 rooms that can accommodate up to 14 guests, making it ideal for families and small groups of riders. Bikes, canoes and fishing rods are all available to help guests fully enjoy their stay near the canal. Easy access to Rostrenen and Carhaix. Also close to some good off-road biking tracks. Owners John and Hilary are on hand to share their local advice and love of the area.
** We've stayed here - read our review! **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Fouesnant - Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz

Acceuil velo-rated hotel on the EuroVelo 1 bike route

153 Avenue de la Pointe du Cap Coz
29170 Fouesnant
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz in Fouesnant is a beachfront hotel inan idea location for an Atlantic coast stopover. It's acceuil velo-rated through the local tourist baord. It's got its own restaurant and bar, plus offers room service and free wifi. Rooms are topped off with kettles for tea and coffee – something of a rarity in hotel rooms in France. Bike hire is available at reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Huelgoat - Hotel-Restaurant du Lac

Lake-side hotel on main bike routes recommended to us by cyclists

9 rue Général de Gaulle
29690 Huelgoat
Finistre, Brittany

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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Hotel-Restaurant du Lac in Huelgoat was recommended to us by a group of cyclists who stay here regularly. As the name (and photo) suggests, it's in a super location near the lake, with relaxing views and gentle bike rides on offer. Huelgoat is in the picturesque Monts d'Arrée in Finistère, a popular area for cycling. The hotel is on this 320km circular bike route from Roscoff and also on the Euro Velo 1 La Velodyssee route. Ideal for an overnight stay or a fixed base for local rides.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Larmor-Plage – Hotel Les Rives du Ter

A 4-star hotel with lake views near to the beach resort of Larmor-Plage

15 Boulevard Jean Monnet
56260 Larmor-plage
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €118

Open: All year

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With water to both the south and east this hotel has a great location for combining a cycling trip with a beach holiday. The hotel itself is rated at four stars and allows clean bikes to be stored in rooms and there is also a private garage. Free wi-fi. Nearby attractions include the sandy beaches of Larmor-Plage, the harbour of Lorient and the protected ocean area of Kerguelen, with many differing types of natural habitats including coves, marshes, dunes and grasslands. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Lorient - Inter-Hotel Cléria

Relaxing town centre hotel with comfortable rooms and bike garage

27 boulevard Franchet-d'Esperey
56100 Lorient
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €59

Open: All year

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Simple but elegant family run hotel in the centre of Lorient. Singles, doubles, triples and quadruples available, making it a flexible option for groups and families. Recently refurbished, tastefully decorated. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the peaceful courtyard. Within walking distance of local restaurants and bars. Maps available from reception. There is a dedicated and secure garage for bikes. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Malestroit - La Glaneuse (Nantes-Brest Canal/EuroVelo 1)

Cottage garden room in quirky B&B near EuroVelo 1

La ville Glin
56140 Bohal
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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Quaint B&B with just two rooms in Bohal, around 6km from where the Nantes-Brest Canal passes through Malestroit (it runs concurrently here with the EuroVelo 1). There's one beautifully decorated garden cottage room (pictured), plus a bedroom inside the house. Both rooms have their own private bathrooms. Kettles in the rooms for tea and coffee. Wonderful garden to relax in. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally

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