Cycle Routes in Finistere – Veloroute No 5

By July 12, 2015Bretagne, Brittany

There are over 1300km of cycle routes in Brittany. The region has a lace like network of beautiful quiet roads which are perfect for cycling. The cycle route No 5  is a scenic 113km signposted route on small roads and the occasional cycle path. The itinerary follows the west coast of Finistere, starting at the Pointe du Raz, hugging the bay of Audierne, and taking in the small fishing ports of the Pays Bigouden, to finally arrive at the pretty port of Sainte Marine. The cycling is mostly gentle with the occasional hills between Pointe du Raz and Pors Poullhan, and around Trunvel. For families, with a little organisation, it is easy to do small sections of the route and stretch it out over 5 days or so (especially for those of you staying at Ty Traez and Ty Bili as the route runs right through the village). For those of a more sporty nature – it is possible to go there and back in a day, no problem!

For more information and an interactive map of the veloroute no 5 see here

Distances
– Pointe du Raz-Audierne : 22 km
– Audierne-Plovan : 20 km
– Plovan-Pointe de la Torche : 22 km
– Pointe de la Torche-Loctudy : 30 km
– Loctudy-Sainte-Marine : 6 à 20 km (depending on whether you take the ferry or not).

Public transport with your bike. 

More info on public transport can be found here 
By bus :  Quimper-Audierne-Pointe du Raz (line 53) et Quimper – Pont-l’Abbé – St Guénolé Penmarc’h (line 56) This service is offered in the Easter and Summer holidays and is 2 €. www.viaoo29.fr  
By boat: small foot ferries join l’Ile-Tudy to Loctudy et Bénodet to Sainte Marine ( 5 min), from April to September (check times with the tourist offices).

Where to hire bikes.

– Mécanique & loisirs, 17, rue de la paix au Guilvinec – 02 98 58 20 17;
– La Pédale bigoudène, 13, rue du Général De Gaulle à Loctudy – 02 98 87 42 00;
– Pierre Cariou, route de Pont L’Abbé à Pouldreuzic – 02 98 54 47 98;
-“Deux roues et Motocultures” à Landudec – 02 98 91 53 79;
– Adrénaline Surf Shop à Audierne 02 98 70 07 98
– Diablo Moto à Audierne 07 86 35 61 54
– Cap 2 Roo à Audierne 02 98 57 49 96
– Nord Ouest 02 98 58 61 26
– Camping de la Torche 02 98 58 62 82
– Cycles Stéphan Garage MBK à Douarnenez 02 98 92 72 97

More information on cycling in Brittany can be found here