10 great ways to discover Brittany by motorbike

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Fancy exploring Brittany on two wheels? The Breton peninsula is a land of freedom where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you travel down picturesque lanes or stop off along the way for an unusual visit or two.

See you in Porcaro, the French biker capital

In the middle of August, in the heart of the Morbihan countryside, Porcaro brings together around 20,000 bikers to celebrate the Madonna of motor cyclists. With a friendly family atmosphere, this event is seen as an opportunity for bikers to put their fate in the hands of the Virgin Mary and for their motorbikes to be blessed. A pilgrimage quite unlike any other, where parades and torch lit processions take place to the sound of music and the throbbing hum of the engines.
To find out more:  La Madone des Motards

Take a break in a ‘Relais Motards’ Inn

After a long day biking along Brittany’s highways and byways, you’ll certainly need a good night’s rest. But when travelling by motorbike, you need to make sure there are facilities on offer that will ensure both your comfort and security. A garage or fenced  parking area for your motorbike, a laundry room for drying off clothes and leathers, inclusive overnight packages… the ‘Relais Motards’ have thought of everything to make your trip easier, and offer a warm, friendly welcome to boot!
To find out more:  Relais Motards

Bikers Have a Heart: an Event that’s 100 % Breton

Founded by three biker friends in the Ille-et-Vilaine department, the ‘Les motards ont du coeur’  or Bikers Have a Heart,  association has been organising biker rallies (starting in Rennes) since 1993, with the aim of raising funds for the Restos du Coeur (Restaurants of the Heart) charity. Every spring, in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, more than 2000 bikers get together for a day. Meals, bike rides and other events take place throughout this fundraising day that attracts more and more people every year.
To find out more:  Les Motards ont du coeur

Pit stop at Lohéac for fans of fast cars

Come and discover all sorts of motor vehicles at this 14,000 sq. m. exhibition staged in a 17th century manor house. This splendid museum offers over 400 classic collector’s cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, and Porsche, and fans will also find a vast collection of miniatures, a chapel dedicated to engines, and a starting grid for 18 formula 1 cars. And if you feel like it, why not check out one of the driving courses that are on offer on the open-air circuit.
To find out more:  Le manoir de l'automobile

‘All-inclusive’ in southern Finistère

The tourist office in Névez organises an unusual getaway for bikers, complete with detailed road-book and accommodation. The 5 day break includes a choice of three 200 km circuits. The ‘mystery’ tour will take you along the winding roads of the Monts d'Arrée mountains and through the Côtes d’Armor Natural Regional Park. The ‘Wild’ tour will drive you to the Pays Bigouden area and up to the Pointe du Raz, while the ‘Picturesque and Celtic’ tour will take you along the painters’ trail and steer you safely to the standing stones at Carnac.
To find out more:  Office de tourisme de Nevez

Roadbook: the Morbihan Gulf, land of Megaliths

Set course for southern Brittany and a 129 km journey, during which you’ll discover many of the region’s prehistoric treasures. Your getaway starts in Arzon, at the gates of the Morbihan Gulf and takes you on a tour of the Gulf with numerous stop-offs along the way. From Larmor-Baden to Quiberon, taking in Carnac along the way, the abundance of dolmens, cairns and standing stones are a sight to be seen and all just a stone’s throw from the sea.
To find out more:  Roadbook Le Repaire des motards

Roadbook: Set a course for the Emerald Coast

Starting in Rennes, head north towards the sea. This itinerary covers around 193 km and offers historical interludes in towns such as Combourg and Dol-de-Bretagne, before reaching the coast with its breathtaking scenery, stretching seamlessly from Cancale to Saint -Malo. From the pirate city of Saint-Malo to the beautiful villas in Dinard, you’ll begin your return journey with a stopover in the medieval town of Dinan to enjoy its beautifully preserved architectural heritage.
To find out more:  Roadbook Le Repaire des motards

Roadbook: At the heart of the Monts d'Arrée

In this wild and mysterious region, you’ll begin your journey in the historic town of Morlaix with its famous viaduct before entering the depths of the legendary forest of Huelgoat. Along the 187 km of peaceful roads in the heart of the moors, you can take in the beauty of the hilly landscapes of the Côtes d’Armor Regional Natural Park , which boasts some of the highest peaks in Brittany. Along the way, don’t miss the rather unusual parish closes.
To find out more:  Roadbook Le Repaire des motards

Roadbook: Heading for the Crozon peninsula

For this 165 km itinerary, the starting point is Quimper, a town that is well worth a visit with its pretty cobbled streets, cathedral and famous earthenware. The tour will lead you on to Chateaulin in the very heart of the Côtes d’Armor Regional Natural Park , before spying the very last bit of land on the Crozon peninsula. The pretty little port of Camaret-sur-mer and the peninsula’s impressive cliffs make for some truly unforgettable memories.
To find out more:  Roadbook Le Repaire des motards

Roadbook: From Erquy to Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

Starting in the port of Erquy, famous for its ‘coquille Saint-Jacques’ scallops, this 144 km journey will take you along the Channel coast. Cap Fréhel is the high point of the trip followed by beautiful seaside resorts from Saint-Cast to Saint-Malo. At the end of the day, savour some oysters in Cancale harbour and enjoy the views over Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, before setting off again to explore further inland and take in the breathtaking panorama from the top of the Mont-Dol.
To find out more:  Roadbook Le Repaire du motards

Roadbook: The Freedom of the Road in Kreiz Breizh

In Central Brittany, for 163 kilometres along the Nantes-Brest Canal as far as the Corong Gorges, adventure awaits you. You can start your journey at Rostrenen and then reach landscapes of moorland and forest, with here and there geological curiosities. A picnic at the waterside, a tour of the Abbaye de Bon-Repos or a trip in a canoe could all make for enjoyable stop-offs along the way.
To find out more:  Office de Tourisme Kreiz Breizh

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