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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Breton Bikes

Breton Bikes
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Gouarec
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Owner description: Established in 1989 Breton Bikes provides unique cycle camping and hotel based cycling holidays in Brittany - France. Real touring bikes, superb equipment, wonderful places to see and very family friendly. Routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Come and see why Brittany is a Mecca for cycle touring.
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I did a six day solo circuit in Brittany using the company's bicycle and camping gear. Everything worked perfectly and the owners were informative and helpful. The countryside is beautiful with a rolling hills agricultural and wooded landscape touching the Atlantic. This is an extremely affordable way to get introduced to loaded cycle touring. You can use one of the company's route plans or go "off piste" and design your own. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Renton, Washington, United States
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“Playground for Cyclists”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Breton Bikes ... What a great idea! You come to one of the most unique parts of France filled with beautiful roads and Celtic pride. BB books all the hotels, plans the route and provides the bikes. You peddle with two panniers and a map (and a route with instructions) as if you designed the holiday all by yourself!

Loved it! My husband and I are in our late 50's and 60's, regular cyclists with great appetites for fresh and marvelous cuisine. We took the Carnac route. A bit hilly but very doable with the bikes and it didn't take long to get into the rhythm of Brittany. Or the flavors of Brittany.

Geoff and Kate are wonderful.

The only downside is getting to the middle of Brittany. If you have a car you can park it at the campground HQ. The closest train station is St. Brieuc and it takes a few Euros to get to Gourec. Just part of the travel planning process to make connections to work. We ended up with a Friday start date and this did not pose a problem for Geoff (usually start on Saturdays).

Really quite a fun and wonderful trip. Breton Bikes is great!

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Melinda C
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“Great week in Bretagne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We used BBs for a week's family cycling this August. Cycled in a loop from Gouarec - Rostrenen - Carhaix - back, along a railway cyclepath and the Nantes-Brest canal towpath. Quality of bikes was superb, technical backup top notch and equipment perfect for our needs. We enjoyed cooking on the trangia stove and slept well in the tiny weeny tent - all provided by BBs. Were even given a bike trailer which quickly filled with wine and cheese. One day, on an excursion from the main group, I blew an inner tube but BBs promptly came out to sort it out! Have now bought our own Trangia!!

Visited August 2013
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6 reviews
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“No Better Way to See France”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent a week biking the Breton countryside thanks to Breton Bikes - and don't have a single complaint. The bikes, camping equipment, routes, and friendly advice were all superb! Not sure how Geoff managed to chart a route to AND from the coast without major hills - seemed like we were downhill both ways! Perhaps it was just the great Breton food, beautiful scenery, and wonderful connections made with locals and fellow travelers en route. This is perhaps the best family vacation you could have.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Scout2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Heavenly soul and body and relationship restoring holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I just came back from a week of cycling in Brittany. The first cycling holiday he ever took. My first in a loooong time. The combination of physical challenge, beautiful countryside and interesting, comfortable hotels AND yummy food was just what we needed. I wish we could do it all again right now! And when I wanted my handlebars raised slightly, Geoff (he and his wife, Kate, run BB) was over to see us in minutes (that's what it felt like) - so any niggling background stress of 'what happens if we breakdown' was non-existent. Thank you. We hope to be back on your bikes soon!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank RobinOnHoliday
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