Myself, husband and 12 year old daughter spent two weeks with Breton Bikes this summer. We did a week on a hotel tour and then a week in their smaller gite in Gouarec.
It was simply one of the best holidays we have ever had. We are an active family so chose to do the On the Beach route which is described as one of the more challenging. I then proceeded to panic about covering the distance (thanks for your patience there, Kate and Geoff) but when it came to it we had no difficulties and were glad we had pushed ourselves. In fact the only problem was trying to keep up with our 12 year old daughter on the hills. By the end of the second week we were covering up to 50 miles a day without any problems. The weather for the beginning of our first week wasn't great but we found cycling in the rain strangely enjoyable and it made the rest stops even more fun. Traffic in the areas we were in was very minimal, even near the coast, and the French drivers were more than considerate. The food along the way and in the towns we stayed in was of excellent quality and good value. Being on B and B basis was ideal as we could eat where and when we wanted.
During the second week, we had a tandem as well as the three touring bikes and it was fun to mix and match.
The support was excellent. Routes were well chosen and scenic. We loved the beach at Le Pouldu. On the one occasion that there was a problem with my bike, Geoff was there within an hour to carry out the repairs. The gite was basic but comfortable and we liked the fact that there was no television. There was a radio tuned to receive coverage of test match cricket which was very thoughtful and much appreciated by my husband.
Overall this was a brilliant experience and one which we will definitely choose to repeat.
Many thanks to Kate, Geoff and family.
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