After carefully consulting French school holidays I have booked us for France for the whole of June. We have seen so much of France in the motorhome but, for some reason I have always actively avoided Brittany with no real idea why. When you look at the Aires book the place is awash with them although we normally do half those and half campsites. What we would like is some easy cycling more than anything. I am aware of the Nantes-Brest Canal so will be looking for places near to that. I normally do quite a bit of research before the trip but can anyone recommend any cracking aires/campsites please to start me off.
Hi Linda, here are a few recommendations based on our month long trip around Brittany in 2016. We also have electric bikes and like to cycle canal towpaths when we can. All the sites are ACSI which, if you have the discount card, will be ok in June.
We stayed at two sites which had good access to canals. The first was http://www.campingderodaven.fr
in the town of Chateaulin on the Nantes-Brest canal. The second was http://www.domainelespeupliers.fr
. which was a ten minute ride on quiet lanes to the Canal d'Ille et Rance which runs north/south from Dinan to Rennes.
We also stayed at some coastal sites which had good cycling but of course more strenuous than the more or less flat canals.
In the far west of Brittany on the Douarnenez peninsular we stayed at http://www.campingporsperon.com
a really lovely little English owned site only a few minutes stroll down to a beautiful little cove. There is also magnificent coastal walks from here.
On the north coast we stayed at https://www.camping-des-abers.com
, and also at https://www.camping-du-port-22.com
. The first is a large site right on a magnificent stretch of white sand. Cycling is reasonably flat around here and the coastal walks fairly easy. The second site is much smaller again with reasonably flat cycling and walking.
Have a look at this website, www.af3v.org
it has loads of info on voies-vertes all over France. Click on the interactive map and you can zoom in to the area you are interested in then click on the coloured lines which denote the routes.
Hope this is of help to you.