See below for the local train map for Brittany to help with your cycling holiday planning.
Brittany is the most north-westerly region of France – and one of the best for cycling. It's bordered by Normandy on one side and Pays de la Loire on the other (see here for that train map).
The capital of Brittany is Rennes. Brittany is home to a number of major cycling routes, as well as a well-developed local network of signposted rides. See here for our greenways article. You'll be in Brittany if you're cycling the Nantes-Brest Canal, the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route or the EuroVelo 4 route across the top of France. The Tour de Manche links Brittany to the UK, while just at the east edge of Brittany is Mont St Michel.
It's possible to travel Paris-Rennes by TGV fast train with a fully assembled bike. For most smaller stations, you will then need to use local TER and Intercites trains. There are also local "autocars", which are buses or coaches that take bikes. For example, the route between Morlaix and the ferry port in Roscoff is often by coach and it takes bikes.
To find local routes that will take bikes, search the OUI.sncf website - you can tick the 'travelling with a velo' box or just do a regular search, which will have a bike icon next to trains that take bikes. Intercites trains that accept bikes will appear with a bike symbol on a normal search, but not all TERs may have the symbol. But know that you CAN take bikes on all TER services even if the SNCF website does not have a bike symbol.
You may need to use the map below to piece together shorter local hops on TERs in order to avoid TGVs that won't take bikes. This may involve a few station changes. Search each leg separately as the SNCF system can't handle too many multiple changes.
See also the TGV section here for workarounds on how to arrive in these areas from out of the region.
You can click here or on the map for a higher quality downloadable PDF (large file - may take a few seconds).
Bike hire and accommodation in Brittany
You can use our bespoke bike hire service to find bike hire in this region.
You can find accommodation by searching here.
You can search self-guided and guided rides here. Let me know via here if you need help.