Thursday 17th May – Sunday 20th May, 2018 – 100 miles of sunny flat Brittany roads for Liskeard Ladies on their first visit to France

For our three routes click here and here and here.

Seven Liskeard Ladies, efficiently organised by Megan, took the Brittany ferry  last Thursday evening and crossed the Channel on a calm sea to arrive in Roscoff.  We  awoke refreshed after a good night’s sleep in our two cabins, a quick cup of coffee and ready for our adventure.

Breakfast was the priority, in a café in Roscoff village overlooking the sea – and then a delightful journey, wending our way along the coast (amazing that it is so much flatter than Cornwall) taking in incredible views, white sandy beaches and a scattering of incredible artefacts.  Lunch at Plouescat and then on again until we arrived mid afternoon at our destination of Brignogan-plages, a pretty seaside village.  (narrative continues after pics, which are in no particular order,  below).

 

Our home for the next two nights would be un gite d’etape (a small hostel used by walkers on the coast path) and managed by Guy, who also runs a successful cycle hire business in the village.  That first evening we walked along the beach for pre supper drinks and then ate at the village Italian restaurant.  Next day, after checking our legs were still working, we agreed we would attempt a 40 mile circular route, heading further west along the coast.  Cycling without our luggage made this day a real delight with frequent stops for coffee  (and a peak at the royal wedding on the café TV); a beach picnic with a lovely swim for those in the group brave enough; and an ice cream break. That evening our supper was at a delightful French restaurant down near the beach. (narrative continues below next block of pics).

 

The next morning, after another of Guy’s breakfasts, including his homemade jam, we set off back towards Roskoff, this time taking a more inland route with our coffee break allowing us to have a good look round a Sunday market at Plouescat.  Then a wonderful lunch break at Saint Pol de Leon before heading back to a very comfortable and almost empty ferry for our six hour journey back to Plymouth.  An idyllic break – huge thanks to Megan – and already looking forward to the next!

 

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