The island of Groix by bike
The island of Groix, an ideal destination for sports lovers!
The island of Groix in southern Brittany is ideal for those looking for a weekend in the heart of nature, a sporting holiday or simply rejuvenating, thanks to the beneficial air of Brittany. Staying at the Hotel de la Marine, ideally located on the island, will allow you to enjoy all that the island has to offer.
Discover the island of Groix by bike
Cyclists will be delighted, cycling is an excellent way to explore the island thanks to 40 km of cycle routes! You can explore the villages and discover the riches of the heritage of Grenoble, such as washhouses, fountains, dolmens, churches and chapels. You can also discover the wild beauty of the hinterland, as well as its "Natura 2000" protected areas.
An idea of a cycling route from the Hôtel de la Marine, Le Bourg:
6.6 km loop, 1 hour:
Take the Route des Plages to reach Locmaria, the largest village on the island, and its beach
Direction the village of Locquetas, you will enjoy beautiful views of the point of Trou de l'Enfer and the Baie des Curées
Go up to the village of Lomener then to the village of Crehal
Return to the Hotel de la Marine
This easy route is suitable for the whole family. It will offer you magnificent views of the coast and will take you along the small interior roads and paths to discover the villages of the island.
Some tips for visiting the island by bike:
- Bicycles are prohibited on the coastal path, so it is advisable to reach the ocean on foot.
- Take water with you, because the supply points are concentrated in the main villages (Le Bourg, Port-Tudy and Locmaria) in season.
- Keep in mind that you are on an island and leave a margin in your itinerary to coincide with boat schedules.
- Don't forget to protect yourself from the sun and the wind with an appropriate hat.
Practical information :
> Map of the island of Groix: click here
> Getting around Groix: click here
> Coconut’s Location (Bikes, cars, scooters)
> Au Vel'o Vert: +33 6 77 32 85 57
Crédits photos : Emmanuel Berthier