Come and discover what the Federal International Cycle Tourism Week is, an emblematic event around cycling and discovery in France
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Presentation of the Brittany Regional Committee of the French Cycling Federation
The regional committee is made up of ten elected members. Their missions consist in managing the action plans and they are the force of proposals within the committees: young people, training, women, tourism, sustainable development, safety, sport health, communication reception in the clubs, communication and mountain biking.
Inventory of cycle tourism in Brittany in 2020
- 10,600 licensees
- 249 clubs
- 16.00% female
- 9% of young people under 25
- 38% youth reception structures (school and bicycle touring reception point, and bicycle school)
- More than 2000 volunteers, all practitioners to organize cycle tourism in Brittany.
Important organizations have been held in Brittany.
1958 a Franco-British concentration, in 1993 with 3000 cycle tourists a national Pentecost concentration in Chartres de Bretagne.
The federal and international week of Guingamp in 1986, Rennes in 1958, 1971 and 1999, Quimper in 2002, the first week of August.
In July 2008 and 2014, the organization of the national youth week in Ergué Gabèric and Mur de Bretagne with nearly 1,000 young people aged 8 to 18 and 200 trained supervisors.
In September in Huelgoat one of the biggest events in France for mountain bikers is held every year (for 20 years) with nearly 6000 hikers who pedal on the “ Roc ‘h des monts d’Arrée’ ‘, the organizing clubs and the Armorique Regional Natural Park are working together to define routes combining both the pleasure of mountain biking and the preservation of wild flora and fauna.
Every 4 years, the famous Paris Brest Paris hike passes through the towns of Fougères, Tinténiac, Loudéac, Carhaix, Brest and back.
For women every four years, a traveling trip brings together 300 to 500 people from the Brittany region to a gathering place like everyone in Paris, Tous in Strasbourg and Tous in Toulouse in 2021 where a procession of many girls parade through the city. welcome from all over France by bike.
An essential component of cycle tourism, the discovery of tourist sites and travel allow cycle tourists to cross at their own pace the most beautiful regions of France and elsewhere.
Designed and offered by clubs to promote their region or carry out
long journeys that sometimes lead abroad, the Permanent Hikes are routes to be taken at any time. An ideal formula for tourism. (Tour d’Armor en Argoat, Randonnée des Landes de Lanvaux, The Canal from Nantes to Brest, Redon from the river to the ocean) to name but a few.
Mountain biking for all audiences
Almost 50% of the clubs offer a mountain bike (mountain bike) or VTC (mountain bike) section
The territory offering varied and attractive trails, more and more people are practicing it.
Also, this requires the development of new trails and the training of efficient supervision. As with the road, license holders can take on new challenges thanks to the challenges and certificates organized by the clubs, but also practice in a safe environment and benefit from the additional equipment offered on labeled mountain biking bases.
Mountain biking is developed within the framework of hiking, discovery and leisure.
Greenways and cycling routes of Brittany
Recognize bicycle lanes
Brittany’s cycling routes use several types of cycle lanes. They correspond to different practices, so it is important to know their differences
Greenways, ideal for families
Arranged and reserved for non-motorized journeys, the greenways are intended for cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and people with reduced mobility. You will find greenways on old railways, towpaths, forest paths …
Bicycle routes on shared roads
Routes on shared roads These routes are offered on roads with little traffic. They are signposted with official signs and as secure as possible (marking on the ground for cycle lanes). They are intended for experienced cyclists, as certain passages in traffic may require great vigilance.
- The Roscoff – Nantes velodyssey
- Saint Malo – Rennes – Arzal
- Saint Malo -Presqu’île de Rhuys
- The Tour de Manche
- La Littorale-Roscoff-St Nazaire
- Carhaix – Saint Meen the great
- Roscoff – Concarneau
- Saint Brieuc – Lorient
Hoping that these few lines of presentation of Brittany will make you want to come and cycle with us and come in large numbers to the federal and international cycle tourism week in Loudéac in 2022, of which we are a partner.
Gérard Maurice President CoReg Brittany
Interview Dominique Lamouller
Some questions asked by Radio Cyclo to Dominique Lamouller