La Maison au Coin is a bike friendly accommodation offering cyclists a few special services.
Nearby National Routes
We are located right on the EuroVelo 3 route (literally goes past the front door) and also on the popular St Malo to Nice route. There are also lots of circuits in the area for those looking for a cycling holiday based in one location.
Let us know your estimated time of arrival and we’ll make sure that there is a well deserved cup of tea or a beer waiting for you. We’ll also ensure there is lots of hot water for showers and that your room is ready even outside of our normal check-in hours.
We will store your bikes in our riverside cabin which is alarmed and has video surveillance. It is a couple of 200 meters from the house and down some steep steps so we will “park” your bikes for you if required.
Food and Drink
Breakfast is available from 06:30 so cyclists can have a quick get away. We offer the perfect start for cyclists – birchermuelsi! This is a combination of oats, yogurt, mixed berries, cream and milk and is full of slow release energy.
We offer a suitable packed lunch (24 hours notice required if you want something specific but if you forget we can usually make something up).
We also have wine and beers available in our “honesty bar”. The first beer or glass of wine is free and then you can donate for any additional drinks in the box provided (coins and notes only please – bottle tops don’t count).
There are also 4 good bar-restaurants within a few minutes walk.
On departure we will fill your water bottle with chilled water and energy additive on request.
For a small charge we offer a laundry service for sports tech gear – please ask. We wash and dry the laundry so that it is ready for the morning.
For those travelling with more than panniers we can transfer your luggage to your next stop for a fee equivalent to the petrol cost plus €20. Alternatively we can arrange a taxi to transfer your luggage but taxis tend to be quite expensive in this area.
Bike and Accessory Hire
If you want to hire bikes or equipment this can be arranged in advance with Bike Hire Direct. Your bikes will be delivered to the house prior to your arrival and collected once you have departed. Prices are displayed on the Bike Hire Direct website and can be booked direct with them.
We also have two folding bicycles that are available to our guests for free with helmets, safety vests and bike locks.
Spares and Repairs
We carry a range of spares that may be needed for everyday repairs such as tyres and cables and one of us is a qualified cycle mechanic. We can supply a range of tools for self repair and we have a bike stand and all the usual cleaning materials and lubricants. For €20 we will clean and service (tyres, brakes, chain, indexing etc) your bicycle ready for your departure.
Should you be unable to continue due to a breakdown on the way to us we will arrange to collect you and your bicycle and luggage and will facilitate repairs in our workshop. There will be a small charge for this to cover the fuel cost but we promise it’s cheaper than a taxi.
All guests have free broadband internet access over WiFi and we have a printer for guests use. We also have a number of route planning maps and books available on the mezzanine. As we are keen cyclists ourselves we are also on hand to suggest the best of the routes and shortcuts.
There is a nearby long term car park suitable for large vehicles and trailers if our own parking is not suitable for your car or van or if you wish to leave a vehicle over a longer term than your stay.