Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean

Trip codeCyclo 16
Trip activity :Self guided bike tour
Location :Bordeaux, Arcachon, Biarritz - France
Duration :8 to 9 days
Departure :Daily from April to October
Trip grading :
Capacity :Minimum 2 people
Price per person :
From 1020 €
Pricing informations
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  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean
  • Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean

Tour description

Bike tour on the Velodyssee from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean

The Velodyssee biking tour from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the atlantic ocean. Enjoy the wonderful leisurely of the Atlantic coast as you cycle on this section of the longest cycling track in Europe, from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux and the chateaux to the glittering seaside town of Biarritz. Cyclists travel through vast forested areas and bustling seaside towns.  The cycle route begins in the French wine capital of Bordeaux, also noted for its fine architecture. Then follows the rocky Atlantic coastline into a stunning part of the Basque country wedged between the lakes and the ocean before continuing through the vast, forested Landes de Gascogne Natural Park.
 
The Velodyssee biking tour from Bordeaux to Biarritz along the Atlantic coast. Ride out to meet man, nature, heritage and culture of the “Gironde, Landes and Basque Country”! Explore landscapes through the Velodyssee, the longest cycling tracks in France and Europe, and enjoy the wonderful tranquility!
 
These Velodyssee biking tour will lead you from « Bordeaux » a UNESCO World heritage site to the famous seaside town of « Biarritz ». You will cycle between lake and ocean going through the vast forested area of the Landes de Gascogne. Discover landscapes: salt marshes, dunes, forests, large beaches surrounded by pine trees and intimate lakes. Breathe the sea air, the perfume of the pine trees, mimosa and brooms. Conviviality is surely one of the main features of this cycling holiday. There are many restaurants and bars abound where the oysters and duck specialties await you. Along your bicycle tour you won’t be starving or thirsty! There are many places for people to meet, chat and discover new lifestyle.
 
After each day’s cycle you will be warmly welcomed in the best hotels (3 or 4-stars) and charming bed and breakfast of the area. To be more confortable during your cycling tours, we can Bike hire or an E-bike as you prefer!
Highlights
  • Swimming invitations all along the route and for all tastes.
  • A fully secure bike road
  • deally located accommodations
  • A “summer holidays” atmosphere … all along the route!
  • The superb cities of Bordeaux, Arcachon, Bayonne and Biarritz
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Program

Day 1Welcome to Bordeaux

Arrive at your 3-star hotel in Bordeaux, where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you.

« Bordeaux », named before “Burdigala”, is a Roman city, inseparable from its vineyards and prestigious stones architecture. The river Garonne, heart of the city, welcomes walkers on the left bang and offers boat trip. The quays suit everyone, hoping to witness the stop of a cruise ship, “amazing show” of a giant of the seas in the city centre. Capital of wine, Bordeaux is endowed with a rich history and architecture. Take a guided tour of the city to have more informations.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included.

Day 2From Bordeaux to Lacanau 64 km - 60 m

Your bicycle tours in Aquitaine takes you from Bordeaux,  to « Lacanau-Ocean », seaside town. Take the road bike, a cycle path that follows a former railway track « Bordeaux-Lacanau ». It is a beautiful itinerary, easy and secured that goes through the pine forest where you can listen  songs of the cicadas. Ride on a cycle path but also sometimes on backroads or forest trails.

« Lacanau-Ocean » in the Médoc Ocean region, where cycling is a way of life, is much appreciated for its long sandy  beaches sheltered by dunes and forests, its lakes and its unspoilt natural areas. The seaside resort is also famous for its surfing spots. Its early 20th century villas bear witness to a rich past.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included

Day 3From Lacanau to Arcachon (8 days tour) or Andernos (9 days tour) 45 km - 50 m

This stage of the Velodyssey continues its itineraries from « Lacanau-Océan » between dunes and forests. Ride only on cycling routes and discover the widest wild beaches of the Aquitaine coast; «The Porge Ocean » has a  beach of 13 km without any building. To enjoy it leave from time to time the track of the cycle path. Never far away from the shore line, continue your cycling tour through a beautiful itinerary towards the « Cap Ferret » or the « Bay of Arcachon »*.

Enjoy and finish your cycling day through typical oyster villages of the « Bay of Arcachon » and rejoin by ferry the renowned seaside town of «Arcachon ».

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included

*For those who wish to enjoy plenty the « Bay of Arcachon » and its typical ports it is possible to spend an extra night around « Andernos » and to continue your cycling tours the next day around the Bay to the iconic city of « Arcachon ».

Overnight in a 2-star hotel with breakfast included

The «Arcachon Bay », is since the middle of the last century the world of the oyster! With its 84 km of beaches surrounded by pine trees it is an original and special place, unique on the French coast! Situated between the « Côte d’Argent » and the « Côtes des Landes », the Bay has an enjoyable climate with a perfect sunshine all year long. Breath the sea air, the flavorful aromas of the pine trees, mimosa and brooms.

Day 4 (9 days tour)Version 9 days : From Andernos to Arcachon 40 km - 20 m

Today’s  road cycling takes you around the Arcachon Bay, what a pleasant stage. Follow the vélodyssey which runs along an old railway line and little roads to explore the Bay of Arcachon. Discover the surrounding towns and small ports, enjoy the splendid views over the bay and observe the many species of birds. Come and discover the «Arcachon Bay », the winter town and its sumptuous villas from the second empire, its churches, its walks alongside the Bay and its ports. « Arcachon » will no longer be a secret for you!

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included

Day 4 or 5From Arcachon to Biscarrosse 30 km - 100 m

Start your itinerary in the direction of the « Great Dune of Pyla », an essential trip to its summit to appreciate the beauty of the site. You can’t come to the “Bay” without taking a look! Then cycle under the pines of the Landes forest. Here everything is respected so this triple mix – ocean – sea – forest – is the best for all the pleasures of men. The velodyssey, juste after leaving the Gironde takes you to « Biscarrose Plage » to end your day in the Landes area.

« Biscarrosse » is renowned for its waves. But the seaside resort is also the kingdom of beaches, dunes and the pine forest… all a sunny expanse to discover. The town ambience is unique and revitalizing. Its sweet summer perfume guarantees an absolute change of scene. Sand castles, kites, sunbathing, drinking outside, frills, night markets, waffles, street shows, casino…

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included

Day 5 or 6From Biscarrosse to Mimizan Plage 52 km - 115 m

La Vélodyssée leaves the coast to make a wide detour in the countryside, where the blue of the vast lakes replaces that of the sea. Discover the « lake of Cazaux and Sanguinet », the second largest lake of France (5800 ha !), a little paradise surrounded by greenery and pines then go alongside the « lake of Biscarrosse and Parentis ». Further, the cycle path takes you between little lake ports and intimate lakes to go through the Landes forest and rejoin the ocean in « Mimizan Plage ».

« Mimizan » dates back to the “Belle Epoque” when sea bathing became fashionable and was very much prized by a rich clientele. This seaside resort was built as a result of the railway which is no longer there today., one of the most romanesque part of your cycle tour.

Overnight in a charming bed and breakfast or charming 2-star hotel with breakfast included.

Day 6 or 7Mimizan plage to the heart of the Landes 55 km - 130 m

Leave the attractive seaside town of « Mimizan plage » and return on the Velodyssey to follow an itinerary through the forest and valleys. It is a pleasant stage, quiet and calm through woods and embellished by the scent of the pine forest. Each cyclist be carried by the sea air and enjoy the nearby ocean beaches leaving from time to time the track. Then discover « Contis Plage », « St Girons Plage » as well as the beaches of « Leon lake ». End your cycling day in another attractive seaside town of the Landes.

Cycling tracks allow you to discover the forest and quiet pond, a relaxing place. Be seduced by the country atmosphere and the seaside town of the Landes. It offers you a perfect view trip!

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with Breakfast included.

Day 7 or 8From the Landes to the Basque country 63 km - 120 m

Last stage of your two wheels holiday before you leave the “Landes”…Pedalling a last time in the heart of the forest to discover the emblematic famous seaside towns of « Hossegor » and « Cap Breton ». Enjoy the wide beaches and continue through more urban areas as it approaches « Boucau ». Welcome in a new scenery of the Atlantic coast: “The Basque Country”. On your two wheels ride through its capital, « Bayonne » to rejoin the renowned seaside town of « Biarritz ».

« Biarritz » is one of the most famous seaside resorts of France and Europe and one of the highlight of our cycle tours. Its magnificent ocean beaches and surfing for each traveller, its thalassotherapy and many golf courses are popular worldwide. At night, its restaurants, bars and squares will delight your evening.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel with breakfast included

Day 8Departure from Biarritz

After breakfast

Practical details

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We take care of transporting your luggage at each change of accommodation so that you travel light and take full advantage of your daily hike.

You leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation before your departure .

At the end of the afternoon, you will find them at the reception of your new accommodation or directly in your room.

Luggage accepted per person: 1 suitcase or travel bag (20 kg maximum) + 1 piece of hand luggage.

We remind you that rental bicycles are equipped with saddlebags to be used to transport the things you deem useful for the day

Your travel record corresponds to the documents or files you receive before your trip (usually a month before) and upon arrival at the first accommodation.

It includes:

  • A welcome letter with the main practical information:
  • The time slot for baggage transport
  • Details of the delivery and collection of bikes from rental if necessary
  • Your local contact and telephone number (s) in case of emergency
  • Any additional information
  • The logbook travel package including map with the route (to the appropriate scale) and directional, tourist and practical indications
  • The necessary voucher (s) to be given to the service provider (s) (only if necessary!)

On request and depending on the circuits:

  • The “Evazio” application to download from smartphone for “GPS” navigation with visual guidance (reading of the track on the your smartphone) and / or oral.
  • The application also contains practical and tourist information. Once the trip has been downloaded, no internet connection is necessary
  • The loan of a GPS device with the pre-recorded tracks
  • Sends GPX tracks of each stage to be used with your own navigation support

On this circuit, we suggest that you provide you with the choice and by reservation:

  • A hybrid bike suitable for hiking and for the route
  • An electric bike adapted to the route

With its equipment:

  • 1 rear bag
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 set of repair
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 anti-theft device
  • 1 charger (for the electric bike)

For the youngest, we can offer depending on age and size

  • A child’s bike
  • A baby seat
  • A trailer
  • A follow-up bike

The bike is delivered to the first accommodation and is adjusted to your size.

At the end of the tour, the bike must be left at the last accommodation with its equipment. We will take care of their recovery.

The type of accommodation is classified into 3 ranges:

Comfort : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 2 and 3 stars (or equivalent) and rooms of host.

Superior : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 3 and 4 stars (or equivalent) and charming guest rooms.

Luxury : The circuit mainly presents 4 and 5 star hotels or equivalent

Our support team remains available for the duration of your trip.