Cycle along the Atlantic coast via the Velodyssee

The Velodyssey is the longest cycle route in France, 1200 km long. You can cycle along the Atlantic coast from Roscoff to Hendaye or the way round. The itinerary goes through Brittany along a portion of Nantes to Brest canal till Nantes and continues across Vendée, Charente-Maritime before reaching Gironde, the Arcachon bay, the pine forest of the Landes country and at the end the Hendaye and the Spanish border..

Ride out to meet man, nature, heritage and culture of the Gironde, Landes and Basque Country.

We purpose you self guided cycling tours to explore the splendid natural landscapes and rich cultural heritag along the southern section of the Vélodyssée, This road bike is the Europe’s longest cycling track. The road cycling begins in the French wine capital of Bordeaux, also noted for its fine architecture. Then follows on your two wheelsthe 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. During the ride you will discover a variety of landscapes. Every sense will come to life as you breathe in the aromas of the sea air and distinct perfume of the Pine, Mimosa and Brooms trees, and as you refuel for the cycling ahead at the many bars and restaurants where the local oyster and duck specialities await you..

The Velodyssey cycle route path an exceptional number of prime tourist sites, whether natural, historical or cultural.

Itineraries takes in over 20 major natural sites and reserves including Bay of Morlaix in Brittany along cycling routes.Pedalling through the beautiful marshlands of the Marais Poitevin on the borders of the Vendée and Poitou-Charentes.Marennes d’Oléron, the Cognac vineyards, the Bordeaux vineyard, beaches of Lacanau, towns of Arcachon Bay and these barges, Cap Ferret, the Pyla dune, the Landes forest and sandy beaches along Biarritz..

The scent of pine forests and salty sea air accompanies you throughout this bicycle tour as do fabulous sea-views and mile after mile of gorgeous beach!

This Atlantic coast cycling holidays is a very good choice for a family. Follow backroads on towpath through villages on the coastline. It offers many possibilities for each cyclist to take a dip in the ocean along the way. Our packages include the luggage transfer each day to make the trip easier and more comfortable. We will be glad to help you prepare your next Atlantic coast cycling holidays.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question on our tours.To be more confortable during your cycling trips, we can Bike hire or an E-bike as you prefer!


FAQ

You want to know more about our Cycling holidays ? Here is the FAQ !

When is the best time for a cycling holiday along the Atlantic Coast?

The most popular period for cycling the Vélodyssée, especially along the Atlantic coast, is the summer season and more exactly from July 10 to August 20. If you are looking for peacefulness on the beaches and along the trip, plan your cycling holiday outside this period. As often, May, June and September, are the most enjoyable months for bike rides, except perhaps for the water which is still a bit cool in May and June!

What is the surface of the Vélodyssée and what kind of bike for a holiday on the Vélodyssée?

The north part of the lodyssée along the Atlantic coast, between Nantes and La Rochelle has a few sections on pleasant stabilized paths (“white paths”) and so unpaved. Most of them are on the Vendée part. On this section, it is better to use wide hybrid tires type. On the other hand, on the south part, from La Rochelle to Hendaye, all the stages are paved.

What do we do with the bikes at the end of the cycle tour?

The interest of renting bikes during your cycling holidays along the Atlantic coast lies in not having to worry about their transport or their recovery. Bikes will be delivered to your first hotel and you will leave them, at the end of the ride, at the last hotel.

Cyclists who want to ride their own bikes organize themselves most of the time. However, we can offer you, on some bicycle trips, the delivery of your vehicle to the arrival point. This very comfortable solution is increasingly in demand. Contact us.