Cycling trip on the Velodyssee

Travel agency specialized in the organization of trips and self-guided bike tours, Evazio offers many bike tours along the Vélodyssée. This wonderful bike route brings you from Roscoff in Brittany to Hendaye in Basque country bordering the Atlantic coast. Come and discover the diversity of the French coast from the Loire Atlantique to the Pyrénées Atlantiques.

Our bike tours along the Atlantic Coast Route

Ideal for family trips and bike rides, the Vélodyssée is nearly 1200 km of greenways and cycle paths, including 800 km along the coast. You will have the opportunity to cross Brittany then the Vendée, Charente Maritime, Gironde, Landes to finish in Basque Country. Territories of choice for bicycle travelers. With our selection of cycling trips from 5 to 13 days, we offer you the chance to discover the treasures of the West and South West of France.

Oyster lands, fishing ports, picturesque fishing villages, pine forests, granite or chalk cliffs, immense ocean beaches of fine sand, small coves, marshes, small and large lakes, charming villages … the Vélodyssée propose you cycling tours of rare diversity, punctuated by remarkable cities such as Nantes, La Rochelle, Royan, Arcachon, Bayonne or Biarritz ..

The high points of a cycling holiday on the Atlantic Coast Route – EuroVelo 1

  1. Cycling along the Loire estuary
  2. Visit the wild Vendée coast
  3. Swim in the clear water of the great lakes of the Médoc
  4. Cycling with the family around the Arcachon Bay
  5. Discover the “Machines de l’île” in Nantes with your family
  6. Enjoy cities like La Rochelle, Bayonne, Bordeaux or Biarritz
  7. Stroll in the fishing port of Pornic
  8. Take the “Passage du Gois” between the mainland and the island of Noirmoutier
  9. Soak up the authenticity of the Basque Country exploring its inlands
  10. Link by bike the seaside resorts of Royan, Soulac, Lacanau, Arcachon …
  11. Explore the Ile de Ré and its charming white villages

How to choose your bike ride?

Cross the “road on water” by bike to reach Noirmoutier, cycle between two waters in the marshes of Marennes or the Arcachon Bay, cross the Ile de Ré bridge by bike to reach La Flotte, go along the canals of the Marais Poitevin, discover new bathing spots every day in the Greats Lakes of the Médoc region, pedal in the shade of the pines in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne forest, party in Bayonne or Hendaye, move at your own pace along the ocean and feel the spray … Enjoy your cycling holidays and discover a region where nature still has all its rights.

Choose from our selection of cycling holidays along the Vélodyssée – Atlantic Coast Route. Short or long cycling trip… it’s up to you to choose the ideal cycling trip for your group.

Family cycling trip on the Velodyssee

The Vélodyssée was designed to allow cyclists to travel safely. Many families choose this cycle route for a cycling trip during their vacation. Relatively flat roads and cycle paths, wild nature, village festivals, beaches, lakes and outdoor sports appeal to families. Sport and conviviality are features of our cycling trips on the Atlantic Coast Route.

Which tour to choose with young cyclists?

Are you planning to make your first cycling trip with your children? From 3 to 6 days, our cycling tour around the Arcachon Bay is ideal for a first family bike experience. With relatively short stages, this cycling trip is suitable for younger cyclists or beginners.

Do you need advice to choose your bike tour on the Vélodyssée? Our team answers all your questions and explains how our self-guided cycling trips are going on.


You want to know more about our Our cycling trip ? Here is the FAQ !

When should we go cycling the Vélodyssée?

The most popular period for cycling the Vélodyssée, especially along the Atlantic coast, is the summer season and more specifically July and August. 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 tours, you will be able to enjoy the sunny spring days. The ocean may be a bit cool in May and June but that would be the perfect refreshment after a biking day !

What type of bike choose for a holiday on the Velodysse and what is the surface of the Atlantic Coast Tour ?

We can recommend you either hybrid bike or electric bike depending on the tour you are choosing.

For instance, the north part of the Atlantic Coast Route – EuroVelo 1, between Nantes and La Rochelle has a few sections on enjoyable stabilized paths (“white paths”). The white paths are unpaved. Most of them are on the Vendée part. For this part of the Velodyssee we suggest wide hybrid tires type.

On the other hand, on the south part of the Atlantic Coast Route, from La Rochelle to Hendaye, all the stages are paved.

What should I do with my rented bike at the end of the tour ?

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

If you want to ride your own bike, we can offer you, on some bicycle trips, the delivery of your vehicle to your last step. This very comfortable solution is increasingly in demand. Contact us for further information.