A secure and signposted course
The Dune du Pilat , an exceptional natural monument
The Great Lakes, amazing landscapes, exceptional diversity
Mimizan-Plage, la Perle de la Côte d’Argent
The coast of the Basque Country
Gather the family and embark on an amazing adventure!
From the magnificent Bassin d’Arcachon to the Basque Country, take an easy bike route. With your family, on the famous bike paths of the Landes, you take part on your own Vélodyssée!
Smoothly, you ride along the ocean and its sunny beaches stretching over 230 kilometers. The Dune of Pilat offers you a rather unique panorama on your route. A few gourmet breaks allow you to refuel. The locals offer you many opportunities to discover their local products.
On the Vélodyssée you weave between lakes and forests, and cross must-see seaside resorts. Enjoy a swim and an ice cream, this is what the holidays are for! Some villages and traditional bustling ports are also the occasion of more authentic encounters.
The Velodyssey is a cycle route that crosses Brittany and runs along the Atlantic to the Basque Coast on a stimulant and wild course.
Find some pictures of this route in video:
Check-in at your hotel in the afternoon. Enjoy the end of the day for a walk in Arcachon.
From Arcachon, you reach the Ocean. After a few kilometers, an excursion to the top of the Dune du Pilat is a must! A unique site, of great enchantment, which offers a beautiful panorama. You go back by bike to begin the beautiful and great crossing of the Landes forest. A gap in the forest announces the arrival to Biscarrosse-Plage.
Today you leave the ocean to visit the Great Lakes territory, a promise of tranquility that will delight nature lovers. A passage through the Biscarrosse Aquapark will also delight children before reaching Biscarrosse, capital of the hydroplanes, then the small town of Parentis en Born.
Your route continues through the forest of Sainte-Eulalie before embracing the ocean again. The latter will reveal its most beautiful side upon your arrival on the family resort of Mimizan-Plage, also called the Pearl of the Silver Coast.
After the warm atmosphere of Mimizan Plage, find the calm of the forest, its quietness and its scents. You will be conquered by the feeling of being the master of these serene spaces. As soon as you arrive in Contis, the only lighthouse in the moors will reveal itself to you, streaked with black and white. After a few kilometers, a stop at the beach of Cap de l’Homy is needed, to enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean and also appreciate the wild beauty of the Landes coast.
The Vélodyssée is now surfing on the emblematic seaside resorts of the coastal route. You can distinguish: Seignosse the wild, Hossegor the bourgeoisie or even Capbreton (with some extra kilometers), the family friendly and lively city where you will also have the opportunity to discover the unique fishing port of the Landes.
You gradually enter the Basque Country and discover Bayonne, City of Art and History, which invites you to discover its unique heritage. You then follow the river Adour, the Basque mountains in the background, to reach through the forest of Chiberta the beaches of Anglet. Your arrival in Biarritz opens the horizon on the golf of Cantabria and signals the end of your stay.
End of stay after your breakfast.
Starting from 1315€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 1315€|
|3||Starting from 1315€|
|4||Starting from 745€|
|5||Starting from 745€|
|6||Starting from 535€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard familiale_4 room in ARCACHON (breakfast included)||Starting from 112.5€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard familiale_4 room in BIARRITZ (breakfast included)||Starting from 132.5€ / participant|
|Bike rental 6 days||Starting from 102€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 6 days||Starting from 198€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 6 days||Starting from 72€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.
Supplied equipment per bike
Arcachon, Gironde (33)
*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.
Starting from 1055€
Starting from 1290€
Dear Fabien, Thank you very much for your interest. Thanks to the good one to do, the enthusiasm and the explanations of the guide, today the first day we have completed the first stage successfully in spite of being experienced neither at bicycles nor in GPS. Incredible!!! Thank you very much. A greeting Martha (08/2017)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)
Hello again Nathalie (...) It was wonderful and we so appreciated everything you organized to make it so. (...) The hotel was first class, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfast......5* (...) Your maps and directions were excellent and we only got lost a couple of times! Don't forget to tell your clients about the beautiful gardens....Le Jardins Botanique de la Boirie at Saint Pierre Ile d'Oleron. They are amazing and not to be missed! Journeys over the bridges were thrilling and we especially liked the Ile de Re....we might have to return there one day! Again our thanks Nathalie. We'll be in touch for next year. Sincerely, Brenda & Michael (09/2018)
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel. What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. (09/2017)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)