A secure and signposted course
Bordeaux, capital of wine, living metropolis
The Dune du Pilat , an exceptional natural monument
The coast of the Basque Country
Welcome to the wine capital! Bordeaux, the sleeping beauty, has awaken and offers you a lively evening by the small neighborhood restaurants and tasting cellars.
This trip guides you firstly between the vineyards to discover the Grands Crus de Bordeaux. Then you join the ocean and its beaches. The Vélodyssée will allow you to ride along the Atlantic coast through its long and beautiful forest bike paths from the banks of the Garonne to reach Biarritz and the Basque Country. The scent of the pines mingles with the salty scent of the sea for a unique atmosphere.
This cycling route leads you gently to the Bassin d’Arcachon, at the foot of the Dune du Pilat, the Landes forest and its many white sand beaches stretching over 230 kilometers. Not to mention the inevitable stops to taste the local produce!
The Velodyssey is a cycle route that crosses Brittany and runs along the Atlantic to the Basque Coast on a stimulant and wild course.
Get on your bikes and set off on a journey of more than 1200 km of cycle tourism with the ocean as a backdrop! Between Roscoff and Hendaye, 70% of the journey takes place on car free lanes. Discover the treasures of our regions, following the longest French cycle route, fully marked from start to finish.
Find some pictures of this route in video:
Arrive to Bordeaux on your own. Orientation meeting at your hotel in the afternoon.
Going to the beach by bike from downtown Bordeaux, safely, may seem unrealistic. However, this route has existed for a long time thanks to the bike path that takes the route of an old railway. Thanks to it you join the marshes of the nature reserve of Bruges where the diversity of the biotopes, wet meadows, grove, ponds, favors a rich fauna and flora. The marshes will then give way to the Landes forest which will guide you to Lacanau … the beach is then not very far!
Weave between dunes and forests, peace and quiet away from cars, on this pleasant stage. Feel free to leave the bike path to enjoy the few connections to the sea and benefit from beautiful ocean landscape views. Be cautious on the Atlantic beaches and their powerful waves, so popular with surfers!
Never very far from the shore, continue your journey to discover other horizons, towards the Bay of Arcachon. You will see, the atmosphere is radically different with the return of the oyster world on the territory of the Regional Natural Park of Landes de Gascogne which has the good scent of an iodized and authentic Aquitaine.
After several days of cycling, we offer you a day without a bike. The beach or a boat ride to admire the Dune of Pilat of the sea will certainly be the options chosen for this day in this beautiful place that is the Bassin d’Arcachon.
After an essential getaway on the summit of the dune of Pilat, for the beauty of the site and the sight, you set out again with your bikes for a great crossing of the Landes forest. Just before Biscarrosse-Plage, without transition, the Vélodyssée passes from the Gironde to the Landes.
After a refreshing break at Le Parentis-en-Born’s small port, your itinerary continues through the forest of Sainte-Eulalie before joining the ocean again. The latter will reveal its most beautiful face 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 silences 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 come to you, streaked with black and white. After a few kilometers, a stop at the beach of Cap de l’Homy is required, to enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean but also appreciate the wild beauty of the Landes coast.
The Vélodyssée is now surfing on the emblematic seaside resorts of the coastal road. Distinguish yourself: Seignosse the untamed, Hossegor the bourgeois and finally Capbreton the lively and family friendly 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 to the golf of Cantabria.
End of stay after your breakfast.
Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.
Starting from 1290€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 1290€|
|3||Starting from 1472€|
|4||Starting from 1190€|
|5||Starting from 1299€|
|6||Starting from 1155€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in BORDEAUX (breakfast included)||Starting from 75€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in BORDEAUX (breakfast included)||Starting from 140€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard double room in BIARRITZ (breakfast included)||Starting from 85€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in BIARRITZ (breakfast included)||Starting from 155€ / participant|
|Bike rental 8 days||Starting from 122€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 8 days||Starting from 240€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 8 days||Starting from 92€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.
Quote on request | Contact us
Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.
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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.
A layed out and dynamic position
Supplied equipment per bike
With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
Supplied equipment per bike
Bordeaux, Gironde (33)
*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.
Starting from 1055€
Starting from 1315€
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)
Hi Thanks for a perfectly organised trip port to port in Bretagne! We had a wonderful holiday. We used some of the restaurants you described in the traveler book. Helle and Peter. :) (08/2017)
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)
Hello, We had a fantastic stay. Overall, we are very satisfied and recommend Brittany (...) Eve, Marie, Per-Anders and Ulf What we enjoyed the most: The good weather Pleasant hotel The good food Good equipment, good bicycles (08/2018)
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)
Now that we are home and recovering from jet lag we would like to thank you and Davide for making it such an enjoyable trip despite the rain. The routes were very carefully crafted and gave us good views on safe roads and trails. The GPS was very easy to follow (...). The bikes were very good and performed without problem and the panniers and handlebar bags were the best we have encountered. We think that the combination route that we created with your help gave us good variety in the time we had allowed ourselves. (...) We will certainly recommend Abicyclette to anyone interested in seeing Bretagne on a bike. (...) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Will and Marilyn (09/2017)