La Vélodyssée : our self guided tours

With Abicyclette, your bike travel agency
Crédit : © Manolo Gómez

 

Velodyssee bike route key figures

  • 1200 km / 745 mi
  • Crosses 3 regions: Brittany, Pays de la Loire & Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • 9 departments on mostly traffic-free paths

 

Travelling across Brittany and along the Atlantic to the Basque Coast, La Vélodyssée is an invigorating cycling journey through landscapes of unspoilt beauty. Get on your bike and explore this cycle tour of over 1200 km with its beautiful ocean backdrop! Between Roscoff and Hendaye, 70% of the route is on traffic-free paths. Discover our regional treasures as you follow the longest, fully-signposted cycle route in France.

So whether as a family, a couple, or for a bit of sporting challenge, come and discover the Atlantic coast and all the treasures to be explored along this fully secure and waymarked route from north to south and from south to north. Every turn brings new surprises as seen from a bike, that powerful symbol of personal freedom.

From Brittany, land of legends, along the Loire Estuary, through the marshes in the Vendée, and then down through maritime Aquitaine, the route traverses magical, ever-changing natural landscapes, taking in canals, heaths, marshes, dunes, beaches, pine forests, wooded farmland, lakes, and more.

 

 

 

Cities to visit on the Velodyssee bike route

  • Roscoff,  picturesque fishing village on the coast of Brittany
  • Pontivy or “Napoleonville”
  • Nantes, exceptional architectural and cultural heritage in the “City of Dukes
  • La Rochelle, an artistic and historical city
  • Rochefort and its Corderie Royale
  • Bayonne, gateway to the Basque Country
  • Biarritz, Belle Époque glamour & inimitable coastal culture

 

 

Sites to visit on the Velodyssee

  • Channel coast
  • Morlaix bay
  • The Monts d’Arrée
  • Nantes to Brest Canal
  • The Loire River
  • Island of Noirmoutier
  • The Poitevin marshes
  • Island of Ré & Island of Oléron
  • Fort Boyard
  • The estuary of La Gironde
  • Arcachon Bay
  • The Dune du Pilat
  • The Landes Forest
  • Basque coast