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9-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Bordeaux-Biarritz Level 3

  • 9days
  • France

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/La Vélodyssée : Cycle tour from Bordeaux to Biarritz 

From Bordeaux, go up the estuary of the Gironde and cross the vineyards of Bordeaux. Then join the Ocean the Bay of Arcachon. Enjoy the lively resorts (Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Capbreton) and wild beaches renowned for surfing then arrive in the Basque Country with the prestigious Biarritz. The extension to Hendaye by the wild ledge offers magnificent views. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 8 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation (3*/4* available on request)
  • Luggage transfer during the bike stages
  • Travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions (FR/GB/DE) and tourist brochures 
  • City taxes
  • Hotline 7-days a week
  • Boat transfer from Bassin d'Arcachon to Cap Ferret (day4)

Not included in the Tour:

  • Dinners and lunches (half-board upon request)
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions 
  • Bike rental 
  • Transfer to the starting point 
  • Solo traveller supplement 140 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)
  • Extra night: Bordeaux: 99 EUR p.p. (shared room) 193 EUR (single), Biarritz: 94/113 EUR p.p. (shared room) 169/201 EUR (single) book at [email protected]

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • By car: From A10 then A630 highways, Exit No: 4 heading in the direction of Bordeaux centre 
  • By train: From Paris Montparnasse station to Bordeaux St Jean station (by TGV train)
  • Departure any day 1 March to 31 October

If you would like to rent a bike (125 EUR) or e-bike (230 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Hybrid bike 'Arcade'

  • Male or lady frame
  • 21 speed gears
  • 2 Double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Repair kit (per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

Electric assistance bike

  • Universal frame
  • 2 double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Repair kit (per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Bordeaux

    At your arrival take your time to visit Bordeaux a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take a walk along the Garonne docks meander in the lively streets of St Pierre quarter bargain-hunt in the Chartrons quarters.

  • Day 2

    Bordeaux – Margaux | 34km

    This first stage leads you across the vines toward one of the most famous vineyards in France: Château Margaux. The moment you leave Bordeaux you will be surrounded by vineyards. You won’t know where to turn for a wine tasting or winery visit as they are available at every turn.

  • Day 3

    Margaux – Lacanau | 58km

    Enjoy the vineyards landscapes for some kilometres before reaching the cycle paths. This will softly lead you toward Lacanau-Océan by the pines of the greatest forest in France: the Landes forest. Reaching your hotel the a swimming pool will be waiting for you.

  • Day 4

    Lacanau – Arcachon | 47km

    Follow the Ocean until Arcachon. This stage is a subtle mix of pines and fine sand dunes. Leave your bikes wherever you wish along the path and enjoy the beaches. Later on arriving at the Cap Ferret take the ferry with your bikes to reach Arcachon. The hotel will welcome you, the hotel will not be far from the beaches to have fun in the Bay waves!

  • Day 5

    Arcachon – Biscarrosse | 32km / 49km

    Take advantage of this small stage to appreciate the discovery of: the Pilat Dune. You will be rewarded with the challenging incline for at the top you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Ocean and the Bay of Arcachon.

  • Day 6

    Biscarrosse – Mimizan Plage (or Contis les Bains) | 55km

    The course now travels inland away from the ocean and the Vélodyssée, discover the interior of the Landes and its ponds. The more challenging and hilly route winds between the dunes and the big lakes (Biscarrosse, Parentis, Aureilhan) to arrive at the seaside resort of Mimizan-Plage, animated and charming with its Belle-Epoque villas.

  • Day 7

    Mimizan Plage (or Contis les Bains) – Vieux Boucau (or Capbreton) | 60km (or 66km)

    The Vélodyssée finds a peaceful route along the coast in the heart of the pine forest. Contis les Bains is an ideal first stop. A small unusual detour for a superb view of the lighthouse of Contis with the ascent of its 183 steps. After Saint Girons Plage the route slowly departs from the ocean once more by a cycle path that alternates between forest and small roads. Leon lake invites you to swim before returning to the coast and reach Vieux Boucau with its marine lake.

  • Day 8

    Vieux Boucau (or Capbreton) – Biarritz | 61km (or 41km)

    A great last stage in apotheosis with a beautiful bike path that leaves the Landes to get to where the surf is king. You'll ride along the longest sandy beach in Europe to the famous resorts of Hossegor and Capbreton. Do not miss the history soaked walk on the Estacade, a wooden pier built by Napoleon III in the 19th century.

  • Day 9

    Departure during the day

    Option : Extra bike stage to Hendaye (30km) & additional night in Hendaye: Vélodyssée, the views of the ocean are wonderful and you will discover the soul of Basque country. You cross pretty villages Bidart then the old fishing port of Guétary. Saint Jean de Luz also deserves a stop. Then the route ends with the cliffside road (bike path and shared lanes) between Ciboure do not miss the Socoa Fort and Hendaye. The castle of Abbadia deserves the detour and the visit.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 20 2022 Sep 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 21 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 22 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 23 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 26 2022 Oct 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 27 2022 Oct 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 28 2022 Oct 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 03 2022 Oct 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 04 2022 Oct 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 05 2022 Oct 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 07 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 10 2022 Oct 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 11 2022 Oct 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 12 2022 Oct 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 13 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 14 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 17 2022 Oct 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 18 2022 Oct 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 19 2022 Oct 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 20 2022 Oct 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 21 2022 Oct 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 31 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 24 2022 Nov 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 25 2022 Nov 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 26 2022 Nov 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 27 2022 Nov 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 28 2022 Nov 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 30 2022 Nov 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€
Oct 31 2022 Nov 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,937€
Double rooms 1,312€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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