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Nantes to Bordeaux 14-day Cycling Tour Level 4

  • 14days
  • France

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La Vélodyssée: Nantes to Bordeaux 14 day Tour

Between Nantes and Bordeaux it is almost 600 kilometers of marked cycle paths. This tour follows three of the main véloroutes in France: The Loire à Vélo, the Vélodysée and the Canal des deux mers. From the Loire estuary you will join St Brévin and the coastline. The Vélodysée’ maritime sceneries carry on to Royan and its Belle Epoque villas. Between beaches and steep coves you will enjoy the numerous ports and seaside resorts. In Royan the Canal des 2 mers use the Gironde Estuary to Bordeaux. The Gironde’ banks leads you softly in the heart of Bordeaux via large marsh area, vineyards and small marinas. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 13 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 in Rochefort
  • Boat transfer of the Gironde river

Not included in the tour:

  • Dinners (half-board 12 dinners, drinks exl. 405 EUR)
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions 
  • Bike rental 
  • Transfer to the starting point 
  • Solo traveller supplement 150 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Car: From A11 highway, exit No: 22 'Nantes centre'. Then follow A811 and N23 heading in the direction of 'Nantes centre' or from A83 highway in the  direction of 'Nantes centre'
  • Train : From Paris : Paris Montparnasse train station to Nantes train station 
  • Departure any day March to October

If you would like to rent a bike (195 EUR) or e-bike (380 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Hybrid bicyble 'Arcade'

  • Male or lady frame
  • 21 speed gears
  • 2 Double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Kit repair (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 Nantes

    Discover the charms and secrets of this Art and Historical city settled on the Loire river banks. Its magnificent houses in the old districts are a beautiful sight. Don't miss the cathedral and its Ducs de Bretagne chateau.

  • Day 2

    Nantes – Saint-Brévin les Pins | 58km

    This first bike stage will allow you to reach the Loire river estuary. Cycle through wild landscapes between marshlands and countryside before breathing salty and fresh sea air in Saint Brévin les Pins. Enjoy the beautiful beaches.

  • Day 3

    Saint-Brévin les Pins – Bouin | 53km

    Discover the 'oyster capital' of the Vendée area a former island now protected by dikes and polders unique in France. Observe the salt marshland workers and don't forget to taste some oysters at Port du Bec, enjoying the view over Noirmoutier island.

  • Day 4

    Bouin – Saint Jean de Monts | 55km

    Follow the cycling paths through dunes and forests admire the 20th century villas along the way. After the small loop on the Noirmoutier Island, a beautiful fine white sand beach is waiting for you at Saint Jean de Monts.

  • Day 5

    Saint Jean de Monts – Les Sables d’Olonne | 54km

    Between Sion and St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie ride along the picturesque rocks of 'Cinq-Pinteaux' and 'Trou du Diable'.Discover the old fishing port of St-Hilaire-de-Riez before reaching the famous 'Vendée Globe' race departure town: Les Sables d’Olonne. There you can taste seafood products such as the well-known 'sablaise' sardine.

  • Day 6

    Les Sables d’Olonne – La Tranche sur Mer | 47km

    On the first part of this stage you will ride close to the sea from beaches to rocky creeks before riding along the Payré estuary with its astonishing and contrasting colours. Leave your bike for a while to have a swim on one of the stunning beaches such as Conche beach before reaching La Tranche sur Mer, a famous seaside resort dedicated to board sports.

  • Day 7

    La Tranche sur Mer – La Rochelle | 73km

    Cycle through the dry part of the 'marais Poitevin' and follow the ‘voies vertes’ cycling paths to enter the village of Marans. Have a look at the church and its surprising bell tower made of glass and metal. Continue to La Rochelle with its old towers with ruins from the old defensive walls. You will enjoy the charms of the old city bathed with warm and sweet lights.

  • Day 8

    La Rochelle – Rochefort | 60km

    From the famous towers of La Rochelle harbour ride along the cycling path by the ocean leading to Châtelaillon-Plage, a seaside city. Then you will reach the astonishing city of Rochefort following the river banks of the Charente.

  • Day 9

    Rochefort – La Tremblade | 34km

    Ride along a cycling path to the salt pan crossed by several small canals. Marennes was the first oyster farming pool in Europe: a perfect stopover to discover regional food!

  • Day 10

    La Tremblade – Royan | 38km

    Continue your journey between salt pans and the Seudre estuary. After Palmyre, 'the Coast of Beauty' is a spectacular ride thanks to an amazing cycling path with sea views until Royan and its Belle Epoque villas.

  • Day 11

    Royan – Mortagne sur Gironde | 33km

    On a nice shaded cycling track along the sea your journey will take you from paths to small roads before getting to Talmont sur Gironde known as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France'. Then you will ride until Mortagne-sur-Gironde harbour.

  • Day 12

    Mortagne sur Gironde – Blaye | 62km

    The numerous small marinas along the river banks of the Gironde are perfect places to stop and explore. You will arrive in Blaye via a beautiful cycling path and will leave Charente Maritime to continue the route of the channel of 2 seas in Gironde.

  • Day 13

    Blaye – Bordeaux | 53km

    Cross the Gironde estuary to join Lamarque and the region of the Médoc and its famous vineyards. You will reach the heart of Bordeaux, riding along small roads in the middle of the vineyards.

  • Day 14

    Departure during the day

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 06 2021 Sep 19 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 07 2021 Sep 20 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 08 2021 Sep 21 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 09 2021 Sep 22 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 10 2021 Sep 23 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 11 2021 Sep 24 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 12 2021 Sep 25 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 13 2021 Sep 26 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 14 2021 Sep 27 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 15 2021 Sep 28 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 16 2021 Sep 29 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 17 2021 Sep 30 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 18 2021 Oct 01 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 19 2021 Oct 02 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 20 2021 Oct 03 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 21 2021 Oct 04 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 22 2021 Oct 05 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 23 2021 Oct 06 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 24 2021 Oct 07 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 25 2021 Oct 08 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 26 2021 Oct 09 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 27 2021 Oct 10 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 28 2021 Oct 11 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 29 2021 Oct 12 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Sep 30 2021 Oct 13 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 01 2021 Oct 14 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 02 2021 Oct 15 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 16 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 04 2021 Oct 17 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 05 2021 Oct 18 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 06 2021 Oct 19 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 07 2021 Oct 20 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 08 2021 Oct 21 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 09 2021 Oct 22 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 23 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 11 2021 Oct 24 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 12 2021 Oct 25 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 13 2021 Oct 26 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 14 2021 Oct 27 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 15 2021 Oct 28 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 16 2021 Oct 29 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 30 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 18 2021 Oct 31 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 19 2021 Nov 01 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 20 2021 Nov 02 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 21 2021 Nov 03 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 22 2021 Nov 04 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 23 2021 Nov 05 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 24 2021 Nov 06 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 25 2021 Nov 07 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 26 2021 Nov 08 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 27 2021 Nov 09 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 28 2021 Nov 10 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 29 2021 Nov 11 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 30 2021 Nov 12 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€
Oct 31 2021 Nov 13 2021 10 Single rooms 2,801€
Double rooms 1,913€

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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