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Self-guided Cycling Tour La Rochelle to Biarritz 12-day Level 3

  • 12days
  • France

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 La Rochelle to Biarritz Cycling Tour 12 days

From the port of La Rochelle taking the cycle paths of the Velodyssée ride along the coast through the pine forests until you reach the Belle Epoque villas of Royan. Cross the estuary of Grave by boat and head south to discover the Bay of Arcachon. Enjoy the lively resorts (Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Capbreton) and wild beaches renowned for surfing and 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:

  • 11 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation 
  • 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 (day7)

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 100 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)
  • Extra night: La Rochelle: 82/88 EUR p.p. (shared room) 144/151 EUR (single), Biarritz: 94/112 p.p. (shared room) 169/199 EUR p.p. (single) book at [email protected]

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • By car: From Paris, A10 highway, exit No: 30 direction to La Rochelle N248. Then follow N11 direction towards La Rochelle
  • By train: From Paris Montparnasse train station to La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train)
  • Departure any day 1 March to 31 October

If you would like to rent a bike (180 EUR) or e-bike (350 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

    Arrive in La Rochelle + Excursion on ile de Ré | 52 km

    Let yourself be seduced by the charms of La Rochelle the old port and its lively streets with arcades. In less than 20 minutes from the centre of La Rochelle are excellent cycle paths, cross the bridge and enjoy a breathtaking view of the bay. Discover the magic of the Ile de Ré a true paradise by bike. An incredible diversity of landscapes is offered to you with a loop which allows the discovery of Saint Martin de Ré, a maritime village with incomparable charm. The Citadelle Vauban the unique panorama from the Bell Tower Observatory and the beach de 'la cible' are the must-sees. On your way back do not miss the Châteliers Abbey and La Prée Fort at La Flotte. Rivedoux-Plage invites relaxation with its beach of pure white sand.

  • Day 2

    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 city of Rochefort following the river banks of the Charente.

  • Day 3

    Rochefort – La Tremblade| 30km

    Ride along the 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 4

    La Tremblade – Royan | 40km

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

  • Day 5

    Royan – Montalivet | 30km

    After Royan, you have the Pointe de Grave! Embark on the ferry to cross the mouth of the Gironde (30 minutes crossing included in the price). Enjoy the bike paths in the shade of pine trees to reach Soulac sur Mer, a pleasant seaside resort and an ideal stopover. Its Romanesque basilica and its beautiful neo-colonial style villas are worth a stroll. The route continues between ocean and pine forest to Montalivet les Bains.

  • Day 6

    Montalivet – Lacanau Océan | 52km

    Continue the Vélodyssée south along the Atlantic. The easy route takes you through the dunes by beautiful forest trails. It's hard to resist the call of the ocean. You enjoy the pleasures of the ocean or lakes before joining Lacanau-Ocean known worldwide for its surf spots. Before enjoying the sunset on the terrace or on the beach, you can discover beautiful villas that contribute to the charm of this lively resort.

  • Day 7

    Lacanau Océan – Arcachon | 44km

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

  • Day 8

    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 climb at the top enjoy a panoramic views of the Ocean and the Bay of Arcachon.

  • Day 9

    Biscarrosse – Mimizan Plage | 55km

    The course now travels inland 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 10

    Mimizan plage – Vieux-Boucau | 60km

    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 and also the visit of the lighthouse of Contis with the ascent of its 183 steps. After Saint Girons Plage the route slowly moves inland once more with 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 11

    Vieux-Boucau – Biarritz | 61km

    A great last stage in apotheosis with a beautiful bike path that leaves the Landes to get to where the surf is king. 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 12

    Departure during the day

    Option : Extra bike stage to Hendaye (30km) & extra night in Hendaye: Vélodyssée, the views of the ocean are wonderful and you discover the soul of Basque country. You cross pretty villages Bidart and then the old fishing port of Guétary. Saint Jean de Luz also deserves a stop. 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 visitas well.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 16 2022 Sep 27 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 28 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 19 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 20 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 21 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 22 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 23 2022 Oct 04 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 05 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 06 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 26 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 27 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 28 2022 Oct 09 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 10 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 11 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 12 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 13 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 03 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 04 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 05 2022 Oct 16 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 17 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 07 2022 Oct 18 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 19 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 20 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 10 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 11 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 12 2022 Oct 23 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 13 2022 Oct 24 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 14 2022 Oct 25 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 26 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 27 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 17 2022 Oct 28 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 18 2022 Oct 29 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 19 2022 Oct 30 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 20 2022 Oct 31 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 21 2022 Nov 01 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 22 2022 Nov 02 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 23 2022 Nov 03 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 24 2022 Nov 04 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 25 2022 Nov 05 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 26 2022 Nov 06 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 27 2022 Nov 07 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 28 2022 Nov 08 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 09 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 30 2022 Nov 10 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€
Oct 31 2022 Nov 11 2022 10 Single rooms 2,040€
Double rooms 1,290€

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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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