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Backroad cycling France

The Atlantic cycling route from Arcachon to BiarritzRef CN90

Throughout the week, our common thread will be the ocean, the Atlantic cycling route (Velodyssey) from the Arcachon region and the famous Dune du Pilat. We will discover lively resorts (Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Capbreton) and wild beaches, renowned for their surfing, while riding through dunes and pine trees. After crossing the Adour river, the last part of our journey takes place in the Basque region, the wild beaches suddenly giving way to resorts and villages with the charm so characteristic of the Basque region. We will be able to extend (as an option) our cycle trip to Bidart, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, all the way to Spain and the buzzing San Sebastian!

Self-guided tour: from 755€ - Details Duration : 6 or 9 days | Level : Customer satisfaction : - 0 reviews
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This tour is E-bike compatible

Highlights

  • Very different atmospheres in the same journey: Dune du Pilat, the trendy bay of Arcachon, the seaside resorts of the Landes, the traditions of the Basque region
  • A safe itinerary on the Atlantic cycling route
  • Visits to beautiful seaside resorts, including Biarritz
  • The possibility of starting the trip from Bordeaux
  • The possibility of extending to Spain and San Sebastian

Description


Day 1: Arcachon (possible to start the tour from Bordeaux!)
  • The meeting point is Arcachon, famous for its Pilat Dune, its oyster farming villages, its oysters and its beaches...
  • The city of Arcachon is divided into 4 cities, each representing one of the 4 seasons. You can discover the summer, autumn, spring and especially the famous winter town.
  • Settling in at our hotel and first night of our tour in Gironde.
  • Possibility to start our tour from Bordeaux via Lacanau and Cap Ferret, please contact us!
Day2: Arcachon - Biscarrosse
  • After an essential stopover on the top of the Dune du Pilat.
  • We start of journey with the crossing of the Landes forest, with the backdrop of the beaches and the infinite ocean, offering us opportunities to swim and contemplate the horizon all day long.
  • We reach Biscarrosse Plage, a small seaside resort with its immense ocean beaches of fine golden sand, its clear freshwater lakes and its pine forests stretching between dunes and valleys.
  • Our day's journey ends in Biscarrosse, the capital of hydroplanes, where its museum, unique in Europe, reveals the legend of the great transatlantic crossings.

Distance: approx. 50 km and 250m.

Day3: Biscarrosse - Mimizan Plage
  • We leave Biscarrosse and ride along the pond of the same name to the small port of Le Piaou in Parentis-en-Born, which is ideally situated for swimming in calm waveless water and enjoying the peace and quiet of the area.
  • The Vélodyssée then takes us through the state forest of Sainte-Eulalie before returning to the coast.
  • The ocean will reveal its most beautiful face as soon as we arrive at the family resort of Mimizan-Plage.

Distance: approx. 40 km and 150m.

Day4: Mimizan Plage - Vieux Boucau
  • We continue cycling along the Vélodyssée.
  • Our route then continues through the woods to the beach at Cap de l'Homy.
  • We cross the Léon region, discover the typical village of Moliets and Maa and then continue on the Atlantic cycling route to reach Vieux-Boucau and its marine lake.

Distance : approx. 60 km and 250m.

Day5: Vieux Boucau - Biarritz
  • We continue our journey along the coastline, which at this point in the trip is the largest sandy beach in Europe, with more than a hundred kilometres of linear beach as far as the eye can see...
  • The Basque region opens its doors to us, its first coloured houses overlooking the ocean make their appearance, its animated squares multiply...
  • We discover the seaside resorts of Hossegor and Capbreton, major surfing centres, then we go on to Bayonne.
  • Finally, Biarritz, famous for its large beach, its Virgin Rock, and its red and white houses overlooking the cliffs, is our arrival point.

Distance: approx. 60 km and 200m.

Day6: Biarritz (you can continue your trip to San Sebastian in Spain!)

After breakfast, we leave our hotel and enjoy the lively streets of Biarritz and the ocean to end our tour of the Basque region.

Possibility to extend our tour to Hendaye and San Sebastian, please contact us!

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Detailed itinerary - 9 days trip

From Bordeaux to Biarritz

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux
  • Day 2: Bordeaux - Saint Médard: 25km
  • Day 3: Saint Médard - Lacanau or Lacanau océan: 50 to 60 km
  • Day 4: Lacanau or Lacanau océan - Arcachon : 45 to 55 km (one hour boat trip from Cap Ferret to Arcachon included)
  • Day 5: Day 2 of the 6 days detailed itinerary
For the 6-day version:

Day 1: your hotel room in Arcachon is available mid-afternoon. On day 2 in the morning, your luggage must be available at the reception by 9am at the latest. For those arriving by car, it is possible to park in the municipal car park. Located in the heart of the city, close to the town hall, the administrations, the shops and the market, the municipal car park offers 340 spaces on 5 floors and is certainly the best way to park in the city centre.

Day 6: your stay ends in Biarritz after breakfast at the hotel.

For the 9-day version :

Day 1: your hotel room in Bordeaux is available mid-afternoon. For those arriving by car, it is possible to park in the few covered car parks in the centre (Bourse - Jean Jaurès 2 place de la Bourse, Parking Cité Mondiale 20 quai des Chartrons, Parking Front du Médoc rue Robert Lateulade, etc.) or to reserve a parking space with a private individual: https://parclick.fr/parking-bordeaux.

Day 9: Your stay ends in Biarritz after breakfast at the hotel.

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