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La Vélodyssée: from La Rochelle to Bordeaux Ref. : ODYS5

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  • Bordeaux - Garonne river

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  • Bordeaux

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  • La Rochelle

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From La Rochelle harbor, using the Vélodyssée cycling path, you will ride along to coast through the pinewoods, before joining the Belle Epoque villas of Royan. Then, along the Gironde estuary, the Canal des 2 mers’ véloroute leads you in the heart of Bordeaux.

 NEW TOUR 2017 

Your bike tour on La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route:

Day 1: Arrival in La Rochelle

Day 2: La Rochelle - Rochefort | 42 km

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 3: Rochefort - La Tremblade | 39 km

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

Day 4: La Tremblade - Royan | 45 km

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

Day 5: Royan - Mortagne sur Gironde | 38 km

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 village in France'. Then you will ride until Mortagne-sur-Gironde harbour.

Day 6: Mortagne sur Gironde - Blaye | 65 km

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

Day 7: Blaye - Bordeaux | 50 km

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 vineyard.

Day 8: Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From July 1st 2018 to October 31st 2017 990,00 €
    Single room supplement : 410,00 €
    Bike discount : - 75,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +190,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 2-star and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 7 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 7 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Bordeaux to La Rochelle
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Extra night in La Rochelle

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    Supplement : 
    + 60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in Bordeaux

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    Supplement : 
    + 70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 52.00 €
  • GPS device rental

    Follow your daily bike stages on a GPS device fixed on your bike.

    Supplement : 
    + 45.00 €  per GPS device
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +60 €
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> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to La Rochelle from Bordeaux by train : Bordeaux train station > La Rochelle train station.

 


 

> Your rental bike:

ARCADE "Cambridge" VTC bike - 18 speed gears
   

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebag), 1 front pannier, 1 pump, 1 lock and 1 antipuncture spray.
Helmet included.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!

ARCADE « E-Colors » VTC bike - 7 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebag), 1 front pannier, 1 pump, 1 lock and 1 antipuncture spray.
Helmet included.

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.