Cycling tour on the Arcachon Bay

from 265 € / pers.
/ 2 testimonials
Reference : ARC1
3 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Star tour
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour around the Arcachon Bay:

Discover the Arcachon Bay by bike! With these excursions, you will be able to visit freely this little piece of heaven. The Dune du Pilat, the higher sand dune in Europe; the Cap Ferret and its oyster villages and the Delta de la Leyre and the birds park.

Take your time to walk around in the oyster ports, taste some seafood. Ride peacefully along the beaches, enjoy the waves for some bathing. Enjoy your holidays at your own rhythm!

Day 1 : Arrival in Arcachon + bike excursion to the Dune du Pilat | 24 km


Use this first day to discover this seaside resort, well-known for the ‘Arcachonaises’, marvelous villas of the ‘winter town’. Take a walk on the seaside front promenade or under the shady Mauresque park.

For your firts bike excursion, leave Arcachon, following the beaches on the bike paths. Cross Le Moulleau, lively village, and keep going slowly until the Dune du Pilat. You will need a little effort to climb this 110m-high dune. But the reward, once up there, is this amazing view on the Landes forest, the Arcachon Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Go back to Arcachon under the pines’ forest.

Day 2 : Excursion to Delta de la Leyre | 40 km


Reach the ornithological park of the Teich, passing through quaint oysters’ ports like La Hume and Gujan. This reserve welcomes wild birds, in total liberty, in a naturel and preserved environment. A route enables you to observe these birds from observation hut. Then go back to Arcachon via the pines’ forest.

Day 3 : Excursion to Cap Ferret | 32 km and departure at the end of the day


Cross the Bay to go on a Cap Ferret exploration. Follow the great ocean beaches, in the shades of the pines, on the bike paths. Then, reach the inside of the bay and cross the oyster villages. Take your time to discover the oyster culture, chatting with an oyster farmer, and some tasting. Before leaving, climb up the lighthouse: walk up the 258 steps for a 360° vantage point!
Departure at the end of the excursion.

Possibility to plan an extra night in Arcachon.

OptionBoat excursion – Around the Bird Island
cabanes tchanquées

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The meeting place is on the Arcachon Thiers pier: A boat is taking you to the heart of the bay. This island welcomes a lot of bird species. You will discover the ‘Cabanes tchanquées’, emblematic shadows of the bay. You will follow the oysters’ villages of the Cap Ferret. The boat will lead you through 100 hectares of oysters’ parks. You will go back to Arcachon via the seafront and its villas.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: ARC1 STD
superior category
Reference: ARC1 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: ARC1 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 9th
    from November 1st to 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
265 € / pers.
105 € / pers.*
295 € / pers.
125 € / pers.*
300 € / pers.
140 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 10th to 30th
    from May 3rd to 7th
    from May 10th to 12th
    from May 17th to 21st
    from May 25th to June 30th
    from September 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
285 € / pers.
120 € / pers.*
320 € / pers.
150 € / pers.*
325 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to 2nd
    from May 8th to 9th
    from May 13th to 16th
    from May 22nd to 24th
    from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
300 € / pers.
135 € / pers.*
340 € / pers.
165 € / pers.*
440 € / pers.
275 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Boat transfer from Cap Ferret to Arcachon and return (bike included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
• Tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners  / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Boat transfer from Cap Ferret to Arcachon and return (bike included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
• Tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners  / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Boat transfer from Cap Ferret to Arcachon and return (bike included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
• Tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners  / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ARC1 STD
superior category
Reference: ARC1 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: ARC1 LU
Extra night in Arcachon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
High season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 65 € / pers.*
High season
+ 95 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
High season
+ 135 € / pers.
+ 120 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-50 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 40 € / pers.
• Boat excursion – Around the Bird Island
+ 20 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Trailer :

+ 45 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


This hotel offers all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


This hotel provides charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
deluxe category


This accommodations is selected for its impeccable and prestigious service.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ARCADE hybrid bike – 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • Rear panniers
  • 1 map holder (per booking)
  • 1 life jacket (for children, for adults on request)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 key lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

ARCADE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • Rear panniers
  • 1 map holder (per booking)
  • 1 life jacket (for children, for adults on request)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 key lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Arcachon
> Return

Your journey

Tour description

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (80%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).

How to arrive in Arcachon

By Train :
From Paris Montparnasse station >> Bordeaux St Jean station (by TGV train) >> Arcachon station (about 3h / 3h30 by TGV train + train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane :

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train) >> Arcachon station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest – Line 1 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train) >> Arcachon station (by train).
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train) >> Arcachon station (by train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train) >> Arcachon station (by train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

Return

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Arcachon Station >> Bordeaux Station (by train) >> Paris Montparnasse Station (by TGV).
    – Arcachon Station >> Bordeaux Station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 Station (by train + TGV)

Close Airport:
– Bordeaux airport: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

Arnaud
France
travel date: 22 August 2021.
" Un très grand merci ! "

Nous avons passé un super séjour : l’hôtel (le B d’Arcachon) était formidable pour une famille (grande suite avec deux vrais chambres et un grand balcon avec vue sur la mer). Les parcours en vélo (notamment la dune du pilat et le cap ferret) était super ! Aucun prb d’organisation, tout s’est très bien passé.

Jeffrey
England
travel date: 27 July 2017.
" I recommend! "

The document package was very complete. The maps and route instructions were detailed and we had no trouble using the trip vouchers. Rando Velo made our trip easy and smooth.