From Bordeaux to Arcachon by bike, between vineyards and pines’ forest | 5 days

from 650 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : BA2
5 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour from Bordeaux to Arcachon:

Follow the bike paths as leaving Bordeaux, stroll about accross the vineyards, ride under the shading pines’ forest! This itinerary by bike leads you from Bordeaux ‘La Belle endormie’ to the Arcachon bay. You will be enthralled by the variety of landscapes that offers the tour: Between urban heritage, vines, pines, dunes and beaches.

Day 1 : Arrival in Bordeaux


At your arrival, take your time to visit Bordeaux, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take a walk along the Garonne docks, meander in the lively streets of St Pierre quarter, bargain-hunt in the Chartrons quarters, have fun on the reflecting water’s mirror of water …

Day 2 : Bordeaux – Margaux | 34 km


This first stage leads you across the vines, toward one of the most famous vineyards in France: Château-Margaux. As far as you leave Bordeaux, you will be surrounded by vineyards. You won’t know where to turn for a wine tasting or winery visit.

Day 3 : Margaux – Lacanau-Océan | 58 km


Enjoy the vineyards landscapes for some kilometers before reaching the cycle paths. This will softly lead you, toward Lacanau-Océan, by the pines of the greatest France forest: the Landes forest. Then reach directly your hotel where a swimming pool is waiting for you.

Day 4 : Lacanau-Océan – Arcachon | 45 km


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

Day 5 : Excursion to the Dune du Pilat | 24 km


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.
Departure at the end of the day

Possibility to book an extra night in Arcachon.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: BA2 STD
superior category
Reference: BA2 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 5th 2019
    from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
650 € / pers.
255 € / pers.*
790 € / pers.
305 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 6th to June 30th 2019
    from September 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
670 € / pers.
255 € / pers.*
810 € / pers.
305 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
730 € / pers.
285 € / pers.*
870 € / pers.
335 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• Boat transfer from Cap Ferret to Arcachon (bike included)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• 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 (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Arcachon to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• Boat transfer from Cap Ferret to Arcachon (bike included)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• 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 (4 nights included)
• Transfer from Arcachon to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

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 )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 60 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 150 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: BA2 STD
superior category
Reference: BA2 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 4 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 145 € / pers.
+ 155 € / pers.
Extra night in Bordeaux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 80 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 80 € / pers.*
High season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 90 € / pers.*
Extra night in Arcachon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
High season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 65 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 55 € / 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 )

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer 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


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

CUBE hybrid bike - 27 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 handlebar bag with map holder
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter (per booking)
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

CUBE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 handlebar bag with map holder
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter (per booking)
  • 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 Bordeaux
> Return

Your journey

> Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths (85%) or signposted routes for cyclists and small traffic roads.

> GPX files

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Bordeaux

> By car :
From A10 then A630 highways >> Exit n°4 direction « Bordeaux centre ».

 > By Train :
From Paris Montparnasse station >> Bordeaux St Jean station (by TGV 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).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest – Line 1 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV 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).

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

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • 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)
    – Arcachon >> Bordeaux (by taxi)

> 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 : / 3 testimonials

Bruce
Australia
travel date: 24 June 2018.
" Great tour. "

Has a bit of everything in only a few days – city, villages, wine regions, forest, coast and beaches. Exceptional accommodation. Don’t skip the Dune du Pilat at the end in case you’re tempted to get back to Bordeaux early…

Guy
France
travel date: 03 August 2017.
" Très belle expérience "

Organisation professionnelle sans mauvaise surprise. Une variante un peu plus longue (1 ou 2 jours) aurait été appréciée. A recommander.

Lucia
Italy
travel date: 05 August 2017.
" Great trip "

The trip was great, everything went well and the places more than wonderful. Thank you Randovelo! Le bordelais is amazing