La Vélodyssée: from La Rochelle to Bordeaux

from 815 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 6 pers.)
Reference : ODYS5
8 days / 6 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 bike tour on La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route:

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.

Day 1 : Arrival in La Rochelle


Take time to visit the historic center of La Rochelle full of architectural treasures and to stroll on the “Vieux Port”.

Day 2 : La Rochelle – Rochefort | 60 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


The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Bordeaux to La Rochelle – optional.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: ODYS5 STD
superior category
Reference: ODYS5 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 30th 2019
    from September 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
915 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 220 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
855 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 160 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*
6 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
815 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 120 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
985 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 290 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
925 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 230 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*
6 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
885 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*
1 190 € / pers.
550 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
• Boat transfer Blaye > Lamarque (on Day 7)
• 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
• Boat transfer to cross the Charente river in Rochefort (1,6 euros)
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Bordeaux to La Rochelle and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
• Boat transfer Blaye > Lamarque (on Day 7)
• 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
• Boat transfer to cross the Charente river in Rochefort (1,6 euros)
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Bordeaux to La Rochelle 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.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 100 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 185 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ODYS5 STD
superior category
Reference: ODYS5 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 7 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 265 € / pers.
+ 290 € / pers.
Extra night in La Rochelle
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 95 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
Extra night in Bordeaux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 115 € / pers.
+ 90 € / 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

• Private return transfer Bordeaux > La Rochelle
(up to 5 persons)
+ 455 € (package)

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

ARCADE hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

LEADER FOX e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

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 La Rochelle
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Exclusively cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists.

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 La Rochelle

By car:
From Paris,  A10 highway > exit n°30 direction « La Rochelle » N248. Then follow N11 direction « La Rochelle ».

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).

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

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud or Ouest > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville 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).
    – Bordeaux St Jean train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by train ).
    – Bordeaux >> La Rochelle (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).
    – Bordeaux St Jean train station >>  Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Bordeaux St Jean train station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airport:
– Bordeaux Airport: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 6 testimonials

Dominique
France
travel date: 24 August 2019.
" Merci ! "

Merci !

Joel
Belgique
travel date: 01 August 2019.
" qualité de leur service "

Pour notre deuxième voyage avec RandoVelo nous ne pouvons que confirmer la qualité de leur service, leur professionnalisme ainsi que la qualité des hébergements. Merci pour ces vacances à vélo magnifiques !

Owen
Irlande
travel date: 26 May 2019.
" A great holiday! "

The organisation (bikes, equipment, hotels, baggage transfer) was excellent, and the trip information (maps and detailed instructions) were very well done, and of huge assistance. We enjoyed staying in the smaller, family-run hotels, with friendly, personal service in picturesque small towns and villages.

Rachel
Canada
travel date: 07 September 2018.
" A very nice mix of landscapes "

Overall it was very good and well organized.

Marielle
Suisse
travel date: 13 July 2017.
" Très bien "

Nous apprécions de voyager ainsi sans souci de bagage, vélo ou réservation d’hôtels. Ce qui nous permet de bénéficier pleinement de la découverte de ces belles régions que vous proposez.

Christian
France
travel date: 25 June 2017.
" Merci! "

Vraiment de belles vacances que l’on a passé en famille . La plus petite avait 14 ans et on a trouvé cela très bien de bouger chaque jour. Des étapes bien choisies, des hôtels de qualité et de bons vélos.