La Vélodyssée: from Nantes to Les Sables d'Olonne

from 620 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 6 pers.)
Reference : ODYS2
6 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
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 Nantes to Les Sables d’Olonne, La Vélodyssée routes are wandering between jagged coastlines and sandy coves, between maritime pines and salt marshes. You should enjoy the highlights of your trip: the famous tidal Gois Causeway, leading to the island of Noirmoutier, as well as Pornic, the gem of La Côte de Jade!

Day 1 : Arrival in Nantes


Discover the charms and secrets of this Art & History city settled on the Loire river banks: its magnificent houses in the old districts, its cathedral and its  Ducs de Bretagne chateau.

Day 2 : Nantes – Saint-Brévin les Pins | 60 km


This first bike stage will allow you to reach the Loire river estuary with its calm and wild landscapes, between marshlands and countryside … before breathing salty and fresh sea air in Saint Brévin les Pins. Enjoy the beautiful beaches.

Day 3 : Saint-Brévin les Pins – Bouin | 55 / 60 km


Discover the “oyster capital” of the Vendée area , former island now protected by dikes and polders, and unique in France. Observe the salt marshland workers and don’t forget to taste some oysters at Port du Bec, enjoying the view over Noirmoutier island.

Day 4 : Bouin – Saint Jean de Monts | 40 / 45 km


Follow the cycling paths through dunes and forests, and admire the 20th century villas all along the way. After the small loop on the Noirmoutier island, a beautiful fine white sand beach is waiting for you at Saint Jean de Monts.

Day 5 : Saint Jean de Monts – Les Sables d’Olonne | 50 / 55 km


Between Sion and St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, ride along the picturesque rocks of ‘Cinq-Pinteaux‘ and ‘Trou du Diable‘.Discover the old fishing port of St-Hilaire-de-Riez before reaching the famous ‘Vendée Globe’ race departure town: Les Sables d’Olonne. There you can taste seafood products such as the well-known ‘sablaise’ sardine.

Day 6 : Departure during the day


The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Les Sables d’Olonne to Nantes – optional.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: ODYS2 STD
superior category
Reference: ODYS2 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
720 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
920 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
660 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
860 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
6 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
620 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
820 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
750 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
950 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
690 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
890 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
6 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
650 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
850 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 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 (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Les Sables D'olonne to Nantes and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 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 (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Les Sables D'olonne to Nantes 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)
+ 180 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ODYS2 STD
superior category
Reference: ODYS2 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 150 € / pers.
+ 180 € / pers.
Extra night in Nantes
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Extra night in Les Sables D'olonne
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 105 € / pers.
+ 70 € / 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 Les Sables d'Olonne > Nantes
(up to 5 persons)
+ 310 € (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 Nantes
> 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 Nantes

By car:
– From Paris, A11 highway > exit n°22 « Nantes centre ». Then follow A811 and N23 direction « Nantes centre ».
– Or A83 highway > direction « Nantes centre ».

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes 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 >> Nantes train station (by TGV train).

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

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes 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).
    – Les Sables d’Olonne train station >> Nantes train station (by train ).
    – Les Sables d’Olonne >> Nantes (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).
    – Les Sables d’Olonne train station >>  Nantes train station (by train) >> Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Les Sables d’Olonne train station >>  Nantes train station (by train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby airports:
– La Rochelle Airport: www.larochelle.aeroport.fr/en
– Nantes Airport: www.nantes.aeroport.fr
– Poitiers Airport: www.poitiers.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 1 testimonials

Maryline
France
travel date: 18 August 2018.
" Concept idéal "

Manière très agréable pour découvrir une région alliant sport et détente.