La Vélodyssée: from La Rochelle to Arcachon

from 1 255 € / pers.
/ 1 testimonials
Reference : ODYS12
8 days / 7 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: daily
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Your bike tour on La Vélodyssée, from La Rochelle to Arcachon:

From the port of La Rochelle, taking the cycle paths of “La Vélodyssée”, you ride along the coast through the pine forests until you reach the Belle Epoque villas of Royan. Cross the estuary of Grave by boat and head south to discover the Cap Ferret and the Bay of Arcachon. Enjoy the lively resorts and wild beaches.

Day 1 : Arrival in La Rochelle + excursion on the Ile de Ré | 52 km


Take time to visit the historic center of La Rochelle, the old port and its lively streets with arcades.

In less than 20 minutes from the center of La Rochelle, cross the bridge and discover the magic of the Ile de Ré, a true paradise by bike. An incredible diversity of landscapes is offered to you with a loop which allows to discover Saint Martin de Ré, a maritime village with incomparable charm. On your way back, do not miss the Châteliers Abbey and La Prée Fort at La Flotte. Rivedoux-Plage invites more to idleness with its beach of white sand.

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 | 35 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 | 40 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 – Montalivet | 30 km


After Royan, go to the Pointe de Grave! You embark on the ferry to cross the mouth of the Gironde. Enjoy the bike paths in the shade of pine trees to reach Soulac sur Mer, a pleasant seaside resort and an ideal stopover. Its Romanesque basilica and its beautiful neo-colonial style villas are worth a stroll. The route continues between ocean and pine forest to Montalivet les Bains.

Day 6 : Montalivet – Lacanau Océan | 52 km


Continue on “La Vélodyssée” along the Atlantic. The easy route takes you through the dunes by beautiful forest trails. It’s hard to resist the call of bathing. Enjoy the pleasures of the ocean or lakes before joining Lacanau-Ocean, known worldwide for its surf spots. Before enjoying the sunset on the terrace or on the beach, you can discover beautiful villas that contribute to the charm of this lively resort.

Day 7 : Lacanau Océan – Arcachon | 44 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 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: ODYS12 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 14th
    from September 10th to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 370 € / pers.
400 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from June 15th to 30th
    from September 1st to 9th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 255 € / pers.
400 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 360 € / pers.
460 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 7 days
• Boat transfer Cap Ferret > Arcachon on Day 7
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• Digital routes (GPX tracks)
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Boat transfer Royan > Le Verdon on Day 5
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Arcachon 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 )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ODYS12 STD
Extra night in La Rochelle
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
High season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Extra night in Arcachon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
High season
+ 90 € / 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

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-95 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 110 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Trailer :

+ 100 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 370 € / pers.

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.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC ARCADE bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
VTC EXS bike
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
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, 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 La Rochelle

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (about 3h 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).
    – Arcachon Station >> Bordeaux St Jean Station >> La Rochelle Ville Station (by train our by TGV train + train – about 3h40).

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 : / 1 testimonials

Thierry
France
travel date: 20 August 2022.
" Très bon site "

Très bon site, interlocuteur toujours très sympatique et très réactif si imprévus