Tour de Gironde by bike from Bordeaux to Arcachon

from 820 € / pers.
/ 2 testimonials
Reference : TG1
6 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to September
Departure: daily
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Your cycle trip on the Tour de Gironde

Leave Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world, to reach the Atlantic and the Arcachon Bay! here is the program for the Gironde cycle tour. Through the Entre-deux-Mers vineyard then on the bike paths in the forest of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park, you will discover villages of character such as the medieval city of La Réole or Bazas, you will appreciate the places of swimming in the lakes or in the ocean, you can climb the Dune du Pilat for a magnificent panorama. Take advantage of this Tour de Gironde by bike to share moments with family or friends.

 

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 – Sauveterre de Guyenne | 55 km


Once the Garonne crossed in Bordeaux, follow the bike path ‘Roger Lapébie’ (French racing cyclist) in the middle of vineyards and forest. This path uses an ancient railway which leads you to the heart of the ‘Entre-deux-mers’. You cross the old fortified bastide of Créon with its arcaded square. Do not miss the small detour in La Sauve for the Abbey of Sauve-Majeur and the Church of Saint Pierre, listed as World Heritage by Unesco. You arrive at Sauveterre de Guyenne, another old bastide where you spend the night.

Day 3 : Sauveterre de Guyenne – Bazas | 54 km


You continue your journey through Entre-Deux-Mers area in the heart of the Bordeaux Wine Route to reach the Garonne. By small hilly roads, you reach the City of Art and History of La Réole and the viewpoint from the old Benedictine abbey overlooking the river. Towpath along the Canal de Garonne then small hilly roads allow you to quietly reach the medieval city of Bazas with its rich architectural heritage.

Day 4 : Bazas – Salles | 63 km


You leave Bazas by the bike path towards the west coast and the ocean. The Church of Notre-Dame d’Uzeste and the Castle of Villandraut deserve to leave the track (only a few hundred meters). The Sauternes vineyard is very close. Then the route becomes quieter on a beautiful cycle path, alternating between the lakes of Hostens (beautiful swimming spot) and the largest pine forest in Europe in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park.

Day 5 : Salles – Arcachon | 49 km


The ocean approaches, the landscapes change, the track flattens out and the pine forests gradually disappear as you approach the Arcachon Bay. In Biganos, the route leaves the Tour de Gironde via a beautiful bike path joining the Dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe. The summit offers an incredible view. After this remarkable stop, you follow the track towards the Arcachon Basin. Your hotel welcomes you not far from the beaches allowing you to enjoy the waves of the Bay!

Day 6 : Excursion to Cap Ferret | 32 km


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.

The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private transfer from Arcachon to Bordeaux – optional.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: TG1 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 30th
    from September 1st to 26th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
820 € / pers.
340 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
840 € / pers.
340 € / 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 5 days with helmet
• Boat transfer Arcachon > Cap Ferret (both ways – bikes included)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps and tourist brochures
• GPX files
• 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 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. )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: TG1 STD
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 190 € / pers.
Extra night in Bordeaux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Extra night in Arcachon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 65 € / 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.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 90 € / pers.
• Boat excursion – Around the Bird Island
+ 20 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 115 € / 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

ARCADE hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 counter
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
EXS e-bike- 9 speed gears
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • 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 or signposted routes for cyclists (90%) and small traffic roads.

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 Bordeaux

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 : / 2 testimonials

Michel
France
travel date: 01 August 2021.
" Un magnifique voyage "

Un magnifique voyage, réglé comme sur des roulettes. Entre des parcours bien balisés, des paysages agréables et des lieux d’hébergement de qualité sans compter les belles rencontres, une expérience à recommander.

Benoit
France
travel date: 15 July 2021.
" Très bon accueil "

Très bon accueil dans toutes les chambres d’hôtes. Pistes cyclables de qualité, bien indiquées.