Bordeaux to Arcachon Cycling Tour

Discover the beautiful region of Aquitaine. This trip takes you via the nicest roads to the biggest towns and offers you the best views this region has to offer. Enjoy the coastal breeze while you are riding along the shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean. You will start in Bordeaux one of the biggest wine cities in France and make your way to Arcachon a city along the Atlantic coast where seafood is dish number one. Grab your bike and discover this amazing region.

Price from : 1300 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Bordeaux
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Hobby
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Bordeaux

Arrive in Bordeaux - a large city with good rail access and commercial airline flights from several European capitals. The historic city is very picturesque and offers visits including the wine museums and shops for local wines. Orientation in the evening at your hotel with bike delivery and set up.

Day 2 :   Bordeaux to Margaux

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 130 Meters 

Today you depart from Bordeaux you’ll head north to Margaux. The 25 miles route will offer you a nice alternation between typical French towns and some more forestry areas of France. Some of the bigger towns you will pass trough are Saint-Médard-en-Jalles and Arsac. After today’s ride you will arrive in Margaux a town with a rich wine history be sure to discover this town before you move on tomorrow.

Day 3 :   Margaux to lacanau Ocean

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 59 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 236 Meters 

Today you will leave Margaux behind and ride towards the coast. The route will take you through beautiful green country. You will pass some nice smaller towns today but for the most part of the way you will be alone with nature. Breathe in the costal air as you get closer to the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight you will spend the night in Lacanau Ocean. This town is a surfing area so in case you are a bit early why don’t you catch a wave.

Day 4 :   Lacanau Ocean to Lège

Option 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km  Option 2 : 44 Miles - 71 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 117 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 206 Meters 

Today you have 2 options. You’ll have a nice alternation between ocean views, Mediterranean forest and great sand dunes. The short route takes you on a more inland road towards Lège. Option 1: takes you along the coastline towards Lège, you will be able to enjoy the beaches and have a nice sea view. Option 2: takes you along the coast all the way around the cape. Passing through cap-ferret a perfect beach destination to relax taste some great seafood or just to ride trough. You’ll have a nice alternation between ocean views, Mediterranean forest and great sand dunes.

Day 5 :   Lège to Arcachon

Distance 1 : 29 Miles - 47 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 100 Meters 

Your route of today will take you along the shores of the bay of Arcachon to The city. You’ll ride through many typical French coastal towns. Make sure to stop somewhere along the way to taste all the delicious and freshly caught seafood. The route itself is almost completely flat and just under 30 miles this gives you the chance to enjoy this wonderful region.

Day 6 :   Arcachon Loop

Option 1 : 13 Miles - 21 Km  Option 2 : 29 Miles - 47 Km  Option 3 : 50 Miles - 80 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 82 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 227 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 331 Meters 

From Arcachon you can make three loops Loop 1: takes you on a nice tour along the coast and in the pine forest. This loop makes for a nice and relaxing trip. Loop 2: takes you to the town of Cazaux this town is almost completely surrounded by military airbase. The town is also placed on the lakeside and offers some amazing views across the lake. Loop 3: takes you along the coastline and around this big lake and although the roads are relatively flat the 50 miles make for a nice challenge.

Day 7 :   Departure from Arcachon

Today is the last day of your trip take your time to get ready in the morning. You can leave whenever you want. You can leave your bike and gps at the hotel

Average / Day : Distance : 50.13 Km / 31.13 Miles - Elevation gain : 178.63 Meters

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Day : 1

The hotel is located in the historic heart of Bordeaux, a stone’s throw from the Marché des Grands Hommes, the Grand Théâtre, Théâtre Fémina… An ideal location for holidays. Our hotel is in ideal base from which to discover Bordeaux’s wonderful architectural heritage, as well as its pedestrianised streets and quays. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Day : 2

Located on the Medoc peninsula, the hotel benefits from a temperate climate all year round, thanks to the influences of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the cool breezes from the vast Gironde estuary, wich borders the golf course. The Relais Margaux, a former late 19th century wine chateau with its modern streamlined extensions, boasts 100 individually decorated rooms that are spacious and quiet. Each room has an unique decor is equipped with air conditioning, direct phone line, wi-fi, mini-bar, and fully equipped bathroom.


Day : 3

From an exceptional geographical location (facing the ocean with direct access to the central beach and in the heart of the town centre) the Hotel Côte d'Argent offers quality services in a unique and pleasant setting. Its faithful, dynamic and attentive team will do its utmost to give you a warm and friendly welcome. The hotel has 22 rooms, a car park and a bicycle garage and is open all year round. Let yourself be carried away by the sound of the waves...


Day : 4

Our establishment is located on Bassin d’Arcachon’s east coast, in Arès, which, in this area, is the nearest town to Bordeaux – the city of (very good) wine. You are also at a few kilometers far from the well-know town of Cap Ferret and its gorgeous sandy beaches. Our establishment offers 15 pretty rooms, each one decorated in its own style, with caring customer service. The breakfast we offer is served in a big typical Bassin d’Arcachon dining room and the vast garden behind the hotel is at your disposal if you need to rest or to relax.


Day : 5, 6

Enjoy 150 m from the beach and 300 m from the station of a 3 star hotel, where everything is provided for your leisure. Hotel de la Plage Arcachon has 51 rooms with bath or shower and hair dryer (no sea view). Sit back and relax and enjoy the pool, our TV lounge and bar or get your work done efficiently thanks to a direct phone line and internet connection free wifi.


Day : 1

The Hotel de Normandie is located in the center of 18th century Bordeaux now classed as a World Heritage site.The quay side of the Garonne, the Grand Theatre and the principal monuments are within easy walking distance.From the hotel you can enjoy the beautiful vistas over the Esplanade des Quinconces to the Port de la Lune.


Day : 2

Located on the Medoc peninsula, the hotel benefits from a temperate climate all year round, thanks to the influences of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the cool breezes from the vast Gironde estuary, wich borders the golf course. The Relais Margaux, a former late 19th century wine chateau with its modern streamlined extensions, boasts 100 individually decorated rooms that are spacious and quiet. Each room has an unique decor is equipped with air conditioning, direct phone line, wi-fi, mini-bar, and fully equipped bathroom.


Day : 3

Just 5 minutes by car from the beaches, Vitalparc Lacanau Océan offers calm and comfort in a special environment. The hotel & spa has 57 rooms to offer that have been entirely renovated and which are perfectly equipped. They are spread out over 4 floors and all come with a balcony or a terrace overlooking the swimming pool or the nearby pine forest. Subdued, elegant, light and airy, they provide a perfect environment for rest and relaxation. Some of the rooms have disabled access.


Day : 4

Enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and relaxation in this outstanding location, nestled between the Bassin d’Archachon and the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of the famous Cap Ferret peninsula. The Domaine du Ferret is the perfect place to put the outside world on hold and devote yourself entirely to well-being, health and relaxation, amid 9 hectares of unspoilt pines and sand dunes at the edge of the forest.


Day : 5, 6

The hotel Le B d’Arcachon is pleased to welcome you in a completely refurbished establishment. Bright rooms, warm and welcoming areas, elegant ornamentation make the hotel Le B the ideal place to stay on the Arcachon Bay. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city, a minute away from the beach and in close proximity to major restaurants and stores.


Day : 1

Situated just a short walk from the historic center, the Burdigala Hotel owes its name to the ancient Gallo-Roman city now known as Bordeaux. Completely refurbished in summer 2011, its decor is contemporary and refined. Once over the threshold, forget the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. The staff are attentive and discrete, and the 83 rooms and suites are decorated with luxurious materials in complementary colors, to inspire calm and tranquility. And of course, being in Bordeaux, the wine cellar next to the restaurant offers an excellent selection of prestigious Bordeaux wines to accompany the exquisite cuisine on offer, featuring regional products.


Day : 2

The Chateau du Tertre is a thousand-year-old estate whose vineyard, stretching over 52 hectares, remains unchanged since 1855. During the 19th Century, the Chateau de Tertre wines rose to worldwide fame, especially thanks to the 1855 classification which established the Chateau as a Margaux Grand Cru Classe. 1n 1997, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate and invested in the large-scale overall restructuring, thus returning its former noble personality to the Chateau du Tertre.


Day : 3

Just 5 minutes by car from the beaches, Vitalparc Lacanau Océan offers calm and comfort in a special environment. The hotel & spa has 57 rooms to offer that have been entirely renovated and which are perfectly equipped. They are spread out over 4 floors and all come with a balcony or a terrace overlooking the swimming pool or the nearby pine forest. Subdued, elegant, light and airy, they provide a perfect environment for rest and relaxation. Some of the rooms have disabled access.


Day : 4

Enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and relaxation in this outstanding location, nestled between the Bassin d’Archachon and the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of the famous Cap Ferret peninsula. The Domaine du Ferret is the perfect place to put the outside world on hold and devote yourself entirely to well-being, health and relaxation, amid 9 hectares of unspoilt pines and sand dunes at the edge of the forest.


Day : 5, 6

This charming hotel visited by a regular clientele openned its doors in 2009 and offers a family feeling to those who appreciate intimacy and comfort. Its faithfull staff creates ties with the guests and makes them feel at home. The place tells the story about its past as a 19th century water storage facility in the Ville d’Hiver historic district located in Arcachon. Nowadays this charming place hosts authors, painters, musicians and artists in general.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Click below to see activities per trip version.

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 50.13 Km / 31.13 Miles - Elevation gain : 178.63 Meters
Day 2 :   Bordeaux to Margaux

Option 1: 25 Miles - 41 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 130 Meters 

Day 3 :   Margaux to lacanau Ocean

Option 1: 37 Miles - 59 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 236 Meters 

Day 4 :   Lacanau Ocean to Lège

Option 1: 22 Miles - 35 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 117 Meters 

Option 2: 44 Miles - 71 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 206 Meters 

Day 5 :   Lège to Arcachon

Option 1: 29 Miles - 47 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 100 Meters 

Day 6 :   Arcachon Loop

Option 1: 13 Miles - 21 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 82 Meters 

Option 2: 29 Miles - 47 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 227 Meters 

Option 3: 50 Miles - 80 Km  Elevation gain 3 : 331 Meters 

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in hotels or chambre d'hotes with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information and an step by step itinerary.
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Lunches and some Dinners are not included, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Informations & Recommendations

Train: From Paris Montparnasse - Bordeaux St Jean; 3 hours 20 min TGV in both directions. Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 5min.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 1300 € 360 € 2290 €
Standard 1640 € 420 € 2620 €
Upgraded 1940 € 600 € 3140 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Activities

Category Activity Price
Wine tasting Chateau du Tertre +15 €/person
Approx. 60 minutes + taste 2 wines
Wine tasting Chateau du Tertre +15 €/person
Saturday & Sunday (15€/pers)

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 130 €
    Performance 250 €
    Premium 325 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 130 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 30 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory