Atlantic Coast, from Arcachon to Biarritz

Through the Vélodyssée, the cycle path that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, set off to discover the southern part of this journey. You will ride through Les Landes' magnificent pine forests, you will ride along splendid beaches surrounded by dunes, including the famous Dune du Pilat, and you will hear the waves breaking against the sand. From Arcachon in the south of the Bay of Arcachon to Biarritz in the heart of the Basque Country, passing through Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Capbreton, you will be with your bike in tune with the nature and the power of the Atlantic Ocean. The landscapes will change over the kilometres, each one more beautiful than the last. The Vélodyssée from Arcachon to Biarritz is made for you!

Price from : 1750€
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Basque Country
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Biking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Arcachon

Arrival in Arcachon. Transfer on your own to the hotel, settle into your hotel.Train from Paris to Arcachon (3h).

Day 2 :   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 

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 a 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 3 :   From Arcachon to Biscarosse

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 36 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 315 Meters 

Your cycling itinerary today will take you from the Bassin d'Arcachon to Biscarrosse, a small seaside town by the ocean. You will ride along fine sandy beaches and huge dunes including the Dune du Pilat. Secure your bikes at the bottom of this dune which is the highest in Europe and climb to the top of this sandy mountain, the ruquoise waters of the Bay of Arcachon and the Atlantice Ocean as far as the eye can see make for a splendid panorama. Do not miss this unforgettable moment!

Day 4 :   From Biscarosse to Mimizan

Distance 1 : 33 Miles - 53 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 180 Meters 

Continue your cycling holiday through the Vélodyssée, enjoy Biscarrosse and its beaches one last time and dive into the Landes' pine forest, you will reach the Etang de Cazaux where you can stop for a little swim. Then drive towards the Etang d'Aureilhan pond and finally reach Mimizan, another nice town on the ocean shore.

Day 5 :   From Mimizan to Moliets et Maa

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 59 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 310 Meters 

Today, you walk along the magnificent beaches of the Ocean through the Landes' pine forest, enjoy the strength of the Ocean, its waves and sea spray. Don't hesitate to take a short break at the water's edge for a swim or a rest. Don't forget to take something to eat for lunch as you won't be passing through many towns on this part of the journey. At the end of the day, you will enter a little further inland to pass near the Léon' pond and to finally reach Moliets and Maa, a small Landes village on the ocean shore.

Day 6 :   From Moliets et Maa to Capbreton

Option 1 : 18 Miles - 29 Km  Option 2 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 150 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 250 Meters 

This day will make you discover the Southern Landes : - Option 1 : This one will allow you to discover the heart of the Landes by entering a little more in its well preserved lands, you will go along the pond of Soustons and cross this town to finally head beack to the Atlantic and arrive at Capbreton. - Option 2 : Runs along the Atlantic coast and will make you discover seaside resorts such as Vieux Boucau, where you can stop and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Arriving in Capbreton, take advantage of your evening to discover its harbour and its fervor.

Day 7 :   From Capbreton to Biarritz

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 2 : 280 Meters 

Today, you are entering the famous Basque Country, you continue to ride along the beaches in a forest as splendid as ever, you are also entering the world of surfers, you can admire them, gliding over the waves with disconcerting ease. You then drive to Bayonne, a large town to visit, don't hesitate to stop and stroll through its narrow streets. You finally head towards the coast to reach Biarritz. This magnificent Basque town is also worth a visit. Don't forget to go as far as the Rocher de la Vierge and enjoy your last evening on the Atlantic Coast.

Day 8 :   Departure from Biarritz

Departure day : you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Biarritz by train for Paris (4h) or other destinations. (Depart on your own). Other cycling itineraries are possible if you wish to extend this type of tour a little longer.

Average / Day : Distance : 45.56 Km / 28.22 Miles - Elevation gain : 236.11 Meters

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.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff 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
Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 45.56 Km / 28.22 Miles - Elevation gain : 236.11 Meters
Day 2 :   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 

Day 3 :   From Arcachon to Biscarosse

Option 1: 22 Miles - 36 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 315 Meters 

Day 4 :   From Biscarosse to Mimizan

Option 1: 33 Miles - 53 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 180 Meters 

Day 5 :   From Mimizan to Moliets et Maa

Option 1: 37 Miles - 59 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 310 Meters 

Day 6 :   From Moliets et Maa to Capbreton

Option 1: 18 Miles - 29 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 150 Meters 

Option 2: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 250 Meters 

Day 7 :   From Capbreton to Biarritz

Option 1: 25 Miles - 41 Km 

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in hotels or Guest house 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.
  • 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

  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, 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

Arrival Arcachon:

You can arrive by train in the heart of arcachon from Paris (3h).

Departure Biarritz:

Biarritz train station is located in the heart of the city. Biarritz - Paris : 3 TGV / day (4h15) or 1h30 flight Biarritz Paris.

La Vélodyssée : A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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 1750 € 350 € 2700 €
Standard 2000 € 420 € 2935 €
Upgraded 2500 € 600 € 3900 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 145 €
    Performance 235 €
    Premium 300 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 145 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 50 €



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