Having a bike in good condition (and, if possible of good quality) is essential for a successful trip on the Velodyssey. Here are our tips:
A successful trip should be well prepared. Don’t get caught out - follow these simple rules.
A get-away on bikes should always be a pleasure for the whole family, especially with young children.
To really travel green, consider the train! The TER and other trains are a practical way to get back to the start, or vice-versa, to organize a weekend get-away or simply to skip a stage or two.
The Channel crossing connecting between the French and English sections of Velodyssey is between Roscoff and Plymouth. It provides a regular service with up to three departures a day, each taking around six hours per crossing.
What could be more exciting than setting off on your bike to discover new landscapes in your own time and explore a new stage each day? If well prepared, this (not too demanding!) adventure is within everyone’s reach.
If the bicycle is a synonym for freedom, it is also, however, vital to respect some essential rules.
Velodyssey uses different types of marked lanes from Roscoff to Hendaye: cycle lanes, greenways, cycle trails and other quiet roads. But what exactly are these? Here are some useful definitions.
Create your own cycling travel roadbook and diary on The Velodyssey, including stages that interest you and adding photos of your trip. Then have fun sharing your roadbook with other users !
You can be sure of good companions on your route to discover the French Velodyssey. In this section, we look at some of the guides and books available that will prepare you for your get-away and provide essential practical and tourist information to make the very most of your experience.
Hotels, campsites, hostels and other accommodation for groups are available all along the route. Many of them offer specially adapted services to cycle tourists.
There are various sources of information to help you prepare for your bike trip.
Renting a bike is a good way to kit out a group or to ensure that what you are riding is of good quality and properly equipped.