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

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Practical info

Guides and books

You can be sure of good companions on your route to discover La Vélodyssée. 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.

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Getting to and from the cycle route

Keen to get to the La Vélodyssée cycle route by car or public transport? Here is a list of the various modes of transport available.

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Transport+bike along the route

You are cycling on La Vélodyssée, and you want to go into the cities by public transport? You’d like to go walking or cross a river? Or maybe go over to an island by sea link? And you want to do all of this with your bike? Just follow this guide!

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Transporting bikes and luggage

When setting off on a trip for several days, transporting your bike can be complicated - and for families, managing luggage can be problematic. Possible solutions: bike rental companies offering either ‘inclusive’ or ‘one-way’ packages: they deliver and then collect the bikes you have hired; or specialized transportation companies.

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Where can I hire a bike?

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.

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Where to sleep ?

Hotels, campsites, hostels and other accommodation for groups are available all along the route. Many of them offer specially adapted services to cycle tourists.

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Where can I get information?

There are various sources of information to help you prepare for your bike trip.

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Especially for families…

A get-away on bikes should always be a pleasure for the whole family, especially with young children.

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Bicycle and road safety

If the bicycle is a synonym for freedom, it is also, however, vital to respect some essential rules.

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Prepare for your outing

A successful trip should be well prepared. Don’t get caught out - follow these simple rules.

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Get ready to roam !

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.

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Your bicycle

Having a bike in good condition (and, if possible of good quality) is essential for a successful trip on La Vélodyssée. Here are our tips:

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The Cross-Channel Connection

The Channel crossing connecting between France and England is between Roscoff and Plymouth. It provides a regular service with up to three departures a day, each taking around six hours per crossing.

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