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

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Getting to Royan-Hendaye by plane

You can get to La Vélodyssée by plane, via La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Biarritz airports.

What are the air links for getting to the cycle route?

Can I take my bike on the plane?

  • Most airlines accept bicycles. Check their websites!
  • Some airlines accept tandems, folding bikes, etc.
  • In order to prepare your equipment for safe transportation, we advise you to
    - remove or fold down the pedals
    - remove the front wheel and secure it to the frame
    - turn the handlebars and secure them parallel to the frame,
    - place your bicycle, folding bike or tandem in a protective cover (cardboard or durable plastic).

What are the conditions of carriage for bicycles?

  • Good to know: each airline has its own conditions of carriage. The conditions for airline companies serving Nantes Airport from French cities are given below:
    Air France
  • Price: a surcharge will be payable (each airline’s charges vary).
  • Reservations: Some companies accept online reservations; others only accept reservations at the airport.
  • Weight: depending on the airline, the bike must not exceed 23 kg / 32 kg / etc. in weight. Above this limit, an additional charge will be made.
  • Packaging: depending on the airline, and whether or not it is dismantled, you will have to pack your bike in a cardboard box or plastic carrier.
    Good to know: boxes designed especially for bicycles (175 x 21.5 x 86 cm) are on sale at some airline check-in desks.

How to get to La Vélodyssée from La Rochelle airport?

A bike path connects the airport to downtown La Rochelle (in 8km5) , from which La Vélodyssée .

How to get to La Vélodyssée from Biarritz airport?

  • The nearest starting point of La Vélodyssée is Biarritz train station to 2km5.
  • There is no bike path to get there, feel free to use the streets less influence than the big road (see map) .
  • Helpful hint: some taxis can carry bicycles. Ask for an estate car (‘un break’) when booking. You will certainly be asked for a large luggage surcharge.

Where can I hire a bicycle or a trailer when I arrive?

Bike rental services are available at train stations and in the vicinity of tourist accommodation: