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

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Are looking for a fresh idea of what holidays are all about? Then why not try out the longest cycle route in France for an epic journey discovering the treasures of the Atlantic regions.

La Vélodyssée:

  • A route over 1200km long with specially adapted cycle trails in both directions
  • Crosses 3 regions and 9 departments in France
  • 70% of the itinerary is on designated car-free cycle lanes

So whether as a family, a couple, or for a bit of sporting challenge, come and discover the Atlantic coast and all the treasures to be explored along this fully secure and waymarked route from north to south and from south to north. Every turn brings new surprises as seen from a bike, that powerful symbol of personal freedom.

From Brittany, land of legends, along the Loire Estuary, through the marshes in the Vendée, and then down through maritime Aquitaine, the route traverses magical, ever-changing natural landscapes, taking in canals, heaths, marshes, dunes, beaches, pine forests, wooded farmland, lakes, and more.

And what temptations! How can you fail to succumb to the unique charms of unforgettable locations such as Nantes, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Bayonne, Biarritz and many more.

Fall in love with iconic tourist attractions such as the Nantes to Brest Canal, the Poitevin marshes, Fort Boyard, Arcachon Bay, the Dune of Pilat, the Landes Forest.  Not to mention the pleasures of watching craftsmen at their work and making unmissable gourmet stops to try local delicacies…

> Download the GPX tracklog of the cycle route