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

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Train+bike: a clever way to travel this summer!

Due to high passenger numbers in the summer, bikes not dismantled and/ or not folded are not allowed on board on certain trains on lines Arcachon <> Bordeaux and Hendaye>Bordeaux. See the alternative solutions provided by partnership arrangements between SNCF TER, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional authority, La Vélodyssée and private service providers.

Book your space in the bike storage carriage!

bike not allowed


Due to high passenger numbers in the summer, bikes not dismantled and/ or not folded are not allowed on board the following trains:

From July 14 to August 27
From Hendaye to Bordeaux
> The 10.24am TER on Saturdays + Monday 14th August

> The 13.07 TER at weekends and on public holidays + Monday 14th August

From July 8 to August 27
From Bordeaux to Arcachon
> The 11.35am TER at weekends and on public holidays

> The 13.35 TER at weekends and on public holidays

 

From Bordeaux to Arcachon
> The 18.27 TER at weekends and on public holidays
> The 19.27 TER at weekends and on public holidays

camionnette-vélo

>la camionnette vélo SNCF> Use free the bike storage carriage:

  • From July 7 to August 28: between Arcachon<>Bordeaux
  • From August 5 to August 27: between Hendaye>Bordeaux : warning booking required, up to 72 hours in advance

Train+vélo: various alternatives for travelling 'Train+bike'

  • loueurs Accueil VéloSolution N°2 : Consider having your bike delivered to your final destination (Mimizan, La Rochelle, Nantes…).
    Examples price with France Vélo :
    Bayonne – Bordeaux = 124€ (fixed price for 1 to 10 bicycles)
    Hendaye – Nantes = 296€ (fixed price for 1 to 10 bicycles)
  • Solution N°3 : The SNCF also has a luggage delivery service (Bikes are categorized as 'oversized luggage': price 80€/bike).

  • Solution N°4 : Consider hiring a bike wich can be left at your en destination: several rental companies offer "one-way services"
  • Solution N°6 : Use the bike dismantling kits available from July 14 at these stations: Hendaye, St-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure, Biarritz, Bayonne, St-Vincent-de-Tyrosse, Dax, Bordeaux St-Jean, La Rochelle, Nantes.

Tip: You are advised to take trains which are not affected by bike restrictions (a maximum of 6 to 12 spaces per train depending on time of travel). On these trains the usual conditions for bike carriage apply: find out more on the TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine website.

And what about other means of transport?

Find out more           

 

train+vélo 2017 Hendaye-Bordeaux

 

train+vélo 2017 Arcachon-Bordeaux