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

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Long-distance testimonials

Whether they were solo travellers, couples, cyclists in groups or with friends, they were all delighted with our cycle route! Often these explorers combined La Vélodyssée with other cycle paths thanks to the many possible connections with local, regional, national and European routes.

Gégé & Baou // a sporting challenge

La Rochelle - Hendaye: 450 km - 3 days - June 2016

These 2 pals set themselves a challenge to cross France by bike from Calais to Hendaye (a total of 1200 kilometres) in just 1 week! Travelling on their road bikes, 3 days of their journey took them along La Vélodyssée from La Rochelle to Hendaye.

2 friends on La VélodysséeIn Royan, we met some lovely people, especially those from La Sarthe who were on their way to Oléron Island and Caro, Cédric, Manon and Hugo who were doing an 8000 km tour of France. Right now they’ve done 2000 km – it was great meeting them! There was also Graham from Leicester, an English guy who cycled with us for a while on his way to Bordeaux!

Ici Rider // the customised bike experience!

Roscoff-Hendaye: 1250 km - 26 days - July 2014

Ride the whole length of La Vélodyssée - from Roscoff to Hendaye – on a chopper bicycle (i.e. a totally customized bike)! That was the challenge that this band of adventurers set themselves. Their trip was full of surprising and unusual encounters: the rider of a 19th century Penny Farthing bike, a giant elephant, a shark man. Their epic journey was even the subject of a web series...

4 films about riding on La VélodysséeOur 5 travellers, a group of artists, passionate sportsmen and more or less experienced cyclists had never met before. But this intrepid bunch of riders managed to live together 24/7. Lots of laughter, ordeals, intense emotions, unlikely encounters, events and surprises… (...)

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Photos credits: © Gégé et Baou, © Nöt/Ici Rider