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

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Inclusive cycling tours between Nantes and Royan

Cycle along the Atlantic coastline from the port of La Rochelle to the naval dockyards of Rochefort. 
From here, take France’s last remaining transporter bridge, or go via the marshland pathway to Marennes for a taste of its famous oysters, before heading to the long sandy beaches of the Ile d’Oléron. 

  • Distance130 km
  • Temps4 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byLe Vélo Voyageur From €319

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Need a breath of sea air? This cycle trip has all you are looking for: adventure, the open sea, and a sense of exhilaration.
Along this section of the La Vélodyssée cycle route, be soothed by the backwash of the ocean waves as you ride from Pornic to the old port of La Rochelle. 

  • Distance315 km
  • Temps7 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed by France Bike Trips From €575

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Experience a wealth of land and ocean scenery as you cycle through the Vendée Marais Breton waterlands, take the extraordinary Passage du Gois (a submersible causeway unique in the world), and see the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu. Relax each evening in the comfort of a 3-star hotel.

  • Distance175 to 205 km
  • Temps6 days
  • DepartementVendée - Noirmoutier

Proposed byParenthèse Océan Voyages From €590

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This original cycling holiday along the beautiful Atlantic coast has been specially conceived for families. You will pedal off along the superb cyclepath of la Vélodyssée that follows the coast and islands with plentiful beaches. And each night, you will stay in *** star hotels with sea view...

  • Distance130 km
  • Temps7 days
  • DepartementCharente-Maritime

Proposed by Safrantours From €645

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From Nantes, follow La Velodyssée itinerary to Atlantic ocean, then to Fromentine where get on board to one of the most beautiful island of the West Coast: Yeu island, from a rocky coast and its Brittany landscapes, to sandy coast. The bike is made for this island! You can get easily to the whole tourist sites.

  • Distance170 km
  • Temps5 days
  • DepartementFrom the Loire to the Ocean

Proposed by Rando Vélo From €690

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Between Nantes and Les Sables d’Olonne, this journey takes in craggy coastlines, small sandy inlets, maritime pine forests and coastal saltmarshes. After the extraordinary sight of the Passage du Gois causeway connecting to Noirmoutier Island, you‘ll go on to the charming town of Pornic.

  • Distance205 to 220 km
  • Temps6 days
  • DepartementFrom the Loire to the Ocean

Proposed by Rando Vélo From €730

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Cycle from the once-fortified town of La Rochelle to the Medoc vineyards. Ride by long sandy beaches, through marshlands or pine forests. Take in the Corderie Royale rope-making factory, the oyster port – a feast of cultural and gastronomic delights for the eyes and taste buds alike!

  • Distance285 km
  • Temps8 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byLe Vélo Voyageur From €896

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As you cycle along La Vélodyssée, the Vendée reveals its varied landscapes: vast beaches, giant sand dunes, extensive stretches of saltmarshes and pine forests –  all against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Charming fishing harbours and lovely seaside resorts await you at every turn.

  • Distance315 to 340 km
  • Temps8 days
  • DepartementVendean coast

Proposed by Biking France From €955

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From the famous harbor of La Rochelle, using the La Vélodyssée cycling path, you will ride along the coast through the pinewoods, before joining the Belle Epoque villas of Royan. Then, along the Gironde estuary, the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo’ véloroute leads you in the heart of Bordeaux.

  • Distance280 km
  • Temps8 days
  • DepartementFrom ocean to estuary

Proposed by Biking France From €990

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From one port to another, follow in the tracks of those who forged modern-day French naval power.
Discover authentic scenery, like the Marais Breton waterlands, harbours with brightly coloured houses and fishing boats, oyster parks, and long sweeping beaches lined with sand dunes.

  • Distance435 km
  • Temps9 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byAbicyclette From €1150

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Between Nantes and Bordeaux, it is almost 600 kilometers of marked bike path. This tour follows 3 of the main cyclepaths in France: La Loire à Vélo, La Vélodysée, Le Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo, between heritage and landscapes, between estuaries and ocean, between countryside and beaches...

  • Distance600 km
  • Temps14 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed by Rando Vélo From €1845

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