Atlantic Coast of France

    5/5 (1)
    7 nights | 29 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1588
    Bike tour in France
    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
    5/5 (1)

    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

    7 nights | 29 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1588
    Bike tour in France

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    • From the 'White City' of La Rochelle to the 'Wine City' of Bordeaux

      Ride from the resplendent La Rochelle harbor into the beating heart of beautiful Bordeaux via the Vélodyssée and Canal des 2 Mers (Canal of the 2 Seas) cycle paths. Along the way, pedal through fragrant pinewood forests, past the blissful Belle Epoque villas of Royan, and along the grand Gironde Estuary, enjoying captivating coastal views as you ride.

      • Chateaux in Bordeaux, France. Árpád Czapp@Unsplash
      • Place De La Bourse, Bordeaux, France. CC:Nguyen Huuthanh
      • Patisserie in France. Ulysse Point Cheval@Unsplash
      • Bordeaux, France. Zdennek Klein, Unsplash
      • Cathedral of St Andrews, Bordeaux, France. CC:Lockx3r
      • Sauternes Wine, Bordeaux, France. CC:Syvwlch
      • Bordeaux ,France. Elliot Paris, Unsplash
      • La Rochelle To Bordeaux, France Bike Tour

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      • La Rochelle
      • Rochefort
      • Marennes & oyster farming pool
      • Regional salt pans & Seudre Estuary
      • Belle Epoque villas of Royan
      • Talmont-sur-Gironde
      • Vélodyssée cycling path
      • Canal des 2 Mers cycling path
      • Gironde Estuary
      • Coastal views
      • Bordeaux

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      Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in France.

    • Traveler photos

      • Cycling alongside fields of sunflowers (photo by Ronan Gardiner)
      • Coastal bike path (photo by Ronan Gardiner)
      • Arriving a one of our beautiful hotels (photo by Ronan Gardiner)

      Atlantic Coast of France

       Tour Description Daily Program 

    • Daily program

      Day 1: Arrival in La Rochelle
      Enjoy the charms of the city with its atmospheric towers and remains of the old defensive walls.

      Day 2: La Rochelle – Rochefort (37 miles/60 km)
      From the famous towers of La Rochelle harbor, ride along the oceanside cycling path to Châtelaillon-Plage, a seaside city. You'll eventually reach the astonishing city of Rochefort, following the beautiful banks of the Charente River.

      Day 3: Rochefort – La Tremblade (19 miles/30 km)
      Follow a cycle path from Rochefort to the salt pan, crossed by several small canals. Marennes is the first oyster farming pool in Europe - a perfect stopover to discover regional food!

      Day 4: La Tremblade – Royan (25 miles/40 km)
      Continue your journey between the salt pans and the Seudre Estuary. After Palmyre, 'the Coast of Beauty' makes for an enchanting experience as you enjoy sea views along the cycle path to Royan, known for its Belle Epoque villas.

      Day 5: Royan – Mortagne-sur-Gironde (21 miles/33 km)
      On a lovely, shaded cycling track by the sea, your journey will take you from paths to small roads before you reach Talmont-sur-Gironde, known as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France'. You'll then ride to the magical Mortagne-sur-Gironde harbor.

      Day 6: Mortagne sur Gironde – Blaye (39 miles/62 km)
      The numerous small marinas along the river banks of the Gironde make for stunning stopping places. You will join Blaye by a beautiful cycle path, leaving Charente Maritime to continue the route of the Canal of the 2 Seas.

      Day 7: Blaye – Bordeaux (33 miles/54 km)
      Cross the Gironde Estuary to join Lamarque and the region of Médoc, famous for its award-winning wine. You'll reach the heart of Bordeaux, riding along small roads in the midst of the verdant vineyards.

      Day 8: Departure during the day

      Surface and terrain

      You'll cycle on paved routes and cycle paths on this tour. You'll enjoy rolling terrain each day, and average distances of 29 miles per day.


      These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

      You will enjoy superior accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels.

      Hotel La Monnaie or Hotel Centra Park, La Rochelle

      Hôtel de La Corderie Royale, Rochefort

      Hotel Grand Chalet, La Tremblade

      Hôtel Cordouan, Royan

      Domaine du Meunier, Mortagne sur Gironde

      Guest room Clos Reaud, Blaye

      HotelMajestic, Bordeaux

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.

      How to get there

      Tour start
      Nearest airport: Paris, France
      Nearest train station: La Rochelle, France

      Tour end
      Nearest airport: Paris, France
      Nearest train station: Bordeaux, France

      From Paris: Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (about 3h by TGV train).

      To La Rochelle: Bordeaux St Jean train station >> La Rochelle train station (about 2h15 by train).

      To Paris: Bordeaux St Jean train station >> Paris Montparnasse train station (about 2h10 by TGV train).

      Tips on getting to and from your tour.

      Atlantic Coast of France

       Tour Photos Dates & Prices 

    • Dates

      Daily: Mar 1-Nov 30, 2023

      Low season: Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023, Sep 01, 2023 - Sep 09, 2023

      Mid season: Jul 01, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023

      High season: Mar 01, 2023 - Jun 13, 2023, Sep 10, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023


      Tour package

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €1588 €1638 €1700
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €2401 €2451 €2513
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €2851 €2901 €2963

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed €156
      Electrically assisted bike €278

      Extra Nights, Bordeaux

      Per person, double occupancy €145
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €217

      Extra Nights, La Rochelle

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €139 €162 €139
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €250 €295 €250

      Included services

      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Breakfasts
      • Luggage transfer (1 luggage 20kg per person) - Additional €20 per extra luggage and transfer
      • Travel folder with maps, detailed route descriptions, and tourist brochures
      • Hotline for emergency support
      • Boat transfer of the Gironde(day 7)
      • City taxes
      • GPX tracks upon request

      Bike rentals

      The bikes available for rent on this tour (must be reserved at time of booking):

      • Hybrid touring bikes, 21-speed men's or unisex frame
      • Electrically assisted bike, 9-speed*
      • Child's bike, trailer, or baby seat

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      Equipment included with bike rental:

      • One rear saddlebag for hybrid bikes; two rear saddlebags for e-bikes
      • High visibility jacket
      • Anti-theft device
      • Map holder and handlebar bag
      • Repair kit, pump, lock

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

      The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

      Helmets are not available on this tour, it is recommended that you bring your own helmet or purchase a new helmet on arrival into France. The use of a helmet is mandatory for children less than 12 years old (whether riders or passengers). For older children and adults, even if it’s not mandatory we strongly recommend it!

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      Atlantic Coast of France

       Daily program Tour Reviews 

      • Ronan Gardiner 3 weeks ago

        Incredible Trip

        From spectacular coastline to fields of sunflowers to rolling vineyards, this tour offers a "nature bath" that ignites all the senses. Add to that, beautiful overnight towns, historic hotels and incredible food and wine - what's not to love!
        This was our second bicycle trip in France (the first was in the equally incredible Loire Valley) and it will certainly not be our last. The distances were just right (the shorter but hillier day was actually the toughest), the bikes were terrific, as was the Roadbook for Discovery AP that served as our guide. Our bags were waiting for us at every overnight town and the entire trip was seamless.
        We traveled in late June / early July and there were surprisingly few tourists in the towns we visited. Restaurants and sight seeing activities were therefore easily accessible, requiring no advance reservations. We added a couple of nights in La Rochelle pre-trip and in Bordeaux post, which we would highly recommend, we actually wished we'd had more time in Bordeaux - a spectacular city with lot's to see and do .... and eat and drink. Bon voyage!

        What was the date of your tour?
        June/July 23
        How many tours have you completed?
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        • Cycling alongside fields of sunflowers (photo by Ronan Gardiner)
        • Coastal bike path (photo by Ronan Gardiner)
        • Arriving a one of our beautiful hotels (photo by Ronan Gardiner)
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection

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