Bike Tour Reviews  Atlantic Coast Of France


Atlantic Coast of France

COUNTRY: France

7 nights
5/5 (1)
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

5/5 (1)
7 nights

Self guided from EUR € 1520

Self-guided:
Daily: Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2024.

Description:
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…

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  • Atlantic Coast of France
    (5/5) Ronan Gardiner 8 months 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?
    3
    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?
    Yes
    • 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