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From La Rochelle to Bordeaux

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8 days and 7 nights cycling trip in 2 and 3 star hotels. Cycle along the most beautiful part of the Atlantic coast and visit La Rochelle and Bordeaux.

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The Atlantic Coast by bike, between La Rochelle and Bordeaux



La Vélodyssée is a fully signposted route that is part of Eurovelo 1. Enjoy an unforgettable cycling holiday along the Atlantic Coast between La Rochelle, a port city and Bordeaux, via Royan and Mortagne sur Gironde.


Discovery points:

  • La Rochelle and Bordeaux
  • re island
  • the beaches of the Atlantic coast
  • La Palmyre
  • St Palais sur Mer
  • the island of Oléron

Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle

Appreciate the old port and the towers of La Rochelle, a lively tourist town with its town center and its arcades.
Dinner and overnight in La Rochelle in a city center hotel.
Night in La Rochelle. 


Day 2 - La Rochelle - Rochefort - 28/53 km

The Vélodyssée route takes you to Châtelaillon-Plage and the Pointe des Boucholeurs. Admire the 1900 summer houses and discover its casino and beach. Join the cycle path and cycle along the Atlantic coast. You will be able to see the big legs of the squares planted in the sand.
The cycling route continues in the direction of Fouras and the tip of the smoke, this is the place of embarkation if you want to visit the island of Aix.

Remember to plan your day according to the tide times.
The arrival at Rochefort is on a shared lane, drive carefully before joining the cycle path just behind the roundabout.
Overnight in Rochefort.



Day 3 - Rochefort to Marennes or Ronce-les-Bains - 39 to 45 km

You are still on the Vélodyssée towards Tonnay-Charente. You can take a smuggler boat but it too is subject to tide and season schedules. You will cycle along the canals to the marshes of Brouage and its superb fortified village.
End of the stage and night in Marennes.


Day 4 - From Marennes to Royan - 48 km

Cross the pine forests of the "wild coast" and go through the Palmyre where you can visit the Zoo. You arrive in Royan via Saint Palais, the beaches of Vaux sur Mer, Pontaillac, and the marina. This stage is marked by the intoxicating scent of maritime pines. Royan is a modern seaside town with a few Belle Epoque villas, an original covered market and a festive and lively seafront.
Night in Royan. 


Day 5 - From Royan to Mortagne sur Gironde - 35 km

Leaving Royan, you arrive on the coast of the cliffs in the hollow of which are hidden charming small wild ports: Talmont sur Gironde, a flower-filled artisan village, or even Meschers and its troglodyte caves.
Dinner, night and breakfast in a charming guest room.


Day 6 - From Mortagne sur Gironde to Blaye - 60 km

The region is wine-growing, you pass near the productions of pineau and cognac and on two appellations of Bordeaux:

  •  le côte de Blaye
  •  le côte de Bourg.

This slightly hilly vineyard landscape with its small winding roads is a real postcard setting! Return to the edges of the estuary to Blaye to discover its famous citadel built by Vauban.
Night and breakfast with your host.


Day 7 - From Blaye to Bordeaux - 50 km

You drive towards Bourg-sur-Gironde, along the Corniche Fleurie. A visit to Bourg sur Gironde is a must for lovers of beautiful stones. Clinging to its rock, surrounded by walls, the village is one of the most beautiful and best preserved in the Estuary. 
Night in Bordeaux. 


Day 8 - Bordeaux

End of the tour after breakfast and departure. Possibility of additional night in Bordeaux or La Rochelle.

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 2 and 3 * (local standards)
  • Comfort version accommodation comfort level: 3 and 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :


Achievable between April and October 2023.

High season : july and august. 

Included :

  • Free online tour
  • 7 nights in hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transportation between accommodations
  • Access to our hiking application Respire Voyages with the itineraries day by day.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except flat tire).

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Dinners on days 1, 2 and 3
  • Bike rental (VTC or electric bike)
  • Transfer back to the starting point
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels :

1 2 3 4 5 6


Ground :

Flat land, some hills between Royan and Mirambeau.


Weather :

Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.


Technicality :

Cycling: 28 to 60 km per day or 2 to 5 hours of cycling.
Partly signposted route to Royan, useful road book and map reading.

Bibliography :


- Bike guide on the Vélodyssée (Atlantic coast)

Standard + Accommodation:

The hotels are 2 * and 3 * with rooms equipped with shower and toilet. The guest rooms are charming guest rooms.


Additional nights :

An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.  


Food : 

- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: half-board option for days 1, 2 and 3, dinners in restaurants near the accommodation or on site. Dinner on day 5 included. Dinner on day 4 in Royan not included.


The bike :

- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last accommodation and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.

- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour you will need to take care of your own bicycle, however transport from Bourg sur Gironde accommodation to the train station is included in the price of this tour and the vehicle that takes you can transfer the bikes. If you notify us of the transport of your own bikes by booking the return train option we will choose a train that accepts bikes.


Assistance :

- Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot ride a bike for a day, possibility of a direct journey to the next stage.


Return :

By train: We can book your return by train. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you upon arrival. You come back with your luggage. If you are traveling with your own bicycle, this train accepts bicycles.

By minibus: If you are a group. We take care of the luggage and bicycles that you will find at the station in the city of departure.


Luggage : 

They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg).


Roadbook :

We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.


Transportation :

- By road: A10 motorway exit 32 or 33. Paris is 460 km from La Rochelle
- By plane: Airports in Poitiers and La Rochelle and international, Nantes or Bordeaux.


Your car :

A parking space is available at the first hotel, payable locally.


Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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