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Cycling around the Bay of Arcachon 4 days

Lovely for kids, this circuit goes from beach to beach
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme coast
330€

Information : Cycling around the Bay of Arcachon 4 days

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The Gironde possesses one of the finest cyclepath networks in France. You can go all the way round the Arcachon basin with the Eurovelo1, which is a sure temptation to do just that!
You'll see grand Atlantic beaches, wild and free, which contrast with the gentler waterfront cycleways of Arcachon and its café and restaurant terraces. And then there are once again beaches, calmer this time, in the shelter of an arm of the bay. The route takes you from small port to harbour in a succession of changing colours. And it brings you to the vast Bird Park and the salt meadow nature reserve. You'll enjoy slipping through the pine forest to reach Cap Ferret, but the story doesn't end there. There are also the landing pier and the boat which come to collect you, the sea air of the crossing, and a fabulous panorama of the Bay of Arcachon just coming into sight...

The circuit is well-adapted to the needs of children. Most of the route is along cyclepaths. However common sense dictates that some experience and a respect of the Highway Code are required when the route goes through urban areas.

You'll love

  • biking along the excellent cycle-paths that wind through heath and woodland
  • making your way up Europe's highest sand dune!
  • having a break in an oyster hut
  • exploring the ports and beaches all along the route
  • the boat trip across the Bay that rounds off your adventure

Program : Cycling around the Bay of Arcachon 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Arcachon

    Things to see:
    The beach is about 150 metres from the hotel. Arcachon town and seafront.

    Night at the 3 star hotel.

  • D2 From Arcachon to Le Teich

    22,3 km (level 1/5). Duration about 2hrs20.
    There are several points of interest on this stage, so you have to choose when you stop and for how long! First there's the beach, but there are lots of nice shops...A little further on there's the port and the "criée" - the fresh fish auction. Then you leave the busy urban world for the small oyster-farming ports. Then it's deeper into the Bay area as you approach the delta of the Eyre river and the Bird Park.
    Return to the town, where the guest house boasts some very pleasant outdoor spaces.

    Night in the guest house.

  • D3 From Le Teich to Arès

    30 km (level 1/5). Duration around 3hrs45.
    Now you're on the other side of the Bay and the Eyre delta.
    The itinerary takes you along narrow country roads to small historical ports. There are plenty of places to picnic and you're sure to appreciate the calm and beauty of your surroundings. The second part of the ride is along a former railway, but you're never far from the Bay and its beaches...
    Extension with the domain of Certes tour: 7km.

    Night in 3 star hotel.

  • D4 From Arès to Arcachon (then on to Peninsula of Cap Ferret if you wish)

    24km (level 1/5). Duration about 3hrs.
    This ride will bring you right to the extremity of the peninsula, the 'Cap'.
    Leaving this friendly town set in the countryside, where daily life echoes the ebb and flow of the tides, you come to the 'village at the end of the world' which is one of a string of hamlets composing the parish of Lège Cap-Ferret. As you may at any moment go down to the sea to swim, don't forget your bath towels and picnic...

    You can if you wish ride another 11.5km (level 1/5) estimated time 2hrs, which takes you right down to the tip of the shifting Cap.

    Boat across the Bay to come back to Arcachon.

    Departure.

Tariffs high season

In hight season, departures only possible in 7 days version

Cycling around the Bay of Arcachon in 7 days

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

IN FAMILY ROOM

Adult : 330 €
Junior (12 - 17)* : 280 €
Child (2 - 11)* : 230 €
Baby (0 - 1 ) : 35 €

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  390 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 390 €
Child (2 - 11) : 375 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 35 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

510 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

620 €

*Rates based on a room shared with two adults. Single-parent families, please contact us.

What's included?

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 3 star hotels, 3 star tourist residences or 3 'épis' guest houses.
  • Detailed roadbook and maps.
  • Logistical and technical support.
  • Baggage transport.
  • Boat transfer back from Cap Ferret to Arcachon.

Optional

  • Bike rental from :
    • Bike rental for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 55 €
    • MTB for child (under 1m45) : 40 €
    • Trailer bike : 40 €
    • Child seat : 6 €
    • Electric power bike for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 100 €

What's not included?

  • Dinners et lunches
  • Entrance fee for the park ornithologique du Teich
  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Private car park for the stay (€40 to pay directly)
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Place-to-place cycling holiday suitable for all the family.
  • Fairly even route with little climbing.
  • Quiet little country roads and cyclepaths
  • Suitable for country bikes.

Organisation

  • These holidays are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We transport your luggage and a detailed roadbook will guide you from beginning to end. We also provide the logistical and technical support necessary.
  • B&B accommodation is in either 2 or 3 star/'épis' hotels, guest houses or tourist residences chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting.

For technical reasons, we do not propose midday or evening meals during this holiday. However at each stage you'll find there are plenty of different places to eat.


N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.
 

Access

By car

Highway A10 or A89 or A63 direction Bordeaux then A660 direction Arcachon

By air

Bordeaux-Mérignac airport

By train

Arcachon railway station. The accommodation is at 300m.

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