The Bay of Arcachon

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7 days




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1/5 Easy

Easy, between 10 and 40 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 0 and 150 meters.



The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Day 1: Arcachon
Individual arrival in Arcachon, an internationally renowned location founded in the 9th century by adventurous pioneers who took a bet on the popularity of seaside vacations and established there a first luxury establishment. Dedicate some time to exploring this city: the opulent villas of the Second Empire, the churches, its walkway along the basin, the port, and the winter city with its houses that blend a medley of architectural elements from different styles.

Day 2: Arcachon – Dune of Pilat – Arcachon (25 km)
After breakfast, you set off for the first day of cycling that will take you to the Dune of Pilat, the highest dune in Europe; its dimensions are incredible: 105 m high, 3 km long and 500 m wide; but what is even more striking is the exceptional panorama it offers from its top. After climbing the stairs, you can discover on one side an immense pine forest, a real ocean of green, and on the other side the Atlantic, the tip of Cap Ferret and the Arguin nature reserve located at the entrance to the Arcachon basin. The return follows an amazing coastal path through Pyla sur Mer and Moulleau, a lively location known for its fashionable shops and many cafes.

Day 3: Arcachon – Biganos – Andernos (25 or 30 km)
This morning you will take a train from Arcachon to Biganos from where you will continue by bike towards the characteristic Port of Biganos, Port des Tuiles, and Audenge where what used to be basins now serve as pools. Enjoying the splendid view of the bay and the countless species of migratory birds, you will proceed inland along a broad path that follows the Domaine de Certes up to the typical port of Cassy. The final destination is Andernos les Bains, a pleasant seaside resort.

Day 4: Andernos – Le Grand Crohot – Andernos (37 km)
Today you have a beautiful stage in the large Cap Ferret forest: from the grassy shores of the basin to the white dunes of the Atlantic, you will pedal accompanied by the song of cicadas and the scent of pines. After leaving Andernos, you continue your itinerary between the ocean and the forest, along the sandy beaches where the ocean crashes in. After a well-deserved bath, you will leave the beach and head into the forest to reach Lege-Cap-Ferret, Ares, and finally return to Andernos. You will cross a diverse vegetation, with enormous willows and ferns replacing the pine forest that lined the ocean. Having crossed the oyster port of Ares, you will continue towards the magnificent Saint Brice; enjoy a break in this place of peace before resuming your journey to Andernos.

Day 5: Andernos – Cap Ferret – Arcachon (30 km)
Cap Ferret separates the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bay of Arcachon to the east, offering a truly original geographical situation: on one side, the views of the basin with the Dune of Pilat and on the other side the waves and the immensity of the Silver Coast. You will continue by bike to the district of Jane de Boy, then you take the path and continue to the famous oyster village of l'Herbe and Canon. This part of the peninsula is enchanting, take some time to admire the unspoiled nature and the charming fishing villages, the bird island, and the dune. Don't forget to visit the Algerian chapel in Herbe, a religious building in Moorish-style.

Day 6: Arcachon – Le Teich – Arcachon (40 km)
After breakfast, leave Arcachon and take the cycle path through the port of La Teste. Then, you take the 7 oyster ports of Gujan Mestras, a small road that skirts the bay next to the railway station. You will arrive at the oyster port at Teste the port of Rocher passing through the salt marshes, vast expanses of brackish water from which the famous Fleur de Sel is obtained. You will then enter Gujan-Mestras, the oyster fishing capital that boasts no less than 7 ports dedicated to oyster farming. You can admire the wooden cabins lined up along the canal where the flat-bottomed boats are moored and some pinasse, typical boats of the area. This natural reserve is established to attract wild birds and the site offers various landscapes, from forests to prairies and lagoons. You will see many species of birds, including swans, gray herons, egrets, and pairs of storks. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Day 7: Arcachon
After breakfast, end of services, and individual departure.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • 1 boat crossing of the Bay of Arcachon

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing
  • Train transfer (Arcachon to Biganos
  • 5€ approx.)

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  • More 45 days of departure
  • 80%
  • From 30 to 45 days before departure
  • 50%
  • From 15 to 30 days before departure
  • 25%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Minimum non-refundable rate: 50

The Bay of Arcachon

  • To discover the extraordinary natural heritage of the Basin of Arcachon, a small inland sea with an outlet to the Ocean
  • To taste the delicious oysters of the bay directly in the huts of the local oyster farmers
  • To immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe
  • To cycle on the wonderful route of the Vélodyssée, a truly unique tour discovering France by bike

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