Cycling is the best way to discover the Landes during your holidays. With 600 km of cycle paths, greenways and small signposted roads, the Landes department offers cyclists a real adventure and new scenarios served by landscapes as exceptional as they are varied. All aboard!
The Landes: the ideal destination for a successful cycling holiday
Recognised as the largest cycling department in France after the Gironde, the Landes region has almost 600 km of cycle paths, including 135 km of departmental greenways, and more than 2,000 km of secondary routes, divided into 25 cycle tourism circuits using quiet roads away from car traffic. Perfect for a family cycling holiday!
The Vélodyssée: a great classic for cycling in the Landes
Classified as one of the most beautiful cycle routes in France, the Vélodyssée crosses the Landes and runs along the Atlantic coast between Biscarrosse and Tarnos. The famous cycle route covers more than 170 km of equipped, safe and signposted cycle routes in both directions. From the Eurosol campsite in Vielle-Saint-Girons, cyclists can easily reach the Léon lake, the Courant d'Huchet nature reserve and the Lette Blanche beach in the south, or cycle further north towards the Cap de l'Homy and Contis-Plage.
Selected routes around Moliets, Messanges and Vieux-Boucau
Between Linxe and Soustons, a myriad of cycle paths reveal the charms of the south of the Landes, by the sea, under the pines and by the lakes. From Moliets-et-Maâ, you can pedal to Lake Léon or to the pretty villages of Messanges, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains and Seignosse. On the route known as the "Northern Loop", the latest of the Voies Vertes des Landes links the village of Azur to the north of Lake Soustons in Messanges.
Cycling routes in Mimizan
In Mimizan, along the famous Vélodyssée, almost 40 km of cycle tracks allow cycling enthusiasts to reach the Aureilhan lake or to pedal happily to Contis Plage to discover the famous "barber's pole" style lighthouse. Around Mimizan, you should also take the greenways which link the typical villages of the Pays de Born such as Bias, Pontenx-les-Forges or Saint-Paul-en-Born.
The cycle paths of Biscarrosse
Bisca Grands Lacs is a real concentrate of the Landes, between forests, lakes, dunes and ocean. Kilometres of cycle tracks link Biscarrosse-Plage, Sanguinet, Parentis-en-Born, Gastes, Sainte-Eulalie and other picturesque Landes villages. Starting from the lake of Biscarosse, the greenway takes a flat and very rolling route through the forest to the small village of Ychoux, in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne National Park. Further north, the track leads straight to the Dune du Pilat, at the entrance to the Bay of Arcachon.
Also read on the campsite blog: The 5 most beautiful bike rides in the Landes