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LA VELODYSSEE : The Landes coast by bike !

A freewheeling holiday! Make the most of your stay at the campsite to discover the Landes by bike on the cycle paths of La Vélodyssée. All in the saddle!

LA VELODYSSEE : The Landes coast by bike !

La Vélodyssée in a few words

La Vélodyssée® is 1,200 kilometres of cycle paths that run along the Atlantic coast from Roscoff (Finistère) to Hendaye (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). France's most famous cycle route crosses the Landes department, along the coast, to the Basque Coast, passing through the EUROSOL campsite. Perfectly signposted and safe, the route alternates between cycle paths, quiet roads and greenways. Ideal for families!

The stages of the Vélodyssée in the Landes

Here is a short summary of what awaits you on this beautiful cycling trip in the Landes:

Biscarrosse > Parentis-en-Born (25 km): from Biscarrosse-Plage, head towards the Cazaux and Sanguinet lakes, then the Hydraviation Museum on the former Latécoère base near the Biscarrosse lake. The track then descends quietly to Parentis-en-Born, "the land of black gold" in the 1950s, as the oil wells on the lake testify.

Parentis-en-Born > Mimizan-Plage (31 km): a lovely ride from the small port of Le Piaou, on the edge of the lake of Parentis-en-Born, to Mimizan, the Pearl of the Côte d'Argent. Halfway along the route, the Vélodyssée passes through the state-owned forest of Sainte-Eulalie and the lake of Aureilhan.

Mimizan-Plage > Léon (47 km): head for the Landes forest as far as the Contis lighthouse, then head for the Cap de l'Homy beach, the Lette Blanche beach, then the Léon lake and its nature reserve. Between these two stops, the 4-star EUROSOL campsite in Vielle-Saint-Girons will be delighted to welcome you.

Léon > Soustons (14 km): this stage of the Vélodyssée takes us to Moliets and its international golf course, between the Landes forest and the ocean, before heading straight on to Messanges and Vieux-Boucau. The opportunity to put on your swimming costumes for a dip on the beach, or to make a small diversions to the magnificent lake of Soustons.

Soustons > Capbreton (20 km): the next part of the ride takes us back to the forest and then on to the most famous surfing spots on the Côte d'Argent, namely Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton. On the way, the cyclist in search of a refreshing stop will stop at the banks of the Hossegor marine lake, a remnant of the old Adour river bed. After this, the cycle path takes us directly to Capbreton, a maritime town renowned for its fishing port, its pier and its gouf, the only underwater canyon in the world to be linked to the coast.

Practical advice :

  • How many kilometres can you cycle if you are a beginner? As an indication, anyone in good physical condition can easily cover 20 to 40 km per day, at an average speed of 15 km/h.
  • Bike hire: if you don't have a bike, no problem! The EUROSOL campsite offers its residents the possibility of renting a bike at the reception.
  • Safety tip: before leaving, check the condition of your bike (tyres, brakes, lights, chain...).

Also read: Top 5 most beautiful bike rides in the Landes

photo@Eric Verhaeghe

jeudi 29/07/2021 - 17:21:00
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