Cycling Holidays in Aquitaine
As a region offering diversity in its terrain and sights, Aquitaine is the perfect location for a cycling holiday. From coast to country, mountain to town, the charms of this region and the range of cycling routes accommodate all tastes and all abilities.
Explore the Atlantic coast
There’s nothing quite like taking a leisurely bike ride along the coast, with the sea air and the sights and sounds of everyday life proving invigorating for all cyclists. A journey along the Aquitaine coast, therefore, offers one of the finest cycle experiences in all of France, with everything required for a compelling ride. Heading south along the Atlantic coast offers far more than simple seascapes; this is a voyage – one of the longest coastal trails in Europe – that also passes through thick forests and bustling towns. With the opportunity to uncover the charms of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux, there are few cycle trails with quite as much to offer.
Should the allure of the Bordeaux wineries be too tempting to resist, a ride through leafy vineyards is the perfect choice. Famous wine towns such as Pauillac, Margaux, and St Emilion each have a rich heritage and will provide ample opportunity to sample the wines produced, while the elegant, majestic architecture of Bordeaux and its fabulous wine houses will deliver a selection of rich and indulgent flavours to taste. With gentle paths leading from vineyard to vineyard, a cycling holiday in Aquitaine wine country is certain to prove unforgettable.
6 Matching Holidays
Nantes to La Rochelle: La Vélodyssée
Cycle along the Atlantic Coast past stunning beaches,wetlands, pine forests and pretty villages
Enjoy the sea breeze as you cycle along this section of the Velodyssée, taking in the scent of the pine forests, the Breton wetlands, colourful ports and fishing villages, ending up in the historic harbour town of La Rochelle.
La Rochelle to Bordeaux: La Vélodyssée
Cycle from La Rochelle along the Atlantic Coast, through wetlands, pretty seaside villages and pine forests through to the Médoc Vineyards
Need a breath of sea air? This cycle trip has all you are looking for: adventure, the open sea, and a sense of exhilaration. Starting in the historic harbour town of La Rochelle, you will follow the Vélodyssée cycle route along the Atlantic...
Bordeaux to Biarritz: La Vélodyssée
Explore changing landscapes along the longest cycling track in Europe
Enjoy the wonderful tranquillity of the Atlantic Coast as you cycle on this section of the longest cycling track in Europe, from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux to the glittering seaside town of Biarritz. Travel through vast...
Ride in the valley of the River Dronne
Cycle from the Charente to the Dordogne
Easy cycling along river valleys, two nights in each location and longer routes available. Start at one of the ‘Plus beaux villages de France’ Aubeterre-sur-Dronne; famous for its subterranean monolithic church. This stunning route runs...
Coast & Basque Mountains
From glitzy Biarritz to the vast Pyrenées, discover a flavour of Spain in France
Explore the cultural richness and dynamism of the Basque Country, with its coastal scenery, historical villages and excellent cuisine. Discovering Hondarribia is a real pleasure, with its walled old town packed with stately buildings and...
Luxury Grand Cru Tour
Cycle through Bordeaux’s most prestigious vineyards
This prestige cycle tour is for those who appreciate Bordeaux’s supremacy as the wine cellar of France. The route takes you through some of the most famous towns such as Pauillac, St Emilion and Margaux, with a chance to taste wines. Your stay...