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📅 2012: official opening of the route

🚲 1,300 km of equipped cycling route, marked in both directions

🗺️ 3 regions and 9 departments crossed

💯 100% of the route marked and secure

⛑️ 76% of the route is on traffic-free paths

🔗5 connected cycle routes and French part of the Atlantic Coast Route (EuroVelo 1)

🔁 5 loops of 25 to 80 km attached to La Vélodyssée

A 1300 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

La Vélodyssée is the longest equipped cycling route in France, from north to south. Work out all your stress while cycling the west coast of France, discovering all of treasures of France’s Atlantic regions.

  • 1,300 km of equipped cycling route, marked in both directions
  • A journey by the sea through three regions and nine departments, cycling on the Atlantic coast of France
  • No need for a car on over 70% of the route

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A European cycle route

La Vélodyssée is connected to Europe because it is the French section of EuroVelo 1, which is also known as the Atlantic Coast Route.

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The must-see sites

  • Pointe de Bloscon and its view of Morlaix Bay
  • The Nantes-Brest Canal
  • The Breton marsh and the Poitevin marsh
  • Pointe de l’Aiguillon, between sea and marshes
  • The Coubre lighthouse and its 300 steps
  • The Cordouan lighthouse, King of lighthouses
  • The Arcachon basin and the Pilat dune
  • The Landes forest and its many lakes
  • The Sainte-Madeleine chapel in Bidart and its belvedere overlooking the ocean
  • The Basque coast and its panorama of the ocean and the Pyrenees

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