French "Côte de Beauté" with the family
For a successful first getaway by bike with the children, what could be better than a cycle route through varied, outstanding scenery: pine trees, sand dunes, long beaches, cove-indented coastlines and seaside villas …
The La Coubre Lighthouse and La Palmyre Zoo provide two cultural and entertaining stop- off points.
Itinerary highlight: the La Coubre lighthouse and its eco-museum
Built in 1904, the current lighthouse was at that time located 1.8 km from the coast. From the top of its 300 steps, you’ll have a stunning 360° panoramic view of the Gironde Estuary, La Coubre Forest, the Arvert peninsula and Oléron Island. At the foot of the tower, the eco-museum recounts the adventures and history of the lighthouse. The site is Accueil Vélo (Cyclists Welcome) accredited.