Panneau de signalétique sur la Vélodyssée - Forêt des Landes © La Vélodyssée ® A.Lamoureux

A 100% fresh air route in the Landes

In forest
Short trip (3 to 5 days)
I begin / Family

4 days of outdoor activities

Experience a concentrated cocktail of sensational thrills with this route in the heart of the pine forests! Just imagine: climbing to the top of a lighthouse + cycling through a forest + surfing the Atlantic waves + paddling up the Courant de Contis river = a 100% fresh air break in the Landes ! Ideal family stay with 4 days of cycling and only 2 different campsites, take the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas in the middle of the forest and get your fill of activities. The children will be delighted!

😍 The highlight of this route: climbing the 187 steps of the Contis Lighthouse to admire the 360° panoramic view over the Ocean and the forest. Breathtaking!

📍 100 km
⏱️ 4 stages
🏁 Contis-Plage ➡️ Mimizan-Plage ➡️ Léon
🚲 I begin / In Family

Practical info


➡️ Type of route: round trip

🚗 Access to the route

By car, parking possible:

  • Contis-Plage: inquire at Camping Lou Seurrots.

🚲 Bike hire

In Contis-Plage or Saint-Julien-en-Born, Brooks Bikes offers a wide choice of bicycles and accessories for rental, they can even deliver bicycles to you at the campsite at the starting point, inquire


📓 Finding your way around

There are a number of paper guides to help you follow this route, find the references.


Tailor-made itineraries