St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie / Les Sables d'Olonne La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic Cycling Route

37,22 Km
2 h 28 min
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Les Sables d'Olonne

37,22 km cycling route from St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie to Les Sables d'Olonne

St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, working port, well-known seaside resort, significantly located on a river whose name means ‘life’… all this and the Grande Plage… altogether an unmissable location on La Vélodyssée! Take time to stroll around before continuing on the route which gets closer to the coast towards Brétignolles-sur-Mer and Brem-sur-Mer.The route stretches along the coast and snakes through the Avocettes road between the Olonne forest and the ancient salt marshes which extend between Brem, the Isle of Olonne, Olonne-sur-Mer and Les Sables-d’Olonne.

Elevation of the stage

84 m 91 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 28,65 km By road: 8,57 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 9,23 km Rugueux: 7,94 km Accidenté: 18,88 km Inconnu: 1,17 km


Quite a sporty stage, alternating between dunes and reinforced or asphalted tracks. From Brem-sur-Mer to les Sables d'Olonne, cycle lanes and shared lanes.


Small marked road to reach the centre of Brem-sur-Mer.

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This stage includes 3 liaisons (purple on the map)
Liaison 1
GPX track
Liaison 2
GPX track
Liaison 3
GPX track

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