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The Tour de Gironde by bike

In the vineyards, Seaside, Loop route
480 Km
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The Tour de Gironde by bike is a 480 km cycling route that takes you through the heathlands of Gascony to the vineyards and great castles of the Médoc, passing through the Arcachon Basin, the coastline and beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cordouan lighthouse.
The return to Bordeaux will take place along the Gironde estuary. The route includes part of the routes of the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo and La Vélodyssée as well as the departmental cycle paths. The route is 90% developped and secured, making it an ideal trip for families. The main steps: Bordeaux, Entre-deux-Mers, the Canal de Garonne, the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park, the Bassin d'Arcachon, the Atlantic coast, the Gironde Estuary and the Médoc vineyards before returning to Bordeaux.

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22,27 Km
Bordeaux / Créon
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Bordeaux / Créon

In Bordeaux, after the stone bridge, a route along river Garonne takes you to Latresne, starting point for the [...]

31,37 Km
Créon / Sauveterre-de-Guyenne
Nature & small heritage
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Créon / Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

The route continues along the cycle track, where former railway stations and buildings at level crossings remind us [...]

19,04 Km
Sauveterre-de-Guyenne / La Réole
In the vineyards
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Sauveterre-de-Guyenne / La Réole

In the heart of the Bordeaux Wine Route at Entre-deux-Mers, a transitional cycle trail passing through more demanding [...]

32,23 Km
La Réole / Bazas
Nature & small heritage
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La Réole / Bazas

From La Réole, the route continues on to the Canal de Garonne, along a pleasant towpath in the shade of plane trees. [...]

24,33 Km
Bazas / Saint Symphorien
In the vineyards
I begin / Family

Bazas / Saint Symphorien

Setting off from Bazas, the road follows a cycle path along the former railway line which once connected the Arcachon [...]

37,94 Km
Saint Symphorien / Salles
In forest
I begin / Family

Saint Symphorien / Salles

How about a stop on the white sandy beaches of the Domaine Départemental Gérard Lagors in Hostens? This huge site is [...]

29,84 Km
Salles / Andernos
Seaside
I begin / Family

Salles / Andernos

Leaving the Gironde's forests behind you, you now enter urban areas as you reach the Arcachon Basin in Biganos. While [...]

42,61 Km
Andernos / Lacanau
Seaside
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Andernos / Lacanau

After a visit to the Arès and Lège salt meadows nature reserve, the route weaves its way between the sand dunes and [...]

31,76 Km
Lacanau / Hourtin-Plage
Seaside, Lake & Swim
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Lacanau / Hourtin-Plage

Welcome to the Médoc Atlantique region. Everything here is "Oceanesque!". Travelling along the coast with its huge [...]

20,03 Km
Hourtin-Plage / Montalivet
Seaside, Lake & Swim
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Hourtin-Plage / Montalivet

The Côte d’Argent (Silver Coast) really is a paradise when it comes to cycling routes! There's no risk of losing [...]

30,02 Km
Montalivet / Royan
Seaside, In forest
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Montalivet / Royan

The next stage is extremely pleasant and forested, leading to Soulac-sur-Mer. Stop off to enjoy this charming seaside [...]

38,55 Km
Royan / Mortagne-sur-Gironde
Seaside, French rivers
I begin / Family

Royan / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Combining impressive 1950s architecture and turn-of-the-century villas, Royan and its Grande Conche beach is a family [...]

24,88 Km
Mortagne-sur-Gironde / Vitrezay
In the vineyards, French rivers
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Mortagne-sur-Gironde / Vitrezay

From Mortagne-sur-Gironde to Vitrezay, the landscape is one of huge stretches of marshland boarded by hills overlooked [...]

39,44 Km
Vitrezay / Blaye
Castles & Monuments
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Vitrezay / Blaye

We leave Charente-Maritime to continue along the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo route in Gironde. After an exciting visit to [...]

50,29 Km
Blaye / Bordeaux
In the vineyards, Castles & Monuments
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Blaye / Bordeaux

Over on the other side, you can discover the jewel in the crown of the Verrou Vauban (the Vauban defensive system): [...]

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