Take your bike, let's go: greenways and routes for cycling in Gironde

Take your bike, let's ...

To hold on to your handlebars, there is no season. These could be the words of a new proverb, extolling the merits of cycling in winter. Because yes, it's gray, it rains sometimes and you don't really want to ride a bike? It's a shame because it's a cardio activity that's good for your health and Gironde is one of the departments in France best equipped with itineraries (600km of slopes and 300km on its own site, i.e. without cars). Discover the coast, the vineyards or the castles by bike, with family, as a couple or even alone, it's an excellent way to do sustainable tourism, while taking care of your health!

The Vélodyssey in Gironde

The Vélodyssée is the French section of the Eurovéloroute, which aims to cross all of Europe on two wheels. In France, it's a dream road trip for all traveling cyclists. 1200km of developed and almost car-free cycle route, from Pointe Bretonne to the Basque end. Follow the coast with delight and in Gironde, take it from Soulac-sur-Mer to the Dune du Pilat, over 170km.

To organize your trip, it is best to consult the site dedicated to this cycle route , which is full of tourist information and advice on how to properly prepare your trips. Analyze the sections that interest you to define a number of daily kilometers according to the difficulty of the route and the places of tourist interest to make a stop.

Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux

On the slopes of the Blaye vineyards by bike

The Gironde Tour by Bike

It is a route, which, as its name suggests, offers you a loop circuit all around the department passing through its most significant points of tourist interest. In 486 km, you cover a very large part of the territory. Everything is thought of for you : the route, the stops and the beautiful things to see. Download the map to start planning your future trip.

The route has been carefully chosen to allow you to do 90% of the route on its own site (without a car) and the elevation differences are reasonable to make it a completely family activity. Please note that bike rental companies are located all along the route, so you can do it in several times, starting with different sections.

Bordeaux bike

Leave Bordeaux by Bike

Cycle paths and greenways in Gironde

There are 6 large sections of cycle paths in Gironde which are materialized by 15 greenways and the rest of the section of the Vélodyssée.

-> If you don't want to go alone, we have bike ride organizers to offer you , just to let yourself be guided by expert "handlebars" from the region!

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The Médoc slopes

  • Ocean Estuary greenway: 10km
  • Greenway Verdon-sur-Mer - Hourtin: 50km
  • Vensac – Montalivet greenway: 8km

The slopes of Bordeaux and Lacanau

  • Voie-Verte Hourtin – Hourtin beach: 11km
  • Carcan-Maubuisson greenway: 14 km
  • Greenway Bordeaux – Lacanau: 60 km

The slopes of the Arcachon basin

  • Greenway from Lacanau to Lège Cap Ferret over 37 km
  • Lège Cap-Ferret greenway of 26 km
  • Greenway Arcachon – Cazaux: 12 km
  • Greenway from Arcachon to Biscarosse Plage over 25 km

The slopes of Mios and Bazas

  • Mios – Bazas greenway: 76 km
  • Hostens-La Brède greenway: 27 km
  • Roquetaillade – Bazas greenway: 11km

The Roger Lapébie trail

  • Roger Lapébie greenway over 54 km

The Garonne Canal greenway

  • From Noaillac to Castets-en-Dorthe, it all goes to Toulouse over 104 km.

Adjacent or alternative routes connect these roads together, for an increasingly complete network. It is the General Council which is working to develop these trails for the enjoyment of all, by transforming old railway lines or old departmental roads . A new way to enhance the territory and benefit from existing facilities. See this page for more details on these sections

Cycle path in the pine forest towards Hourtin @ guide bordeaux gironde

The Scandibérique passing through Gironde

The Scandibérique is another European cycle route, which is currently emerging and which links Norway to Spain. It passes through Libournais and Entre-deux-mer. We stay on the lookout to find out more, thanks to this website.

For example, trust Cycles du Canal for your journey on the Canal de Garonne

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