Roller ride: The western salt meadows

Distance: 2 km
Duration: 30 mn
Difficulty : Very easy
with wheels
Duration: 50 mn
Difficulty : Easy
Elevation: 10 D +
Departure: THE BUCH TEST
Around water (canal, stream, lake, marsh, ...)
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It is an unusual place in the Bassin d'Arcachon. The salt meadows also called "schorre" represent a natural park with a rich biodiversity. The landscape changes with the rhythms of the tides. We can observe birds, ducks… A word of advice, bring your binoculars!
They constitute the high fringe of the shore, covered by the sea during high tides. There is short vegetation, which “likes salt”. They play a very important role, hence the interest in preserving them.
A sandy beach borders the site to the north and a long-distance hiking trail on the dyke.

The Balades à Roulettes® (BR®) are short, quiet walks, with a stroller or a small bicycle, or adapted for people with reduced mobility (in a wheelchair), offered by the French Hiking Federation of the Gironde.

Your itinerary



From the car park, join the track engraved on the left. Follow it for 600m.


Take the wooden footbridge on the left (bird observatory on the left). Continue the footbridge for 200m.


Take the gravel track on the right. Follow this track to the starting point, skirting the cabins of the oyster port.

To discover


La Teste de Buch oyster port

the test-of-buch