Distance: 55 km
by bike
Duration: 6h
Difficulty : Easy
Departure: CARCANS
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Let's go around the largest freshwater lake in France by bike from Carcans-Maubuisson! Recharge your batteries in the middle of the maritime pines on this route accessible all year round and enjoy the magnificent views of the lake.
Are the picnics in the backpacks? Are the bikes properly inflated? All you have left is the sunscreen and off you go for a day of cycling to discover the Carcans-Hourtin lake! Smell the essences of pines and sea spray and pedal to the rhythm of birdsong! Awaken your senses on the slopes of Médoc Atlantique!

Your itinerary


Maubuisson / Carcans-Ville

Departure from Maubuisson, we follow the boulevard du lac on the cycle path, the lake is still just as beautiful! Direction Carcans ville. The bike path is flat and well maintained, it rolls!

Carcans-Ville / Hourtin-Ville

Arriving on Carcans, we turn left towards Hourtin, here we are in front of a long straight line, we are not discouraged !! After a good hour we arrive in Hourtin.

Hourtin-Ville / Hourtin-Port

Let's take the direction of the port to take a swim on the supervised beach. Swimming and snacks, Hourtin beach is ideal for swimming and swimming!

Hourtin - Port / Rue de Mauricet

We go back to Hourtin Plage, to do this take the cycle path to Les Ourmes campsite and turn left towards Contaut/Hourtin Plage.

Rue de Mauricet / Contaut

On the road to Mauricet (at the Hotel des Pins) turn left to the main road. Cross it carefully and continue to the Lagune de Contaut. The lunch break will be at the edge of the Lagune de Contaut, it seems that it is magnificent!

The Lagoon of Contaut

We arrive in the gentle Contaut lagoon… and find a table for a picnic! The break does us good after almost 2 hours of cycling! We remain vigilant it seems that there are cistudes...

Contaut / Lighthouse Route

14:30 p.m., here we go again! The cycle path is a little more diversified, it goes up, it goes down, we see pretty oak groves and the vegetation changes regularly. We continue to the lighthouse road which is also the velodyssée. We take a left to go towards Carcans-Plage / Maubuisson


16:30 p.m. here we are back in Maubuisson, great day, now swimming and relaxing at the lake!

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