Do you want to set off with your hair in the wind on the roads of Gironde by bike? Here are our tips for planning your cycling holiday.
Select your route
Before leaving, take the time to choose your cycling route. To do this, take stock of your desires, your equipment and your team. If you are going alone or with others, adapt the stages according to each person's abilities. Besides, going with the family is quite possible.
You can :
- to opt for turnkey stays. Travel agencies are also specialized in cycling holidays. It's a great way to start roaming gently.
- build your trip from our route suggestions. Our experts have concocted various ideas for you: vineyards, ocean, estuary, the Girondin landscapes are within your reach.
- follow a great cycle route. In Gironde there are 4 of them: The Tour de Gironde by bike, the Canal des 2 Mers by bike, the Scandibérique and the Vélodyssée. You choose !
- follow your desires and mix it all up! A portion of Scandiberic, a cycling loop in the vineyard, a stage of the Tour de Gironde by bike… anything is possible.
Choose your accommodation
Before leaving, to have peace of mind, we advise you to book your overnight stays in advance: campsites, lodges, bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, hotels… there is plenty to choose from. The Accommodation labeled Accueil Vélo, provides you with a tailor-made service. Located less than 5 km from the route, they have suitable equipment (bike shelter, repair kit, etc.) and above all a warm welcome: advice on visits to do in the area, local products and much more. !
Accueil Vélo is a national brand that guarantees a welcome and quality services to cyclists along cycle routes. Can be bike welcome: Tourist Offices, bike rental companies and repairers, accommodation providers, tourist sites and restaurants.
Enhance your cycling holiday in Gironde
Beyond the passing landscapes, take advantage of the stops to discover the emblematic sites of Gironde: the abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, the Citadel of Blaye, the castles of Sauternes, the Bassin d'Arcachon, the Atlantic coast, the quays from Bordeaux… Tourist sites with the Accueil Vélo label are also waiting for you impatiently.
Our last advice before the fantastic ride in Gironde lands: consult without moderation our practical section, it is full of tips: luggage transport, topoguides, bike rental and repair, stations and trains...
And good travel ! #lagirondeavelo