Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay
Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay
Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay
Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay

Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay

7 days easy cycling via Pylat Dune and more

  • Unique sightseeing & swimming
  • The picturesque Arcachon bay
  • Exploration by bike, train and boat
  • Easy bike tours suitable for children
  • Bird sanctuary visit by kayak

Perfect family holiday on the Atlantic! This beautiful cycling tour in the bay of Arcachon offers a perfect combination of easy cycling stages, the accompanying scent of pine trees unique landscapes and bathing in the warm and calm sea. The scent of pine trees.

Price from 850,- €

Family-friendly bike tour around Arcachon bay

Self-guided tour, 7 days

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Itinerary

After fires in Gironde: Only the ocean beaches located between the Dune du Pilat and Biscarrosse, as well as the 5 campsites affected at La Teste-de-Buch remain inaccessible.

Day 1: Arrival in Arcachon

Late afternoon arrival at the hotel in Arcachon. Depending on their wishes, participants may explore the popular seaside resort on the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2: Tour of Arcachon

Participants go on their first cycle tour to discover the many sights of Arcachon. In the south, you will discover a magnificent view of the Dune du Pilat.

Distance covered: 16km

Day 3: Le Teich bird sanctuary

After breakfast, participants cycle from the TER train station to Le Teich (should take about 15 min). The group will get a tour of LeTeich Ornithological Reserve, a large wildlife sanctuary for more than 300 species of bird. In the afternoon: participants will go kayaking towards the bay of Arcachon . It is not a must, but our English-speaking instructor may do the kayaking and tell you about the bay. Participants may also kayak on their own, for the waters of the bay are very calm. (Alternative to kayaking: naturalist boat trip with oar and pallet).

Distance covered:15km by bike, 6km of kayaking.

Day 4: Arcachon - Biganos – Andernos

Participants board a train to Biganos with their bicycles. From the train station, they will cycle to the port of Biganos. After Port de Cassy a cycle path leads you to Andernos Les Bains, a pretty seaside bathing spot.

Distance covered: 25-30km

Day 5: Andernos – Le Cap Ferret: the oyster villages

A bicycle ride from Andernos towards Jane de Boy and on to the famous and pretty oyster villages of Herbe and Canon. Maybe try some of their oysters? Transfer by boat through the bay back to Arcachon.

Distance covered: 30km

Day 6 : Arcachon - Dune du Pilat

After breakfast, there will be a bike trip to the Dune du Pilat, the largest dune in Europe. The 105m dune is mobile and annually advances 3 to 4 meters further into the forest. Overnight stay in Arcachon.

Distance covered: 25km

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, the cycle tour ends.

Travel dates

  • Apr 01st, 22 – Oct 30th, 22
  • From 850,- €
  • open for reservation
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  • Jul 09th, 22 – Aug 26th, 22
  • From 850,- €
  • fully booked
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Indicated pricing is for double occupancy per adult in low season

Not suitable for toddlers under the age of 20 months

Further prices in triple room or family room on request (request is non-binding but booking comes with a surcharge)

From April to early November depending on availability of accommodation

Bicycle rental

Adult: €99/7 days
E-Bike: €195/7 days depending on availability (Please note: parts of the terrain are unpaved)
Children below age 12: €85/7 days
bike trailer (< 10 years) & child trailer (max. 2 children < 40 kg): €85/7 days

Down payment: 20% of the tour price within 7 days after receipt of invoice
Due date for full price: 21 days prior to the start date

Services

Price includes:
6 nights in double room incl. breakfast, boat trip through the bay of Arcachon, luggage transfers, detailed route description and our mobile GPS-app (the app serves as a travel companion), entrance to the bird sanctuary, kayak or boat trip, train tickets (TER) for transfers in the itinerary, visitor's taxes.

Guaranteed departure

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons (2 adults)
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Last possibility of cancellation by the tour operator: 21 days before departure.

Accommodation

Accommodation and breakfast in 3-star hotels in Arcachon (150m from the beach) and Andernos.
If you would like to extend your holiday you can book additional nights at the hotel in Arcachon.
Please note that this area is a popular destination in summer. It is, therefore, advisable to book several months in advance for this period.

Level of difficulty: easy

This easy bike tour is also suitable for children and is therefore ideal for families. The daily stages are between 25 and 40km long and run on flat stretches without gradients. Participants will stay mainly on cycle paths and small side roads along the coast and ride through pine forests. Never far from the sea, they can also take breaks for swimming.

This family-friendly cycle trip takes you and your children to a unique natural paradise. The bay of Arcachon is a very special natural phenomenon: an inland lake connected to the sea, which is flooded with sea water at high tide. On these short routes on flat terrain, they will explore the bay with its small, colourful harbour towns, its seemingly endless beaches, its extraordinary dune landscapes and its rich bird and nature reserves. Th sea air blends with the scents of pine wood, mimosa and broom from the vineyards of Bordeaux. With its mild climate and its calm and warm waters, the Bassin d'Arcachon is a true holiday paradise for nature lovers of all ages and offers a perfect mix of active and bathing holidays for the whole family.

Getting there

We recommend an eco-friendly journey by train via Paris and Bordeaux to Arcachon.
General information and tips for travelling to France can be found here.

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