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7
days
6
nights
THE PERM'AVENTURE BY BIKE
NANTES - BORDEAUX

This tour, Nantes - Bordeaux, is one of the sections of the Grand Tour Cycliste:

  • Sunday August 2 - Saturday August 8

  • 400 km in total

  • 80 km / day on average

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

  • Mostly flat, with no major climbs

  • Almost completely asphalted, with some dirt tracks

  • Small local roads, with very few vehicles for the first three days

  • Separate cycle paths, almost exclusively the last two days

Hi,
My name is Ryan.
I will be your cycling guide
during this stay, from A to Z.
I will respond to support you and take care of
your luggage.
See you soon !

5 days
by bike
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INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED?

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Welcome dinner, day 1

  • Departure dinner, day 6

  • Breakfast x6, days 2-7

  • Hotels x6, well located, double occupancy, private bathroom, nights 1-6

  • Briefing in person with your guide on the first day

  • All luggage transfers from Nantes to Bordeaux

  • Support person available at hand for any need

  • Paper maps of all the cities where we spend the night

  • Itinerary in .gpx format, downloadable on smartphone / GPS computer

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED ?

  • Bicycle: The best bike is yours to use, easy to transport by train

  • GPS computer: For reading .gpx tracks. Mandatory for this trip. It is possible to use your smartphone attached to your handlebars

  • Insurance: We recommend that you take out insurance

  • Tips: These will however be appreciated by your guide and restaurateurs

  • Laundry services: The last day's accommodation has a laundry room

  • Cycling equipment: helmet, water bottles, padlocks ...

  • Transport to and from the start and finish points of the tour

  • Lunches: you have the choice to stop where you want

  • Dinners: from nights 2 to 5, you have the choice of your restaurants in each stopover town

  • Any other item not listed above as being included

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATION - COMFORT OPTION

  • The hotels on the course have been chosen according to certain criteria in order to better accommodate our group of cyclists.

  • You are usually lodged in three star hotels, but some may only have two stars. In each case, the hotel is clean, with two separate beds in the shared rooms, and always with a private bathroom in the room.

  • Generally, the location of the hotel is excellent for exploring overnight towns.

  • Breakfast is included in each hotel.

  • Hotels normally have bicycle storage, however, you may need to take your bicycle to your room for the night.

  • If you register alone, you will be accommodated by default with another participant of the same gender. If you register with a companion with whom you wish to share the room, or if you are open to sharing the room with another participant of all sexes, you benefit from a room sharing discount.

PRICE

€ 1,125 Comfort Option per person

Or € 161 / day per person

 

Supplements and discounts

€ 307 Single room supplement

- € 50 "Room sharing discount", see FAQs

 

Depending on the booking of single / double / shared rooms and your city of origin, additional tariffs or discounts may apply. Please contact us for more information.

 
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE TRIP
NANTES - BORDEAUX

WELCOME TO NANTES!

Day 1

Sunday August 2

15:00

You are free to join the hotel from 3:00 p.m. to settle in and prepare your bike for the adventure ahead. Why not take a little warm-up tour along the Loire, on the Erdre, or around Île-de-Nantes?

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Your trip begins at 6:00 PM with your first group meeting at the entrance to the aparthotel. There you will meet your guide and discuss the next five days of cycling from Nantes to Bordeaux.

You will then have your first group dinner in central Nantes, where you will get to know the other group participants, before hitting the road the next morning.

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FIELDS AND STREAMS

Day 2

Monday August 3

Nantes

The rock on yon

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79 km

Once breakfast has been taken at the hotel with the other participants and your luggage left at reception, you will be ready to roll!

Direction the very beginning of the Canal du Midi near the city center. As you walk along it in the morning, the sounds of the city give way quite quickly to the sounds of birds and waves of barges.

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Your route follows the canal quietly all day long, largely shaded on its two banks by immense old lime trees. The towpath on which you will ride is paved for the first 50 km approximately, it is afterwards in dirt. You will spend the night in Castelnaudary, a town built around the Grand Bassin, the largest inland port on the canal.

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DAMWS AND BAYS

Day 3

Tuesday August 4

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The rock on yon

La Rochelle

86 km

On your second day crossing the Vendée countryside, agricultural fields give way to salt marshes as you approach the Atlantic coast. On two wheels, you will have the chance to cross these basins on narrow tracks, along the dikes through the bodies of water as far as the eye can see.

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Towards the end of the route, you will pass through a series of coastal villages, quite distinct from the small agricultural towns that you will have seen so far.

Your destination for the day is La Rochelle, with its imposing watchtowers guarding the entrance to its picturesque inner harbor, located in the heart of the city. We invite you to take the time to explore the old town center, or to stroll along the water, where you will appreciate the vast marina which can accommodate over 5,000 boats.

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BEACHES AND BRIDGES

Day 4

Wednesday August 5

La Rochelle

Royan

86 km

Your route for the day begins by following the Eurovélo 1 cycling route which runs along the coast from the center of La Rochelle. The marina, numerous beaches, a range of fishing infrastructure ... you will undoubtedly appreciate this taste of the French Atlantic coast!

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The inland town of Rochefort is the obvious choice for a dinner break, with its pretty little port on the Charente. With luck you will observe the Hermione, the legendary three-master, moored at her home port near the central plaza. Otherwise, you can at least admire its twin permanently moored to the neighboring quay, installed as a hook-mast course!

Rather than following the EV1 along the coast, you rather drive directly south through many farming villages, with a section directly on the regional to cross the Seudre estuary and its oyster crops that s 'extend to the horizon.

Even if for a while you will share the road with the highest traffic between Nantes and Bordeaux, you will be rewarded with your early arrival at the seaside town of Royan. You will certainly enjoy this city which derives from its regional reputation as a vacation destination, or perhaps you will prefer to simply relax on one of the many beaches that have made it so famous.

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FERRY AND FOREST

Day 5

Thursday August 6

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Royan

Lacanau-Ocean

80 km

Our fifth day by bike begins with a crossing of the Gironde estuary, where we arrive on a completely different landscape on the Medoc peninsula. Our route today is entirely on Eurovélo 1, mostly on shaded green roads through old pine forests.

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A series of villages and seaside campsites will punctuate your route through the forest. The villages offer both meal breaks, or even simply ice cream breaks, while reminding us of how many beaches you will have traveled during the day!

We spend the night near the seaside village of Lacanau-Océan, with its relaxed attitude that promotes real beach holidays.
We invite you to make the most of the beach!

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FROM SAND TO CITY

Day 6

Friday August 7

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Lacanau-Ocean

Bordeaux

70km

Today you will be driving through pine forests, like yesterday, except this time you will go straight to the big city. You pass a few small towns on the way, but quite suddenly you find yourself in the Bordeaux suburbs. Up to the center, you will share the network of cycle routes with city dwellers, who use it on a daily basis.

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Take time to explore this beautiful city after your bike is dropped off at your centrally located hotel.

In the evening, we will gather for our group dinner, to celebrate the end of this trip and the distance covered by bike the previous five days.

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Congratulations on driving from Nantes to Bordeaux!

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DAY IN BORDEAUX

Day 7

Saturday August 8

Day off

This tour ends after breakfast, with a check-out at 11:00.

 

Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station is a short walk away, for a fairly easy departure.

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