La Vélodyssée is EuroVelo 1 in France. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle ride, La Velodyssée has something for everyone. Get on your bike and experience the wild beauty of a cycle route covering more than 1,200 kilometres from Roscoff, Brittany, down the Atlantic coast in Hendaye to the border with Spain. The sea is never very far away as you discover the best each region has to offer along France’s longest waymarked cycle trail.

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Combining your bike and public transports on La Vélodyssée

Different intermodal solutions allow cyclists to reach the French part of the Atlantic Coast Route.

By train : Depending on the type of train you take, the conditions of access with bicycles may be different. For TER: conditions are different according to the region. In Brittany (between Roscoff to Redon): new boarding rules are implemented as of 2021. In the others regions from Redon to Hendaye: bicycles’ access is free, without reservation, within the limit of available places, suspended or placed in a space provided for this purpose.

For Intercités and TGV trains, reservations are required: check the different conditions on line at en.oui.sncf or www.thetrainline.com.

Some local bus networks accept bikes all year round and they especially allow cyclists to reach the nearest stations. Remain still vigilant: places are limited; it is therefore recommended to arrive in advance. From the Nord to the South: Breizhgo, TER bus lines 12 and 13, Transports Nouvelle-Aquitaine, interurban network – transport 64.

It can be interesting to consult the boring conditions for your bike on board of long-distance bus companies serving La Vélodyssée like: Flixbus, BlablaBus.

Check out all the news and useful information to prepare your next stay on La Vélodyssée website.

National & Regional Information

France Vélo Tourisme

France Vélo Tourisme is the French national website for promoting long distance cycle routes. The website has specific pages for all the 'ready-to-cycle' EuroVelo routes with maps, points of interest and other useful information.

La Vélodyssée – Atlantic Coast Route

La Vélodyssée is EuroVelo 1 in France. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle ride, La Velodyssée has something for everyone. Get on your bike and experience the wild beauty of a cycle route covering more than 1,200 kilometres from Roscoff, Brittany, down the Atlantic coast in Hendaye to the border with Spain. The sea is never very far away as you discover the best each region has to offer along France’s longest waymarked cycle trail.

Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 1 / Bikeline Guide of La Vélodyssée [Verlagesterbauer]

Guide written in German and describing the 1290km of La Vélodyssée, from Brittany to the Basque Country. It includes precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system making it ideal for the handlebar bag.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - From Roscoff or Brest to Nantes [Chamina]

Guidebook written in French. From Roscoff to Nantes: 390 km of easy cycling routes along the Nantes-Brest Canal with its 238 locks, and an alternative 110-km route from Brest to Carhaix. The guide includes 96 pages packed with all the information you need to prepare and carry out your trip: 24 stages entirely signed for bikes, maps on a scale of 1:100 000, places to visit, accommodation, restaurants, bike repair shops, Accueil Vélo services and ‘Bike+Train’ information.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - The canal from Nantes to Brest and La Vélodyssée [Ouest-France]

Written in French, this cycle guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal offers you more than 500 km of safe and signed cycle routes, 36 detailed maps and all the practical advice and useful addresses you need to organise your trip. From Nantes to Landévennec via the Nantes-Brest Canal, the route follows in the footsteps of the Dukes of Brittany. From Rosporden to Carhaix and from Saint-Méen-le-Grand to Questembert it goes on former railway tracks.

EuroVelo 1: From Nantes to Royan - Freewheeling the Atlantic [Ouest-France]

Guidebook written in French. 600 km of coastal tracks, all signed and traffic-free for safe cycling in the departments of Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime. The guide includes 25 detailed maps, 11 stages of between 30 and 50 km, 5 all-inclusive self-guided tours, practical advice, addresses of bike rental companies, 120 hotels, camp sites, self-catering gîtes and bed and breakfasts and the major sites to visit.

EuroVelo 1: Le Guide du Routard – La Vélodyssée ® [Hachette]

Organize your cycle tour simply and easily with this156-page travel guide written in French, including: maps, practical and tourist information, tips and practical bike advice, Le Routard’s suggestions and good ideas, addresses for accommodation, restaurants, bike rentals, bike transportation. This edition is in augmented reality. Simply scan a page via the Hachette Scan application to get additional information on events, places, visits and much more!

Bookable Offers

EuroVelo 1 from Nantes to La Rochelle on the Atlantic

EV1
@France

Your cycling holiday with Abicyclette Voyages on EuroVélo 1 - La Vélodyssée. From Nantes, do not miss the "Machines de l'îles" and start riding by the Atlantic. You discover the beautiful Atlantic coast beaches, cross many small charming villages and try some great sea food restaurants. Your itinerary is made of easy cycling roads with 80% of secured cycling paths. Your final destination, La Rochelle, is perfect for celebrating this arrival with its restaurants, port and beaches.

EuroVelo 1 from Roscoff to Nantes through Brittany

EV1
@France

It is a 10-day bike trip in the calm of the French Brittany that we offer. A charming journey for all cycling lovers. Departing from Roscoff, the far north and the starting point of the EuroVelo 1 (La Vélodyssée) route, you ride on easy cycle paths, canal routes and dedicated routes. On your trip, you will discover the Bon Repos abbey, Guerlédan Lake, Pontivy, Josselin castle, Redon and finally Nantes, a city with a rich cultural and industrial heritage.

Public Transport