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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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.

Bookable Offers

The Atlantic coast and the islands, from La Rochelle to Royan

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This beautiful cycle route starts off from the fortified port of La Rochelle, goes along the wonderful coast of the ocean. Along the way, you will pass oyster “farms”, do not hesitate to stop by to try a couple. You’ll pass by the islands of Ré, Oléron and Ile Madame. Breath-taking nature, tourist attractions, swimming spots, rich history and oyster-farming will be part of your amazing trip to Royan.

EuroVelo 1 from Nantes to La Rochelle on the Atlantic

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Your cycling holiday with Abicyclette Voyages on EuroVélo 1 - 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

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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 (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.

National & Regional Information

EuroVelo 1 / La Vélodyssée

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.

The France Vélo Tourisme Website

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.