Good news! The section between La Teste de Buch and Biscarosse affected by the fires of summer 2022 was reopened on 28 April 2023 with only some minor damage to the road surface. Only a small section (400m) will remain closed until the end of the summer, but a secure deviation has been set up along a county road (RD 218). Stay informed on the following page: www.lavelodyssee.com/travaux-en-cours
La Vélodyssée is the French part of the Atlantic Coast Route (EuroVelo 1). It is also 1,300 km of fully signposted cycle route - almost 80% of which is car-free - to discover all the wonders of the French Atlantic coastline and experience an extraordinary cycling adventure. Launched in 2012 and awarded several prizes, the French section of the Atlantic Coast Route links Roscoff to Hendaye and crosses no less than 3 regions and 9 departments, offering breathtaking views between land and sea and an instant feeling of peace.
The route also connects with EuroVelo 4 - Central Europe Route, EuroVelo 6 - Atlantic – Black Sea and EuroVelo 3 - Pilgrims Route and you can embark on a ferry in Roscoff to cross the sea and continue your journey on EuroVelo 1.
Download here the full GPS tracks of EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route in France and start planning your next cycling holidays!
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.
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 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.