The Gironde department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-west France is famous for its Bordeaux wine growing regions, magnificent Atlantic beaches and expanses of pine forests.

The coastal region of the Gironde known as the Cote d'Argent, is not only part of the longest beach in Europe, but also home to the Dune de Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe.

Beyond the dunes to the south of the Arcachon Bay are the forests and lakes of the great forest of the Landes, the largest forest in Europe.

At the heart of the region, the historic city of Bordeaux is a UNESCO world heritage site. Recognised as the wine capital of the world, many of the most famous wine regions in the world including Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, and Margaux are all an easy bike ride away.


How To Use This Guide

We aim to provide a guide to each of the routes described below, however, as there are so many great routes this may take some time.

You can check out the routes close to where you are holidaying on the map below. By clicking on the location you are interested in you can see more information such as difficulty levels, route length and areas passed through.

For detailed information on each route please click on the route name in the list below. The link will either take you to our English language guide and detailed map or, if we haven’t created a guide yet, to information in French. Please keep checking back as we aim to cover all routes as soon as possible!

EuroVelo Route - Gironde

 

The EuroVelo network consists of 14 cycling routes stretching 70,000 km across Europe. EuroVelo 1, or the Atlantic Coast Route, passes down through the Gironde. The entire route is just over 8186 km long and connects northern Scandinavia to Sagres in the Algarve, Portugal.

Known as the Velodyssee, this route follows the coast of the Gironde from Soulac sur Mer, around the Arcachon bay towards Biscarosse in the Landes region.

For further information visit La Velodyssee.


 

 

 


View Gironde Cycle Routes in a larger map

 

Local Gironde Loops

The Gironde department is focussed on providing safe, interesting cycle routes across the region.

Each loop is well marked out with signs featuring small black bicycles.

  Arcachon Basin Routes  
Andernos les Bains (33510)
8km
Arcachon (33120)
5km
Ares (33740)
11km
Audenge (33980)
1 day
Biganos (33380)
20km
Claouey (33950)
18km
Dune du Pilat (33260)
25km
Gujan-Mestras (33470)
18km
La Teste de Buch (33260)
2.5km
Le Cap Ferret (33970)
10km
Le Grand Crohot (33950)
25km
Le Moulleau (33120)
16.5km
Le Teich (33470)
10km
Piraillan (33950)
13.5km
Taussat (33138)
4km

  Bordeaux Agglomeration Routes  
Begles (33130)
10km
Floirac (33270)
13.5km
La Bastide (33000)
4km
Lormont (33310)
10km
   

  Entre Deux Mers Routes  
Branne (33420)
14km
Camiac et Saint Denis (33420)
16km
Camiran (33190)
13km
Daignac (33420)
20km
Espiet (33420)
8km
Frontenac (33760)
12.5km
Frontenac (33760)
14km
Grezillac (33420)
12km
Lac de Laubesc (33760)
18km
Monsegur (33580)
15km
Romagne (33760)
17km
Saint Macaire (33490)
18km
Saint Martin de Sescas (33490)
15km
Sauveterre de Guyenne (33540)
17km
 

  Haute Gironde Routes  
Blaye (33390)
32km
Marcenais (33620)
10km
Saint Andre de Cubzac (33240)
8km

  Libournais Routes  
Lavagnac (33350)
18km
Lussac (33570)
32km
Montagne (33570)
History and heritage - 15km
Montagne (33570)
Saint Georges - 6km
Montagne (33570)
Neac and Lalande de Pomerol - 13km
Montagne (33570)
Parsac and Saint Georges - 15km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Route of family wineries - 11.5km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Route of Premiers Crus Classes - 15km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Route of remarkable architecture - 19km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Family wine road - 7km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Bordeaux by cycle route Roger Lapebie - 49km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Between vines and river Dordogne - 30km
Saint Emilion (33330)
Tour du Grand Saint Emilionnais - 46km
Saint Genes de Castillon (33350)
Les Cotes de Castillon - 17km
Saint Terre (33350)
35km
Saint Terre (33350)
Dordogne valley and the vineyards - 17.5km
Saint Terre (33350)
Along Dordogne river family route - 6km
 

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  Medoc Routes  
Cantenac (33460)
Boucle des Chateaux - 8.5km
Carcans (33121)
17km
Cussac Fort Medoc (33460)
la Route de l'Estuaire - 31km
Labarde (33460)
Boucle des Palombes - 5km
Lacanau (33680)
17km
Le Pian Medoc (33290)
Boucle des Pins - 12km
Le Porge (33680)
Poumon Vert
Margaux (33460)
Circuits between 4.5 and 38.5km
Paulliac (33250)
Randonnee des Chateaux - 8 to 16km
Saint Laurent Medoc (33112)
Circuit VTT
Saint Laurent Medoc (33112)
Randonee
Soulac sur Mer (33780)
Pointe du Medoc Pistes cyclable
Soussans (33460)
Boucle des Marais - 5.7km
   

  South Gironde Routes  
Aillas (33124)
15km
Auros (33124)
19.5km
Barie (33190)
20km
Belin Beliet (33830)
Belin des Murs - 45km
Captieux (33840)
46km
Hostens (33125)
45km
Sauternes (33210)
24km
   

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