Cycling In The Gironde
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