Guadeloupe, Grande-Terre in Loops En liberté

On the right wing of the butterfly

The right wing of this archipelago will be your cycling playground and Saint-François will be your home base. Grande-Terre is basically a plain dominated by small hills or mornes, the highest of which peaks at 177 meters. Famous for its beaches, Saint-François is one of Guadeloupe’s main tourist hubs, though much quieter than Pointe-à-Pitre and Le Gosier. From here, you will bike through a large part of Grande-Terre on less travelled roads and then head northward to Pointe des Châteaux and its breathtaking cliffs. A constant view of the sea and a French flair to the cuisine add to the appeal of this popular cycling destination. And after spending a wonderful day in historic Marie-Galante and being ferried back to Saint-François, you will be pedalling on air!

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date and destination from our wide choice of itineraries;
  • Travelling as a couple, with family or friends.

Photo credit: Diane Dufresne et Yvan Monette

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $Sur demande / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+/4

VQV Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 127 km • Long route: 390 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Pointe-à-Pitre and transfer to the hotel in Saint-François.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Pointe des Châteaux (24 km).
Day 3 - Free day or looped route via Vieux-Bourg (79 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route in Marie-Galante Island via Saint-Louis, Grand-Bourg, Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante, Beauséjour, Saint-Louis (40 to 50 km). Day including round-trip ferry from Saint-François to Marie-Galante Island (1 hr/ferry).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Le Moule, Gros-Cap, Anse-Bertrand (83 to 96 km).
Day 6 - Free or looped route via Grands-Fonds and Sainte-Anne (63 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Petit-Canal (78 km).
Day 8 - Transfer to Pointe-à-Pitre airport and flight back to Montréal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 7 nights in a three-star hotel at BWA Chik Hôtel & Golf, in double occupancy;
  • 7 breakfasts;
  • ferry transfers to Marie-Galante Island;
  • baggage transportation between hotel and airport (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.

Not included: overseas air transportation for passenger and bicycle; equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Pointe-à-Pitre airport

The land portion price indicated is for double occupancy. For further information, including the possibility of reserving a flight, please contact us.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.

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