La Rochelle-Bordeaux

Salty Air and Fine Wine 

Experience the joys of summer and relax between the ancient city of La Rochelle (half-way down the Atlantic coast) and the Bassin d’Arcachon, near Bordeaux and its vineyards. The flexible itinerary allows some to wander about town by foot, while others take off hunting in the countryside. Vintage Bordelais and cognac, oysters and seafood, foie gras and canelés... the region is a paradise for gourmets! And for those who appreciate beautiful panoramas and salty air will definitely be amazed by the Marais Poitevin, Île de Ré, Île d’Oléron, Dune du Pyla (60 million cubic meters of sand!), as well as Niort, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Bordeaux, whose bridge is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.


September 10 to 25, 2022
Price (taxes included) : $4,695 / person
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 2

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: 423 km • Long route: 776 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Niort (2 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Coulon, Le Mazeau, Maillé, Damvix, Arzais (54 ou 71 km).
Day 3 - Niort, Sansais, Cramchaban, Benon, Virson, Clavette, La Rochelle (69 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route on Ile the Ré via St-Martin-de-Ré, La Couarde-sur-mer, Ars-en-mer (62 to 72 km).
Day 5 - La Rochelle, Aytré, Châtelaillon-Plage, Fouras, Rochefort (53 km).
Day 6 - Rochefort, Port des Barques, Moëze, Brouage, Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, Oleron island (58 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via La Cotinière, La Brée-les-Bains, Boyardville (68 km).
Day 8 - Oleron island, Ronce-les-Bains, La Palmyre, St-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan (59 or 60 km).
Day 9 - Free day or looped route via Semussac, Cozes, Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Talmont-sur-Gironde (39 or 66 km).
Day 10 - Ferry from Royan to Le Verdon, Soulac-sur-Mer, Talais, St-Vivien-de-Médoc, Valeyrac, St-Christoly-Médoc, St-Seurin-de-Cadourne, St-Estèphe, Pauillac (69 km).
Day 11 - Pauillac, Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Arcins, Margaux, Macau, Bordeaux (54 km).
Day 12 - Free day.
Day 13 - Bordeaux, Pessac, Marcheprime, Biganos, Le Teich, Arcachon (60 km).
Day 14 - Free day or looped route via Cap Ferret, Arès, Audenge (65 km) or via Dune du Pilat (22 km).
Day 15 - Transfer to Bordeaux airport and flight back to Montréal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in three or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • ferry transfer;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Bordeaux > Bordeaux/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of $1275

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3885
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

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.