Discover the must-see places in Guadeloupe by bike
You dream of the traditional "vacation in the South", but you want to add an active side to it? Discover Guadeloupe with Vélo Québec Voyages! Guadeloupe, nicknamed the "Butterfly Island" because of its shape, is perfectly adapted to the discovery by bike, with roads as beautiful as they are quiet, leading you to tropical panoramas that will remain imprinted in your memories.
Whether you choose a guided tour or a free tour, our routes allow you to explore the best of Guadeloupe's largest islands, namely Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre and Marie-Galante. These paradisiacal places offer an exceptional setting for cycling discovery, and our trips are specifically designed to allow you to enjoy your days in the saddle while not missing any of the assets of this French overseas territory.
Grande-Terre, between cities and villages
On the main island of Grande-Terre, you will have the chance to discover the Pointe-des-Châteaux, located at the extreme east of the island. This magnificent place offers an exceptional view of the Caribbean Sea from its rocky cliffs, and will allow you to rest after a long day of cycling in an enchanting setting where the Guadeloupean gustatory pleasures and the renowned tranquility of the region will lull your evenings.
In Le Gosier, the Creole architecture and the numerous bars and restaurants guarantee you a lively evening! During your evening there, why not let yourself be tempted by a walk along the famous beach of La Darse to admire the magnificent views of the ocean on one side and the city on the other?
Otherwise, the cities of Saint-François and Pointe-à-Pitre will allow you to dive into the urban environment of Guadeloupe, where the warmth of the local population will make you want to immerse yourself in the Guadeloupean life!
Then, head for Basse-Terre to discover the beauty of its historical city, named city of art and history in 1995. Its ramparts offer a superb view of the surrounding area, whether on the sea or on the volcanic massif of La Soufrière. The volcanic lands of Guadeloupe lend themselves beautifully to exploration by bicycle, offering you uneven terrain and breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Charming villages such as Petit-Canal and Richeplaine will allow you to discover the tranquility of island life, while enjoying the long white sandy beaches and delicious coconut sorbets found throughout the island. A delicious dessert that will perfectly accompany your meals!
Marie-Galante the quiet one
On the peaceful island of Marie-Galante, which you will reach for a day trip via a ferry ride, relaxation is the order of the day! Its quiet roads will allow you to fully appreciate the landscapes of your cycling itinerary, especially in Grand-Bourg, a small picturesque village located on a volcanic plateau whose elevation will offer you breathtaking views of the ocean.
Take the opportunity to taste a bébélé, a typical Creole speciality from Marie-Galantaise which combines vegetables, offal and spices in a sublimely tasty broth.
Throughout your journey, you will have the chance to taste many typical Guadeloupean dishes such as bokits, hearty meat or fish sandwiches, smoked chicken or meat marinated in colombo, the famous local spice mixture! For those who love digestives, the many rum shops that make the reputation of the Butterfly Island will delight your taste buds! But be careful, cycling and alcohol do not mix!
Here are a few places and experiences that will make your cycling trip in Guadeloupe an extraordinary experience!
If you want to discover Guadeloupe, but you want a trip tailored to your tastes and desires, do not hesitate to contact our advisors, who will be able to support you and offer you many options to create THE bike trip of your dreams!