Discover Guadeloupe by bike
Are you dreaming of a traditional "vacation in the South", but want to add an active side? Discover Guadeloupe with Vélo Québec Voyages! Known as the "butterfly island" because of its shape, Guadeloupe is perfectly suited to 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 an Guided or a Self-guided trip, our routes allow you to explore the best of Guadeloupe's largest islands: Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre and Marie-Galante. These paradisiacal places offer an exceptional setting for cycling discovery, and our trips are specifically designed to enable you to enjoy your days in the saddle while missing nothing of the assets of this French overseas territory.
Grande-Terre, between towns and villages
On the main island of Grande-Terre, you'll have the chance to discover Pointe-des-Châteaux, located on the easternmost tip of the island. This magnificent spot offers exceptional views of the Caribbean Sea from its rocky cliffs, and will enable you to relax after a long day of cycling in an enchanting setting where the Guadeloupean culinary delights and the region's renowned tranquility will lull your evenings to sleep.
In Le Gosier, the Creole architecture and the many bars and restaurants guarantee lively evenings! During your evening there, why not let yourself be tempted by a walk along the famous Darse beach to admire the magnificent views of the ocean on one side and the town on the other?
Alternatively, the cities of Saint-François and Pointe-à-Pitre will allow you to immerse yourself in the urban environment of Guadeloupe, where the warmth of the local population will make you want to immerse yourself in Guadeloupean life!
Next, head for Basse-Terre to discover the beauty of its historic town, named a Town of Art and History in 1995. Its ramparts offer superb views of the surrounding area, from the sea to the volcanic massif of La Soufrière. Guadeloupe's volcanic terrain lends itself admirably to exploration by bike, offering steep gradients and breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
Charming villages like Petit-Canal and Richeplaine let you 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's the perfect accompaniment to any meal!
On the peaceful island of Marie-Galante, which you'll reach for a day's getaway via a ferry ride, relaxation is the order of the day! Its quiet roads will allow you to fully appreciate the scenery of your cycling itinerary, especially at Grand-Bourg, a picturesque village situated on a volcanic plateau whose elevation offers breathtaking views of the ocean.
Take the opportunity to sample a bébélé, a typically Creole Marie-Galantaise speciality that combines vegetables, offal and spices in a sublimely flavorful broth.
Throughout your journey, you'll have the chance to sample many typical Guadeloupean dishes such as bokits, hearty meat or fish sandwiches, smoked chicken or meat marinated in colombo, the famous local spice blend! For lovers of digestives, the many rum bars for which Papillon Island is famous will delight your taste buds! But beware: cycling and alcohol don't mix!
Here are a few must-see places and experiences that will make your cycling holiday in Guadeloupe an extraordinary experience!
If you would like to discover Guadeloupe, but would like a trip tailored to your tastes and desires, don't hesitate to contact our advisors, who will be able to support you and offer you numerous options to create THE cycling trip of your dreams!