Bicycling France’s Atlantic Coast: Favorite Photos

By Maggie LaCoste

I’ve been home a couple of days now, and I am having a great time sifting through all of my notes and photos from the trip.  I took over 1,000 photos during my two week trip, three days of which I took very few photos due to the rain.  I thought that I would share some of my favorites with you, and then I will follow up later this week with my overall impressions of the bike route.

Hope you enjoy!

La Rochelle Harbor

Cyclists on the Ile de Re

Bike Rush Hour in St-Martin-de-Re

Bike path Rochefort to Marennes

Low tide in Marennes

Carrelets in Royan

Fresh oysters for picnic dinner

Threatening skies over Vaux sur Mer

Bike path along dunes in the Medoc

Scenes along the bike path in the Medoc

Cap Ferret at low tide, Dune du Pilat in background

Cap Ferret at low tide, Dune du Pilat in background

A view of St-Jean-de-Luz

View of the hills outside of Ciboure

The scenery on the road to Hendaye

Surfing school and Hendaye rocks

The mountains over Hendaye

Ready for surfing in Anglet

Typically Basque

Scenes of Bayonne

Stay tuned for upcoming thoughts on the Atlantic Coast route, what I would do differently, and how the route compares to my favorite bicyling routes in France.


Posted by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.