Category: Cycling La Velodyssee


Cycling France’s La Velodyssee: Crossing the Ile de Re Bridge

By Maggie LaCoste Funny how when I planned a side trip to the Ile de Re, I never really thought about crossing the bridge. I’m not very fond of cycling across bridges, especially long ones. So as we approached the bridge to the Ile de Re, on of my favorite places in France, my palms


Cycling France’s Atlantic Coast

I can’t believe that it’s just a month until I leave for my first French cycling adventure of the year to La Velodyssee, the Atlantic Coast route, part of EuroVelo 1.  This is a route I’ve wanted to explore for the last two years, but I was never able to go there before the busy

Renting a Bike in Bordeaux France

I get a lot of e-mails regarding the best places to rent bikes in or near Bordeaux.  If you’re thinking about adding a weekend bike trip to a trip to Bordeaux, or if you are planning on biking part of La Velodyssee or the Atlantic Route, here are some suggestions for bike rentals.  These are


EuroVelo1 in France: La Velodyssee, Part II

The more I read about La Velodyssey, the more excited I get about biking the cycle path in less than 2 months! Like me, few cyclists will probably ride the entire 1,200 km route from Roscoff to the Spanish border. When planning a trip, not only do you have the main cycle route, but there


EuroVelo 1 in France: La Velodyssee, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste You can imagine how excited I was to learn that the grand opening of La Velodyssee route, the French portion of EuroVelo 1 will be in June. I will be spending almost 3 weeks in May riding this route, so I will experience this route right before its grand opening. EuroVelo 1