Cycling Charming Cap Ferret

By Maggie LaCoste

It isn’t sunny, but it’s not raining, so I think it will be a perfect day in Cap Ferret! This day is for exploring the backroads of this quaint, charming and not-so-traveled part of the French Atlantic Coast. Like Marennes, this is oyster country and the best tasting oysters are always only a few steps away. People here eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, no cooking required. Local oyster shacks and market stands advertise oyster/ expresso or oyster/beer combinations for 5 euro. This is a local practice that we quickly learn to love!

As we take the time to soak up the sights and smells of this special place, the troubles of the past couple of days quickly fade away. Rainy days on the bike are something to endure and quickly forget, moving on to other adventures. And there is no doubt that Cap Ferret and neighboring villages, all linked by an elaborate network of bike trails, have a lot to discover.

The best way to give you a feel of the beauty and magic of this area is through photos, so I hope you will enjoy some of my favorites!

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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 way....by 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.

  1. Such a beautiful area. I can’t believe all the oyster farms by the look of it!