Considering a cycling holiday in France? Do you know that cycling and the Vendée have a long and common history? Many major cycling events have been hosted in the region – such as le Tour de France amongst others. Thanks to its 1,800 km of cycle paths, as well as 1,160 km of road cycling routes, the Vendée has one of the largest cycling networks in France. Cycling along the west coast of France, enables you to explore the Vélodyssée route, as well as the beautiful coastal regions. Specific signage and separate cycle lanes provide a real comfort for cyclists. In addition, various service providers working with the "Accueil vélo" label cater for all cyclists’ needs. All these assets make the Vendée, an ideal cycling holiday destination. So, what are you waiting for, get on your bike and get pedalling!
Vendée Vélo is the largest county network of roads for cycling in France
The Vendée has nearly 1,800 km of cycle lanes and paths, with a variety of scenery and ever-changing landscapes. Whether you are looking for a day’s outing or as part of a cycling holiday, you are bound to find the right cycle route to suit you.
Whether you are looking for a day’s outing or as part of a cycling holiday, you are bound to find the right cycle route to suit you. Thanks to a dedicated website, you will find all the useful information needed when planning your trip. You can download maps for the countless cycle paths, various cycle routes, practical advice as well as a bike route planner. A list of service providers awarded with the “Accueil velo” label will help you identify bike friendly places.
“Accueil vélo label” - Bike friendly accommodation and services
Touristic map Vendée vélo 2021
La Vélo Francette cycle road in the Southern Vendée
The Vélodyssée, the longest veloroute in France
Our selection of touring bikes routes in the Vendée
Bike riding tips for an enjoyable cycling experience
Our bike riding tips will help you get off on the right Lane! They explain the important elements concerning cycling in the Vendée.
Bike rental companies in the Vendée
The Vendée has many bike rental companies, especially on the coast, but also throughout the region. Whether it’s for a day outing or for your entire stay, you can easily find somewhere to rent a bike or even an all-inclusive package where the bike loan is included.
There is a wide choice of offers available to suit everyone and adapted to all circuits: classic bikes, Dutch bikes, electric bikes, all-terrain bikes, or tandems…
For families with young children or for 100% cycling holidays, you will easily find bicycles with trailers or cargo bicycles.
Bike rental companies’ main aims are your comfort and security. Rental includes all necessary equipment: bicycle helmets, bike locks, a breakdown service, a bike basket as well as advice on different cycle routes and maps.