All year long
Routed along an old railway line, the Bordeaux - Lacanau Ocean "Voie Verte" ("Greenway") offers a 60 mile long hike through the stunning Gironde countryside, leading you to the ocean and a long stretch of sandy beach. With its practical surface, this route is a delight for walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers, anything goes on the Voie Verte.
Enjoy a long hike or bike ride with your family or friends, leaving from Bordeaux city centre, at Place Ravezies or from the campsite at Bordeaux Lac. After tasting the delights of the city and its suburbs, including the towns of Bruges and Hailsham, you will lose yourself in nature, plunging into the quiet of the pine forest. Enjoy the fresh air before you come out at the south of Medoc with its famous vineyards. Then, once you reach Lacanau Ocean, you can enjoy the beach and the Atlantic coast.
The most energetic hikers can continue towards Aquitaine via the Coastal Voie Verte in Gironde, following the coast between the Pointe de Grave, and Arcachon. The Bordeaux - Lacanau route also allows you to complete a Tour de Gironde, using various similar routes, the five most beautiful greenways of the Aquitaine region. This journey of 270 km would take 4-5 days hiking, taking in cities and beaches, forests and vineyards.
Some trains to Bordeaux participate in the Train + Vélo scheme allowing you to take your bike on the train.
Admission prices :
60 km route
You can rent a bike after arriving by train:
37, rue Charles-Domercq, gare SNCF Saint-Jean
Tel : 05 56 31 21 11