Maps and plans

In the Bay of Arcachon - Val de l'Eyre area walking and cycling provide good alternatives for local travel. For day-to-day needs and leisure, the area has many footpaths and cycle tracks. Various maps and tools are available to help you identify them and find the information you seek.

The cycle track network

You are, or would like to be, a cyclist for your day-to-day journeys or to discover the area?

You will find many routes to make your journeys easier. Independent cycle paths, cycle tracks or lanes, low-speed zones (30 or 20 km/h) have been established to make cycling credible, effective and environmentally friendly.

Cycle route tools

Bay of Arcachon local route finder

SIBA's Bay of Arcachon site offers a cycle route-finding service. A simple tool to visualise your route. You need only enter your current location and destination and the on-line system will show you the best route.

MODALIS regional multimodal calculator

Calculateur d'itinéraire Modalis The system offers a "cycling" option when planning your journey.

Use the MODALIS research service to seek cycling routes, alone or in combination with other modes of transport.

Advantage: MODALIS tells you how much of your journey will be on specially-built cycle ways so that you can see how safe and easy it should be.

GEOVELO: a national system

Geovelo (a French start-up) provides an Internet site and iOS and Android applications offering one of the first cycling route planning tools. Its objective is to encourage bike use on a day-to-day basis. The app is free and designed to take cyclists onto roads with dedicated cycle tracks and those with little traffic.


Panneau indicateur VélodysséeLong-distance cycle routes are gradually being introduced throughout Europe to encourage greater use of bicycles. EuroVelo routes (EV) also encourage the development of services for cyclists (accommodation, suitable catering, equipment, maintenance and repair services, etc.).

The Bay of Arcachon - Val de l'Eyre area is crossed by the Atlantic Coast route (EV1), whose French section (the Vélodyssée from Roscoff to Hendaye) goes around the Bay of Arcachon.

For more information about local sections or the whole French route:
La Vélodyssée - Lège-Cap-Ferret / Arcachon

And to go even further afield :
EuroVelo - Atlantic Coast Route

Footpaths for discovering the region

Walking is good for personal and planetary health. Get a different view of the region when planning your outings.

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