The “Vélodyssée”

St-Jean-de-Monts © S. Bourcier The “Vélodyssée”

The Vélodyssée is the French section of “Euro Vélo Route 1”, beginning at Norway’s North Cape and ending in Sagres, Portugal. In France the route runs from Roscoff in the Finistère department to Hendaye in the Basque Country.

Vélodyssée uses the Loire à Vélo route between Nantes and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins. The route gives cyclists the chance to enjoy the region’s natural beauty, and discover its diversity.

After Nantes, heading north, Vélodyssée meets the Nantes to Brest Canal, passing via La Chapelle-sur-Erdre and Sucé-sur-Erdre (The section between “Loire à Vélo” and La Chapelle-sur-Erdre is still under development).

Heading south after Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, the route follows the "Vélocéan" trail before joining the coastal cycle route in the Vendée and then continuing towards Hendaye via the Charente-Maritime and Aquitaine regions.