Based in apartments in Arcachon we will cycle daily round the bay and along the beaches visiting the tallest sand dune in Europe and dining in cheap restaurants which serve fish straight from the sea. Local weather here. The final night is in Bordeaux.


Thu 18th September
Meet in bar other side of security 14:30. Plane Thu 18 Sep 2014 16:05 hrs arrive 19:20. Train to Arcachon 21:00 (on the hour till 22:00). Stay in Aquarium Apartments 10 mins from station. £104 each for 4 nights.

Fri 19 Sep (32 miles)
Pick up bikes from Arcachon train station from locabeach at €38 for 4 days. Cycle south to lake where we eat lunch. Then west and visit biggest sand dune in Europe.

At 20:30 Bordeaux play Evian . €12 to€24 for ticket.Train back at 23:05 or 23:55 ( takes 51 minutes)

Sat 20 Sep (35 miles)

Start at 9. Cycle to Biganos then the 7 ports to maison de huitres (oyster museum). Lunch in Gujan-Mestras

Sun 21 Sep (30 miles)
Ferry to Cap Ferret Cycle beach coast towards Lacanou then down the coast  via Ares back to cap Ferret where we have lunch. Ferry back from cap ferret.

Mon 22nd Sep
cycle till 3. Cycle to Le Teich and do 6km walk. Check out and train back to Bordeaux. Stay in Hotel ibis budget Bordeaux centre Mériadeck. Dine out.

Tue 23rd Sep
Check out at 7:45. Plane leaves at 10:45hrs arriving 11:55 Edinburgh


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