A couple would like to spend a cycling holiday with their two children aged 4 and 14. Velstana created a fully customized 8-day trip for this family, balancing fun activities around the Arcachon Bay and discovery of the wines of Médoc.
At the chosen time, Stanislas called us and we built our circuit together in less than three quarters of an hour. He asked us the right questions while letting us express our desires, including those of the children… he was very patient!
We opted for the Médoc and the Arcachon Bay destination, a good compromise between fun activities for children and wine discovery for parents.
We decided to leave at the end of August for a period of 8 days with stages of around 50 km/day, knowing that the entire route would have to be practically flat.
We asked Velstana to focus our tour on two themes: family activities and wine discovery, Médoc making this a must!
Stanislas advised us to take a roving tour by staying two days in the same place twice to change the pace and also to rest the children, which seemed to us to be a very good idea.
For accommodation, we chose 3* services in guesthouses or charming hotels.
In the evenings, we wanted to be able to dine in the city freely and as often as possible with the children, following the recommendations of Velstana.
The following week, we received the description of the trip designed and its price by e-mail: everything was in line with what had been agreed, so we approved the quote. The last step before departure: we paid the deposit.
Two weeks before departure, we received a comprehensive Travel Book via e-mail with the complete itinerary and many other things, such as information on the route, travel advice and suggestions on typical restaurants and local cuisine.
A link received by e-mail enabled us to have the route on our smartphone, very easy and convenient to follow.
Cycling distance: 10 km
Cycling distance: 48 km; elevation gain: 200 m +
48 km 90 m +
60 km 180 m +
60 km 240 m +
30 km 100 m +
Pricing and services for this cycling journey in France (excluding equipment rental): €980 /adult and €650 /child; Equipment rental price: €100 /adult bike, €55 /child bike, €25 /child seat;
- Accommodation 7 nights in a double room: 3* superior hotels or guesthouses (breakfast included)
- Dinners (excluding drinks) on days 1 and 2
- Baggage transfer
- Visits / winetasting in two wineries
- Visit of the Cordouan lighthouse
- Transfer by boat from Cap Ferret to Arcachon
- Taxis from Bordeaux to Margaux on day 1 and from Arcachon station on day 8 and train tickets to Bordeaux
- High-quality bikes
- Accessories (bags, helmet, repair equipment, pump)
- Travel Book accessible anywhere, anytime, including a one-of-a-kind cycling itinerary available on an app
- Meals other than those listed above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
The abovementioned sample prices are for guidance only and are not binding. The total cost of your holiday will depend on a number of factors, including time of year of travel and choice of accommodation and transport. The actual cost of your holiday is as set out in the Booking Confirmation.