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La Vélodyssée - De Contis Plage à Léon

Natural, EuroVelo routes, Family, Suitable for all in Contis, Saint-Julien-en-Born

31.3 km
Touring cyclist
2h 30min
Easy
  • A stage of the Vélodyssée in the form of a forest link, the track through the woods gives a feeling of tranquillity reinforced by the scents of the pine forest. You should leave the track to enjoy the nearby ocean beaches at Contis-Plage, Cap de l'Homy or St-Girons-Plage, or those of Lake Léon at the finish. The arrival in Léon will be quiet (be careful, the track runs along the road at the entrance to the village); a market is held every day in the village square from June to September; the...
    A stage of the Vélodyssée in the form of a forest link, the track through the woods gives a feeling of tranquillity reinforced by the scents of the pine forest. You should leave the track to enjoy the nearby ocean beaches at Contis-Plage, Cap de l'Homy or St-Girons-Plage, or those of Lake Léon at the finish. The arrival in Léon will be quiet (be careful, the track runs along the road at the entrance to the village); a market is held every day in the village square from June to September; the Léon lake and its restaurants, its banks with picnic areas, will allow you to have a lunch stop with a view of the lake. You cannot leave the Etang de Léon without visiting the nature reserve or taking a boat trip on the Courant d'Huchet, one of the natural curiosities of the Landes coastline.
Points of interest
1 Réserve naturelle du Courant d’Huchet
Dotée de paysages exceptionnels, d’une faune et d’une flore remarquable, la réserve naturelle du Courant ‘Huchet constitue le dernier ensemble d’étangs et de courant d’Aquitaine ayant préservé son caractère naturel.
2 Balade en barques sur le Courant d’Huchet
Curiosité naturelle, le Courant d’Huchet est le déversoir du lac de Léon vers l’Océan. Il ne se visite qu’en barque avec les bâteliers de Léon. Promenade sous une végétation luxuriante et surprenante.
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