12 Jun Be eco-responsible while cycling, direction the Dune of Pilat
Be eco-responsible while cycling, it’s not complicated. On theArcachon Basin, nature and calm have a great place. This is what makes the discreet charm of our region. Also in order to preserve the authenticity of our landscapes, we favor soft modes of travel. Cycling is becoming an increasingly obvious solution. Whether it is to go to work or to go for a walk, it takes its place in our daily lives. In order to better discover our region DINGOVELOS offers you its ideal day.
Rent your bikes from Arcachon.
In the Arcachon Basin, we have a marvelous setting that we owe it to ourselves to protect. What better way to do this than adopting bicycle trips. To be eco-responsible by bike, we start our day outing. It is possible to rent a bicycle to go to the Dune du Pilat. At DINGOVELOS we rent different models of bikes to meet all your desires. To go to the Dune du Pilat we recommend a all-terrain bike, a mountain bike or even a electric assisted bike if the distance scares you. By renting from DINGOVELOS in this way, you are supporting an eco-responsible approach. Indeed, we have made the choice not to replace our fleet of bikes but to repair it. In order to be even more consistent with this approach, we choose only French pieces to promote short circuits.
Once equipped with your bike, take the waterfront to get to the city center, you can already spot which seafood restaurant you can stop at.
Consume at small producers and discover on your way
In the city center of Arcachon on the Place des Marquises you will find the market with its beautiful colors as well as the Halle Baltard and its traders. Open all year from Tuesday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. You can easily find vegetables, fruits, meat and seafood from various local producers. The opportunity to discover and savor fresh products full of flavor in the conviviality of the place. Perhaps you would be tempted by an oyster tasting in the Halle or by an aperitif at the market bar. On the market you can also find creative artisans to please you. You will understand that at the market you will find everything you need and you can delight your taste buds while supporting the local economy.
After enjoying this pleasure stop, you can resume your journey with a delicious picnic to savor on the way. To go to the Dune du Pilat you will cross several equally charming neighborhoods, including Pereire, Moulleau and Pyla. Take the time to observe the beautiful villas on the seafront and the panoramic view of the Basin. Indeed in Pereire you benefit from one of the most beautiful angles of view on the sea.
End the eco-responsible day by bike in style
By following the cycle path at your own pace you will arrive at the Dune du Pilat and its parking lot where you can easily drop off your bike. Save some energy to climb this giant of sand. After 104 meters of ascent by taking the stairs, you will be greatly rewarded. Indeed the Dune of Pilat offers you a breathtaking view. On one side you overlook the entire pine forest, on the other you have a view of the Banc d’Arguin, the tip of Cap Ferret and the almost infinite horizon. Enjoy the moment until sunset and your ride will take an almost magical turn.
You will understand that to visit the Arcachon Basin you do not need your car. On the contrary, by bike you can take the time to stop to discover the riches of the region in a responsible way. In this way you can also support local producers and artisans. This bike ride is an opportunity to regain a taste for simple and authentic pleasures.