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To see and do
(with a bike)

Here you will find a small guide of must do in Léon and its surroundings. Whether you are a regular or coming for the first time, here are some places and activities you do not want to miss !

Must do

We are guiding you, because we already love you. #c'estl'amour

Ride a stretch of the most famous European bike lanes! From Léon’s lake to the Atlantic Ocean, do not miss our many cycle routes.

Don’t miss the sunset at the Lette blanche beach. Of course, take the bikeway to get there !

Discover the know-how of our local artisans and artists or taste the fresh products from our local farms. 

Still active, climb the 183 steps of the lighthouse and enjoy a magical panorama of the Landes ! Spoiler alert : legs will burns ! 

Come to the Landes and not surf ? Unthinkable ! Discover this fun, demanding and value-packed sport with Leon’s surf schools.

Léon is home to a unique nature reserve. Discover its beauty and biodiversity with the boatmen of Hûchet current.

Bike ride around Léon

An easy bike ride on the most pleasant stretch of track in the Landes :

Vélodyssée south part : From Léon to Vieux boucau (15km). Easy track. 

Take the Vélodyssée south of Léon towards Moliets. Follow the cycle path through the forest to Moliets, then Messanges and Vieux boucau. Arrived at Vieux Boucau take the beach acmes by leaving the Vélodyssée at the cemetery direction the marine lake. Take the bike path that goes around the lake an enjoy the view on the island or the quieter beach of Soustons Plage. End the loop  and come back to Léon (Round trip distance from Léon = 35 km)

A bike course in the heart of the Landes nature:

Vélodyssée north : Léon – Saint-Michel – Vielle-saint-Girons – Cap de l’homy (25 km) Intermediate level road.

Cross the city of Léon going north and retrieve the Vélodyssée at the exit of the village. A space for bikes is provided on the road. Once on the Vélodyssée continue north and turn right before the beach of Lette Blanche. A tough hill is waiting for you but the course will become flat again after this difficulty. Continue to Cap de l’Homy. (Distance Léon, Cap de l’Homy, round trip = 50 km)

We tested ...

We tested for you the restaurant Le Pignon and we ate well !

A warm welcome, good affordable food in a really good environment ! Bon appétit, of course !!

Le Pignon à Léon, le restaurant est voisin de la Cyclerie

Last tips

Take a bike instead of the car ! You can absolutely do everything by bike and you will go faster.

Enjoy your trip ! Even if it rains ! We like to see you with a smile 🙂

Watch out the dune ! It is a very sensitive ecosystem. Walk on the passages provided for this purpose !

And of course, you do not throw your trash or butts in the nature …

Finally, save the water to the maximum !

“Take Care of the place you love”

 Vincent Garlat

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