In 2018, our pre-summer trip took us to France's Atlantic coast after celebrating my friend's birthday in Brittany. We decided on the area around Bordeaux and found a beautiful Airbnb apartment close to Arcachon. It was the Garden House of a bigger house and we were able to sit on our own terrace, enjoy the pool and use their bicycles too. I did not know this before we went, but the area is very well equipped for cyclists with bicycle lanes everywhere and a great route system. I loved exploring the area by bike, especially as it wasn't too hot and we could be active and see our surroundings. In these articles below, you will find some ideas of what do to and where to go, even if it is not warm enough to swim and if you travel before the high summer season starts.