Cycling around the lake

With family or friends, good times guaranteed

A trail with lots of sections you can choose from freely

Of all the cycling routes in the area, the tour around the Lac du Der is a must. And no need to be sporty at all!

The tour of the Lac du Der is 38 kilometres long and can be done in half a day. If you want to take the time to contemplate the amazing landscapes that the Lac du Der has to offer, watch the birds, visit the Village Museum or sunbathe on a beach, this is a day of discoveries best enjoyed with a picnic basket or a stop at a small restaurant.

Stunning landscapes

You'll adore crossing the majestic oak forest that surrounds the "dervois" banks east of the lake (Dervos means "oak" in the Celtic language). A ride along the dikes offers lots of wonderful views across this gigantic lake.

No bike? Rent one on site!

Lots if bike rental businesses hire bikes by the hour or by the day. You can also rent an electric bike and even a trailer for your mini-travelers. All the accessories and diffrent sized bikes you need.

Find the bike for you

Play while pedaling! Discover the Lac du Der on a bike with family or friends! Ride the 38 km around the lake while learning its history, its use and its natural environment ... Answer the different riddles as you go... and win a prize! Access the game by downloading EnigmApp free from Google Play or l'AppStorethen enter the code EAYJT2TD

Frank, Emily and their two daughters Alice and Zoe

Family picnic at the Lac du Der

Why go cycling around the lake?​
"We saw that the lake might be the perfect place for family biking, and we planned to book a day riding around the lake, we brought our bikes and trailers in the car"

What was it like?

"Great! We had lovely weather and the lake is really beautiful! We took our time to let the girls get the benefit of the fresh air and the countryside. We stopped for a break half way at the port of Nuisement, in Sainte-Marie-du-Lac, for a picnic lunch and a swim at the beach. Back at our starting point, at the nautical centre, we all had an ice cream and Zoeplayed in the park.

A beautiful day with a bit of sunburn and lots of beautiful pictures!"

Parents will love
...the safe ride (36 of the 38 kilometres are completely traffic-free), the beaches and the picnic areas along the route.


Children will love
...surprising a family of Great Crested Grebes, the playgrounds, and visiting the Der Village Museum