Activity for Life

The Activity for Life has become an annual awareness and fund raising activity for Cancer Support France. Since the first event in 2015 it has gone from strength to strength. From long rides across the country, along the Canal du Midi, up and down the hills of the Lot, the Activity for Life has been a great way to raise awareness, and funds, for Cancer Support France, whilst at the same time making new friends, reconnecting with old friends and generally having a fun time. As we had a short break from organising this event in 2023, this is the 9th Activity For Life.

We are looking forward to discovering the beautiful Medoc region this September, with cycle rides, walks, longe cote (aquatic walking) and other social activities, there will be something for everyone. Join us for the full five days, or just for one or two. With a final flourish in Bordeaux on Sunday 15th September, this will be a trip to remember!

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Activity for Life 2024

Meander in the Medoc

Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th September 2024

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  • From Wednesday 11th September 2024 to Sunday 15th
  • Join us for the full five days or select one or two
  • 200 kms of cycling over 5 days, finishing in Bordeaux centre
  • Alternative activities for non-cyclists: longe côte (aquatic walking), hiking, gentle walks, sight-seeing etc
  • Join for one or any number of days
  • Single point accommodation and ride out or drive and ride each day
  • Based out of Hourtin (33990)
  • Return to accommodation at the end of each day
  • Optional social evening meals, bbq etc for those who wish to have company
  • Use the buttons above to register to participate or volunteer

Cycles and walks are optional. Participants can mix and match as they wish, or join just one day.

Day 1:  Cycle: Tour of Lac d’Hourtin et Carcans 57kms
Walk: Boucle des Dunes (Hourtin plage 1.5 or 4.5 km)

Day 2: Soulac sur Mer, Talais and Pointe de Grave 55kms (This ride consists of two loops, the southern one am and northern pm, riders can opt to join both or just one.
Walk: Circuit des villas Soulacaises 2km

Day 3: Cycle: Loop from Ocean to Estuary, Montalivet les Bains to the Gironde 51kms
Walk: Boucle de Talais le Port 6.5km

Day 4: Cycle: Tour du Lac de Lacanau 32kms
Walk: Sentier des Chevreuils Sportifs, Reserve Naturelle de Hourtin 6km, 3km or 1.5km
Longe Cote: Aquatic walking, Maubuisson 1h 30m

Day 5: Ceremonial ride into Bordeaux City Centre 11kms
Short walk along the banks of the river (optional)
Arrival TBC in Bordeaux Centre midday



Previous Events

View the photos from previous Activity For Life events!