Arrival in La Rochelle. Your accommodation is in a nice hotel in the heart of the town center. Take the time to enjoy the city.
Situated North from La Rochelle, the Baie de l'Aiguillon is a graceful link between continent and ocean. Your itinerary, along the white coast is easy and beautiful. Baie de l'Aiguillon is famous for its mussel farms. You will have the opportunity to visit one of them: the interesting Maison de la Myticulture.
You leave La Rochelle towards south on a pleasant cycling path along the coast. Enjoy the wonderful sceneries from Chatelaillon Plage. After a little walk in the charming town center and its tiny streets, why not swimming or lying on the beach. Back to La Rochelle by small country roads and De Buzay' Castle.
Ile de Ré, approx. 57 km
Cross the impressive bridge to reach the island: Ile de Ré. Discover the lively fisherman's village called Rivedoux then La Flotte with their colourful markets. Reach Saint Martin by cycling path. Cross charming white villages on the coast line. with many possibilities to stop for a swim on the way.
It's time to leave La Rochelle for another great town: Rochefort, where, in 1666, Louis XIV chose to settle a powerful naval arsenal on the Atlantic. Today, you ride along the coast you will see former prison Fort Boyard, and the island Ile d’Oléron.
Marennes is a center of the most famous Oyster farming in France, situated on a wide protected natural area. On your way, you can enjoy the birds that have adopted this part of the coast. This idyllic day ends at Marennes.
You leave Marennes by a quiet cycling path, and you will arrive in a pine forest overlooking the sea. Do not forget your swimsuit! Your ride continues on a very enjoyable cycling path along the rocky coast to Royan. Varied and colourful landscapes for this last day of cycling.
Back to La Rochelle after Breakfast.
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Half board: at least a 4-course evening meal (option)
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- Detailed route guidance
- Detailed travel material (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
- Transfer Royan - La Rochelle
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Train station La Rochelle
- Back to La Rochelle by transfer (included)