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La Rochelle to Angouleme 7 days

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Travel by bike and hotel to hotel with the transport of your luggages since La Rochelle to Cognac on Flowvelo cycle parths

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From the ocean to Angoulême along la Flowvelo and the charente river

 

Bicycle Tour, 7 days and 6 nights

 

Dates

- Feasible from April 03th  to october 03th 2020

- High season 04/07 to 29/08

- Departure from La Rochelle everyday

 

 

Options

- Diners 7 (half-board)

- Bike rental (Hybrid or electrical bike)
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

Bicy+
- Transfer back to the starting point by train or van
BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)

General information
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On-line tour
- individuel tour
- Transport luggages
- B&B tour 
- English Road Book provided
- Gps track
- Visits not included
- Assistance

- Kids prices : contact us

 

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The Flowvelo.

It is a new cycle path which offers to follow the Charente by bike to its mouth ... In fact not in Angoulème it moves away from the river to go up to Thivier. We have been practicing it for a long time and here is a new circuit which takes you to Angoulême. Good road !

 

 

Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle
La Rochelle, a town remarkable for its history, lively and touristy, you can appreciate the old port, the towers that guard its entrance, from the 13th to 15th centuries, the city center and its arcades, the 15th century town hall. City served by a TGV station - Overnight in La Rochelle, hotel ** downtown near the port.

 

Day 2 - From La Rochelle to Rochefort - 55 km
This day’s bike route goes along the coast and through the lively towns of Chatellaillon and Fouras, then you will cross the Yves Bay nature reserve. In Fouras, possibility of crossing by ferry to the island of Aix and visiting this small island which was the last retreat of Napoleon 1st. Rochefort: town created in the 17th century around shipbuilding.
Night in Rochefort hotel ***
   
Day 3 - From Rochefort to Saintes 59 km

Along the Charente by the Flow Vélo cycle paths through Rochefort's military historical heritage, you will gradually find the charm of the Saintonge and the Charentais hinterland. Passage by Saint Savinien before arriving at Saintes. Night in Saintes, *** hotel.

 

Day 4 From Saintes to Cognac 45km

The Charente guides you inland, its banks are welcoming, not always paved but with a coating that is very acceptable for mountain bikes. Some false dishes give "relief" to your day when you arrive in Cognac but don't worry, ride cool the stage is fresh and the cognac is good ... Night in Cognac in a hotel ***


Day 5 - From Cognac to Chateauneuf (or nearby) 41 km

The Charente is winding and the changing landscapes, very good remedy for monotony, take advantage of the curiosities, admire the vineyards the mansions crossed the villages which border the river, until Jarnac famous city which gave us an equally famous french president . Night in Chateauneuf or nearby hotel **


Day 6 - From Chateauneuf (or nearby) to Angouleme 30 km

The departure is easy, along the river, the arrival presents a small relief which gives depth to the landscape, a pleasure for the eyes . Night in Angoulême in hôtel **


Day 7 - end of the tour after breakfast and return depending on the option chosen or additional night.

 

 

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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flatland.

Climate
Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technical nature :
25 to 60 km per day ie 2h to 5 hours riding

Itinerary partly marked out, road book and map reading helpful.

 

BicyPack
Created to help you, assist you, guide you. It is a box that you receive before your departure or that is delivered on the spot. It includes a GPS support, the Gps loaded with the routes of your circuit, an auxiliary battery with its connecting cord, a repair kit, emergency lighting, a knife and the corkscrew...

 

 

Bibliography :

- Maps and cycling guides in Poitou-Charentes on cartovelo.fr

- Cycling guide on la Flowvelo
- Cycling and walking guide on île de Ré


Accommodation Standard + :
Hotels** - *** and **** with toilet and bathroom in the room


Extra nights :
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.

Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner :  optional half board, diners in restaurants nearby the accommodation.

 

The bike :

- Bike rental : If you rent a bike (see our bikes) you will get it when arriving. We will ask you to leave a deposit. 

At the end of the tour, you will have to leave the bike at the last hotel and inform the reception. We will take care of it. 

We can provide you specific equipments for kids such as seats, little bikes hitched and trailers

 

- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.


Assistance :

- For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures)
- In case of inclement weather or if you cannot cycle one day, possible transfer to the next stage.

 

Return, 2 possibilities :

By train : We can book your train ticket. In that case,  the tickets will be in your road book. You will come back with your luggage. If you travel with your own bike, this train accepts bikes.

By minibus : You will give you the time schedule. We will take care of the luggage and the bikes.

 

Luggage :

We assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).


Road Book :
You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage. 


Transportation : Location

- By train : SNCF TGV to La rochelle, about 3h00 from Paris (Montparnasse train station) To get more information on the time schedules, please contact SNCF on www.sncf.fr

- By car : A10 Exit 32 or 33. Paris is 460 km far from La Rochelle.

- By plane : Poitiers and La Rochelle airports. Nantes and Bordeaux international airports.


Your vehicle :
A parking space is available at the first hotel, to be paied on site.

 

Cancelation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancelation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

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