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Between Vélodyssée and Flow vélo

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Between sea and Cognac by bike in 5 days and 4 nights in a comfort or standard version hotel from La Rochelle on the Flow Vélo.

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Bicycle touring bike between Flow and Vélodyssée

 


Cycling along the Atlantic coast and discover the vineyards of Cognac during this stay an exceptional and unforgettable bike.
Go to the seafront in La Rochelle, to reach the banks of the Charente to Cognac country. This route runs between cycling routes of Vélodyssée and Flow Cycling.

 

Highlights of the stay :

  • La Rochelle and the bustling seaside towns
  • Saintes and its Gallo-Roman remains
  • The Cognac vineyards

Day 1 - La Rochelle

 

Discover the historical and cultural heritage of La Rochelle, a port city after your installation at the hotel. Stroll the old harbor admiring the towers of the thirteenth to the fifteenth, which guard the entrance, the city center and arcades and the town hall of the fifteenth.
Night in La Rochelle.

 

 

Day 2 - La Rochelle - Rochefort - 55 km


The day's stage runs along the coast on the Vélodyssée, passing through Chatelaillon and Fouras before crossing the Yves Bay nature reserve. In Fouras, you can plan a stopover on the island of Aix and visit this small island which was the last retreat of Napoleon 1st. End of the route in Rochefort, a town created in the 17th century around shipbuilding.
Night in Rochefort.


Day 3 - Rochefort - Saintes - 60 km

 

You leave the Vélodyssée to go along the Seudre canal through the oyster farms and the cycle paths of the wild coast through the pine forest, you will gradually find the charm of Saintonge and the Charente hinterland. Passage through Rétaud, Thézac and Chermignac before arriving in Saintes. Night in Cognac.

 

Day 4 - Saintes - Cognac - 38 km

 

This part takes place on the Flow Vélo towards the Chapelle des Pots, where ceramic craftsmanship has been perpetuated since the 13th century. The roads are small, the landscape changing and gently rolling. Crossing of the Cognac vineyards which make the reputation of this region, possibility of visit and tasting. Night in Saintes.

 

Day 5 - end of the bike tour in Cognac

 

End of your cycling trip after breakfast and return depending on the option chosen.

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General informations :

  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 2 * or 3 * (local standards)
  • Comfort level of accommodation comfort version: 3 * or 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Achievable between April and October 2021 :
High season in July and August.

 

Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Luggages transfert
  • Roadbook : we will provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture)

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program


The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Boat crossing La Rochelle - Ile de Ré
  • Return transfer to the starting point by train or minibus
  • BicyPack
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels:


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat terrain

 

Weather :


Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality:


Cycling: 25 to 60 km per day or 2 to 5 hours of cycling.
Partly marked itinerary, useful roadbook and map reading.


Bibliography:

 

- Bike guide on the flow bike

- Bike guide on Vélodyssée (Atlantic coast)


Additional nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.

 

Food :


- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: half-board option, dinners in restaurants near the accommodation except in Cognac.

 

The bike :


- Rental bicycle : If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.

 

- Personal bike : We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.

 

Assistance :


- Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).
 

 

Return:


By train: We can book your return by train. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you upon arrival. You come back with your luggage. If you are traveling with your own bicycle, this train accepts bicycles.

By minibus: We will give you the timetables. We bring you, your luggage and your bikes.

 

Luggage :


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg).

 

Roadbook :


We provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.

 

Transport :


- By train: SNCF TGV to La Rochelle in around 3 hours from Montparnasse station. For more information on timetables, contact SNCF.
- By road: A10 motorway exit 32 or 33. Paris is 460 km from La Rochelle
- By plane: Airports in Poitiers and La Rochelle and international, Nantes or Bordeaux.

Your car :
A parking space is available at the first hotel, payable locally.


Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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Ferry boat since La Rochelle to Ré island (+ 22.00 €)

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