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La Rochelle and île de Ré and île d'Aix by bike

Reference - 92142FR2M / 43762FR2M

Bike trip in 4 days and 3 nights in a standard or comfort hotel. Discovery of the Vélodyssée, Île de Ré, Île d'Aix and Fort Boyard from La Rochelle.

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The Atlantic Coast by bike 

 

Exceptional cycling tour in Charente-Maritime on the Vélodyssée to discover La Rochelle and the beautiful islands of Ré and Aix. This short stay on the Atlantic Coast is ideal for families with easy circuits varying in number of kilometers. Enjoy the beaches, the discovery of La Rochelle and a boat trip to the Ile d'Aix with a commented tour of Fort Boyard.

 

Highlights of the stay:

  • Re island
  • The old port of La Rochelle
  • Aix Island

Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle

 

La Rochelle is a city remarkable for its history, lively and touristy. Discover its old port, the towers from the 13th to the 15th century which guard the entrance, the town center and its arcades and the 15th century town hall. The city is served by a TGV station.
Night in La Rochelle on the port, near the city center.

 

Day 2 - Ile de Ré loop - 30 to 90 km

 

Circuit in a loop towards the island of Ré through the villages of the Flotte en Ré (dating from the 18th century) and its fishing boats, Saint Martin with its fortifications and its fort. Pass by the oyster beds, the salt marshes and the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve. Return via La Couarde and Bois Plage.
Dinner and overnight in La Rochelle. Night in La Rochelle.

 

Day 3 - Discovery cruise of the island of Aix and the Ford Boyard

 

Today, we are offering a boat trip with a stopover at Île d'Aix and a guided tour of Fort Boyard from La Rochelle.

The island of Aix is a preserved natural island without a car (except those of residents)! Here you get around on foot, by bike or in a horse-drawn carriage. Discover the village fortified by Vauban, the beaches and the pine forests. Take the time to enjoy the natural areas of the island among vineyards, sandy coves, cliffs and beaches.

The island of Aix is classified as a "Remarkable Natural Site", by losing yourself on its paths, you can enjoy little corners of paradise!


  
Day 4 - End of the tour after breakfast

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General informations :

  • 4 days and 3 nights
  • Accommodation comfort level standard version : 3 * (local standards)
  • Accommodation comfort level comfort version : 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Achievable between April and October 2021.

 

Included :

  • center based tour in freedom
  • Cruise Fort Boyard / Ile d'Aix
  • Travel diary: we 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
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site

The options :

  • Half board
  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Crossing La Rochelle the Ile de Ré by boat
  • 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 55 km per day or 2 to 4 hours of cycling (90 km if you want to visit the Ile de Ré entirely).
Partly marked itinerary, useful roadbook and map reading.

 

Bibliography :


The Atlantic Coast by bike
- IGN map: Île de Ré, Oléron and Marais Poitevin

 

Accommodation:


Hotel city center with room equipped with shower and toilet.

 

Additional nights:


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

 

Meals:


- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: in restaurants near the accommodation

 

The bike :


- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will need to leave this bike at the 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).

 

Roadbook :


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

 

Transportation:


- 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.

 

Parking :


A parking space is available at the 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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Depature day 2021 *

Bedroom

Extra night before departure *

Extra night end of the tour

Supplement season *

Extra dinners

(+ 98.00 €)

Bike rental *

Theft insurance *

Bike the helmet

(+ 4.00 €)

Assurance annulation (conditions)"/>

Oui

Bicy+

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

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 40.00 €)

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