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La Vélodyssée, Rochelle and Ré Island

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3-day, 2-night cycling tour in hotel based in La Rochelle. Short stay on the Vélodyssée with discovery of the Ile de Ré.

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Charente-Maritime by bike, la Rochelle et l'île de Ré


Short cycling trip in Charente-Maritime on the Vélodyssée to discover La Rochelle and the Île de Ré. These cycle paths are accessible to all and offer all the joys and beauties of the seaside.


Highlights of the stay:

  • Re island
  • La Rochelle
  • The Marans canal
  • Swimming on the beaches

Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle

Arrival scheduled from 12:00, check-in at the hotel and pick up the bicycles. Possibility of a small discovery loop over the city and its historic center.
Night in La Rochelle. 


Day 2 - Ile de Ré loop - 25/90 Km

Departing from your hotel, direction Ile de Ré, the slopes are marked, you choose your route and the distance you want to cover. Crossing the bridge is free for bicycles. The crossing of the whole island is 90 km, choose the most suitable distance and your possibilities. It is possible to take a shuttle bus or boat from La Rochelle.

Night in La Rochelle.

Day 3 - Marans loop - 48/64 km

Take the direction of Marans on new cycle paths which partly run along the Marans canal from La Rochelle. The return is by the coast.

End of stay at the end of the afternoon.



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General informations :

  • 3 days and 2 nights
  • Accommodation standard level: 2 * (local standards)
  • Accommodation comfort level: 4 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :


Achievable between march and October 2022.


Included :

  • center based tour in freedom
  • roadbook: 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.



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.



- 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.


Food :

- 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 2022 *


Extra night before departure *

Extra night end of the tour

Extra dinners

(+ 70.00 €)


Bike rental *

Theft insurance *

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