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From La Rochelle to Bordeaux 8 days

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Vélodyssée, tour from La Rochelle to Bordeaux. Hotel to hotel.

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Atlantic coast


 

Dates

- Departure from La Rochelle,

- Feasible from April 4 to October 3 / 2020

- High season 04/07 to 29/08

 

 

Options

- Diners days 1,2 and 3.

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

Bicy+
- Extra by boat since La Rochelle to Ile d'Oléron

BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)

 

General information
- On-line tour
- Dîner in Royan is never included

- Diner day 5 is included

- Road Book provided

- Gps Track
- Visits not included

- Assistance

- Kids prices : contact us

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Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle
La Rochelle, city remarkable for its history, is lively and touristic. You can enjoy the old port and its towers, which kept the entrance of the city from 13th to 15th century. The city center with its arcades and the town hall date from the 15th century. La Rochelle is served by the TGV.

Dinner and overnight in La Rochelle in a city hotel near the harbor. Hotel**

 

Day 2 - Loop of the Ile de Ré - 30 to 90 km
Loop tour to "île de Ré", which passes by the lovely villages of "La Flotte en Ré" (dating from the 18th century) with its fishing boats and St. Martin with its fortifications and its fort. You will follow the oyster farms, the salt marshes and the nature reserve of Lilleau des Niges. Back by the Couarde and "Le Bois Plage".

Dinner and night in La Rochelle. Hotel**

 

Day 3 - From La Rochelle to Marennes. 59 to 70 km - 
The cycling route of this day runs along the coast and passes through the lively towns of Chatelaillon and Fouras. It then branches off through the nature reserve of "Baie d'Yves". In Fouras, possibility to take the ferry to the "île d'Aix" and visit this small island that hosted the last retreat of Napoleon I.

Before arriving in Marennes the path takes you through Rochefort. This city, created in the 17th century around the shipbuilding makes you enjoy the original and unique bridge transporter Eiffel. The route continues on the bike paths of the most beautiful coast of western France.

Night in Marennes. Hotel ***

 

Day 4 - From Marennes to Royan 48 km

By the bike path, you cross the pine forests of the "wild coast", go through the town of "La Palmyre" where you can visit the Zoo. It is easy to observe the animals. You arrive at Royan by Saint Palais, the beaches of Vaux sur Mer, Pontaillac, and the marina. A stage marked by the intoxicating smell of maritime pines. Royan is a modern seaside town that hides some lovely villas, an original covered market and a festive and lively waterfront.

Night in Royan. Hotel ***

 

Day 5 - From Royan to Mortagne sur Gironde 35 km

Exit Royan, here is the coast of the cliffs at the bottom of which are hidden charming small wild ports : Talmont sur Gironde, craft village flower, or Meschers and cave troglodythes. Change of scenery, again the coast shows us a different face and his smile seduces us.

Dinner, night and breakfast a lovely guest house .

 

Day 6 - From Mortagne sur Gironde to Blaye (or close) 60 km

You enter a wine-growing region and pass near the productions of pineau and cognac and on two appellations of Bordeaux :  "les côtes de Blaye" and "les côtes de Bourg". This landscape of vineyards slightly wavy, small winding roads where a windmill dresses the perspective, is a real postcard decor ! Back on the banks of the estuary of the Gironde, to Blaye to discover its famous citadel built by Vauban.

Dinner, night and breakfast in a charming guest house.

 

Day 7 - From Blaye to Bordeaux 50 km

Road to Bourg-sur-Gironde, along the "Corniche Fleurie". A visit is essential to lovers of beautiful stones: Bourg sur Gironde is a jewel of architecture. Clinging to its rock, surrounded by walls, the village is one of the most beautiful and best preserved in the Estuary. Accommodation located in the heart of the vineyards of Côtes de Bourg in bed and breakfast of charm.
Dinner, night and breakfast in Bordeaux. Hotel ****

 

Day 8 - Bordeaux - End of the tour
End of the tour after breakfast. Or extra night in Bordeaux or La Rochelle

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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flatland. Somes hills behind Royan and Mirebeau

Climate
Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technical nature :
28 to 59 km per day ie 2h to 4 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 :

- Cycling maps and guidebooks on the Atlantic coast on cartovelo.fr

- Cycling guide on la Vélodysssée (côte atlantique)

- Cycling guide on l'estuaire de la Gironde (Sud Ouest)


Accommodation Standard+ :
Hotels** and hotel *** with toilet and bathroom in the room
- Bed & breakfast charm hébergements .

 


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, diners1,2 and 3 in restaurants nearby the accommodation. The day 5 dîner is included, but not in Royan day 4

 

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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Bicy+

Boat La Rochelle to Ile Oleron (+ 21.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 70.00 €)

Bike choice

Bike rent : Theft insurance

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Extra dinners

(+ 90.00 €)

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