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Vendée South 7 days Comfort

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Bicycle tour, on vélodyssée in Poitou by cycles parth to the atlantic coats 7 days and 6 nights. Comfort version

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Vendée by bike in the natural parck of poitou marchland to the Atlantic coast on the cycles parth - 
Bicycle tour, 7 days and 6 nights

 

Dates
- Feasible from April 4  to october 03st 2020

- Departure from Niort, everyday

high season  July 1 to August 24

 

Options

- Diners 6 (half-board)

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

- Transfer back to the starting point

Bicy+
- ferry since la Rochelle to Ré Island
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

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Day 1 - Arrival in Niort
This area of France is one of the best organized for biking. That is why these programs use mainly cycle paths.
Niort : door gate of the Marais Poitevin, was built in Roman Times along the Sèvre River.
Departure town serve by direct TGV train from Paris and by motorway A10
Night in Niort Hotel **** (swiming pool)

 

Day 2 Loop route around Niort 25km
You will ride through the Marais Poitevin and the Sèvres Valley with its typical villages. The route along the Sèvres river is on cycle paths and gets you into the wild marsh.

Night in Niort Hotel **** (swiming pool)


Day 3  - From Niort to Fontenay le Comte 45km
You will leave the hotel for a journey through the Marais Poitevin. You will go through the most famous villages of the marsh such as Coulon, Arçais and Damvix. Your route will be punctuated by wild marshes, verdure and water.
It is possible to visit the flour trade House in Nieul sur l'Autize (a Regional Park attraction) which is one of the last water mills still in use. Getting to Fontenay le Comte, you may visit Terre Neuve Castle for the 16th century.
Night in Fontenay le Comte Hotel***

 

Day 4 -  Loop route by Mervent 38km
Mervent is a s State Forest. You will ride in Melusine's country, visiting Vouvant village which is one of the most beautiful village of France. Vouvant is a mix of Roman and Gothic styles from 12th and 13thcenturies.
Night in Fontenay le Comte Hotel***

Day 5 - From Fontenay le Comte to La Rochelle 67km
Journey in Vendée marsh along the Autize River. Landscapes and colours change from green to blue. You will see the typical little low houses along the itinerary to the port of Marans. Marans is the last village before the ocean which marks one of the Marais Poitevin gates.
La Rochelle: City noted for its history. It is a vibrant tourist destination. You will enjoy the old port with its two towers that guard the entrance from the 13th and 15th centuries. You will also see the center with its arcades and the town hall from the 15th century.
Night in La Rochelle downtown Hotel****

Day 6 -  Loop route to Ré Island 30km to 90km
Loop route to the island of Ré through the villages : La Flotte ( from the 18th century) and its fishing boats, Saint Martin with its fort and fortifications. Than you will pass through oyster beds, salt marshes and the nature reserve of L'Illeau des Niges. You will come back by La Couarde and Bois Plage villages.
Night in La Rochelle Hotel****

Day 7 - End of the tour after breakfast
Back to Niort by train or minibus

 

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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flatland.
Only the loop route by Mervent is hilly.


Climate
Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technical nature :
25 to 67 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 :

- Cycling maps and guidebooks in Marais Poitevin on cartovelo.com


Accommodation Comfort :
Hotels***  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 Niort, 2h30 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 400km far from Niort.

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


Your vehicle :
Car park 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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Ferry boat since La Rochelle to Ré island (+ 22.00 €)

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