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Marais Poitevin by bike in hotel

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Cycling trip in the Marais Poitevin Natural Park in 3 days and 2 nights in a 3-star hotel with a boat trip in the heart of the wild marsh.

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Cycling trip in the Marais Poitevin natural park



Discover the Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park by bike. A magical and wild place, cycle along the canals and the conches and enjoy the calm and the sound of the wind in the poplars during a boat trip.


Highlights of the stay:

  • the wild beauty of the Poitevin marsh
  • Maillezais abbey
  • the guided boat trip
  • La Garette, the village street

Day 1 - Canal circuit - 25 Km


We welcome you at the Bicyclette Verte from 9:30 in the morning. Your first cycling route runs along the Sèvre Niortaise along canals, conches and gullies through the wet marsh. Lunch not included.
This circuit brings you back to the accommodation, on the edge of the wet marsh.

Check-in at the hotel from 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Dinner at the restaurant in Arçais or Damvix 4 km from your hotel, depending on availability.

2nd day - Maillezais loop - 28/38 Km

After a good breakfast, make your way to the pier next to your hotel to enjoy your guided rowboat ride. Then take the bike towards La Vendée to Maillezais! Visit of the 11th century abbey, you go from the wet marsh to the dry marsh.

Day 3 - Coulon loop - 30 km


Take advantage of this last day by bicycle to discover the villages of the maraîchins and Coulon.

Saint-Georges-de-Rex and its many traditional wash houses is your first stop. You then cross the charming villages of Vanneau and La Garette before reaching Coulon. You can visit the Maison du Marais Poitevin, which traces the history of the largest marsh in western France. On the way back, you can admire the charming market garden houses on the banks of the Sèvre, including the famous blue house.

End of the stay in the afternoon, after your bike ride.


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General informations :

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

The dates :


Achievable between April and October 2021


Included :

  • Center based tour in freedom
  • Half-board stay
  • Road book : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary to confirm your reservation, subject to change.
  • 1 hour of guided boat
  • Visit of the Maillezais abbey
  • 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 :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • Transfer by minibus from Niort station to accommodation in Arçais
  • BicyPack
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance


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Ground :

80% of cycle paths and very rolling paths. The circuits pass away from the cars, in the heart of the marsh.


Weather :

Very shaded, mild sun, a little wind, pleasant temperatures.



- 15 to 35 km per day, or 1h30 to 4 hours of cycling.
- Little signposted itinerary, roadbook and map reading necessary on certain stages.



- 23 beautiful walks in the Marais Poitevin
- Map of cycle paths in the Marais Poitevin



Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jams, orange juice)
Lunch: not included
Dinner: included in a restaurant near the accommodation.


The bike :


Rental bike: if you hire a bike (see Our bikes), it will be given to you on the day of your arrival. A security deposit will be requested. At the end of the tour, we will tell you where to leave the bike. 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 circuit, you will have to take care of your bike.




By train: SNCF TGV to Niort (about 2h30 from Gare Montparnasse in Paris).
By road: A10, exit 32 or 33. Paris is 400 km from Niort and 460 km from La Rochelle. Take the direction of Marais Poitevin.
By plane: Poitiers or La Rochelle airports, or Nantes or Bordeaux international airports.


Your vehicle:

Free and possible on-site parking, closed unguarded car park.


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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