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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 conches and enjoy the calm and the sound of the wind in the poplars for a boat trip.

 

Highlights of the stay:

  • the wild beauty of the poitevin marshes
  • Maillezais Abbey
  • guided boat trip
  • La Garette, the village-street

Day 1 - Arrival in Arçais and circuit on the Vélofrancette - 15 km


We welcome you to the Green Bicycle from 9:30 in the morning. First cycling circuit on the Vélofrancette to reach Coulon, tourist capital of the Marais Poitevin. In particular, you can visit the Maison du Marais Poitevin, which traces the history of the largest marsh in western France. On your way, you will have the pleasure of seeing the charming market houses on the banks of the Sèvre, including the famous blue house.

Installation at the hotel from 3 p.m. in the afternoon.
Night in hotel in Coulon.

 

Day 2 - Boat trip then bike ride to Maillezais and its abbey - 41 km


After a good breakfast, go to the pier at Mazeau which you reach by bike to enjoy your guided boat trip. Then take the bike back to Maillezais in Vendée! Visit the 11th century abbey, you pass from the wet marsh to the dry marsh.

Overnight in Coulon.

 

Day 3 - Circuit of Coulon - 30 km


Take advantage of this last day by bicycle to discover the market-gardening villages around Coulon, such as Saint-Georges-de-Rex and its many traditional washhouses. You also cross the charming villages of Le Vanneau and the village-street of La Garette.

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 2022

 

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

Level:


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

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.

 

Technicality:


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

 

Bibliography:


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


Meals:

 

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.

 

Transportation:

 

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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