Hello and welcome to our home. La Bicyclette verte has been organizing cycling trips in this area since 1986, we are 2 km from Vendée and 10 km from Charente Maritime in the Marais Poitevin natural park. A somewhat forgotten place in a village of 550 inhabitants in Deux Sèvres. The internet is going at the speed of its beginnings here. But it is precisely from this neglect that the quality of the environment and the cycle paths of "our region" endures and which motivated us. The tracks, the paths, the bridges, the footbridges, the ports maraîchin, the curiosities ... we know them.
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The Vendée is a region where cycling infrastructure is highly developed. The territory has an excellent network which makes it possible to travel the coast by bike but also the bocage, the Marais Poitevin and the towns. It is a very dynamic and touristic region where it is good to live and stay. In addition, the passion for (road) cycling is very great there and you will come across many amateurs skimming the small country roads.
Departing from Niort and its Venise Verte, you take the direction of Fontenay-le-Comte, taking advantage of the Marais Poitevin natural park by bike. Take the opportunity to visit the "old Fontenay", admire its Renaissance residences or relax in the Baron park.
The forest of Mervent (the largest forest estate in Vendée) and the medieval town of character, Vouvant, are also on the program. Besides, do you know the legend of the fairy Mélusine? It even got its name on a bottle of Vendée beer that you will no doubt have the opportunity to taste if you are a fan.
You leave Vendée only to reach Charente-Maritime and the seaside. La Rochelle and the magnificent Charente coastline welcome you in an exceptional setting for an unforgettable stay.
If you like to cycle by the sea, we offer adapted stays. Discover our cycling holidays inspired by the Vélodyssée, and take advantage of the many islands and curiosities offered by the Atlantic coast in Charente-Maritime, Gironde or the Basque Country.