Cycling stay in the heart of the Marais Poitevin Natural Park between Arçais and Fontenay le Comte
Take a trip to the heart of nature during a stay in the Marais Poitevin. It is a magical and wild place, between conches and canals and charming villages. You can 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 swamp
- Maillezais abbey
- the guided boat trip
- small charming villages
Day 1 - Arrival in Arçais
Arrival in Arçais expected around noon. Installation, handling of the bicycles and departure for a first loop of 15 km in the marsh. Night in a *** hotel.
Day 2 - Coulon loop or signposted circuit n ° 1 - 21 or 30 km
After your breakfast, head to the pier next to your hotel to enjoy your guided boat trip. Possibility of a 4 hour canoe trip (optional).
A choice :
- Marked circuit n ° 1 which alternates between villages and cycle paths in the wet marsh
- Coulon and La Garette circuit.
Return to Arçais and end of the tour scheduled around 5:00 p.m.
Night in a *** hotel.
Day 3 - Arçais - Fontenay le Comte - 38 Km
Departure from Arçais for a circuit through the Marais Poitevin, possibility of visiting the 11th century Maillezais Abbey, one of the starting points in the history of the Marais Poitevin.
Night in Fontenay le Comte in a hotel ***.
Day 4 - Fontenay Le Comte - Arçais - 57 Km
The Sèvre Niortaise, from Marans to Niort, experienced heavy traffic. Boats of fifteen to twenty tons, pulled by men from the towpath. In the port of Marans you will find one of the last maritime carpenters.
La Sèvre will guide you to Arçais.
End of stay and departure.