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Marais Poitevin 4 days

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bike tour in marais poitevin in hotel special family. 4d & 3n

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Basic price : 340.00 €
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 Marais Poitevin by bike - for everyone

Bicycle tour, 4 days and 3 nights


- Departure from Arçais, everyday

- Feasible from April 4th  to October 03st 2020



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


- Transfer : Niort train station /  Accommodation

- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)




General information
- Loop tour
- B/B tour

- Road Book provided and .Gpx

- Lugages transfert

- Assistance

- Kids prices contact us


- 1h boat guided excursion included
- Visits abbaye Maillezais included

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Day 1 - Arrival in Arçais

Arrival planned around midday. You will get your bikes and ride the first loop route (15km) in the marsh.

Night in an hotel ***.
Day 2 - Loop route in the marsh  25 Km
Arçais, Ste Sabine, Le Mazeau, Le Vanneau, St Georges de Rex, the wild marsh won(t have anymore secrets for you. You will enjoy a traditional flat boat excursion, to discover the marsh for the canals. (guided excursion included)

Night in Arçais in hotel ***.

Day 3 - From Arçais to Fontenay le Comte - 38 Km

Leaving Arçais for a journey through the Marais Poitevin. You may visit, on the way, a 11th century Abbey in Maillezais which is one of the starting points of the history of the Marais Poitevin.

Night in Fontenay le Comte, hotel ***.

Day 4 - From Fontenay Le Comte to Arçais - 48 Km

The Sèvre Niortaise river, from Marans to Niort, has experienced heavy traffic. Boats where pulled on with a rope by men from the towpath. In the port of Marans you will find one of the last marine carpenters.

The Sèvre will lead you, as the boats in the past, up to Arçais.

Return to your accommodation and end of the tour.


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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flatland. 80% of cycle paths and low rolling resistance roads. The tours are off main roads, in the heart of the marsh.

Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technical nature :
15 to 48 km per day ie 1h30 to 4 hours riding

Itinerary slightly marked out, road book and map reading necessary for some stages.


Bibliography :

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

Balades natures dans le Marais Poitevin, Editions Dakota
Maps of cycling paths in Mairais Poitevin

Accommodation Standard :
Hotel**  or Bed and Breakfast 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 : 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, we will let you know what to do with your bike.

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.


Transfers :

Two transfers, outward and return journeys, are available between Niort train station and the accommodation in the Marais Poitevin. These transfers are optional and their price is understood per transfert (up to 4 persons)


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. 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 following Marais Poitevin signs. Paris is 400km far from Niort.

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

Your vehicle :
A outdoor unsupervised parking lot is available (free)



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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1/2 day of canoé (+ 10.00 €)


BicyPack (+ 40.00 €)

Bike rental *

Bike the helmet

(+ 4.00 €)

Birth date *

Depature day *

Extra dinners

(+ 85.00 €)

Name/First name *

Sex *

Theft insurance *

Your Extra Night (date)

Your Extra Night 1

Your extra night details

Your height

Your transfert

Assurance annulation

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