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 Fontenay le Comte
Arrival at Fontenay le Comte, installation and handling of the bicycles.
Dinner in Fontenay le Comte and night in a *** hotel.
Day 2 - Fontenay Le Comte - Arçais - 61 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.
Dinner and night in Arçais in a hotel ***.
Day 3 - Circuit of the market-gardening villages - 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). Then enjoy a bike ride through the wild marsh between villages and cycle paths to discover Coulon or the village-rue de la Garette.
Night in a *** hotel in Arçais.
Day 4 - Arçais - Fontenay le Comte - 38 Km
Departure from Arçais to join Fontenay le Comte through the Marais Poitevin, possibility of visiting the 11th century Maillezais Abbey, one of the starting points in the history of the Marais Poitevin.
End of stay and departure at the end of the afternoon with the possibility of an additional night.