General informations :
- 9 days and 8 nights
- Standard version accommodation comfort level: 2 or 3 * (local standards)
- Comfort level of the comfort version accommodation: 3 or 4 * (local standards)
- Child rates: contact us
The dates :
Can be done every day between April and October 2021.
- Self-guided online tour
- Luggages transport
- roadbook : we provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
- 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
- back to the starting point
- Boat trip from La Rochelle to Ile de Ré
- Theft insurance for the rented bike
- cancellation insurance
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Flat terrain. Only the stage around Fontenay le Comte (Mervent) is hilly.
Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.
Cycling: 35 to 70 km per day or 3 to 5 hours of cycling.
Partly marked itinerary, roadbook and map reading necessary on certain stages.
La Vélo Francette - West France guide
The Atlantic Coast by bike - Chamina guide
Additional nights :
An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.
- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: half-board option, dinners in restaurants near the accommodation.
The bike :
- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
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 tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.
- Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except for punctures for which we do not intervene).
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot cycle for a day, possibility of a direct journey to the next stage.
Crossing from La Rochelle to Île de Ré, can be booked with your tour, tickets available in your documentation, departure from the port of La Rochelle. Bicycles accepted on board.
By train: We can book your return by train. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you upon arrival. You come back with your luggage. If you are traveling with your own bicycle, this train accepts bicycles. If you have rented a bicycle, we will take care of it.
By minibus: We will give you the timetables. We take care of luggage and bikes.
They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg).
A travel diary will be sent to you in dematerialized or paper version before your departure. You receive detailed maps and a description of the routes as well as vouchers for hotels and restaurants and labels for luggage. Documents can also be handed over to the first hotel on site.
- By Train: SNCF TGV to Niort in around 2h30 from Montparnasse station. For more information on timetables, contact SNCF.
- By Road: A10 exit 32 or 33. Paris is 400 km from Niort.
- By plane: Airport in Poitiers and La Rochelle, and international, Nantes or Bordeaux.
Your car :
A parking space is available at the first hotel, payable locally.
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.