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Atlantic islands 5 days 4 night - comfort

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Cycling trip of 5 days and 4 nights. Departure from La Rochelle. Hotels 3 and 4 *. Go on the Vélodyssée until Rochefort and discover the island of Ré and the island of Aix.

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La Vélodyssée, between la Rochelle and Rochefort
 

Dates

- Departure from La Rochelle,

  Feasible every day from  April 4 to October 03 2020

  Hight season 31/05 to 29/08

 

Options

- Diners (half-board)

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

- Transfer back to the starting point

Bicy+

- Island Ré by boat

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

 

General information
- On-line tour
- B&B tour

- Road Book provided

- Track .gpx
- Visits not included

- Assistance

- Kids prices - see conditions

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Day 1 - Arrival in La Rochelle

La Rochelle: City noted for its history. It is a vibrant tourist destination. You will enjoy the old port with its two towers that guard the entrance from the 13th and 15th centuries. You will also see the center with its arcades and the town hall from the 15th century.
Night in La Rochelle downtown Hotel****

 

Day 2 - Loop route to Ré island 25 to 90km

Leaving you hotel, you will ride on signposted cycle paths to the island. You will choose your itinerary and the distance you want to cycle. The bridge is free for bikes.

For information, the entire loop route of the island is 90km long. You will ride through the villages : La Flotte ( from the 18th century) and its fishing boats, Saint Martin with its fort and fortifications. Then you will pass through oyster beds, salt marshes and the nature reserve of L'Illeau des Niges. You will come back by LaCouarde and Bois Plage villages.
Night in La Rochelle Hotel****

 

Day 3 - From La Rochelle to Rochefort. 55km
The journey goes along the coast, by the lively towns of Chatellaillon and Fouras and through the Yves Bay Natural Reserve.  In Fouras, you may take the ferry to Aix Island and visit this small island which was the last retreat place for Napoleon 1st. Rochefort : the town was built in the 17th century round shipbuilding.
Night in Rochefort Hotel *** ou ****
 
Day 4 - Loop route "ile Madame" 47km
In Rochefort, you may visit the Hermione Frigate building site (reconstruction with 17th century techniques). You may also visit the famous Royal Rope Factory from the 17th century.
Then you will take the metal transporter bridge of Matrou. The Madame Island is a small island that is linked to the continent by a road at low tide. All along this coast, you will find a lot of fishing huts built on piles with their fishing nets punctuate the horizon.
Night in Rochefort Hotel *** ou ****

 
Day 5 - End of the tour after breakfast

Return back to La Rochelle by train

 
 

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Levels  :

1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flatland.

Climate
Gentle sun, little wind and comfortable temperatures

Technical nature :
25 to 55 km per day ie 2h to 4 hours riding

Itinerary partly marked out, road book and map reading helpful.

 

Bibliography :

- Cycling maps and guidebooks on the Atlantic coast on cartovelo.fr

- Cycling guide on la Vélodyssée (côte atlantique)
- IGN map : Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron

Accommodation Confort :
Hotels***  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 :  optional half board, diners 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, you will have to leave the bike at the last hotel and inform the reception. We will take care of it. 

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.

 

Return, 2 possibilities :

By train : We can book your train ticket. In that case,  the tickets will be in your road book. You will come back with your luggage. If you travel with your own bike, this train accepts bikes.

By minibus : You will give you the time schedule. We will take care of the luggage and the bikes.

 

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 at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage. 


Transportation : Location

By train : SNCF TGV to La rochelle, about 3h00 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. Paris is 460 km far from La Rochelle.

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


Your vehicle :
A parking space is available at the first hotel, to be paied on site.

 

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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Bicy+

Ferry boat since La Rochelle to Ré island (+ 22.00 €)

BicyPack

BicyPack (+ 50.00 €)

Bike choice

Bike rent : Theft insurance

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Bike the helmet

Extra dinners

(+ 130.00 €)

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