Cycle tour in La Rochelle area Ref. : VE2-V
- 659 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 5 days | 3 days riding
from March 2017 to October 2017
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"La Rochelle" offers you its paths along the seaside coast, beaches and cliffs, its salt marshes
and its wild coasts …
This city will charm you by its light, its old fortified harbour, its architectural treasures and its vanguard nautical activity.
We planned Island discoveries : "Imperial Aix" via a short cruise with a stop and "Ré the white island". A ride between fishermen villages, woods and forest.
With the ocean in the background, a bike getaway to discover an important local heritage and wild nature.
escape to discover an important local heritage and a wild nature.
Your bike stay in La Rochelle:
Day 1: Arrival in La Rochelle
One of the most beautiful cities of the Atlantic coast, whose old properties and narrow streets tell you a story. You will enjoy the old harbour and its fortified towers, half-timbered houses, the marina, etc . . .
Bike delivery in the afternoon.
Day 2: Excursion options
* Towards south : Chatelaillon | 40km
Along the seaside : with its cliffs sculpted by the sea. Main place : the seaside resort Chatelaillon with its beaches bordered by bathing huts from the beginning of the last century. Come back via inland small routes punctuated by villages and possibility to visit Château de Buzay, inspired by ancient Greece.
* Towards north : Baie de l'Aiguillon | 40 km
On your itinerary, some villages with interesting visits ! In Marsilly : the old ship graffiti museum, the listed porch of the church and the wonderful view from its bell tower. In Esnandes : the fortified church, the mussel culture house. Ride on the "falaise blanche" (white cliff) overlooking the Aiguillon bay, a lively place for the oyster culture. Look at the wonderful view : the ocean as far as the eye can see!
Day 3: Cruise with a stop at 'île d'Aix’
In the morning, departure by boat towards Aix listed as ‘Exceptional natural site’ with a view on Fort Boyard, which became famous thanks to different TV shows.
Have a walk to discover this tiny island (3 km long and 700m wide). The points of interest : Napoléon’s story and its museum, the fortified village. The main assets: a sweet climate, the beaches overlooked by the cliffs, the pine woods which give a Mediterranean touch to this landscape.
Possibility to rent a bike on the spot.
Day 4: Escapadeto l'île de Ré | 30 km - 40 km
Transfer by bus to ‘Ile de Ré’. Bike delivery on the spot and ride along cycling paths."Ré : the white island", listed as ‘protected site’. A very flat island with marshlands, golden beaches, white house villages.
A stop in a charming place : St Martin de Ré: its harbour, its ramparts, its busy centre, …Worth to see : The lighthouse ‘Phare des Baleines’, the salt marshland, the ‘Pineau des Charentes’ cooperative shop, …
Day 5: Departure during the day
NB : personal bike transfer by bus is impossible, so bike rental at île de Ré is included.
From March 25th 2017 to October 14th 2017 659,00 € Single room supplement : 260,00 € Bike discount : - 33,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel in the heart of La Rochelle (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 2 dinners (drinks not included)
- 4 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
- Tourist brochures
- Transfer by coach on Day 4 (La Rochelle / Ile de Ré)
- Boat cruise to Ile d'Aix
- Cycle rental from Day 1 (beginning of the afternoon) to Day 2 (end of the afternoon) and 1 day at Ile de Ré on Day 4
- Transfers by taxi : hotel / bike rental shop
- Hotline 7 days a week
- 2 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
- Bike rental on Ile d'Aix (Day 3)
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (4 nights included)
> Your rental bike:
VTC bike - 21 speed gears
Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit.
Helmet and reflective vest included.
> How to arrive in LA ROCHELLE:
From A10 highway > Exit n°33 then N248 and N11.
From Paris : Montparnasse train station > La Rochelle Ville train station.
. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Poitiers train station > La Rochelle Ville train station.
. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Montparnasse train station > La Rochelle Ville train station.
. From La Rochelle airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.
CHRISTINE (France) - Juillet 2013
"Nous sommes enchantés par notre voyage, hôtel : chambre et accueil parfait, variété du séjour : îles, marais poitevin… super ! Menus et programme du séjour très bien et variés. A peine rentrées, nous pensons déjà à l’année prochaine et nous espérons faire appel à vous pour nous organiser notre séjour !! "