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La Vélodyssée: from Nantes to La Rochelle Ref. : ODYS1

  • La Rochelle

    La Rochelle F Giraudon

  • Velodyssey

    Velodyssey Outremer

  • Sable d'Olonne beaches

    Sable d'Olonne beaches Pierre-Olivier-Grolleau

  • Salt marshlands

    Salt marshlands Pierre-Olivier-Grolleau

  • Hotel

    Hotel H.Duquesne

  • La Rochelle by night

    La Rochelle by night OT La Rochelle

  • St Brévin forest

    St Brévin forest Outremer

  • La Rochelle harbour

    La Rochelle harbour F. Giraudon

  • Cycling path through salt marshlands

    Cycling path through salt marshlands OT Les Sables d'Olonne

  • Velodyssey

    Velodyssey Outremer

  • Velodyssey

    Velodyssey Outremer

  • from 955 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on La Vélodyssée cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 8 days | 6 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2016 to November 2017
    Daily
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Following La Vélodyssée routes, experience the wild beauty of seaside landscapes: huge beaches, giant dunes, large salt marshlands and pine forests ... always with the Ocean as a backdrop.
Charming fishing ports and sweet seaside resorts will punctuate your journey.

Your bike tour on La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route:

Day 1: Arrival in Nantes

Discover the charms and secrets of this Art & History city settled on the Loire river banks: its magnificent houses in the old districts, its cathedral and its  Ducs de Bretagne chateau.

Day 2: Nantes – Saint-Brévin les Pins | 60 km

This first bike stage will allow you to reach the Loire river estuary with its calm and wild landscapes, between marshlands and countryside ... before breathing salty and fresh sea air in Saint Brévin les Pins. Enjoy the beautiful beaches.

Day 3: Saint-Brévin les Pins – Bouin |  55 / 60 km

Discover the "oyster capital" of the Vendée area , former island now protected by dikes and polders, and unique in France. Observe the salt marshland workers and don't forget to taste some oysters at Port du Bec, enjoying the view over Noirmoutier island.

Day 4:  Bouin – Saint Jean de Monts |  40 / 45 km

Follow the cycling paths through dunes and forests, and admire the 20th century villas all along the way. After the small loop on the Noirmoutier island, a beautiful fine white sand beach is waiting for you at Saint Jean de Monts.

Day 5: Saint Jean de Monts – Les Sables d’Olonne |  50 / 55 km

Between Sion and St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, ride along the picturesque rocks of 'Cinq-Pinteaux' and 'Trou du Diable'.Discover the old fishing port of St-Hilaire-de-Riez before reaching the famous 'Vendée Globe' race departure town: Les Sables d’Olonne. There you can taste seafood products such as the well-known 'sablaise' sardine.

Day 6: Les Sables d’Olonne – La Tranche sur Mer | 45 / 50 km

On the first part of this stage, you will ride close to the sea, from beaches to rocky creeks... before riding along the Payré estuary with its astonishing and contrasting colours. Leave your bike for a while to have a swim on one of the nice beaches such as Conche beach, before reaching La Tranche sur Mer, a famous seaside resort dedicated to board sports.

Day 7: La Tranche sur Mer – La Rochelle | 65 / 70 km

Cycle through the dry part of the 'marais Poitevin' and follow the ‘voies vertes’ cycling paths to enter the village of Marans. Have a look at the church and its surprising bell tower made of glass and metal. Continue to La Rochelle with its old towers, remains from the old defensive walls. You will enjoy the charms of the old city bathed with warm and sweet lights.

Day 8: Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 955,00 €
    Single room supplement : 270,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +195,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 995,00 €
    Single room supplement : 270,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +195,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 955,00 €
    Single room supplement : 270,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +195,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 2-star and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 1 dinner (drinks not included)
  • 7 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (including 1 "La Vélodyssée" brochure - ONLY available in FRENCH)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 6 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
  • Train transfer from La Rochelle to Nantes
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • GPS device rental

    Follow your daily bike stages on a GPS device fixed on your bike.

    Supplement : 
    + 45.00 €  per GPS device
  • Extra night in Nantes

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    55.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in La Rochelle

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +60 €
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> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Nantes from La Rochelle by train : La Rochelle ville train station > Nantes train station.

 


 

> Your rental bike:

ARCADE "Cambridge" VTC bike - 18 speed gears
   

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebag), 1 front pannier, 1 pump, 1 lock and 1 antipuncture spray.
Helmet included.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!

ARCADE « E-Colors » VTC bike - 7 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebag), 1 front pannier, 1 pump, 1 lock and 1 antipuncture spray.
Helmet included.

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 


 

> How to arrive in NANTES :

CAR:
From A11 highway > exitn°22 "Nantes centre". Then follow A811 and N23 direction "Nantes centre". 

OR from A83 highway > direction "Nantes centre".

TRAIN :
From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Nantes train station.
Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Nantes train station.

PLANE:
. From Roissy CDG airport: Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Nantes train station.

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Montparnasse train station > Nantes train station.

. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.

Testimonials
  • Marielle V. (Suisse) - Juillet 2016

    "Nous recommandons Rando Velo sans hésiter!"