Cycle tour along the Vendée Coast

from 595 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : VE1
5 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Very Easy
Round trip
From April to September 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour along the Atlantic Vendée coast

Between sand dunes and forest, the coast unfolds under the sun rays: islands, fishing villages and seaside resorts are completing this picture of the Vendée coast ! Mills, houses with reed-made roofs and marshlands are the treasures of this rich region.

4 easy riding days with a great breath of fresh air ! Cycling tracks and tiny country roads will invite to discover this region of the Atlantic coast!

Day 1 : Arrival in Saint-Jean-de-Monts


Enjoy the village located on the Atlantic coast and its beautiful beach.

Day 2 : Excursion to La Barre-de-Monts | 25 km


Discover the pays de Monts shores up to the ‘Jardin du vent’ (garden of wind). Then return passing by the Monts marshlands which shelter typical fauna and flora.

Option 15 km : a ride through the forest to discover the ‘héronnière’ (a place where herons make their nests), and the sand dunes.

Day 3 : Saint-Jean-de-Monts - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie | 17 km


After crossing the pine forest, join Sion, a seaside village with an atmosphere from the Thirties. Continue between ocean and ‘belle époque’ houses to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, an animated fishing port with old picturesque neighbourhoods. You can visit the small museum ‘Maison du Pêcheur’ dedicated to the old fisherman’s houses.

Option 18 km : a seaside ride to Brétignolles-sur-Mer, surfers’ paradise!

Day 4 : Excursion to Ile d'Yeu | 20 km / 35 km


Embark for a cruise to l’Ile d’Yeu, and discover the jewel of the Vendée coast : Port-Joinville and its animated quays.Take the opportunity to explore the seaside coast, the fishing port with its coloured houses, the “Meule” natural port and all the routes bordered with honeysuckle and wild garlic.

Day 5 : Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - Saint-Jean-de-Monts | 25 km


From the gate of the former saltmarshes, ride to “Bourrine à Armandine” : a house with reed-made roofs, where you can discover the life of the “maraîchins” people in the beginning of the century. Cross the pine forest to Saint Jean de Monts.
Departure during the day.

Possibility to book an extra night in Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

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NB : personal bike transfer by sea is impossible, so bike rental at Ile d’Yeu is included.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: VE1 STD
Low season
  • from April 1st to June 30th 2019
    from September 3rd to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
595 € / pers.
275 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to September 2nd 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
660 € / pers.
275 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights’ with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 4 dinners (drinks not included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet (cycle rental on Ile d’Yeu included)
• Boat cruise to l’île d’Yeu
• Taxi transfer from the hotel to the dock to Ile d’Yeu (and return)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)

Children discount :from 4 to 12 years old : - 25%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-35 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 90 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: VE1 STD
Extra night in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 4 to 12 years old : - 25%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Your cycle hire

VTC - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> How to arrive in St Jean de Monts

How to arrive in St Jean de Monts

> By car:
From A11, A811 then A83 highways > exit n°1 direction « La Roche sur Yon ». Then follow D178 – D117 – D95 – D32 – D948 – D205 et D753.

> By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
For more information, do not hesitate to visit :
www.sncf.com/en
www.destineo.fr/en

> By plane :

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud or Ouest > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Nantes train station (by TGV train) >> Challans train station (by train) >> BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/


Trip overall rating : / 3 testimonials

Guillaume
France
travel date: 26 August 2018.
" Super séjour en famille! "

Très belle randonnée avec des enfants de 4 (velo suiveur) et 7 ans (velo enfant). Paysages variés et pistes cyclables adaptées aux enfants.

Marina
France
travel date: 17 April 2018.
" Séjour parfait "

Très bonne organisation. Séjour ressourçant et détendant .

Lydie
France
travel date: 01 August 2016.
" Très satisfaits de ce séjour "

Très bonne organisation. Ca nous change des séjours balnéaires habituels. Nos enfants de 7 et 8 ans ont vraiment apprécié la rando vélo, et nous aussi. A faire en famille !