Cycle tour around la Rochelle

from 290 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : LR
4 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Star tour
From June to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

Some questions about this trip ?
Contact us +33(0)2 54 78 62 52 or by email

Your cycle tour around La Rochelle:

A superb route around La Rochelle, between the Atlantic Ocean and Marais Poitevin, the Old Port of La Rochelle and its famous towers in Châtelaillon-Plage and Belle-Epoque villas. The discovery of Ile de Ré by bike, a must, is a sure blow of heart.The itinerary offers a magnificent sample of local riches with exceptional landscapes and natural surroundings: beaches, wild bay, marshes and oyster farms. A shallow relief, wild and unspoiled nature and a leading heritage make this route a paradise for bicycles.

Day 1 : Arrival in La Rochelle + excursion to Châtelaillon-Plage | 45 km


From the center of La Rochelle and the Minimes harbor, the ocean is always close on bike paths that join the Belle-Epoque villas of Châtelaillon-plage. This seaside resort will seduce you with its retro charm and its beach of 3 km of fine sand. Then a superb panorama is offered to you at the Pointe des Boucholeurs, before the Nature Reserve of the Marais d’Yves. The route then connects Salles sur Mer and La Jarne by the marshes. You will be able to see beautiful castles such as Buzay Castle, artistic reference of French architecture of the eighteenth century.

Day 2 : Excursion to Ile de Ré | 54 km


In less than 20 minutes from the center of La Rochelle and excellent cycle paths, cross the bridge enjoying a breathtaking view of the bay, and discover the magic of the Ile-de-Ré, a true paradise by bike. An incredible diversity of landscapes is offered to you with a loop which allows to discover Saint Martin de Ré, a maritime village with incomparable charm. The Citadelle Vauban, the unique panorama from the Bell Tower Observatory and the beach of “la cible” are the must-sees. On your way back, do not miss the Châteliers Abbey. Rivedoux-Plage invites more to idleness with its beach of white sand.

Day 3 : Excursion to the Aiguillon Bay | 42 km


Today, heading towards the Bay of Aiguillon! Join the Ocean by Nieul sur Mer and Esnandes and it is then a real breath of fresh air that awaits you. The portion between Pointe du Plomb and Pointe Saint Clement is beautiful, wild and authentic, between oyster beds and squares. The bay of Aiguillon is offered to you. On the bike path, you can see the remains of the Second World War with blockhouses. The Ile-de-Ré bridge is still in the spotlight. You return to La Rochelle by the coast, the beach and the casino.

Day 4 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: LR STD
superior category
Reference: LR SUP
deluxe category
Reference: LR LU
Low season
  • from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
290 € / pers.
380 € / pers.
430 € / pers.
Single supplement
150 € / pers.
195 € / pers.
245 € / pers.
Mid season
  • from June 1st to 30th 2019
    from September 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
310 € / pers.
390 € / pers.
440 € / pers.
Single supplement
150 € / pers.
195 € / pers.
245 € / pers.
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
340 € / pers.
465 € / pers.
555 € / pers.
Single supplement
150 € / pers.
285 € / pers.
320 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 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 :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)
• Transfer from to La Rochelle and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 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 :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)
• Transfer from to La Rochelle and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 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 :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)
• Transfer from to La Rochelle and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

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

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-50 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 40 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: LR STD
superior category
Reference: LR SUP
deluxe category
Reference: LR LU
Extra night in La Rochelle
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Low season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.
Mid season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
High season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.
Low season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
Mid season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
High season
+ 105 € / pers.
+ 90 € / pers.
Low season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
Mid season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
High season
+ 130 € / pers.
+ 105 € / pers.
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
deluxe category


These accommodations are selected for their impeccable and prestigious service.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ARCADE hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

 

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

ARCADE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • Double back saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

 

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.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in La Rochelle
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Alternating cycle paths or signposted routes for bicycles and small roads with low traffic.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in La Rochelle

By car:
From Paris,  A10 highway > exit n°30 direction « La Rochelle » N248. Then follow N11 direction « La Rochelle ».

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
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 >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
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 >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
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 >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France (please contact us).
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility).
    – La Rochelle Ville train station >> Niort train station (by train or TGV train).
    – La Rochelle >> Niort (by taxi)

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France (please contact us).
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility).
    – La Rochelle Ville train station >>  Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – La Rochelle Ville train station >> St Pierre des Corps train station  or Poitiers train station (by TGV train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airports:
– La Rochelle Airport: www.larochelle.aeroport.fr/en
– Nantes Airport: www.nantes.aeroport.fr
– Poitiers Airport: www.poitiers.aeroport.fr/en
– Bordeaux Airport: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en