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La Rochelle and coast

A week cycling holiday on Ile de Ré

This 8 day cycling tour on Ile de Ré from a fixed accommodation leaves you this opportunity to choose your ride each day as you feel like. You will discover all the different sides of Ré island and even La Rochelle and "ile d’Aix" which are on your menu.

Reference M-PC0801
  • 8 days
  • Easy
  • From May to September
  • Minimum age From 8 years
895€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Day 1

     
     
    Welcome at your accommodation, presentation of the tours and bike fitting.

    Day 2

     
     
    Bike
    30km
    You ride first to Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a charming village fortified by Vauban. You go further to La Flotte-en-Ré, which is one of the Most Beautiful villages of France. You ride past the ruins of the abbey of Châteliers and La Prée fort before heading back to your accommodation through the village of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré.

    Day 3

     
     
    Bike
    45km
    Today’s route takes you over the bridge to reach La Rochelle and its historic city centre. You will also have the opportunity to admire the Vieux Port and the Port des Minimes before stopping at the unmissable aquarium of La Rochelle for a visit. Afterwards, you go back to the island to find back your accommodation.

    Day 4

     
     
    Bike
    27km
    You go explore the heart of the island. You cycle first to the very wild headland of Grouin in Loix. You keep on through the marshland. You make a stop at the Ecomuseum before going back through La Couarde-sur-Mer.

    Day 5

     
     
    Bike
    4km
    You start your day with a short ride to Saint-Martin-de-Ré. From there, you board on a boat to Ile d’Aix. The boat will navigate around the famous Fort-Boyard before docking on the charming tiny island of Aix, that you explore on foot or on a bicycle. The boat takes you back to Saint-Martin-de-Ré and you ride back to your accommodation.

    Day 6

     
     
    Bike
    30km
    This route takes you first to the village of Ars-en-Ré, listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. You then ride to the "Phare des Baleines", where you stop to visit the lighthouse and the adjacent fishery. You cycle further till Les Portes-en-Ré and the beautiful beach of Trousse Chemise. Watch the migratory birds when cycling back to your accommodation through the marshland.

    Day 7

     
     
    Bike
    15km
    Take the time to stroll at the local markets of the villages and go the local cooperative winery where you will be able to taste the local flavors.

    Day 8

     
     
    You leave after breakfast or extend your stay as you wish.
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel Plaisir

    Your accommodation is a lovely hotel located at the heart of Ré island between the pine forest and the beach. It will provide you with a relaxing atmosphere to rest during your holidays but also an ideal location to explore the island easily by bike. The hotel has a restaurant offering a fresh and local cuisine, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a Spa-Hammam (accessible under conditions). The rooms are decorated with taste and simplicity. Each has its own small private terrace.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
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