Your bike trip takes you along the scenic Atlantic Coast from La Rochelle to Rochefort. From there, you ride over the last transporter bridge of France to reach the Oléron Island, savour the oysters of Marennes, with their distinctive taste, and discover the island’s long, sandy beaches.
Example of a map and a step-by-step description
If you drive to La Rochelle, you can park your car in a secured car park located in the city center: parking Saint-Nicolas (rue de la Sardinerie) or parking Verdun (place Verdun). The weekly rate is about 45€.
However, we advise you to park in the suroundings of the landing of the shuttle Transpertuis (boat Boyarville> La Rochelle) from where you leave the last day. There are plenty of free parking spaces near the university.
You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.
If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 10am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located next to the train station and will be given in your travel documents.