The Vendee area is a bliss to discover by bike. A wide network of cycle paths makes it easy to ride the coast safely and enjoy the beautiful nature, forest, marshes and seashore. In addition to the Atlantic coast route - named Velodyssey - many local cycle routes take you all over the region, like on Noirmoutier island, in the marshes and polders. Vendée is a top destination for a family cycle holiday in France, because the routes are generally flat, though it is advised to plan reasonably short stages. Going on a self-guided cycle tour in Vendée is the easiest way to experience the highlights of the region, taste the oysters at the producers’ huts, bathe on never ending sandy beaches or visit sites like the house of Georges Clémenceau. Many cultural events and water sport competitions are taking place which add to the attractiveness of the destination.