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La Rochelle Self-guided Cycling Tour 4-day Level 2
Cycling in La Rochelle between the Atlantic Ocean and the beginning of 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, it will get the heart pumping. The itinerary offers a magnificent sample of local riches with exceptional landscapes and natural surroundings: beaches, wild bays, marshes and oyster farms. Wild and unspoiled nature and unique heritage sites make this route a paradise for cyclists.
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Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in La Rochelle + excursion to Châtelaillon-Plage | 45km
Discover this elegant city of La Rochelle. Its historic centre is full of architectural treasures. Do not miss the Old Port and its famous towers, a must. The aquarium of La Rochelle, ideally located in the city centre, is also well worth the visit. From the centre of La Rochelle and the Minimes harbour, the ocean is always close by on the bike paths that join the Belle-Epoque villas of Châtelaillon-plage. This seaside resort will seduce you with its retro charm and its beach with 3km 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 connects Salles sur Mer and La Jarne by the marshes. Look upon beautiful castles such as Buzay Castle an artistic reference of French architecture of the eighteenth century.
Excursion to Ile de Ré | 54km
In less than 20 minutes from the centre of La Rochelle cycle along excellent bike 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 the discovery of 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 incredible Châteliers Abbey. Rivedoux-Plage invites more idleness with its beach of white sand, stay a while and enjoy the ocean.
Excursion to the Baie d’Aiguillon | 42km
Today, head 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 wild marshes. The bay of Aiguillon is offered to you and is beyond words. Back 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 via the coast, the beach and the casino.
Departure during the day
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