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La Rochelle to Royan Cycling Tour 7-days Level 3

  • 7days
  • France

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La Vélodyssée: La Rochelle to Royan plus Ile de Ré & Ile d’Oléron  

A beautiful itinerary from La Rochelle to Royan passing by the Royal city of Rochefort famous for its 'Corderie'. Different landscapes and an exceptional natural scene: beaches, charming villages, salt marshes will be on offer during both excursions to Ile de Ré and Ile d’Oléron. Unspoilt nature and a prominent heritage make this route a cyclists paradise. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 6 nights with breakfast (double or twin room) in 2*/3* accommodation (3*/4* available on request)
  • Luggage transfer during the bike stages 
  • Travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions (FR/GB/DE) and tourist brochures 
  • Boat transfer in Rochefort 
  • City taxes
  • Hotline 7-days a week 

Not included in the Tour:

  • Dinners (half-board 6 dinners, drinks exl. 220 EUR)
  • Lunches and Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions
  • Bike rental
  • Transfer to the starting point 
  • Solo traveller supplement 70 EUR (if you are the only traveller on the tour)
  • Extra night: La Rochelle: 82/88 EUR p.p. (shared room) 145/151 EUR p.p. (single), Roywn: 88 EUR p.p. (shared room) 157 EUR p.p. (single) book at [email protected]

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • By car: From Paris, A10 highway, exit No: 30 directions to La Rochelle, N248. Then follow N11 following directions to La Rochelle
  • By train: From Paris Montparnasse train station to La Rochelle Ville train station (by TGV train) 
  • Departure any day 1 March to 31 October

If you would like to rent a bike (100 EUR) or e-bike (170 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Hybrid bike 'Arcade'

  • Male or lady frame
  • 21 speed gears
  • 2 Double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Kit repair (per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

Electric assistance bike

  • Universal frame
  • 2 double rear saddlebags
  • Front bag
  • Repair kit (per booking)
  • Lock
  • Helmet

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in La Rochelle

    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, an absolute must. The aquarium of La Rochelle ideally located in the city centre, is also well worth a visit.

  • Day 2

    Excursion to Ile de Ré | 52km

    In less than 30 minutes from the centre of La Rochelle riding along excellent cycle paths cross the bridge. Enjoy 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 a unique panorama from the Bell Tower Observatory and the beach de 'la cible' are the must-sees. On your way back do not miss the Châteliers Abbey and La Prée Fort at La Flotte. Rivedoux-Plage invites a relaxation into idleness with its beach of white sand.

  • Day 3

    La Rochelle – Rochefort | 60km

    From the centre of La Rochelle and the Port des Minimes the ocean is always close on bike paths that join the Belle-Epoque villas of the seaside resort of Châtelaillon-plage. 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 joins the banks of the Charente to discover the Royal City of Rochefort, high place of the maritime history with its Corderie Royale, the National Museum of the Navy without forgetting the Hermione, the famous old boat.

  • Day 4

    Rochefort – Ile d’Oléron | 45km

    After Rochefort on the Vélodyssée you will ride along a cycling path to the salt pan crossed by several small canals. Enjoy your stop in the fortified city of Brouage. Marennes is the first oyster farming pool in Europe: a perfect stopover to discover regional food! You follow the oyster beds before joining the Ile d'Oleron by the bridge. Do not miss on your right the Fort Louvois, impressive fortification dating from the reign of Louis XIV. You arrive in the charming resort of Ile d’Oléron along the forest or in swamps.

  • Day 5

    Discovery of the Ile d’Oléron | 46km

    Discover the Ile d'Oleron a rich territory of great diversity and perfectly equipped for bicycles: a remarkable architectural heritage (Citadel in Château d’Oleron), wild nature, charming villages and beaches of fine sand. Enjoy the cycle paths through the oyster farms or in the pine forest and do not hesitate to leave the trail to find your ideal bathing place.

  • Day 6

    Ile d’Oléron – Royan | 59km

    Back to the 'continent' continue your journey between salt pans and the Seudre estuary. After La Palmyre, 'the Coast of Beauty' is a spectacular step thanks to an amazing cycle path with a sea view until Royan and its Belle-Epoque villas.

  • Day 7

    Departure during the day

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 20 2022 Sep 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 21 2022 Sep 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 22 2022 Sep 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 23 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 24 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 26 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 27 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 28 2022 Oct 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 03 2022 Oct 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 04 2022 Oct 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 05 2022 Oct 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 07 2022 Oct 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 10 2022 Oct 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 11 2022 Oct 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 12 2022 Oct 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 13 2022 Oct 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 14 2022 Oct 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 17 2022 Oct 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 18 2022 Oct 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 19 2022 Oct 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 20 2022 Oct 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 21 2022 Oct 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 24 2022 Oct 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 25 2022 Oct 31 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 26 2022 Nov 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 27 2022 Nov 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 28 2022 Nov 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 30 2022 Nov 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€
Oct 31 2022 Nov 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 850€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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