Cicloturismo na Costa Atlântica e nas Ilhas - 7 noites | 6 etapas



This beautiful cycle route starts off from the fortified port of La Rochelle and goes along the wonderful coast of the ocean. Along the way you will pass oyster “farms”, do not hesitate to stop by to try a couple.

This lovely path, even if it follows a part of the Velodyssee (the Eurovelo 1), takes some liberties with the official itinerary to follow the coastline, and goes to some astonishing places like the fortified port of Brouage – now lost in the middle of the marshes. Mostly, you will have time to discover 3 beautiful islands: Ré, Oléron and Ile Madame. You will spend 2 nights in Oléron. The end of the path will bring you the charm of the outdated Belle Epoque resorts.

Breath-taking nature, tourist attractions, swimming spots, rich history and oyster-farming will be part of your amazing trip to Royan. 

  • 3 islands with varied landscapes 

  • Discovery of an incredible nature

  • Bicycle paths full of charm



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Cicloturismo na Costa Atlântica e nas Ilhas - 7 noites | 6 etapas


Travel Dates 2020

Daily from April 04th to October 31st, 2020


Day 1 - La Rochelle

You’ll arrive at La Rochelle in the afternoon and can then check-in at your hotel. This city is famous for its history and its touristic life. The old port with its 13th and 15th century towers at the entrance, the oldtown and the arcades, the city-hall and much more await. The bikes will be delivered to you (if you have booked them via the bike rental). Large choice of restaurants in La Rochelle, including 1 2* Michelin Restaurant.

Night in La Rochelle in a 2-star hotel or 3-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 2 - Island of Ré (30 to 90 km)

You will reach the island of Ré passing by Flotte en Ré (13th century), the oyster-farms, the salt marshes and the nature reserve of L’illeau des Niges. Then you will return to La Rochelle. The island of Ré is very apt for cycling because there are many cycle paths and they are easy to ride as well. When the weather is suitable you can easily combine cycling with swimming. The villages in the island are very beautiful and well-preserved. The “white island” won’t disappoint you at all.

Night in La Rochelle in a 2-star hotel or 3-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 3 - La Rochelle - Rochefort (55 km)

You will leave La Rochelle and cycle along the coast to the resort of Châtelaillon by the Pointe des Boucholeurs, a little harbour with more than 250 ha of oyster farms. You will bypass the marshes of Yves, the meeting point of migratory birds. We will go around the peninsula of Fouras and continue onto the route to Pointe de la Fumée, the boarding place to the isle of Aix. You will cross Fouras by the south to Rochefort, along the banks of the Charente with its many squared dipping nets. You will also pass by the marshes of Basse Roche, St Laurent de la Pré and Rochefort Océan, a harbour and historic city. It is also highly recommended to visit the gardens of the Croderie Royale.

Night in Rochefort in a 2-star hotel or 4-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 4 - Rochefort - Oléron (35 km to 45 km)

We will leave the city of Pierre Logi along the Charente, on the Southern side, and cross it via the last transporter bridge in France. You will keep cycling along the river to Port des Barques. If the tide is beneficial, you can go around the island Madame. It is linked to the coast by a road which you can take when there is a low tide (+ 6 km for the round trip). Further South, you will cross the marshes of Moëze to the town of Brouage. In the town, there is a stoned fortress with many watchtowers where Marie Mancini, the love of Louis XIV, cried for her impossible love. Further on, you will pass by Marennes, the land of oysters and then you’ll reach Oléron by the bridge.

Night on the island of Oléron in a 3-star hotel or 4-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 5 -  Oléron (50 km)

You will go on a round trip on the island of Oléron, the largest island along the French Atlantic coast. This island is larger than the island of Ré. You will explore the Birds Reservation that is located at the heart of the oyster-farms between St Pierre and Boyardville. You will continue cycling in the forest of Saumonards and return via Sauzelle.

Night on the island of Oléron in a 3-star hotel or 4-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 6 - Oléron - Marennes - Ronce-les-Bains (30 to 50 km)

You will continue across the oyster parks to Grand Village Plage. Then, continue cycling to the eco-museum of Port des Salines. Don’t miss out on the beautiful cycle path to one of the most gorgeous beaches along the Atlantic coasts. Once there, you will be close to Trojan les Bains and Pointe de Manson. Then, you will get back on the continent and take a 2nd bridge to Ronce les Bains.

Night in Ronce les Bains in a 3-star hotel.


Day 7 - Ronce-les-Bains - Royan (40 km) 

This cycle route is on a superb path that starts in the forest of Courbe and ends at the lighthouse of Courbe. After that, you will cycle along the ocean to the beautiful village of St Palais sur Mer, where the architecture is that of the ‘30s. It is possible to swim at this location.

Night in Royan in a 2-star hotel or 3-star hotel for the upgraded version.


Day 8 - Royan 

End of the tour after breakfast.

NOTE: Sometimes we have to make slight modifications to the route that is given here, this can happen for a variety of reasons such as hotels being fully booked or because there are obstructions, damages or other problems along the paths. Trust us, any changes that are made in your best interest: for your comfort, safety and enjoyment!

Cicloturismo na Costa Atlântica e nas Ilhas - 7 noites | 6 etapas


Tour profile:


Average to good cyclist. The itinerary along the Atlantic is 90% on cycle paths and paths away from the roads. 30 km to 60 km per day. No technical difficulty should be faced.

Children: this tour is accessible to kids that are at least 10 years old.


Luggage Transfers:

You only have to carry your daily belongings. Your luggage will arrive at the hotel in the evening. We ask you to limit your luggage to a maximum of 20 kg per person.


Hotel descriptions:

In France, more and more hotels and guest houses are refusing to take part in the star-rating system, even establishments which were classified a year or two ago are now choosing to not take part. This doesn’t mean that they are of a lesser quality, in fact far from it, a lot of these guest houses provide you with lovely rooms. If we indicate that an accommodation is ‘3-star or equivalent to’ this means that the establishment has chosen not to receive an official classification, but we believe the level of comfort provided is equal to that of a 3-star establishment.



Standard Version: Accommodation in a double room in B&B, 2-star (4 nights) and 3-star (3 nights) hotels, or guesthouses with the same level of comfort.

Upgraded Version: Accommodation in a double room in B&B, 3-star (4 nights) and 4-star (3 nights) hotels, or guesthouses with the same level of comfort.


Arrival and parking:

Arrival by plane: La Rochelle Airport.

Arriving by train: TGV from Paris Montparnasse to La Rochelle or Paris CDG airport to La Rochelle.

Arrival by car / parking: La Rochelle can be easily reached by highway - Car park close to the train station: About 12 € / day or Parking Jean Moulin: About 18 € / day.


Cicloturismo na Costa Atlântica e nas Ilhas - 7 noites | 6 etapas


Travel Dates 2020

Daily from April 04th to October 31st, 2020

NoteHigh season - From June 29th to August 30th, early booking is required.



P. person in Double Room

Standard version
Upgraded version
  2 to 5 persons 6 persons and more 2 to 5 persons 6 persons and more

From April,04th tJune,28th

 705 €

635 €

910 € 

820 €

From June,29th to August,30th

775 €

705 €

995 € 

895 €

From August,31st to October,31st

705 €

635 €

910 €


Third Person in your room  15% discount 
Hybrid Bike Rental 115 €
Electrical Bike Rental  135 €


Included Services:

  • Accommodation in a double bedroom in B&B (according to the chosen version) 

  • Luggage transfers

  • Travel pack (a travel guide with the maps, a list of your accommodation and the booking details)

  • Gpx files on request

Not Included:

  • Drinks
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Bike rental 
  • Insurances
  • The transfer back to La Rochelle
  • Registration Fees

Alternative and Additional Costs:

  • Repatriation of personal bikes and luggage from Royan to La Rochelle: 75 €
  • Private Transfer from Royan to La Rochelle from 1 to 5 person: 192 €
  • Without luggage transfer: - 80 € / pers.
  • Single room, standard version: 265 €, high season 350 €
  • Single room, upgraded version: 430 €, high season 490 €

Extra Nights: on request.

Bicycle rental:

If you choose to rent a bike, you will receive it at your 1st hotel on day 1. At the end of the trip on day 7, you simply leave your bike at the hotel and inform the reception of the hotel. We will take care of the bike from that moment onwards.

Equipment included:

  • Front VAUDE bag with a locker, a pump, a bomb anti puncture.
  • Rear bags (2) VAUDE and a helmet.


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