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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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Boat services from Nantes to Royan

Guide to using river shuttles and inter-island boat services with your bicycle

River crossings in Nantes

All the ‘Navibus’ water buses accept bikes (subject to approval by the crew), without any extra charge:
- go to the picturesque fishing village of Trentemoult from the ferry terminal,

- cross the River Erdre between Port Boyer and Petit Port Facultés.
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l'Estuaire de la Loire

Boat trips on the Nantes > St Nazaire Estuary

The boat service companies Marine&Loire / Finist’Mer accept bikes on board some boats. 
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Prendre le bac à Indre

The River Loire ferries

On the Nantes > St-Brevin section, if you fancy crossing the River Loire with your bike, why not try the ferry? The service operates from two points:
- from Indret to Basse-Indre
- from Le Pellerin to Couëron
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l'Ile d'Yeu par St Gilles Croix de Vie

Visiting île d'Yeu

Embark with your bike from La Barre de Monts/Fromentine. Service operated by: Compagnie Yeu Continent


vélo sur le bac du Verdon

Royan – Le Verdon ferry route

Take your bike across the Gironde Estuary for the cost of €1.80. Please arrive 30 min before departure time.
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Read more:        bus travel between Nantes and Royan     -      transport on the rest of the cycle route