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

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Cycle along the Atlantic coastline from the port of La Rochelle to the naval dockyards of Rochefort. 
From here, take France’s last remaining transporter bridge, or go via the marshland pathway to Marennes for a taste of its famous oysters, before heading to the long sandy beaches of the Ile d’Oléron. Enjoy Charente-Maritimes!

  • Distance124 km
  • Temps4 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byLe Vélo Voyageur From €319

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Experience a wealth of land and ocean scenery as you cycle through the Vendée Marais Breton waterlands, take the extraordinary Passage du Gois (a submersible causeway unique in the world), and see the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu. Relax each evening in the comfort of a 3-star hotel set within a charming 13th century residence…

  • Distance180 km
  • Temps6 days
  • DepartementVendée - Noirmoutier

Proposed byParenthèse Océan Voyages From €580

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Need a breath of sea air? This cycle trip has all you are looking for: adventure, the open sea, and a sense of exhilaration.
Along this section of the La Vélodyssée cycle route, be soothed by the backwash of the ocean waves as you ride from the little harbour of Pornic to the old port of La Rochelle. 

  • Distance315 km
  • Temps7 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed by France Bike Trips From €610

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This original cycling holiday along the beautiful Atlantic coast has been specially conceived for families. You will pedal off along the superb cyclepath of la Vélodyssée that follows the coast and islands with plentiful beaches. And each night, you will stay in *** star hotels with sea view...

  • Distance128 km
  • Temps7 days
  • DepartementCharente-Maritime

Proposed by Safrantours From €645

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Cycle from the once-fortified town of La Rochelle to the Medoc vineyards. Ride by long sandy beaches, through marshlands or pine forests. Take in the Corderie Royale rope-making factory, the arsenal complex built by Vauban, the oyster port – a feast of cultural and gastronomic delights for the eyes and taste buds alike!

  • Distance182 km
  • Temps8 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byLe Vélo Voyageur From €875

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From one port to another, follow in the tracks of those who forged modern-day French naval power.
Discover extraordinary and authentic scenery, like the Marais Breton waterlands, harbours with brightly coloured houses and fishing boats, oyster parks, and long sweeping beaches lined with sand dunes.

  • Distance400 km
  • Temps9 days
  • DepartementAtlantic coast

Proposed byAbicyclette From €950

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As you cycle along La Vélodyssée, the Vendée reveals its varied landscapes: vast beaches, giant sand dunes, extensive stretches of saltmarshes and pine forests –  all against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Charming fishing harbours and lovely seaside resorts await you at every turn.

  • Distance340 km
  • Temps8 days
  • DepartementVendean coast

Proposed byBiking France From €955

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