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

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La Barre de Monts - Fromentine - île de Noirmoutier > Les Sables d'Olonne

[ Cycle routes La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route ]
  • 71.5 km

From the Pays de Monts national forest to the Vendéenne cliffs, between the maritime pines and sandy beaches, La Vélodyssée invites cyclists all the way into the heart of the Fiefs Vendéens. Here you will find Olonne Marshes, where salt is collected, and Veillon, where oysters are farmed. This is an idyllic location for family seaside holidays.

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The 4 stages of the section « La Barre de Monts - Fromentine - île de Noirmoutier > Les Sables d'Olonne »

  •  La Barre de Monts - Fromentine / St-Jean-de-Monts

    La Barre de Monts - Fromentine / St-Jean-de-Monts [18.5 km]

    This stage of La Vélodyssée focuses entirely on the sea, the beach, the forest and the dunes. There are 18 kms of cycle paths winding through the national forest of Pays de Monts, after which you come to the very lively seaside resort of St-Jean-de-Monts.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • St-Jean-de-Monts / St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

    St-Jean-de-Monts / St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie [17.3 km]

    Before reaching the Vendéenne Cove and its famous boulders at Sion-sur-l’Océan, La Vélodyssée heads towards an old fishing village in the commune of St-Hilaire-de-Riez, adjoining St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. A superb stage.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie / Brem-sur-Mer

    St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie / Brem-sur-Mer [16.2 km]

    St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, working port, well-known seaside resort, significantly located on a river whose name means ‘life’… all this and the Grande Plage… altogether an unmissable location on La Vélodyssée! Take time to stroll around before continuing on the route which gets closer to the coast towards Brétignolles-sur-Mer and Brem-sur-Mer.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Brem-sur-Mer / Les Sables d'Olonne

    Brem-sur-Mer / Les Sables d'Olonne [20.9 km]

    The route stretches along the coast and snakes through the Avocettes road between the Olonne forest and the ancient salt marshes which extend between Brem, the Isle of Olonne, Olonne-sur-Mer and Les Sables-d’Olonne. The course of La Vélodyssée rejoins Les Sables via the Port de Plaisance.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail