Gastronomic tour

Discover The Gois, liable road to flooding , unique in world

6 days / 5 nights

  • Phare des Dames - Bois de la Chaize - Île de Noirmoutier - Vendée
  • Dégustation d'huîtres Vendée Atlantique

My stay

Located in the heart of the « Marais Breton », the hotel***, charming house of the XIIIth century will offer you comfort and conviviality for relaxing each evening in a authentic setting. You will appreciate the diversity of the landscapes meet during your stay.

THIS PRICE INCLUDES :

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel with half-board *excluding drinks (accommodation in a two-person bedroom, shower/bath and toilet)
  • Taxi transfer to reach the dock from the hotel for the excursion on Ile d’Yeu (both ways)
  • Boat cruise to l’île d’Yeu
  • Cycle hire (1 day) on l’île d’Yeu
  • Canoe
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle hire for the week with helmet according to the booking
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist documentation
  • Local Tourist tax

NB : the personal bikes transfer by the sea is impossible, so the bike rental at île d’Yeu remains inclusive.

THIS PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Multirisk Insurance)
  • Single room supplement

CHARACTER OF CYCLING :

Highlights cycling:

  • Oyster culture, picturesque harbor towns, passage du Gois, Ile de Yeu, Canoe.
  • The nature of the land.
  • The terrain is flat, few tarred road, well-marked bicycle paths, country roads, well-constructed paths.

Accommodation:

  • 3-star hotel: You’ll stay in a charming hotel with motivated staff, excellent food, comfortable rooms and a swimming pool.

Train:

  • Possibility to come with train. From Paris: Montparnasse train station > Nantes station > Bus transfert to reach the hotel.

Price list :

March to October (hotel ***)
Prices per person Off season From 01/07 to 02/09
Adult 590€ 611€
Child 308€ 317€
Bike rental 48€ 48€

Circuit bike

Day 1 – Arrival in Bouin

Free time to discover this former island in the middle of the interior, which is today protected by  a system of dykes and polders unique in France, where is the most powerful wind farm of the country. Vendéen Capitale of the oysters, Bouin, is turned to the sea, as you can see by wandering along the Bec Harbour or Des Champs Harbour.

  • Delivery of your bikes and your « holiday file » at the hotel: routes, maps, description and tourist documentation.
  • Dinner and night at the hotel

Day 2 – «Noirmoutier Island» – 68 km

To reach this  natural destination, we take on the hours of low tide, a unique site in Europe, a road liable to flooding: « Le passage du Gois »

Noirmoutier Island: the Noirmoutier city and its old Harbour,  » le Bois de la Chaize » ans its beaches of fine sand, former fisherman villages, and other attractions as the « Herbaudière » Harbour of the salt marshes…

  • Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 3 – Oyster farming harbours loop – 34.5km  

Discovery of little picturesque harbours and cadenced by the daylife of the Oyster farmers.

When the tide is moving , they go and come back from their « huts » to the Harbour. You will enjoy all these curious activities in the « Port du Bec » also called « Chinese Harbour », in the « Port des Champs », and in the « Port des Brochets ».

  • Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 4- « Yeu Island » – 20 to 35 km

Maritime crossing ans discovering of the jewel of the vendéeene coast: Port Joinville and its lively quays, wild coast, fisherman villages ans colorful houses, nutural Harbour of « La Meule », « château sentinelle », sunken road… Iodic paths and change of scene assured !

  • Transfer from the hotel to Frometine
  • Frometine : boarding for a sea crossing of 45 minutes.
  • L’île d’Yeu: the jewel of the Vendée coast.
  • Collect the bikes from the rental company. (IMPORTANT: A form of identity must be left as deposit).
    Circuit of the island.
  • Return crossing and arrival in Fromentine
  • Transfer to the hotel by bus or taxi (20 minutes).
  • Dinner and night at hotel

Day 5– «Marais Breton with canoe trip» – 55 km

Discovery of the Breton Vendean Marshe and its little roads along canals. Possible visit of the « Petit Moulin » (Small Windmill) of Rairé in Sallertaine, which is working without interruption since the XVIth century.

Excursion on canoe of 2 hours in marshes.

  • Dinner and night at hotel

Day 6- End of your stay

End of your stay after the breakfast

Maps

Booking contract

Reservation of your stay

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  • Number of participants

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