La Rochelle and the area

A real Museum at open sky

5 days / 4 nights

  • Vieux port de La Rochelle - Charente Maritime

My stay

La Rochelle, capital of the old Aunis province, offers treasures of architectures. The islands of The Charente Maritime: Ré and Aix have several natural classified sites. They are part of the  program for a stay the closest to the nature and the ocean.

THIS PRICE INCLUDES :

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a 2-star or 3-star hotel with breakfast (accommodation in a two-person bedroom, shower/bath and toilet)
  • Diner for 2 evevings (*excluding drinks )
  • Boat cruise with stopover to Aix Island
  • Bus transfer from La Rochelle to Ré Island  (both ways)
  • Cycle hire (1 day) on Ré Island
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist documentation
  • Local Tourist tax

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 :

  • Seashore, picturesque harbours, the Islands of Charente Maritime are ideal for cycling!

The nature of the land:

  • The terrain is flat, few tarred road, well-marked bicycle paths, country roads, well-constructed paths.

Accommodation:

  • 2-star hotel or 3-star hotel

Train:

  • Possibility to come with train. From Paris : Montparnasse train station > La Rochelle train station (start of this cycle tour)

Price list :

March to October
Prices per person Hotel *** Hotel ***PLUS
Adult 431€ 553€
Child 197€ 297€
Bike rental 33€ 33€

 

Circuit bike

Day 1 – Arrival at La Rochelle

One of the most beautiful city of the Atlantic ! The city has build its richness on the maritime trade and until the XVth century, La Rochelle was the first french Harbour on the Atlantic. Pionner with its bikes, the bike rambles are numerous in this area.

  • Arrival at the hotel during the afternoon.
  • Free evening
  • Night at the hotel

Day 2 – « Head for south » or «Head for North » – 40km

Two loops are possible for this day of the stay, you can hoose between:

  • Let’s head south: Visit of the coast and the seaside resort of Chatelaillon, the Castle of Buzay…
  • OR
  • Let’s head north: Discovery of the village of Marsilly and its museum dedicated to old graffiti, the Bay of l’Aiguillon and the oyster farms…
  • Night at the hotel

Day 3 – « Cruise with stopover on Aix Island » – Discover by foot
Departure by boat in the morning to Aix Island, classified  » natural remarkable site » and approach of « Fort Boyard », become famous by the televised game.

Pedestrian walking towards a very little island ( 3km long on 700 m large)

  • Night at the hotel

Day 4 – « Ré Island » / Stage 30 -40 km

Delivery of the bike on the island and departure of the cycling tour.  The Ré Island , classified as a protected site, spread for as far as the eye can see on the ocean. The island is flat and composed of marshes, golden beaches and villages of white houses.

  • Bus transfer from La Rochelle  to go to the Ré Island
  • Delivery of your bicycles on the island.
  • Bus transfer from St Martin de Ré to return at La Rochelle at the end of the afternoon.
  • Night at the Hotel

Day 5 – La Rochelle

Free time and loafing on the old barbour (« Vieux Port ») and in the historical center which overflow of many architectural treasures. All areas are represented !

  • Departure after breakfast.

Maps

Booking contract

Reservation of your stay

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