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Along France’s Atlantic Coast: Nantes to La Rochelle

New for 2020!

New for 2020!

New for 2020!

New for 2020!

New for 2020!
  • 7 nights | 57 miles/day
  • Self-guided from: €1363
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  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

Following La Vélodyssée routes, you'll experience the wild beauty of seaside landscapes: huge beaches, giant dunes, large salt marshlands, and pine forests. And always with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.

Charming fishing ports and sweet seaside resorts will punctuate your journey from Nantes to La Rochelle.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival in Nantes
Discover the charms and secrets of this art and history city settled on the Loire river banks: its magnificent houses in the old districts, its cathedral, and its Ducs de Bretagne chateau.
Overnight in Nantes

Day 2: Nantes – Saint-Brévin les Pins (58 km)
This first bike stage will allow you to reach the Loire River estuary with its calm and wild landscapes--between marshlands and countryside--before breathing salty and fresh sea air in Saint Brévin les Pins. Enjoy the beautiful beaches.
Overnight in Saint-Brévin les Pins

Day 3: Saint-Brévin les Pins – Bouin (53 km)
Discover the "oyster capital" of the Vendée area, a former island now protected by dikes and polders, and unique in France. Observe the salt marshland workers and don't forget to taste some oysters at Port du Bec, enjoying the view over Noirmoutier island.
Overnight in Bouin

Day 4: Bouin – Saint Jean de Monts (55 km)
Follow the cycling paths through dunes and forests, and admire the 20th-century villas all along the way. After the small loop on the Noirmoutier island, a beautiful fine white sand beach is waiting for you at Saint Jean de Monts.
Overnight in Saint Jean de Monts

Day 5: Saint Jean de Monts – Les Sables d’Olonne (54 km)
Between Sion and St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, ride along the picturesque rocks of 'Cinq-Pinteaux' and 'Trou du Diable.' Discover the old fishing port of St-Hilaire-de-Riez before reaching the famous 'Vendée Globe' race departure town: Les Sables d’Olonne. There you can taste seafood products such as the well-known 'sablaise' sardine.
Overnight in Les Sables d’Olonne

Day 6: Les Sables d’Olonne – La Tranche sur Mer (47 km)
On the first part of this stage, you will ride close to the sea, from beaches to rocky creeks... before riding along the Payré estuary with its astonishing and contrasting colors. Leave your bike for a while to have a swim on one of the nice beaches such as Conche beach, before reaching La Tranche sur Mer, a famous seaside resort dedicated to board sports.
Overnight in La Tranche sur Mer

Day 7: La Tranche sur Mer – La Rochelle (73 km)
Cycle through the dry part of the 'marais Poitevin' and follow the ‘voies vertes’ cycling paths to enter the village of Marans. Have a look at the church and its surprising bell tower made of glass and metal. Continue to La Rochelle with its old towers, remains from the old defensive walls. You will enjoy the charms of the old city bathed with warm and sweet lights.
Overnight in La Rochelle

Day 8: Departure during the day

Dates

Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2020

Prices

Local:

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Prices are shown in the local currency EUR.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 1363
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 663
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party, payable in addition to the single room surcharge)
€ 294
Optional dinner package
€ 300
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€ 128
Electrically assisted bike
€ 223
Extra Nights, La Rochelle
Per person, double occupancy
€ 139
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 106
Extra Nights, Nantes
Per person, double occupancy
€ 89
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 78
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Loire Valley Travel Terms and Conditions

Ccancellations of a booking:

  • cancellation more than 30 days before departure: 10% of the total amount of the trip
  • between 30 & 21 days before departure: 25% of the total amount of the trip
  • between 20 & 8 days before departure: 50% of the total amount of the trip
  • between 7 & 2 days before departure: 75% of the total amount of the trip
  • less than 2 days before departure: 90% of the total amount of the trip
  • no show: 100% of the total amount of the trip

For any interruption of stay, no refund will be made.

The tour operator requires prior notice to alter the Tour program at the request of the client.

For any modification of a confirmed booking (date, tour) fees will be invoiced to the client on the following basis:

  • more than 30 days before departure: €50 per booking
  • between 30 & 8 days before departure : €150 per booking
  • between 7 & 2 days before departure : any change will be considered like a cancellation and cancellation fees will be applied

 CHILDREN  REDUCTIONS

  • Children 0-4 in parents' room: 50% discount
  • Children 5 to 12 in parents' room: 20% discount
  • Children 5 to 12 in children's twin room: 10% discount

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