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La Rochelle Self Guided Cycling

La Rochelle Self Guided Cycling

La Rochelle Self Guided Cycling Overview

Charente-Maritime’s coastline is synonymous with beaches and sunshine. Add seafood and history to the mix and you have the ingredients for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling, luggage transported
  • plenty of opportunities to relax by the sea
  • fascinating maritime history
  • excellent seafood
  • spend a day on chic Île de Ré

The Charente-Maritime coastline is synonymous with long, sandy beaches and plentiful sunshine. But there’s more to it than that.

If you can tear yourselves away from the plages to follow our suggested cycle routes, you’ll discover why this glorious coastline – whose flat terrain is perfect for cycling – has such a wide appeal. History? Tick – there are 17th- and early 19th-century fortifications right along the coast, and you can delve into the region’s maritime traditions, naval battles, and links to Napoleon and the explorer Champlain. Good food? Tick – the oysters and mussels are some of the best in France, and prawns, lobster, fresh sardines, sole and scallops also feature widely on menus. Wildlife? Tick – the wetlands are teeming with wading birds such as oystercatchers, curlews, redshanks, sandpipers, little egrets, spoonbills and ringed plovers. Towns and villages to potter around? Tick – you’ll find your fill in La Rochelle and on glamorous Île de Ré. The choice is yours.

Inntravel website: cycling holiday, France