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France - Beach Odyssey - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling through the picturesque french villages
  • Enjoy the plentiful playground and beach stops on route
  • Ride along a peaceful route comprised mainly of cycle paths
  • Discover the salt marshes of Noirmoutier
  • Cycle through the national forest of Pays de Monts
  • Explore the seaside resort town Saint-Jean-de-Monts

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Saint Brevin    
2 Saint Brevin to Pornic 16 Miles / 26 Kms B  
3 Pornic to Bouin 14 Miles / 24 Kms B  
4 Bouin to Frometine 12 Miles / 20 Kms B  
5 Fromentine to Noirmoutier Barre de Monts 19 Miles / 30 Kms B  
6 Barre des Monts to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie 21 Miles / 34 Kms B  
7 Saint Gilles to Les Sables d’Olonne 19 Miles / 30 Kms B  
8 Departure Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

Introducing our brand new, fun filled family cycling holiday! Our Beach Odyssey is perfectly designed for young families ready to explore and enjoy a relaxing outdoor holiday. Cycling between pretty villages and golden beaches, this gentle yet beautiful route takes you around the north west coast of France where playgrounds, delicious local delicacies, and gorgeous views offer something for all the family.
This region is ideal for families, taking you on an invigorating cycling journey along the La Velodyssee cycle path, through landscapes of unspoilt beauty.
Discover the diverse landscapes and native wildlife with your family as you journey from Saint Brevin to Sables d'Olonne, passing through colourful seaside towns, ancient salt marshes, and even a cheerful donkey farm. You'll have plenty of pit stops along the way with many beaches and seaside towns where you can have a swim in the sparkling sea and perhaps a cheeky ice-cream break or two. Time will also allow for some fun on one of the children's playground parks that are located on various stages on the route!
This self-guided holiday is available for a minimum of two people and we have departures available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We book all your accommodation, transfer your luggage and provide you with routes and an itinerary for you to do the trails at your own pace. Just let us know your preferred start date. 

For more information download our trip notes

Is this holiday suitable for your family?

This place to place trip is designed for families who are looking for a more easy-going cycling holiday but are comfortable cycling the distances stated on the dossier; there are plenty of rest stops along the way meaning you can take the ride at your own pace. The terrain is mostly flat and the distances are relatively short compared to our other French holidays, the route is mainly on traffic-free cycle-paths so the cycling is more relaxed. There are plenty of activities to look out for during the day, including lots of beautiful beaches and playgrounds for the children. Emergency backup is available from the local team, but it’s best if you‘re comfortable fixing common issues like punctures.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

Adult Prices From:

£945 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

8 days
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Holiday Details

Season 1: 29/03 – 27/06 – £945 pp (Fri, Sat, Sun departures)

Season 2: 28/06 – 01/09 – £1055 pp (Fri, Sat, Sun departures)

Season 1: 01/09 -26/10 -£945 pp (Fri, Sat, Sun departures)

7 nights hotel accommodation

6 days riding



Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures

Ask about private departures and group bookings

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