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France - Ile de Ré and the Atlantic Coast - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday

Highlights

  • Cycling alongside the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Coast
  • Staying in La Rochelle and exploring its historical port and town centre
  • Taking in the scenery from Chatelaillon Plage
  • Reaching the lovely Ile de Ré
  • Practicing French with the kids at the colourful markets of La Flotte
  • Chilling out on the superb beaches of Royan

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into La Rochelle    
2 Loop Ride - Ile de Ré 35 Miles / 57 Kms B  
3 Loop Ride - Baie de Châtelaillon 26 Miles / 42 Kms B  
4 Loop Ride - Baie de L'Aiguillon 29 Miles / 46 Kms B  
5 La Rochelle to Rochefort 33 Miles / 53 Kms B  
6 Rochefort to Marennes 22 Miles / 37 Kms B  
7 Marennes to Royan 28 Miles / 45 Kms B  
8 Departure from La Rochelle   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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Trip Information

This gentle family cycling holiday in France starts in La Rochelle, a one thousand year old white washed city, and follows the dramatic Atlantic Coast south to the coastal resort of Royan. Highlights along the way include a ride to Baie de l’Aiguillon, a visit to the affluent island of Ile de Ré and the chance to sunbathe and chill out on the beautiful beaches of Royan. 
The long expanses of white beaches here have been well looked after and have kept their charm; the coastline is characterised by pretty port towns and stunning sandy beaches. You’ll be riding along country lanes and cyclepaths, on largely flat terrain perfect for cycling, so it's great for families with younger children, with plenty of fun to be had on the beach.
This self guided holiday is available for a minimum of two people and we have departures available every Saturday. We book all your accommodation, transfer your luggage and then 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. 
If you're planning on doing this trip as a group of adults, then you may want to check out the self-guided leisure version of the tour where you may find the information more relevant to your needs.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

Prices From:

$1,450 p.p.

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Trip Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
$1,450

Optional

Adult Bike Rental:
$160.00
Adult Bike Rental:
$160.00
Child Bike Rental:
$110.00
Child Bike Rental:
$110.00
Child Seat Rental:
$35.00
Child Seat Rental:
$35.00
Electric Bike Rental:
$295.00
Electric Bike Rental:
$295.00
Single Room:
$595.00
Single Room:
$595.00
Tag-Along Rental:
$95.00
Tag-Along Rental:
$95.00
Trailer Rental:
$95.00
Trailer Rental:
$95.00

Trip Details

Season 1: 16/03 – 30/06 – $1450 pp (Saturday only)

Season 1: 16/03 – 30/06 – $1490 pp (Weekday incl Sunday)

Season 2: 01/07 – 31/08 – $1525 pp (Saturday only)

Season 2: 01/07 – 31/08 – $1570 pp (Weekday incl Sunday)

Season 1: 01/09 – 26/10 – $1450 pp (Saturday only)

Season 1: 01/09 – 26/10 – $1490 pp (Weekday incl Sunday)

3 days centre based / 3 days place to place

7 nights hotel accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast

Self-guided

Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

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