La Flow Vélo starts (or finishes) on the beautiful Île d’Aix just off the coast from Fouras. Ile d’Aix is small but perfectly formed with hollyhocks all over the place and lots of little sandy beaches on its beautiful coves.
There’s a tiny village with a few shops and restaurants, the obligatory 17th fort designed and built by Vauban to protect against the Brits and a gravel track goes round the island linking everything together. Cars are not allowed on the island so it’s peaceful and very quiet.
If you’re doing, or thinking of doing, La Flow Vélo this year you’ll need the ferry timetables and charges to get across to Île d’Aix from Fouras and back again.
All the hard work has been done for you as here’s what you need to know (and all in English!)
The timetable changes each month and is here.
How much it will cost you and your bike is here.
In a nutshell, from the start of April to end September it’s €15.10 pp each way and your bike will cost you €5.70 each way.
The exact location of the ferry is here.
And here is a link to all a list of the hotels, restaurants and other services on the island.
If you don’t want to stay on the island then the Grand Hotel des Bains in Fouras is a registered Accueil Vélo hotel so you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.
Lyn at Freewheelingfrance.com rode the whole La Flow Vélo route last year and here are her thoughts and pearls of wisdom.
As always, if you have any question about cycling in Charente Maritime, then please get in touch.
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