Tag: Charente Maritime

Island Cycling Holiday in Charente Maritime

This island road cycling holiday in Charente Maritime tours the three islands off the coast. It has been put together for those that want an amazing cycling holiday (about 350k over 4 days) and also a bit of beach time on the wild sandy beaches of this great region with its rich maritime history. Day …

Tour des Charentes – Road Cycling Holiday Charente Maritime

This three day, four night road cycling holiday is a perfect introduction to the back roads of the real Charente Maritime. You fly into La Rochelle and we meet you there so all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery…. Day One: Arrive in La Rochelle Upon arrival in La Rochelle you …

Cycling Cafés & Stops, Charente Maritime

My friend Roddy and I were talking about coffee stops and cycling cafés in Charente Maritime the other day as a client had asked him for some routes with great coffee stops built in. In the UK an integral part of the ride is the ‘Coffee & Cake’ stop where you can have a great …

Cycling & Eating on Ile de Ré, Charente Maritime

The gorgeous Île de Ré in Charente Maritime is best known for being an upmarket bolthole where well heeled Parisians can let their hair down away from the grime and dirt of the City of Lights. Its cute villages are lined with picture perfect ‘maisons de campagne’ that used to be lived in by fishermen …

2020 Ferry Timetable – Royan – Verdon

If you’re thinking of cycling the Vélodyssée or Le Canal de 2 Mers à Vélo this year, here’s the current timetable for the ferry crossings from Pointe de Grave in Royan to Verdon. NB It is obligatory to wear a mask on board at the moment. Depart Royan : 7h50-9h35-11h05-12h35 -14h20-15h50-17h20-18h50-20h15 Depart Verdon : 7h15-9h00-10h30-12h00-13h45-15h15-16h45-18h15-19h45 This …

Village Fêtes in Charente Maritime

The village Fete is a key part of village life all over France. It involves all the inhabitants getting together around some local event or monument and eating, drinking and dancing until late into the night. They can reminisce about how the fête used to be and complain about how the drink-driving laws are now …

Tour du Poitou Charentes 2018

The route has been announced for the 2018 Tour du Poitou Charentes which will take place from Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 August this year. It starts in Jonzac and finishes in Poitiers 660km later passing through the rolling hills and vineyards of the region. I’m sure that this will be the most action that …

7 Things to do in Saintes

After cycling on the newly minted Le Flow Velo for the day recently, we ended up in Saintes. So here are 7 things to do in Saintes, a beautiful, quiet town on the banks of the Charente. Saintes is well worth spending some time in. Here are some suggestions of what to do/see whilst you’re …

Ile d’Oléron – Charente Maritime

Ile d’Oléron is France’s second largest island after Corsica, but it’s a lot more accessible for cyclists as it’s linked to the mainland with a bridge which means it’s a great place for a day trip. We had a day off recently and thought we’d go for a wander to see what the island has …

La Flow Vélo

The sun was out last week so the best thing to do was go for a bike ride with people you’ve never met before on a route that has only just been completed! La Flow Vélo is one of France’s newest bike routes that links tiny, car free Ile d’Aix to Thiviers nestled deep in …