Tag: Cycling

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 which is valid until the end of April. It’s in French but you’ll get the gist 😉 Here’s a link to a pdf …

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 …

5 Amazing Cycling Trips in Charente Maritime

Here are 5 amazing, wonderful and different day trips out that you can have cycling in Charente Maritime. Fat Biking in Fôret de la Coubre with Johann Vigneaud. Johann is a local and regional mountain bike and fat bike champion who loves taking people around the forest in his spare time. The beautiful pine forest …

Supporting The Felix Project!

  Hi there! Thanks for visiting the site. I am very proud to support The Felix Project for their upcoming auction having been a volunteer since the project was set up in 2016. Here are more details about the exciting trip! Escape to South Western France for a long weekend full of adventure.  Chez Les …