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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …