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Bike Rides

A cyclotourism destination!

  • At the heart of the Green Venice and its mill races and canals, the « chemins blancs » (« white paths ») allow you to have access to unexpected landscapes and atmospheres. The gentle ups and downs are especially suitable for cycling. Last summer our area was the host to the 74th International Federal Week of Cyclotourism. 13 000 cyclists explored our cycleways.
  • In the calm, peacefully and safely, between Niort and the Marais poitevin, you have, yourself, the choice to explore over a hundred kilometres of signposted tracks and cycle paths. Enjoy our area at your own speed with your family in total liberty.

For a few hours or for several days, your traditional or electric bicycle is your best friend for the discovery of castles, medieval keeps, winding valleys which are sometimes a little steep, or other corners of paradise.

Cycling Itineraries

You can get from our reception desks, cycle maps covering the whole area from Niort to Aiguillon Bay.

See all the cycling circuits here : Cycling Routes
Or download our application for iphone and android

Pratical Cycling

Discover our bike hire partners.
Good Idea: The bus la Maraîchine, line offers to carry your bike so you can get to the Marais poitevin from Niort.

« Bikes are Welcome » Charter (Accueil Vélo)

This charter helps you to identify the establishments (accommodation, sites of visits, boat companies, shopkeepers, or bicycle hirers...) and the places which are adapted for cycling. Benefit from a warm welcome and adapted services.

Our partners promise :

  • To make a first aid kit and a repair kit available for small hiccups.
  • To have somewhere to leave the bikes
  • To have brochures and guide books available – advice about cycling
  • To provide a safe place to leave your bike at the accommodation
  • To provide the possibility to exchange your back or repair it in case of any problems. To provide everything you need to prepare your bike ride.

Always more to discover by bicycle !

Travellers who want to go further : if our wide spaces are not enough for you, you can quickly get to the Atlantic and join the Loire through the valley of the river Thouet from Niort and the Marais Poitevin.

The work on the n°43 bicycle route – linking Saumur, Niort and la Rochelle - is continuing between Niort and Parthenay (56 km). This work is essentially concerned with the installation of new signs which will be all along the 250km of this inter-regional route which will join the Loire by bike (eurovélo 6) to vélodyssée (eurovélo1).

An added extra, special work is being done along the route in order to develop the "Bikes are Welcome" charter which gives a quality label to tourist facilities.

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