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The IIIrd Millennium Trail

A more than 50 km circuit for hiking and cycling allows you to discover Niort’s surroundings, and appreciate its different landscapes: successively traverse plains, marshes, hillsides.
Founded in 1999, nearly 1,500 trees have been planted at the creation of this route propitious to Niortese recreation.
Connected to the Coulée verte, along the Sèvre Niortaise from Port Boinot in the Marais Poitevin, but also on the Vélo Francette, this 3rd Millennium Trail, the entire loop of which is being completed, is organized into 9 independent routes.
Dedicated signs and interpretation panels describing fauna, flora or scenery encountered, but also local legends or constructions, rhythm this route of discovery, safe and without difficulty, perfectly suited to family enjoyment.

Focus :
The Coulée verte: From Port Boinot and Belle-île, this circuit along the Sèvre Niortaise gradually opens up to Marais Poitevin landscapes, allowing you to discover as far as Magné, the hydro systems and structural infrastructures (locks, weirs and reaches, bridges, etc.)ensuring the proper functioning of this man-made area.

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