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Cycle paths on the véloroutes

With more than 230 kilometres of cycle paths, La Rochelle is particularly suited for people who want to go on a cycling holiday. Through parks, wetlands or coastal paths, there are lots of cycle loops for you to do by the deep blue ocean. 

Vélodyssée route

This véloroute is the French part of the number 1 Eurovéloroute which extends from Norway to Portugal. In Charente-Maritime, its route covers 150km. Easy, safe, marked out and full of must-see little gems, anyone can give it a go and at their own pace. 

Two stages go through La Rochelle. The number 33 between Marans and La Rochelle (25.5km, around 2.5hrs, intermediate level) goes along the lovely flowing green Marans Canal, with its locks, soothing waters and vegetation hanging over the water. The number 34 is a lovely ride along the coast between La Rochelle and Châtelaillon-Plage (14.3km, around 1.5hrs, suitable for families).

Vélofrancette route

This 630km véloroute connects the English Channel to the Atlantic from Caen in Normandy to La Rochelle, where you will be completely surrounded by nature. It runs alongside the Vélodyssée for the length of the Marans Canal.

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« Accueil Vélo© » label

Along the Véloroutes, the tourist accommodation, bike rentals, tourist information centres, places to see and recreational areas are labelled “Accueil Vélo©” (“welcome cyclists”). Everything with this label offers hospitality, facilities and nearby services to accommodate all of your cycling needs.


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