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The Vendée coastal isles 4 days

Cycling along the Atlantic coast through the Eurovelo 1
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults
  • Theme coast
450€

Information : The Vendée coastal isles 4 days

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Presentation

Your holiday along the Velodyssee begins at the very heart of the Breton marsh in the Vendée region, between sea and mainland. The scenery is astonishing, with water meadows and polders cut through by canals and drained by salt channels.
Arrival on the island of Noirmoutier underlines a deepening impression of being in another world as you penetrate further into the isle. There are beaches, salterns, visits to little fishing ports. And now you are ready for the third part of the programme where you set foot on the Ile d'Yeu with its wild coastline, fine sandy beaches, little white cottages and sea air to fill your lungs. It's as if you were on the open sea!

You'll love

  • the traffic-free itinerary through the salt flats
  • cycling across the Gois (tidal causeway) to get to Noirmoutier
  • the fine sands of the Isle of Yeu
  • trying the seafood

Program : The Vendée coastal isles 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Noirmoutier en l'Île

    Arrival in Noirmoutier en l'Île in the late afternoon.

    The island of Noirmoutier is nicknamed the "island of mimosas" for its mild climate which allows mimosas to grow and bloom in winter. The dominant landscapes are salt marshes, dunes and holm oak forests.
    Welcome and installation in the rooms.

    Dinner in a restaurant and night in a 3* hotel.

  • D2 From Noirmoutier to Bouin

    36,2 km stage if you go through Le Passage du Gois (tidal causeway) or 50 km by the bridge. From 3hrs00 to 4hrs00.

    First day on the roaming! At the southern end of the island of Noirmoutier, you will take the famous Gois passage, a 4 km itinerary only accessible at low tide. On the other side of the shore, you will ride through the heart of the Vendée bocage where the land and water form mirror-like patches. A sublime journey between land and sea. 

    Around 4.30 pm a taxi will be waiting for you at your new accommodation to accompany the driver to Noirmoutier to bring your car back to Bouin.

    Dinner where you will and night in a 3 star hotel with its own pool.

  • D3 Bike ride on the western side of the Island of Yeu (Ile d'Yeu - say "ealed yuh")

    In the morning you will park your car in a secure car park near the pier, then a shuttle will take you to the boat. The crossing to the island of Yeu takes 30 minutes.
    Your accommodation will be waiting for you a few steps from the port. After settling in, you are ready to discover the island.
    Ride in the western part of the Ile d'Yeu: 18,2 kms (3hrs).
    You'll soon leave the bustle of the port behind you and come to the scenic track which follows the wild coastline. A succession of beaches set in a craggy coast. And a trip back in time with dolmens, menhirs and old castles.

    Dinner where you will at Port-Joinville followed by night at a 2 star hotel (or guest house).

  • D4 Ride on the eastern side of the Ile d'Yeu

    20 km stage (24 km possible), about 3hrs.
    The first part of the route is typified by beaches and gentle coastal scenery. At the very tip of the island lies a spot known as "les corbeaux" (the crows), where the wild and austere atmosphere of the island of Yeu dominates. The route back through the interior of the island, which passes between the neat white houses of the village of St Sauveur, is otherworldly...
    In the afternoon, you will take the boat back to the mainland.On arrival, the shuttle bus will take you to your vehicle.

    This is the end of your trip and the start of a new adventure!

Tariffs high season

In hight season, departures only possible in 7 days version

The Vendee coastal isles in 7 days

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  450 €
Junior (12 - 17 ) : 450 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 425  €
Junior (12 - 17) : 425 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

530 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

610 €

What's included?

  • 1 Half board and 2 B&B in 2 star hotels and 3 star hotel
  • Parking available near each accommodation 
  • Taxi from Bouin to Noirmoutier
  • Luggage transport if arriving by public transport
  • Secure parking near the Fromentine pier
  • Includes ferry ticket for Fromentine - Ile d'Yeu crossing.
  • Roadbook and routemarked maps provided.
  • Update GPS tracks.
  • Technical and logistical assistance.

Optional

  • Bike rental from (highly recommended as it is difficult to transport bikes to île d'Yeu):
    • Bike for adult or junior : 65 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 35 €
    • Child seat : 8 €
    • Electric power bike rental for adult or junior: 90 €

What's not included?

  • Dinner of days 2 and 3
  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Cycle tour, itinerant, without guide:
  • Daily stages from 18 to 42 kilometres, about 2 to 4hrs cycling daily.
  • Fairly level ground.

Organisation

  • These holidays are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We transport your luggage between the stages and your roadbook will guide you from beginning to end. We also provide all necessary logistical and technical assistance.
  • Accommodation is in 2 or 3 star hotels chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting.
  • Certain stages are provided without an evening meal but there are plenty of nearby eating places of various kinds.

N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may have to be modified according to availability at the moment when final reservation is confirmed.

Access

By car

Highway at Nantes - 60 km

By air

Nantes Atlantique airport or Paris airports

By train

Nantes railway station then by bus or taxi to the accommodation in Bouin.

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