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The Vendee coastal isles for families

Lovely family circuit through the wetlands of the Vendée
  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme coast
725€

Information : The Vendee coastal isles for families

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  • Roadbooks French / English

Presentation

Your holiday along the Eurovelo 1 begins at the very heart of the Breton salterns of the Vendée between sea and mainland. The scenery is astonishing, with water meadows and polders cut through by canals and drained by salt channels.
Then it's on to the island of Noirmoutier, and the deepening impression of being in another world as you penetrate further into the isle. Then there are beaches, salterns, visits to little fishing ports, and forward to the third part of the programme as you set foot on the Ile d'Yeu with its wild coastline, fine sandy beaches little white cottages and the sea air to inhale, deeply. You could imagine that you were out to sea!

You'll love

  • the traffic-free itineraries 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
  • a variety of accommodation

Program : The Vendee coastal isles for families

  • 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 Ride around Noirmoutier

    19km stage. About 2hrs.
    The history of Noirmoutier is reminiscent of the waters all around it: wild and agitated. Pillage, battles, invasions and combats of every type have marked the history of this indomitable territory. During your ride you'll see both salt and wild marshes within which numerous species of birds make their nests. Salt has been gathered in Noirmoutier since prehistoric times. From the fifth century, Benedictine monks began to organise the wet marshland into exploitable salt flats through a huge programme of systematic drainage. In a good year, salt production today is around 1500 tons.

    Dinner where you will at Noirmoutier and night in 3 star hotel.

  • D3 Bike ride from Noirmoutier to Notre Dame de Monts (or Beauvoir sur Mer)

    35 km stage - between 3hrs30 and 4hrs.

    This stage will take you to the mainland via a bridge that has linked the peninsula since 1971. During your day, you will pass near the Gois passage, a submersible roadway, a real curiosity of the Vendée landscape, which can only be used at low tide. Depending on where you live, you may have to use it.

    Around 4.30pm a taxi will be waiting for you at your new accommodation to accompany the driver to Noirmoutier in order to bring your car back to Notre Dame or Beauvoir.


    Dinner and night in 3 star hotel.

  • D4 Bike ride round Notre Dame de Monts

    27.4km stage, around 3hrs30mins.
    What's nice about this ride is that the sea is never far away, so there are lots of opportunities to pop down to the beach on the return trip to Saint Jean de Monts.
    A really pleasant, shady and varied cycle path takes you right to the sea front at Saint Jean de Monts whose sandy beach stretches for several kilometres!
    This region is known as the Côte de Lumière and is justly famous for the 2300 annual sunny hours (as much as Carcassonne and more than Biarritz).

    Dinner and night in 3 star hotel or guest house.

  • D5 Bike ride on the western side of the 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:  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).

  • D6 Ride on the eastern side of the Island of Yeu

    26 km stage. Around 3hrs.
    The first part of the route is typified by beaches and gentle coastal scenery. At the tip of the island, called "les corbeaux" (the crows), it's the wild and austere atmosphere of the island of Yeu that dominates. The route back through the interior of the island, which passes between the neat white houses of the village of St Sauveur, is sheer escapism.

     

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

  • D7 Crossing from Ile d'Yeu to Fromentine

    After breakfast, 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

From July to August, departure every 2 days

In family room

Adult : 765 €
Junior (12-17)* : 650 €
Child (2-11)* : 495 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In double room

Adult : 870 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  870 €
Child (2 - 11) : 830 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In single room

1020 €

Solo traveller

110 €

Tariffs low season

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

In family room

Adult : 725 €
Junior (12-17)* : 615 €
Child (2-11)* : 470 €
Baby (0-1) : 70 €

In double room

Adult :  830 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 830 €
Child (2 - 11) : 790 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In single room

980 €

Solo traveller

1060 €

*Rates based on a room shared with two adults. Single-parent families, please contact us.

What's included?

  • 3 nights in half board in 2 or 3 star hotels or guest house
  • 3 nights and breakfast in 2 or 3 star hotels
  • Parking available near each accommodation 
  • Taxi from Notre Dame or Beauvoir 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 (from 1m45) : 90 €
    • MTB for child (under 1m45): 65 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 65 €
    • Child seat : 10 €
    • Electric power bike rental for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 160 €

What's not included ?

  • Dinners on days 2, 5 and 6
  • Beverage and extra
  • Return transfer from home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Family cycle tour.
  • Very little level change.

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.
  • On longer holidays you change accommodation every other day, which gives you the chance to better explore your surroundings or simply take the time to relax...
  • Accommodation is in 2 or 3 star hotels and tourist residence chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting. Certain stages are programmed without an evening meal but you'll find 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 + bus or taxi to Noirmoutier en l'Île

By train

Nantes railway station then by bus or taxi to Noirmoutier en l'Île

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