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The Vendee coastal isles for families 4 days

Lovely family circuit through the wetlands of the Vendée
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme coast
395€

Information : The Vendee coastal isles for families 4 days

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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 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 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.

  • D3 Bike ride on the western side of the Island of Yeu

    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

    24 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.

    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 for families in 7 days

Tariffs low season

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

IN FAMILY ROOM

Adult : 395 €
Junior (12 - 17)* : 335 €
Child (2 - 11)* : 255 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  460 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 460 €
Child (2 - 11) : 440 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

535 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

615 €

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

What's included?

  • 2 nights in half board in 2 or 3 star hotels or guesthouse
  • 1 night in B&B on Ile d'Yeu in 2 or 3 star hotels or guesthouse
  • 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) : 55 €
    • MTB for child (under 1m45) : 35 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 35 €
    • Child seat : 8 €
    • Electric power bike rental for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 90 €

What's not included?

  • Dinner of day 3
  • Beverage and extra
  • Round tour 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.
  • 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 Notre Dame de Monts

By train

Nantes railway station then by bus or taxi to Notre Dame de Monts

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