Discover Charente Maritime

With family, friends or even alone, Charente Maritime, with its mostly flat landscape, is the perfect location to ride bikes while discovering the variety and richness of its nature.

This place offers an attractive network of built and natural paths.

The department owns 470km of cycle roads excusively dedicated to bikes. These roads have been built carefully in order to assure you great quality rides along the coast, and in islands. This network is well kept which guarantee safe rides.

3700 km of cycling roads and moutain paths

3700 km of cycling roads and moutain paths will assure you a total discovery of the historical heritage and natural richness of our department.

The Velodyssee

1200km of which more than 80% is exclusively dedicated to bikes! It's the longest cycling road in France. Refering to the vivifying sign of the Atlantic ocean, it crosses 4 touristic regions, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire, Poitou Charentes and Aquitaine. In Charente Maritime, the road starts from the Pont du Brault in Charron until Royan, which represents 150km of paths, that offers a stunning concentration of touristic, natural, historical and cultural sites. You ride through La Rochelle and its famous tours, Chatelaillon-Plage, you go close to the Pôle-Nature from Yves' natural reserve, Rochefort and the Royal rope factory. Then you ride among the swamp of La Seudre, you can taste the Marennes-Oléron oysters. You can stop by and visit Ronce les Bains, join Royan riding through the Forêt de la Coubre by making a stop at La Palmyre to see the amazing Zoo.

Discover Charente Maritime