The Vendée, an exceptionally sunny region blessed by nature, is ideal for bike rides. Do you fancy going for a bike ride? Fear not! The 1,000 km of cycling paths that criss-cross the department will provide you with many unique opportunities to explore this land of multiple contrasts.
Bike paths designed for safe cycling
Cycling is a child-friendly activity which means you can explore the region as a family, keep active and – most of the time, at least – discover superb, natural surroundings. Whether you want to follow the Vendée coastline or get lost in the forest, you’ll find several bike paths near the campsite so you can enjoy the destination as well as the ride. One of the most popular cycling paths is the path that links La Tranche-sur-Mer to L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, passing through La Faute-sur-Mer, in the north of the region. If you take this route, you have a choice of two directions. If you decide on the pointe de l’Aiguillon, which is about 6 km from the campsite, you can cycle along fine, sandy beaches and stop off for a swim or watch seagulls hovering over undulating waves, whenever it takes your fancy. If you decide to head for La Tranche, as well as visiting this beautiful seaside resort you can also venture off the beaten track and explore some of the other paths in the area.
What is there to see by bike near the campsite?
The wetlands, the Lay estuary,, the small port of Aiguillon and the Belle Henriette lagoon are some of the main attractions around the campsite that you can visit by bike. The cycle paths around the Vendée and the Arçay peninsula are largely flat so cyclists of all abilities can explore the region by bike. Nature lovers will particularly enjoy the bioreserve, in the south of the region. Lots of migratory birds come and winter here, making it a genuine paradise for ornithologists.
Do you want to take things further and try out bike touring? Set off along the Vélodyssée, a route which passes close to the campsite with more than 1,200 km of bike paths, extending from Brittany to the Basque country.