Long Weekend Cycling around Charente Maritime
Cycleout proposed itinerary (grade 3-4)
On arrival at La Rochelle airport you will be met by Roddy and Adrian, we will transfer you to your hotel which we will have pre-booked. The evening meal will be at a restaurant in La Rochelle which we will arrange in advance.
Day 1 La Rochelle to Moutardon
As you leave La Rochelle with the sea breeze you will head east on what is mostly easy terrain, soon after your departure the roads will become much quieter and you will quickly feel very relaxed on the open French country roads. We will pass through many typical French villages; the scenery is simple open French countryside with glimpses of deer and other wildlife.
Distance 130km 80miles
Breakfast at the hotel, depart for Moutardon around 9.30am
Lunch will be a picnic en route.
On arrival at Moutardon you have the option of a Yoga class with Ellie, she will do either Aerial, Yin or vinyasa flow. (This will be an extra optional and payable on the day 7€). The evening will be at a little restaurant in the beautiful local village.
Day 2 Moutardon to Chez Les Bons
The first few miles out of Moutardon are a little up and down but not anything challenging, you will pass through the stunning village of Verteuil-sur-Charente famous for its warm fresh Brioche. We will follow the river until we cross it heading into wine country and also Pineau des Charentes which is the local aperitif. We are now on the road to Cognac where we will stop, a short ride to Chez Les Bons, our accommodation for the night.
Distance 120km 75miles
Early morning yoga if you want (optional extra), breakfast at Moutardon
Depart around 9.30/10am depending on whether there has been a yoga class.
Picnic Lunch on the way.
The evening will be at a beautiful restaurant with a beach front view.
Day 3 Chez Les Bons to La Rochelle
As you leave the tranquillity of Chez Les Bons you will head north through the amazing flat salt marshes of the Charente Maritime, you will see some great coastal wildlife including herons, next on to the amazing citadel of Brouage, from there to Rochefort. We will continue along the coast to Chatelaillon-Plage, where there are some great sea views, we will then amble to La Rochelle. Distance 88km 54miles
Breakfast at Chez les Bons
Depart for La Rochelle around 9.30am.
Picnic lunch en route
Arrive at your hotel in La Rochelle, your evening meal will be at a local restaurant.
Breakfast at hotel,
Transfer to airport
Depart for UK
Cost €420 pp
3 days fully supported Cycling
4 nights Accommodation
What’s not included
Flights (from Southampton/Stansted/Gatwick (in season) to La Rochelle)
Bike hire available for approx. €65
Minimum of 4 people required for the trip to go ahead.
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