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Discover Cycling in Charente-Maritime France

The area is well set up for walking, and it also has a large network of around 1500 mi of cycle paths and circuits to explore your surroundings. They are regularly maintained to ensure the maximum comfort and safety of users.
The local Tourist Information Offices offer a series of guidebooks for cyclists, much like those published for walkers, so you can set out and explore the scenery of Charente on your bicycle.
Some of these guidebooks are more specifically geared towards circuits and trails intended for hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. Cyclists who wish to incorporate a bit of friendly local interaction into their rides can obtain information from the 'Comité Départemental de Cyclotourisme' in order to register to take part in organised excursions, sight-seeing tours, and competitive outings combining both cycling and camping.
The junction between Niort and Marans on the 'vélo-route' cycle path (the 'Niort Océan' multi-use trail) gives you a great chance to see more of the coast. Starting from Esnandes, you can follow the trail down the coastline.
This route is just one section of a 40 mi trail that runs alongside the Sèvre Niortaise river (the backbone of the Marais Poitevin marshes) and links Niort to Baie de l'Aiguillon, and itself is part of a larger, still unfinished track called the 'vélo-route', which will connect northern Europe with the France's border with Spain.

  • Cycling in Charente-Maritime , France
    Cycling in Charente-Maritime
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