This three day ride is perfect as an introduction to the back roads of the real Charente Maritime. You fly into La Rochelle and we meet you there so all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery….
Day One: La Rochelle to Moutardon (130km)
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 country roads. We will pass through many typical villages; the scenery is simple, open countryside with glimpses of deer and other wildlife. You have the option on arrival at Moutardon of various local restaurants.
Day Two: Moutardon to Chez Les Bons (120km)
The first few miles out of Moutardon are a little up and down but nothing too challenging. You will pass through the stunning village of Verteuil-sur-Charente famed for its fresh baked Brioche. We will follow the river until we cross it heading into wine country and also Pineau de Charente which is the local apéritif. We are now on the road to Cognac where we will stop, a short ride to Chez Les Bons, our accommodation for the night. We have 2 local restaurants to choose from one being a stunning beach front with fantastic food.
Day Three: Chez Les Bons to La Rochelle (90km)
As you leave the tranquillity of Chez Les Bons heading 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 and from there to Rochefort. We will continue along the coast to Châtelaillon-Plage, where there are some great sea views, we will then amble along to La Rochelle.