Tag: Charente Maritime

Cycling Cafés & Stops, Charente Maritime

My friend Roddy and I were talking about coffee stops and cycling cafés the other day as a client had asked him for some routes with great coffee stops built in. In the UK an integral part of the ride is the… Read More

Cycling & Eating on Ile de Ré, Charente Maritime

The gorgeous Île de Ré in Charente Maritime is best known for being an upmarket bolthole where well heeled Parisians can let their hair down away from the grime and dirt of the City of Lights. Its cute villages are lined with… Read More

2019 Ferry Timetable – Royan – Verdon

If you’re thinking of cycling the Vélodyssée or Le Canal de 2 Mers à Vélo this year, here’s timetable for the ferry crossings from Pointe de Grave in Royan to Verdon. It’s in French but you’ll get the gist 😉 Here’s a link… Read More

Village Fêtes in Charente Maritime

The village Fete is a key part of village life all over France. It involves all the inhabitants getting together around some local event or monument and eating, drinking and dancing until late into the night. They can reminisce about how the… Read More

Tour du Poitou Charentes 2018

The route has been announced for the 2018 Tour du Poitou Charentes which will take place from Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 August this year. It starts in Jonzac and finishes in Poitiers 660km later passing through the rolling hills and vineyards… Read More

7 Things to do in Saintes

After cycling on the newly minted Le Flow Velo for the day recently, we ended up in Saintes. This beautiful, quiet town sits on the banks of the Charente and is well worth spending some time in. Here are some suggestions of… Read More

Ile d’Oléron – Charente Maritime

Ile d’Oléron is France’s second largest island after Corsica, but it’s a lot more accessible for cyclists as it’s linked to the mainland with a bridge which means it’s a great place for a day trip. We had a day off recently… Read More

La Flow Vélo

The sun was out last week so the best thing to do was go for a bike ride with people you’ve never met before on a route that has only just been completed! La Flow Vélo is one of France’s newest bike… Read More

5 Amazing Cycling Trips in Charente Maritime

Here are 5 wonderful and different days out that you can have on a bicycle in Charente Maritime. Fat Biking in Fôret de la Coubre with Johann Vigneaud. Johann is a local and regional mountain bike and fat bike champion who loves… Read More