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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

6 days cycling in Charente Maritime

Peter and Gerard came to stay last week for a relaxing time cycling around Charente Maritime. Peter had worked in Cognac as a stagiaire a while back so wanted to rediscover the area and see it in the sunshine. This is a… 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

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