5x the best cycling routes in the area of Les Sables d'Olonne
The sunny and varied area of the Vendée is perfect for cycling. From Oasis Les Jardins there are several routes you can choose to discover the area. From wooded or wetlands to coastal routes, there is plenty of choice. We have selected the 5 best and most various routes for you.
# 1 Les Sables d'Olonne
The seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne has become a favorite holiday destination over the years, with plenty to do and discover for tourists. The surroundings of Les Sables d'Olonne are perfect to explore by bicycle. Cycle through the surrounding forests, wetlands or along the Atlantic Coast. There are many different routes you can take in this area, they have all kinds of difficulty levels, so there is a suitable route for every level. Along the coast there are 285 kilometers of cycling routes, the paths have multiple access points to the beach and cross the dunes.
# 2 Marais Breton Vendéen - Les Sables d'Olonne
A healthy bike ride in the salty air of the Atlantic Coast is highly recommended during your stay at Oasis Les Jardins. This beautiful cycling route runs along the Atlantic Coast and along the highlights of Côte de Lumière. The starting point is at the Marais Breton Vendéen wetland area, at the "Chinese Harbor". From here, the route passes the beach of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, the sardine harbor of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, the surfing hotspots of Brétignolles and the swampy Marais d'Olonne. The route ends in the seaside resort of Les Sables d'Olonne.
Marais Breton Vendéen is located 60 kilometers from Oasis Les Jardins.
# 3 La Rochelle - Rochefort
This route starts at La Rochelle and follows a path along the coast to the seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage. In this seaside resort you have a beautiful view over the bay and you can relax on the beach. A fun activity to do during a break here is to go to the oyster house. Learn everything about oysters and participate in an oyster tasting, a great lunch! The route continues through the lowlands of Les Landes to the town of Rochefort, the end of this route. Rochefort has a rich history, visit the old water tower or visit the museum about the city's maritime past.
La Rochelle is 93 kilometers from Oasis Les Jardins.
# 4 Saint Gilles Croix de Vie - Les Sables d'Olonne
In the Vendée, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a well-known seaside resort with a large fishing port. Here this cycle route starts, enjoy a delicious mackerel or sardine which comes fresh from the sea before you get on your bike. From this seaside resort, the route continues to the vineyard of Brem sur Mer, a beautiful area to cycle through. Enjoy the tranquility and the surroundings as you cycle to the path of Avocettes, a little further from the coast and more towards a wooded area. The forest of Olonne and the old salt pans are now protected areas, but fortunately accessible to cycle through, because it is a beautiful area. Finally, you will arrive at the marinas of Les Sables d'Olonne where this cycle route ends.
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is 40 kilometers from Oasis Les Jardins.
# 5 Réaumur - La Roche sur Yon
This cycle route starts in Réaumur and takes you along many varied seaside resorts and cities in the Vendée. From the starting point, the route continues past the castles of Saint-Mesmin to cycle to Tiffauges. Here you can admire several heritages such as the ruin of the castle that fell in the many wars in the Vendée. The bike tour continues and passes the park Le Puy de Fou, which is also worth a visit. The route then continues to the banks of the Sèvre and ends in La Roche sur Yon. Relax here with a drink on Napoléon's square and admire the large mechanical animals that stand on it.
Réaumur is located 100 kilometers from Oasis Les Jardins.