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With its 110 km of cycle paths, the island of Ré is an ideal destination for cycle tourism. Would you like to pedal to the wind with your family, your partner or your friends, explore all the nooks and crannies of Ré la Blanche, put your bike up against a tree to admire the salt marshes, cross a small fishing port, stop off at a little cove unknown to visitors or a picturesque village on market day? Leaving from the campsite on the Ile de Ré, get on your bike at any time of year and discover this island in the Charente archipelago, which won’t leave you indifferent.

An activity accessible to all

Only 30 km long, with no particular relief, the island of Ré is a perfect playground for beginner cyclists. The island’s ten communes are linked by secure cycle paths, and each village has a reception desk where you can obtain maps and other information. Coastline, woodland, salt marshes: the trails cross a variety of landscapes, and it’s possible to cover half the island in a single day.

Themed tours

The greenways on the Ile de Ré are very well maintained. There are several themed tours, ranging in length from 4 to 26 km. If you’re riding with young children, you’ll enjoy a country ride to Saint-Martin-de-Ré (7 km) or the forest trail to Les Portes-en-Ré (9 km). If you’re interested in history, opt for the Vauban circuit (37 km) or the fortifications trail (13 km) from Rivedoux-Plage. Other theme trails include the Chemin des Marais (18 km) and the Circuit Gourmand Sud (La Flotte, 22 km).

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