By bike

With 800 kilometers of signposted cycle routes, the Marais Poitevin offers great opportunities of discovery for both families on the go and advanced cyclists.

In the marsh, cycling is practiced in roaming mode or through loops of varying lengths starting from your accommodation.

Marais Poitevin by bike

The cycle trials of the marsh are connected with two national cycle routes, the Vélodyssée linking Roscoff to Hendaye and the Vélo Francette linking Saumur to La Rochelle : beautiful sights await you!

To welcome you and help you during your bicycle trips, choose an accommodation labelled “Accueil vélo” which will offer you quality services adapted to your mode of travel.

Among the many possible routes it is wise to plan for two days to get a real taste of the Marais Poitevin and its landscapes, canals and architectural heritage. Get a map of cycle tracks to be quite autonomous and especially not to get lost in this maze of channels.

In the kit « Le Marais Poitevin on bicycle » there are four maps per sector showing the cycle tracks of the Marais Poitevin (circuits in Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vendée).

Le Marais Poitevin on bicycle


> Map No. 1 WEST – 11 circuits, 165 km
> Map No. 2 SOUTH – 19 circuits, 273 km
> Map No. 3 NORTH – 21 circuits, 361 km
> Map No. 4 East – 14 circuits, 221 km


In total, these four maps cover a distance of :

– 304 km in Deux-Sèvres
– 86 km in Charente-Maritime
– 401 km in Vendée

Maps on sale in our tourist offices.



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