Discover the 'real' Charente Maritime with a local guide
Charente Maritime Cycling
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You are in safe hands with local cyclist Adrian and Charente Maritime Cycling. Adrian has extensive experience as a cycle guide, including a stint on the often treacherous roads of South America. By contrast, the roads in his backyard in Charente-Maritime on the west coast of France are positively idyllic. This three-day, 350km ride is perfect as an introduction to the back roads of the Charente Maritime region. Starting from La Rochelle airport or train station, you'll soon be peddalling along quiet lanes taking in the open scenery, sea air and salt marshes, stopping along the way to eat at local restaurants (with seafood and the region's famous oysters being a particular specialty), and sample the famous Pineau wine. Head inland to explore the heart of the region and enjoy the quieter backroads it has to offer. This is a fully supported and guided ride that's perfect for road bike riders or fit cycle tourers, with daily distances of between 90 and 120km. The price includes guided support, accommodation and stacks of local knowledge. Bike hire can also be arranged.
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