The Vendée Islands by bike

Coasting the island of Yeu and the island of Noirmoutier

Highlights

Noirmoutier, its cycle paths, its marshes and its beaches ...
The cruise between Fromentine and the island of Yeu
The island of Yeu: wild, exotic, relaxing
Flat courses, accessible to all

Cycling between Noirmoutier and Ile d’Yeu, a bike ride that will please couples and families!

The Vendée Island

Discover the Atlantic Coast by bike.

You like the vastness of the ocean but also the intimacy of small typical villages?

Do you enjoy the beaches of fine sand but also the jagged cliffs of the Atlantic?

Welcome to the Vendée coast!

From the pine forests to the Des Dames Beach to the Castle of “l’Île Noire, it’s an exotic excursion that awaits you on the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu.

A rich and accessible program that delights bike trip beginners and families looking for an active and fun holiday.

Attention: according to the tides, the schedules of the boats for the island of Yeu are very variable. Depending on the dates of your stay, we will adapt the route to take into account the crossing times.

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Day 1

BOUIN

Arrive in Bouin at your convenience. Check-in at your accomodation.

Day 2

From BOUIN to NOIRMOUTIER EN L’ILE 31km 38m Niveau Facile

Between the marshes and the sea your route passes by the oyster beds and crosses some charming ports. It’s the opportunity to discover the oyster crafts and taste the fruit of their work! In the afternoon, you discover the shores of the island of Noirmoutier. A beautiful bike path makes the center of the island easy to reach by bike.

If the sea is low, take advantage of it to go through the flood plain called passage du Gois.

  • For a few more km 45km 30m Niveau Forme

    If the sea is high, you will continue your cycling trip on the bridge that connects the island to the mainland since 1971.

Day 3

FROM NOIRMOUTIER EN L'ILE, NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE LOOP 18km 30m Niveau Facile

This loop offers you all the time to browse and calmly enjoy this luminous island. This small tour of the north of the island leads you to the hamlets of Noirmoutiers-en-l’île. On a beautiful villa sheltered by tall pines or an alley of white houses, you may have a swim break on a beautiful sandy beach. After crossing the Herbaudière you go along salt marshes and return to your accommodation. In the evening why not enjoy a plate of oysters or mussels that come from the parks and mussel beds of the island?

Day 4

From NOIRMOUTIER EN L’ILE to ILE D’YEU 32km Niveau Facile

You will reach the west coast by the salt marshes, make the most of the bike paths to cross the three other towns on the island. The Epine, Guérinière and Barbatre, have great beaches and a last swim is still possible before joining Fromentine and the mainland… You will embark immediately for the island of Yeu! Overnight on Port Joinville.
Attention: according to the tides, the schedules of the boats are very variable. Depending on the dates of your stay, we adapt the route to take into account the crossing times.

Day 5

FROM ILE D'YEU, ILE D'YEU LOOP 30km 60m Niveau Facile

Today you will discover the sublime wild coast of the island! Its cliffs, the Old Castle and the Port de la Meule will be unforgettable!
At the western end of the island, ride to a magnificent outlook of the Chiens Perrins Reef and the Basse Flore stream. This day offers you the time for some good swims.

Day 6

From ILE D’YEU to BOUIN 27km 14m Niveau Facile

After crossing to return to the mainland, you get on the bikes towards Bouin. Attention: according to the tides, the schedules of the boats are very variable.
Attention: according to the tides, the schedules of the boats are very variable. Depending on the dates of your stay, we adapt the route to take into account the crossing times.

Day 7

BOUIN

End of the trip in Bouin after breakfast.

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Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
Hôtel Domaine le Martinet Hôtel du Bois de la Chaize Hôtel l'Escale

Starting from 750€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.


Quote on request | Contact us

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Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.


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“Homemade” tours created and tested for you: :
  • Routes chosen  by the Abicyclette team for their touristic and cycling interest, fully tested, safe from traffic
  • Accommodations have been visited beforehand and are proposed for the quality of their reception, atmosphere, services and gastronomy
  • Great fl exibility for the organization of your tour which adapts to your needs and your desires: you leave on the date you wish! We check the availability of accommodations and to ensure your departure.
An assistance close at hand :
  • 24-hour assistance from the ABICYCLE team
  • The possibility of subscribing to a cancellation & multi-risk insurance covering you in case of  problems or mishaps

 

Modern and efficient route tracking:guide

  • We provide a GPS to follow the route without ever having to look for directions (bike mount provided)
  • A logbook to find all useful addresses and tourist information
  • IGN 1/100 000th maps included to get an overview of your route

High-end bike rental for true comfort and riding pleasure, with the reliability needed for a long bike trip

We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


Touring bike

  • 1 casque
  • 1 sacoche arrière 28L étanche
  • 1 sacoche guidon 6L étanche
  • 1 antivol
  • 1 multi-outils
  • 1 kit de réparation comprenant des rustines, une chambre à air, des démontes-pneu
  • 1 pompe
  • 1 bidon

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 28L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 6L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bottle
Vélo de location Ile Vendéenne avec Abicyclette

Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

Bike trailer

Abicyclette remorque enfant voyage à vélo

Getting here

Meeting point

Noirmoutier-en-l’île, Vendée (85)

Noirmoutier-en-l’île by car

From Rennes on the N137 (190km 2H30)

From Paris on ther A11 (470km 5H00)

From Lyon on the A71 et l’A85 (765km 7h30)

From Bordeaux  on the A10 (400km 4H00)

 

Noirmoutier-en-l’île by train*

TGV station in Nantes, then transfer by bus

TER station in  Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie.

 

Noirmoutier-en-l’île by plane*

Airport in Nantes

*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest
Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
Other
  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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