Port de Marans à vélo © J. Damase - Charente Maritime
Canal de Marans à vélo en famille © J. Damase - Charente Maritime

2 days by bike between La Rochelle and the Poitevin marshlands

Week-End (2/3 days)
I begin / Family

For lovers of historical heritage

Is the sun out? Then why not spend the weekend with your other half enjoying a bike ride along La Vélo Francette? From La Rochelle to Marans, the canal will be your guide, helping you to discover numerous structures designed for life on and around the river: locks, canal aqueducts, reservoirs, ports, as well as the town of Marans, its heritage, and its parks and gardens.

Practical information

Number of days: 2 days / 1 night

Start / Finish: La Rochelle

Distance: approximately 55 km

Caen railway station: 3h15 from Paris

Accueil Vélo accomodation: The chambres d’hôtes Barbecane, a peaceful haven alongside the canal


Parcours à la carte