Nature & small heritage, Cities and picturesque villages
25,74 Km
1 h 41 min
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25,74 km cycling route from Champdeniers-St-Denis to Niort

Champdeniers-St-Denis makes for a surprising stop, with its amenities and its remarkably rich local heritage. The route then alternates between quiet roads and farm tracks as it heads on to join the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise River at the level of Ternanteuil. After a big meander, the route arrives in the city of Niort, taking you to the base of its towering twin keeps.

Elevation of the stage

127 m 209 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 1,54 km By road: 24,19 km

Surface of the stage

Inconnu: 25,74 km

The route

Follow the signs for La Vélo Francette, also indicating Niort. You share the way with motorised traffic, with some stretches along farm tracks.
There is a significant slope after Breilbon.

Tourist Offices

Niort Marais Poitevin-Vallée de la Sèvre Niortaise Tourist Office

SNCF Train Services

Niort train station: high-speed TGV and regional TER services: line 13 Poitiers > Niort > La Rochelle
Lines 11 et 13 Paris > Angoulême ou Niort > Saintes > Royan

Don’t miss

Champdeniers-St-Denis : for its washhouses, tanneries, the underground river, the fairground and the Château de Nuchèze.

Echiré: for the meanders of the Sèvre Niortaise River and the châteaux of Coudray-Salbart and of Mursay

Niort: the Coulée Verte (‘Green Corridor’) along the Sèvre Niortaise River; the massive twin Romanesque keeps; the covered market (market days are Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday mornings); the churches, including the Protestant one; the townhall; the Pilori, the former townhall, with its great tower; the Jardins de la Brèche Gardens…

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