Entre Gois et forêts - île de Noirmoutier

FROM GOIS TO FORESTS

Start out from the Barbâtre Tourist Information Office. After riding along the agricultural plains, you will discover the preserved site of the Sébastopol Polder, a listed regional nature reserve. By the Gois Passage, you’ll be ready for a break to catch your breath. Next, you’ll cross the four-lane road to head towards the pine forest, the dunes and the town of Barbâtre. You will then follow the path along the edges of the Tresson Dunes, before crossing over at the Bonhomme roundabout. As the tide goes out, Bonhomme Port sets the stage for its traditional ballet of tractors going to the oyster farms for the working tide. There, you can sample some oysters in an oyster hut before returning to your starting point.

Distance: 23.3 km
Time : Approx. 2½ hours
Skill level: families
Waymarking: Vendée vélo (green & white)