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Noirmoutier Island by bicycle

COUNTLESS CYCLING TRAILS ON NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

Explore Noirmoutier Island by bicycle to discover secret spots and enjoy unique, preserved scenery at your own pace, whilst having fun. Share a pleasant moment together thanks to this alternative mode of transport. Discover our three bicycle routes. Find all the information you need about cycling trails and bike hires on Noirmoutier Island.

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On the occasion of the GREAT DEPARTURE COUNTRY OF THE LOIRE VENDEE (# TDF2018), you too can explore the island of Noirmoutier by bike!

  • 83km of cycling trails,
  • 3 thematic loops,
  • 11 rental points,
  • 3,000 bikes,
  • slope to 0% ...

With family, friends, for adults and children, try the Noirmoutier island experience!

CYCLING TRAILS

With 83 km of cycling trails and a flat topography (highest elevation at 22 metres above sea level), Noirmoutier Island is paradise for lovers of cycling. 20 km of cycling paths – reserved for cyclists, pedestrians and rollerbladers – run along the edges of nature sites and invite you to completely immerse yourself in nature, safe from car traffic. Perfect for an outing with the family! Bicycle lanes have also been set up along roadsides. Shared lanes cover small stretches and agricultural paths with little traffic. A complete map of the island’s cycling trails is available from the two bureaux run by the Tourist Information Office. And to safely travel by bicycle on Noirmoutier Island, be sure to follow the code of good conduct.

Carte des pistes cyclables (illustration)
Carte des pistes cyclables de l'île de Noirmoutier

FROM BEACHES TO PORTS

Distance: 19.2 km
Time : Approx. 2 hours
Skill level: Families
Waymarking: Vendée vélo (green and white)

Discover the maritime and seaside heritage of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île as you ride along this trail. Typical Noirmoutier scenery and points of interest will dot your path: the historical centre of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île and its château/museum, the Bois de la Chaise wood, the Plage des Dames beach, the intimate village of Le Vieil and L’Herbaudière Port.

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The route in pictures

FROM MARSHES TO MILLS

Distance: 18.5 km
Time : Approx. 1¾ hours
Skill level: families
Waymarking: Vendée vélo (green & white)

Set off to meet the island’s salt makers and oyster farmers on a tour flavoured by the salty sea. Ride along the salterns to the Bonhomme oyster port. You can even stop to sample some oysters. When you’re done, head towards the Both Mill along the seashore. Next, pass through the charming streets of L’Épine at the edges of the Bois des Eloux wood and continue on to Morin Port.

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The route in pictures

FROM GOIS TO FORESTS

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

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.

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The route in pictures
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BICYCLE HIRES ON NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

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