If you like to get around on two wheels, there are lots of quiet country roads and pretty Charentais villages to explore around the cottage and further afield. We have secure, lockable storage for your cycles in our barn.
There are superb cycling routes in the region for seasoned road cyclists and those who prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace. From the Île d'Oléron* to Le Marais Poitevin and the rolling paysage of the Charente valley, there is something for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Freewheeling France offers up a large selection of varied and interesting routes on its excellent website.
A day on the beautiful Île de Ré offers beaches, restaurants set in charming little fishing ports and all accessible via family-friendly cycle paths. Plan your trip here: http://www.holidays-iledere.co.uk/ile-de-re-uk/forget-your-car
Want to cycle during your holiday but no room for your bikes?
Bike Hire Direct can deliver cycles of all types and sizes to us here at Rue Vincent for your use. Hire rates and a booking form are on the Bike Hire Direct website.
Some great ideas and cycling in France related posts on the company's blog, too! http://baguetteshandlebarsdiscoverfrance.com
Cycle repairs & accessories
Something you forgot, or need a repair? Don't worry, you can soon be back on two wheels!
Our local E. LeClerc supermarket carries a reasonable stock of the most common bike spares as well as puncture repair kits, helmets and pumps.
For more specialised items/repairs the nearest cycle shop is Cycles Lealec near Intermarché in St Jean d’Angély.