Vendée vélo

The cycle is complete! The Vendée is ready to welcome budding cyclists.
Dedicated and protected cycling tracks have been completed. You can go down to the beach by bike, explore the valleys of the Bocage, take in the charms of Green Venice and get up close to nature, at your own pace...

1 - The Vendée, the largest network of cycle tracks in France

The Vendée General Council initiated the departmental cycling network in 1995, which now stretches over 1,100 km, to make it the largest network in France. Explore the department in complete safety with family and friends using the various tracks crossing the Vendée landscape from the coastline of the Marais Poitevin to the Bocage. Since 2013 you can cycle round the Vendée at your own pace.

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2 - The 30 finest circuits in the Vendée

The department network and its 1,060 km of cycling tracks have been supplemented by a very dense local network that has been extensively developed just inland from the coast. Almost 1,000 additional km extend the departmental offering. The small roads along the Bocage, the coast, islands and Marais Poitevin are ideal for this type of exploration.

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3 - Vélodyssée at the heart of the Euro Vélo route 1

Imagine a route along the Atlantic coast where cyclists and nature reign supreme. A véloroute where you can feel free to go at your own pace, explore and contemplate. This véloroute is the longest in France. Welcome to Vélodyssée, a 1,250 km route of cycling tracks, 70% of which are dedicated car-free tracks for cycling (cycle paths and greenways) that cross France from Brittany to the Basque coast.

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4 - The "Accueil Vélo" label in the Vendée

"Accueil vélo" is a national label that guarantees cycling tourists high quality reception and services tailored to their expectations in listed tourist establishments. The label is awarded to various kinds of tourism established on the strength of a quality charter: accommodation, bicycle hire and repair specialists, sightseeing and leisure sites and tourist offices.

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