Since 2017, Original Vélo Tour has been offering guided bike rides off the beaten track, far from the crowds, to discover the Marais Poitevin, this territory shaped by monks over the centuries.

You will ride, you will smell, you will listen to a living marsh. Nature is there and your guide, Damien, will help you discover it through 1-hour getaway outings or discovery days. The only cycling guide in the Marais Poitevin since 30, he knows all the cycle paths, all the white paths from the Marais de Niort to the ocean. You won't get lost with him anymore. No need for a map, let yourself be taken away. Enjoyable experience for the whole family!

In the heart of Green Venice, discover the different outings to better understand this green but fragile territory. Ideal for families.

3 departures are possible:
- the Green Venice Bike Getaway of 1h30, departing from Mazeau (85), Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays with 4 departures per day, with discovery of a preserved and authentic Green Venice,
- the Discovery Day in the footsteps of the Building Monks, departing from Maillezais Abbey (85), Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. with boat, abbey, picnic, bike, craft brewery and beer tasting, an entire program !
- the Discovery Day in the footsteps of the Baudet du Poitou, departing from the Oiseaux du Marais Poitevin ornithological park in Saint Hilaire la Palud (85), Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. with boat, picnic, bike, Baudet from Poitou and artisanal soap making.

Do you want more ? There are also bike outings for groups where the choice is even wider. Just visit the website!

Establishment labeled Quality Tourism and marked Regional Natural Park Values.

  • Prices

    Green Venice Bike Getaway:
    7,5€ to 15€ / person
    45€ / family
    Discovery day in the footsteps of the building monks & Discovery day in the footsteps of Baudet du Poitou
    25€ to 75€ / person
    €177,5 to €195 / family.

    Method(s) of payment accepted

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    From 06/04 to 30/09/2024, every day.

    Pet Friendly

    Not disclosed

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