Charentes and Oleron

This 240 km (5 hours) ride will allow you to discover the different landscapes of the Charente Maritime: you will follow the superb coastline along the Gironde estuary to the Ile d'Oléron and then pass through the marshy countryside of the Charentes hinterland.

There are 4 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

  1. Oleron Island
  2. Brouage
  3. Roche Courbon Castle(*)
  4. Regulus Caves(*)

(*) Please check the opening hours and booking possibilities.

1. Oleron Island: colourful marshes rub shoulders with forests, sandy beaches and rocky coastlines

2. Brouage: a former fortified city and salt trading port whose production has now given way to oyster farming

3. Roche Courbon Castle: this superb castle, built in the shape of a triangle on a rocky spur, is naturally defended by the marsh

4. Regulus caves: dug into limestone cliffs, these caves welcome you in an exceptional landscape

GPS track