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  • Poitou Cycling Tour


    Cognac country cycling tour in Poitou Charentes - an extraordinary tour! One of the many astonishing highlights of this tour is the visit of the Hermione, vessel linked to the legend of La Fayette. La Fayette came to Rochefort, whence he embarked for the New World on a newly built frigate- l'Hermione- on March 21, 1780. Landed in Boston after 38 days at sea, he joined General Washington to announce the imminent arrival of French reinforcements giving the revolutionaries the support necessary for the birth of a new nation.

    In 1997, a new challenge was launched in Rochefort: the reconstruction of the Hermione at the same site where the original frigate was built. Today, visit the authentic rebuilding of the Hermione in the huge worksite in Rochefort! It will give you goose bumps!

    This tour is also about discovering a peaceful and diversified countryside, with its rich heritage of history, architecture, and traditions. Visit Rochefort, Saintes and Angouleme mentioned as Cities of Art & History by the French Ministry of the Culture.

    And of course, another highlight of this tour is Cognac and its chateau. Visit the most prestigious Cognac houses: Hennessy, Otard, Courvoisier, and more.

    " Du premier moment où j'ai entendu prononcer le nom de l'Amérique, je l'ai aimée ; dès l'instant où j'ai su qu'elle combattait pour la liberté, j'ai brûlé du désir de verser mon sang pour elle ; les jours où je pourrai la servir seront comptés par moi, dans tous les temps et dans tous les lieux, parmi les plus heureux de ma vie". - LA FAYETTE


    Cognac country


    Click here to download the tour itinerary:



    Cognac Country Biking Tour

    6 Nights / 7 Days


    This tour is no longer available.

    Groups of 6 or more can have a program similar to this from La Rochelle to Cognac country; contact us for a quote.


    TBA euros per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: TBA euros.
    Bike Rentals: TBD
    Hybrid - model to be determined (TBD).


    Level: 2 for distance, riding mostly flat to rolling
    Day 2: 55 km
    Day 3: 51 km- Optional ride: + 12 km
    Day 4: 35 km
    Day 5: resting day
    Day 6: 50 km

    The trip includes
    ·        6 nights accommodations in charming 3 star Charm hotels
    ·        all breakfast (except on day 1)
    ·        all dinners except on day 7)
    ·        luggage transfers
    ·        route maps and directions
    ·        free Cognac tasting and tour
    ·        local emergency assistance.

    We also provide travel planning services to add Paris hotels, car rentals, France hotels, trains, airport transfers.

    Additional Night in La Rochelle or Angouleme: $TBD/person Breakfast and dinner included.


    Arrivals from Paris by train to La Rochelle suggested, schedules and rates available from us.



    For more information or to make a booking enquiry, click on the happy cyclist below:


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