If there’s one thing we’ve learned over our 50-plus years in business, it’s that biking and walking both tend to be activities best done by land. But truth be told, we’ve always had a love affair with the sea. (If you ever get the chance to buy George Butterfield a glass of wine, ask him about Shipwreck Travels—actually, better make it a bottle of wine.)
So it’s no surprise that one of our most intriguing trips takes us to the ocean’s edge in France’s version of Nantucket Island. Because if there’s anything better than flat biking with an ocean breeze at your back, it’s the tray of oysters waiting for you at the end of the ride. Check out the slideshow below to see what we mean.
The Radiant Isles
Among those in the know, the Ile d’Oléron and Ile de Ré are the most fashionable islands along the French Atlantic Coast, nestled secretly between Brittany to the north and the vineyards of Bordeaux to the south. On our Atlantic France Coastal Biking trip, become an insider.DETAILED ITINERARY