Cycling the Salt Marshes and Oyster Farms of Île d'Oléron

A lovely circular bike route taking in the salt marshes and the oyster farms in the south of the Île d'Oléron.

Distance: 45.7km
Diffiulty: Easy

Île d'Oléron, off the west coast of France and in the Charente-Maritime department, is – like its more famous sister the Ile de Re is known worldwide for its salt marshes and its oysters.

This gentle circular day ride goes from Dolus d'Oléron to Saint-Trojan-les-Bains via Le Château d'Oléron, looping around the island's salt marshes and past 'oyster shacks' where you can sample the local (and famous) Marennes-Oléron treats for yourself.

You can combine this loop with this vineyard ride in the north of the island for a weekend of cycling.

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Oyster shacks on Oleron

Photo: Charentes Tourism

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