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