Lairoux - Le Vieux Café Holiday Cottage

Self-catering cottage for 6-8 people near (flat!) 2018 TDF stages

3 rue de la Motte
85400 Lairoux
Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 28 43 98

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Price from: €460 per week or from £255 for 3 nights

Open: All year

Le Vieux Café is on the edge of a wetland valley, with panoramic views across open countryside. There are more than 1100km of routes in this region – many of them accessible from the gate. Lairoux is just over 20km from the beaches of La Tranche-sur-Mer and the Atlantic Coast bike route. The local roads are in good condition – and the cyclist-owners Annette and Jason know them well. Retrace the 2018 Tour de France Grand Depart stages through the Vendee, including from the Île de Noirmoutier, or raid Jason's map collection to ride the picturesque backroads further inland. After a day of cycling, return to Le Vieux Café for a refreshing swim in the heated pool, relax on the terrace with a glass of local wine or enjoy a BBQ in the sun. There are 'house' bikes and helmets for guest use, bring your own, or have bikes delivered by a local hire firm. Le Vieux Café is a self-catering cottage but Annette and Jason can get some supplies in for you if you arrive without a car. The cottage sleeps 6-8 people in 3 bedrooms. Dry, enclosed storage room for bikes – with a bike rack and tools. English and French spoken. English and French spoken. You can find out more about cycling in the Vendee herehere and here. See also Le Vieux Café's sister property L'Ecurie.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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