Bicycles: an essential part of your vacation on the Île de Ré

Cycling is a great part of your vacation on the Île de Ré. If you wish to rent a villa on this island of the Charente archipelago, Travel Paradise can provide you with bikes from Les Cycles’N. No need to lift a finger, Travel Paradise takes care of everything, and you will even find a covered bike rack in your villa so you can properly store your bikes !

Why are bikes so important on the Île de Ré ?

Bicycles are not only a means of transport on the Île de Ré – it has become an emblematic symbol. Tourists and locals share the vast kilometers of cycling paths designed to make the journey easier and safer.

A popular means of transport

Bicycles are undoubtedly the most popular means of transort on the Île de Ré. It is both used for daily commuting and leisure activities. With over one hundred kilometers of cycle paths, it offers access to the island’s beaches, forests, fishing harbors, salt marshes and picturesque villages. So whether you want to get to work, go for a ride, or exercise, everything is designed to meet your needs in an idyllic setting.

Tourist attractions such as the Phare des Baleines, Saint-Martin-en-Ré‘s harbor, the citadel of Saint-Martin de Ré, the Maison de la Dune and the Maison d’Ars-en-Ré are also accessible by bike. Cycling is the ideal way to discover the beauty of these unspoiled landscape. The island’s relatively flat reliefs makes cycling a pleasant experience.

An environmental issue

The Île de Ré is located off the coast of La Rochelle, in the Charente-Maritime department. It also belongs to an archipelago consisting of four islands: Oléron, , Aix, and Madame. The richness of its natural landscape and the diversity of its ecosystems means that this area enjoys a high level of environmental protection. Cycling is an excellent way to help preserve this environment, while staying close to nature to discover the island’s treasures.

The bridge of the Île de Ré is one of the longest in France, second only to Saint-Nazaire. All drivers crossing the bridge are required to pay a tax which helps finance actions to preserve the island’s natural areas. Cyclists, on the other hand, are not subject to this tax.

Bicycles included when booking a vacation house on the Île de Ré

Aware of the importance of bikes on the island, Travel Paradise has decided to include bike rental as part of your holiday. From now on, there is no need to worry about logistics, just set off on your adventure and pedal along the roads of !

Travel Paradise’s villa rental concept

Travel Paradise, specialized in high-end villa rentals on the Île de Ré, offers an alternative to campsites and hotels. Our villas are quality properties with swimming pools, patio, gardens and relaxation areas. They are ideally located for a perfect stay. You can view the available villas on our website. One of the special features of our rental concept is the provision of bicycles, thanks to our partnership with Les Cycles N.

Our partner Les Cycles N

Les Cycles N is our partner for bike delivery. This bike rental specialist has several stores on the Île de Ré. Moreover, the bikes supplied by Les Cycles N are top-of-the-range mechanical models made in France. However, an electric bike can be provided on request. They offer bikes to suit everyone, professional or not, children, electric, etc. Les Cycles N has the right bike for you !

Top-of-the-range mechanical and electric bikes.

Les Cycles N offers excellent comfort for vacationers’ daily outings. These charming bikes come with a basket that is perfect for running errands or going to the beach. In addition, mechanical bikes are available by default. However, if you prefer electric bikes, just ask us and it will be done !

Bike shelter in our villas

So, as you can see, Travel Paradise attaches great importance to cycling. This is the reason why the majority of our villas are equipped with a covered bike rack. It has many advantages. First of all, it protects bicycles from bad weather. It is also a security against theft. That is why Travel Paradise helps you make the most of your stay on the Île de Ré !

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