Discover a unique territory, perfectly suitable for cycling. The Niort – Marais Poitevin Destination lists 3 major routes called cycle routes: the Vélo Francette, the Vélidale (V93) and the Véloroute 94 (V94).

The 3 cycle routes

Francette bike


The Francette bike

It is one of the most famous cycle routes in France, which links Ouistreham in Normandy to La Rochelle via Niort and Marais Poitevin. The Francette bike is a marked and secure route, which allows you to discover the landscapes and rich heritage of the Niort Marais – Poitevin Destination.

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La Vélidéle

Heading towards the Mellois Country on Vélidéale, formerly Véloroute 93 (V93). The Niort à Chef-Boutonne by joining the Millevaches Regional Natural Park, there are more than 380 km of cycle paths including 80 km of routes open in Deux-Sèvres. On the program: discovery of exceptional Deux-Sévrien heritage.

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Cycle Route 94

Direction the Haut-Val-de-Sèvre et the Brenne ponds on cycle route 94 (V94). More than 200 km of cycle paths including 60 km in the Deux-Sèvres department. Open your eyes and observe what vernacular heritage which mixes with the castle, temple and tumulus.

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What is a cycle route?

A cycle route is a medium or long distance cycle route, continuous (without interruption, including in towns) marked out and secure.
The cycle routes use all types of secure routes including greenways.

What is a greenway?

The greenway is “a road exclusively reserved for the circulation of non-motorized vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders” (highway code). It is accessible to as many people as possible, without any particular physical requirements. Pedestrians, cyclists, people with reduced mobility, rollerbladers, etc. use it for leisure, tourism and daily travel.
The greenways are developed on their own site on the right-of-way of disused railway lines, the banks of waterways, forest tracks, rural roads, etc.

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