Discover a single territoryperfectly suitable for cycling. Destination Niort - Marais Poitevin includes 3 main routes called cycle routes : the Vélo Francette, the Vélidéale (V93) and the véloroute 94 (V94).


The 3 cycle routes

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Vélo Francette

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The Vélo Francette

This is one of France's most famous cycle routes, linking Ouistreham in Normandy to La Rochelle via Niort and the Poitevin Marshes. The Vélo Francette is a marked and safe route, which allows you to discover the landscapes and the rich heritage of the Niort Marais - Poitevin Destination.

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Manfred Antranias Zimmer

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The Velideale

Heading towards the Pays Mellois on the Vélidéale, formerly véloroute 93 (V93). From Niort à Chef-Boutonne by joining the Millevaches Regional Nature Parkis more than 380 km of cycle lanes, including 80 km of open routes in Deux-Sèvres. On the programme: discovery of the exceptional Deux-Sévrien heritage.

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The 94 bicycle route

Head for the Haut-Val-de-Sèvre and the ponds of the Brenne on the Veloroute 94 (V94). More than 200 km of cycle routes, 60 km of which are in the Deux-Sèvres department. Open your eyes and observe this vernacular heritage that mingles with castles, temples and burial mounds.

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What is a cycle route?

A cycle route is a medium or long distance, continuous (without interruption, including in cities), signposted and safe cycle route.
Cycle routes use all types of safe routes, including greenways.

What is a greenway?

The Greenway is "a road exclusively reserved for non-motorised 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.
Greenways are built on the right-of-way of disused railway lines, waterway banks, forest tracks, rural roads, etc.

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