Champdeniers-St-Denis / Niort La Vélo Francette: Normandy / Atlantic by bike
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Follow the signs for La Vélo Francette, also indicating Niort. You share the way with motorised traffic, with some stretches along farm tracks.
There is a significant slope after Breilbon.
Niort Marais Poitevin-Vallée de la Sèvre Niortaise Tourist Office
SNCF Train Services
Niort train station: high-speed TGV and regional TER services: line 13 Poitiers > Niort > La Rochelle
Lines 11 et 13 Paris > Angoulême ou Niort > Saintes > Royan
Champdeniers-St-Denis : for its washhouses, tanneries, the underground river, the fairground and the Château de Nuchèze.
Echiré: for the meanders of the Sèvre Niortaise River and the châteaux of Coudray-Salbart and of Mursay
Niort: the Coulée Verte (‘Green Corridor’) along the Sèvre Niortaise River; the massive twin Romanesque keeps; the covered market (market days are Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday mornings); the churches, including the Protestant one; the townhall; the Pilori, the former townhall, with its great tower; the Jardins de la Brèche Gardens…