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Hiker’s paradise

The hike is the ideal way to discover the luminous island, to cross the forest trails, the swamps, the unspoiled seaside, and to enjoy the authentic island, in the middle of a very rich fauna, in particular ornithological.

The Oleron Island and the region of Marennes is also discovered by bicycle with nearly 160 km of cycle routes, to appreciate the diversity of landscapes and the heritage of Oléron.
You can take the hiking trails GR E9 (European hiking trail) and GR 360 (Tour de la Saintonge) located near Arc en Ciel Oléron.

As a group, we develop together the program of your stay between hikers for all levels, on foot or by bike (or both!). The territory of Marennes-Oléron is full of itineraries accessible to all but also for the most seasoned hikers.

Hiking trip

Hiking trip: water, air, iodine

From 479 €/person – Stay 7 days / 6 nights full board (June 2019)

Day 1: Welcome drink, presentation of the program: 5 days of hikes including 4 with picnic and 4 lively evenings.

Day 2: The southern tip (5 km). Saint-Trojan: the port, typical lanes, architecture. Between forest, coastline and marshes: Gatseau beach and Pointe de Maumusson.

Day 3: Rochefort (4 km) and Madame Island (6 km): passage at the foot of the aerial ferry bridge. Discovery of the former arsenal and the dry dock, the Corderie Royale and Jardin des Retours. Madame Island, la Passe aux boeufs, the village of Port-des-Barques.

Day 4: Go around “Broue” (10.5 km): the Tower of Broue in the middle of the marshes and the city of Brouage.

Day 5: In the heart of the marshes (7.5 km): discovery of the Moulin des Loges, the last tide mill in Europe! Oyster hike between cabins and barges along the channel of La Cayenne.

Day 6: Walk of the Two Lighthouses (12 km). Side continent, breathtaking views of the ocean, the Bay of Bonne Anse, the lighthouses of La Coubre and Cordouan.

Day 7: Departure after breakfast.

This program is given as an indication. Do not hesitate to contact Marie-Caroline at 05 46 76 04 53 or by email info@arcenciel-oleron.com to prepare your customized themed holidays!

The unavoidable

The island of Aix and Fort Boyard tour

Charming stopover of several hours to make the most of the island of Aix, listed as a remarkable natural site and accessible only by boat. Admire Fort Boyard®, a majestic stone vessel located halfway between the islands of Aix and Oléron.

3 h | 7 km | Altitude difference: 10 m | Map: 1330 OT

Hiking differently

From south to north

All forms of hiking are possible! Introduce you to the benefits of “longe-côte” accompanied on the west coast of the island (ready combinations).

The “Longe Côte” is the sport of the hike in the water. It is a sport health and is practised all year long.

At your poles for a invigorating Nordic walk on the beaches and coastal paths of the island. Try our step-by-step formula at a low price.