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Getting around by bike

Whether you are on Ile de Ré for a holiday or for a longer stay, you can’t miss out on joining in with Ile de Ré’s love affair with the bicycle!

With more than 110 kms of cycle paths, Ile de Ré is one big playground accessible to everyone.

Here at Artemis, the Ile de Ré estate agent, we have selected the island’s best routes for you.

Cycle routes of less than 10 kms

  • From Saint-Martin-de-Ré to La Couarde-sur-Mer, this path winds through the vineyards and marshes for around 8 kilometres. All around you’ll marvel at Ile de Ré’s beautiful countryside. On the way back, the path follows the coastline. Take a break to enjoy oysters from one of the oyster sellers along the way.
  • If you’d rather take in the scent of pine trees, there’s a route from Portes-en-Ré through the forest which takes you a little further on from Saint-Clément-des-Baleines.  Feel like spending some time off the bike? Just hop off and visit the lighthouse.

Tours of Ile de Ré from 10 to 25 kms

  • Starting at Rivedoux-Plage, a 13 km path takes you to Saint-Martin-de-Ré via La Flotte.  Get lost in Ile de Ré’s history with a visit to Vauban’s fortifications.
  • A reward at the end (or halfway through!) A 22 km circuit, starting from La Flotte and finishing in Saint-Martin-de-Ré winds along the coast, revealing Ile de Ré’s culinary delights along the way.
  • For the most courageous, other itineraries over 30 kms are also available. These offer a large variety of historical and natural sights throughout the island. If can’t decide between a house close to town or an apartment by the sea, you can be sure that getting on your bike is a great way to get to know the island.

Maps of Ile de Ré Cycle paths



 Cycle hire

  • Cyclo Surf

Our preferred partner in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, La Flotte, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré and La Couarde-sur-Mer.

Enjoy a 10% discount for online reservations before you arrive or 10% discount in the shop with our coupon.
Please ask Artémis agency for your discount code to take advantage of this offer.

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Offer also valid with Tout à vélo, for bicycle rental in several villages on Ile de Ré, contact us for more details 


  • Les Vélos de l’île de Ré 

Rental of recent bicycles, with a vintage look... nice shop near the church at Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré... or in La Flotte village centre

Friendly and smiling welcome - quality advice and service!

Online booking available...

4 place de l’Eglise, 17580 Le Bois Plage en Ré    Tel: +33.(0) ou

1 Rue Charles Biret, 17630 La Flotte Tél : +33.(0) ou


  • Les Cycles N 

Bicycle sales and rentals, electric bikes (showroom)

Delivery possible throughout the island

2 Place de La Chapelle, 17590 Ars-en-Ré

Tel: +33.(0) or

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