Original activity : The Velorail through the vineyards of Saintonges
Are you looking for an original activity during your stay or weekend in Charentes-Maritime?
We suggest you to discover the velorail. This outdoor activity, unique in Charente-Maritime, is to be practiced with your family or friends, children are also welcome!
The proposed route
Through the vineyards of Saintonge, it is on board a velorail of 5 peoples maximum that you will be able to discover the old abandoned railroad, its stations of the time but also its level crossings.
During 2 hours, it is through an unusual ride, combining discovery and adventure that you will become a pedal train driver!
Only 1 route is currently proposed. You will be able to discover the vineyards of Saintonge with the route 1, St André de Lidon to Cozes, 14 km round trip, including 2 level crossings with guardrails.
The price of the Velorail
The course 1 including 1 velorail with electric assistance to pedaling is at the rate of 40,00€.
The electric assistance allows you not to make too much effort and to enjoy a much more pleasant ride to admire the environment.
The velorail can carry 2 to 5 people maximum, adults and children. Please note that a minimum of 2 people are required to ride the bike rail.
If you wish to reserve your velorail, simply call 05 46 74 23 95. Departures are at fixed times. This is why, once the reservation is made, you will have to be present at the Saint André de Lidon station at the time given at the time of the reservation in order not to disturb the organization and the other groups.
How to get there ?
The velorail station is located in Saint André de Lidon. To get there, from Cozes, you must take the D 732 towards Gémozac-Pons. Once you are in La Merletterie, you have to take a left turn towards Saint André de Lidon. This is where you will find the departure station.
If you miss this road, 4km further on the left, Saint André de Lidon is indicated again. Stay on the left and when you reach the center of St André, turn left.
Periods of circulation and timetable
- In July and August : One departure in the morning, one or two departures in the afternoon depending on the day.
- From September 1st to October 31st : The velorails are in circulation on certain weekdays and on Sundays. It will be useful to call to know the availabilities and the schedules. One departure is organized in the morning, the other in the afternoon depending on the period.
- From November to March : Circulation is possible in the early afternoon if the number of reservations is sufficient, call to know the availability and the days of circulation.
- April, May, June : One departure in the morning, the other in the afternoon, please inquire for the schedule.
Would you like to discover this original leisure activity and learn more about the region?
For your desires of escape, we propose you hotel rooms in order to stay there the time of a weekend or a longer stay. Our Hotel Saintes Ouest recouvrance in Saintes in Charentes-Maritime is located only 23 km from the Vélorail de Saintonge!