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Pedal to the metal on Porquerolles' paths

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Description

L’Échappée Bleue provides full-day and half-day bike rides on Porquerolles Island. Cycle through the biggest island on the Iles d’Or's unspoilt forests teeming with briar root, oak and mastic trees, ride through valleys where olive, fig and peach trees grow... unearth incredible vistas and beaches lapped by crystal-clear water.

From the village where your guide details the island's history, locals and famous personalities, the trail depends on which option you choose. You may go to the other side of the island via the Moulin du Bonheur for amazing views of the entire island and harbour. The perfect way to learn about the Iles d'Or's strategic position in the Mediterranean, Porquerolles' maritime and military history and its evolution. Once you reach the wild south-west coast, the cliffs overlooking the Indienne calanque give you awe-inspiring views of the sea and coves. More breath-taking views are to be had at the Cap d'Armes lighthouse a little further. On your way back you'll pass the lagoons where you can observe and understand the water channels in Porquerolles before you ride by the botanical conservatory's collections. The perfect time to get an insight into the island's agriculture and wineries before you reach the white sand Argent beach and experience its clear waters. The full-day option takes you past Fort de l’Alycastre and La Courtade to the famous Notre-Dame beach.

A ride that takes you into an exceptional nature site, the heart of Port-Cros National Park. That means you'll have to respect the surroundings, its flora, fauna and inhabitants so you'll have to sign the Porquerolles cyclist's eco-friendly charter.

L'Echappée Bleue:

L'Echappée Bleue is a team of event planners, excursion designers and the brains behind unique trips!

Seminars, parties, group activities, excursions, getaways and trips, each service is tailor-made to perfectly meet your needs.

L'Echappée Bleue has been tailor-making events and trips for companies, corporate groups, charities and work committees since 1986.

The agency's experience has seen it form tight bonds with countless loyal partners
with whom we select the best services to provide you with top quality products and flawless services.

Practical information

Bring money for the ferry from the Tour Fondue port and car park for the day.

Tour time and elevation: 3 hrs with several stops, 50m elevation.

Difficulty: This trip is suitable for over 12s on green (very easy) and blue routes (easy-medium).

Period: All year exc. July 15th-August 20th to encourage low season outings.

Suitable for: Anyone who can cycle for 2 hours.

Half-day price: 50 €/pers. including: ferry crossing, bike hire and Tour Fondue car park. Full-day price: 65 €/pers. including crossing, bike and parking. Picnic hamper:20 €/pers. (Fresh local produce).

Equipment: bring shoes, hat, sun protection, flask and picnic.

Languages: French, English, Spanish.