At low tide so many of the Ile de Ré beaches turn into long wide stretches of sand and if you have arrived on your bike you might as well make the best use of it. This picture was taken between Ars and La Courade a short cycle through the vineyards and along the coast from our house in St Martin de Ré.
The key to a successful beach bike session is finding the right spot on the sand. Somewhere the ground is not so wet that your wheels get stuck and you come to an abrupt halt. The sand also cannot be too dry as again you will soon be going nowhere. Often the best thing to do is to cycle along just where the sea is lapping the sand.
Even if you do get stuck in the sand it is still a great way to see another side of the island. Yet another reason why bicycles are so much a part of the Ile de Ré.
See what happened when we brought a tree home by bike here…
And with or without bikes you can rent out house in St Martin de Ré here….