Anyone I know who likes cycling seems to have heard of the Ile de Ré. There is an obvious reason for that. Many see it as a paradise for cyclists. A relatively flat island coupled with miles of segregated cycle paths. Now the network has got a little longer.
For the past few years they have been wanting to connect the villages of La Flotte and La Noue. Until now the direct way was on a rather bumpy and busy road. The existing cycle route connected the two villages but only if you went the long way round via Sainte Marie de Ré. It always seemed a bit of an effort from our house in St Martin de Ré.
I can’t say the new link is the prettiest one on the island. However, it is a big improvement on the road. La Noue is always worth a visit. There are some very pretty old houses plus a market on the Place des Tilleuls.
As I write this, our agency will only let you book for the rest of 2016 online. However, if you call them, you can reserve the house for 2017. More details here.