Use gentle means of transport to discover the Marais Breton Vendéen in complete safety! Adventure along the water in a canoe, by bike or on foot...

Leisure activities in the marsh

Between the dykes that protect it from the sea and the old maritime shoreline, this complex area criss-crossed by 7,000 km of canals and more than 300 km of tracks and cycle paths reveals itself to you as you explore. On your own, with friends or family, experience its nature, meet its people, explore its islands and visit its heritage!

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On foot

What could be more pleasant than taking a walk to admire the marvellous landscapes of the Marais Breton Vendéen. By following the GR8 or the various signposted footpaths, you can discover the different ports, salt marshes and polders that are an integral part of the region.

Walking routes

Simon Bourcier


By bike

With the Vélodyssée and numerous signposted cycle routes, you have a wide choice of equally unique walks, with views over the ports, marshes, villages... All the treasures of the Marais Breton Vendéen are just a pedal away, at your own pace.

Whether you're on a mountain bike, a mountain biker, a road bike or even an electric bike, you're sure to find what you're looking for on our beautiful marsh routes!

Cycle routes

Simon Bourcier



Embark on a canoe trip with The Salt RouteDiscover the Marais Breton Vendéen. You'll be able to observe the flora and fauna close up as you walk through the marshes. It's a rejuvenating and invigorating experience!

→ The Salt Route

Simon Bourcier


On the back of a donkey

The Donkey House offers donkey rides (free or guided) along the roads and paths of the Marais Breton Vendéen to take time to observe and contemplate our environment. You'll have the chance to enjoy these friendly rides and share moments with the animal.

→ La Maison de l'âne

Bivouac in the marsh

Leaving from Châteauneuf, take a canoe trip through the Marais Breton Vendéen. Alone in the world, you'll discover nature up close, with storks perched in their nests, the majestic Île Chauvet Abbey and a landscape as far as the eye can see.

An unforgettable experience on one of the most complete tours offered by La Route du Sel!


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