Nature outings

Between seas, sand dunes, forests and marshes, discover specials fitted out areas for your family rides!

The Vendee is one of the more popular family holiday destination thanks to its secured network & beautiful surroundings.

All around St Jean de Monts, Vélodyssée proposes you 2 bike routes according to your needs.

The first one will guide you to the principal beach of St Jean de Monts all along the ocean, then to the dunes, and finally through the forest.

The second one will steer you to St Hilaire de Riez where you could discover the old fishermen village, before reaching the coast road with their famous rocks in Sion sur l’Océan.

Get on your bike & discover the wild beauty of the Vendee!

At Plein Sud you can rent some bikes with our partner "Véli-Vélo"...& enjoy Nature on a different way!!

For the hikers, 23 routes are proposed to you to enjoy flora and fauna at your own pace.

Don’t hesitate to join the tourism office if you want to go on for a commented visit!

If you wish more “nature” activities, St Jean de Monts proposes you horse riding, criminal investigation games, orienteering, geocaching and many others.

During your stay, don’t forget to visit the marshes, where you will learn a lot about the country origins.

Several way to discover the marshes:

  • By train, with a local products testing.
  • Day-out to l’Ile aux Artisans: discover the historic & cultural patrimony of one of the most beautiful countryside village.
  • Board the skiff

Not only are there miles of coastline and ancient history to explore, but the vendee is also very family-friendly.