The Vienne Département is named after the majestic River Vienne which courses through the heart of the region and La Poste des Gardes sits right by its broad welcoming banks as well as standing directly on one of the 12 wonderful cycling routes in the Vienne.
You don’t need to stay off the beaten tracks in the countryside to enjoy cycling in the beautiful sunny region of Poitou-Charentes!
The pretty medieval villages dotted along gently winding roads through undulating fields of sunflowers and sloping vineyards are well worth discovering and you should definitely plan stop-offs into your cycling schedule.
Cycles can be stored securely on the ground floor of the house.
CYCLE HIRE AT LA POSTE DES GARDES
Bike Hire Direct is a really convenient way to arrange bike hire before you leave with free delivery to and collection from the house.
However if the cycling bug is something that only first bites when you arrive - fear not! There are several local firms that will be happy to rent you bikes for the duration of your stay. Among them are:
Location Vélo Mansle - hire of mountian bikes, ladies' and gents' city bikes, children's bikes and child trailer cycles. They can also offer you a full day of trekking - set off by canoe and return by bike. A full range of accessories and information is available. Find them at: rue de Watlington, 16230 Mansle, 06 32 85 87 29, http://www.canoe-mansle.fr
Speed Cycle - hire of bikes, mountain bikes, child bikes and competition-level equipment. They can also provide helmets, cycle racks and many other accessories. Find them at: 14 bis route de Niort, 86400 Savigné, 05 49 97 21 57, http://www.speed-cycle.com
Blanchard Motoculture - hire of mountain bikes, city bikes and children's bikes. Find them at: ZA Savigné, 86400 Civray, 05 49 87 11 77, http://www.blanchard-motoculture.fr
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