© CARA_Département de la Charente-Maritime
© CARA_Département de la Charente-Maritime

Alternative to the Seudre bridge: the ferry boat

An alternative route to avoid the Seudre bridge

📢 A new cycling alternative is being introduced by the Charente-Maritime department.

From 4 June 2024 to 30 September 2024, a ferry linking the Port of La Cayenne in Marennes and the Port of La Tremblade in La Grève will enable cyclists to cross the Seudre in complete safety, via a secure cycle route.

This new itinerary allows all cycling enthusiasts to avoid crossing the Pont de la Seudre (the official La Vélodyssée route). Crossing the bridge involves a dangerous section with a narrow cycle lane and heavy traffic, particularly in high season.
⚠️ La Vélodyssée therefore invites its travellers to take this alternative route.

The ferry boat runs on demand every day from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm.


Bateau passeur, instructions for use :

1️⃣ I check the timetable

2️⃣ I inform the company of my crossing by telephone on

3️⃣ I go to the ferry boat

4️⃣ I pay the sum of 2 euros per person

5️⃣ I want to make the most of this itinerary and discover the paths of the Seudre.

You can find all the information on the Bateau Passeur website


How can I take this alternative route ?

To take the alternative route to the Port of La Tremblade or the Port of La Cayenne, simply follow the signposts at each junction. You can also follow the route using the information on the stage page of our website.

carte de l'itinéraire alternatif


Consult the route on the stage page Marennes< >Royan and/or download GPS tracks.