Waytypes of the stage
From La Rochelle to Châtelaillon, easy going on the majority of the cycle paths, often near the sea. Access to various beaches: La Rochelle, Aytré, Châtelaillon.
To Châtelaillon, follow a seafront path for several kilometres. Exercise caution on the entrance to the city centre as the lanes are shared with cars. The majority of the following section is on cycle lanes which runs through La route départementale 110 (D110) until it reaches the outskirts of Rochefort. At Rochefort the lanes are shared by general traffic but this is a very pleasant stage to take a break.
Alternative towards Fouras - on a cycle path and a very quiet road.