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Cycling path 14 : The Madame Island - 3.7 mi

in Port-des-Barques
6.1 km
20min
Easy
  • An ideal route to appreciate the remarkable landscapes of the Grand Site. Through its island extension (L'île Madame), the left bank of the Charente estuary was part of the defense and supply of the Arsenal: Fort Lupin, Fontaine Lupin, Redoute de l'île Madame... Facing the sea, oyster farming and plaice fishing hold a prominent place in unspoiled nature.
  • Difference in height
    22.29 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Île Madame and Passe aux Boeufs
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2 La Croix aux Galets (The Pebble Cross)
Located on the site of a burial ground where 4 bodies had been laid out in the shape of a cross, it symbolises the martyrdom of the 254 refractory priests who died during the French Revolution. Every year, a pilgrimage honours their memory: many pebbles are added to the cross on this occasion.
3 The fort of Ile Madame
From the end of the 17th century, 2 batteries protected the Passes aux Filles and aux Boeufs. The threat of an enemy landing justified the construction of a fortification.
22 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 2 m
  • End altitude : 2 m
  • Maximum altitude : 8 m
  • Total positive elevation : 22 m
  • Total negative elevation : -22 m
  • Max positive elevation : 3 m
  • Min positive elevation : -7 m