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Cycling path 6 : At the heart of the islands - 19.3 mi

in Breuil-Magné
30.9 km
1h 55min
  • From the “great wood” (Breuil-Magné), the carpenters of the Rochefort Arsenal extracted the raw material for the vessels of the Royal Navy. Today less wooded, the town is characterized by highlands and terrestrial islands (La Lance, Le Liron, etc.), cultivated land and grazed marshes. This territory is home to preserved fauna and flora specific to the Atlantic marshes.
  • Difference in height
    117 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 The bread oven
In the 15th century the facility belonged to the lord. A fee had to be paid to use it. During the Revolution, these ovens became community ovens. Every year, during a village festival, the oven is reactivated after a ten-day preheating period to bake bread and amblée, a local speciality.
2 The Vergeroux lake
Leisure, camping and fishing facilities.
3 The Charras Canal
In this region the marsh was drained by convicts who worked to dig this canal. Today, it is a place for walking, cycling or horse riding (equestrian footbridge) to Les Pierres Closes de Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée.
4 Les Pierres Closes
Megalithic site.
5 The "Échappées Nature" site of the Cabane de Moins
In the heart of the marsh, at the foot of the Liron island, this nature reserve is home to many species of migratory birds: redshanks, white storks, geese, spoonbills, shovelers, lapwings...
6 The Priory of the Lance
Dating from the 13th century and located on an island, this former priory bears witness to the strong presence of the Church in this region. In 1772, the priory was abandoned by the monks.
A chapel and a section of the wall of the former refectory remain in the middle of the farm buildings.
7 The Gauput Fountain
This type of covered fountain, known as "shell-shaped" (18th century), is quite common in the region. They are generally found on the querreux. A stamp, a sort of tank that serves as a drinking trough or a rinsing basin for the laundry, is attached to the fountain.
117 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 17 m
  • End altitude : 19 m
  • Maximum altitude : 22 m
  • Total positive elevation : 117 m
  • Total negative elevation : -115 m
  • Max positive elevation : 9 m
  • Min positive elevation : -12 m