By bike on the Scandiberian coast

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Scandiberia in the Vienne ©Comité National Scandibérique

The Scandibérique, a true marvel for adventure-seeking cyclists, stretches for more than 5200 kilometers, linking Norway to Spain. This crosses France from the north-east at Jeumont (59) to the south-west at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (64) over 1900 km.  Get on your bike, hit the road, and let yourself be guided by the beauty of Scandiberia in the Vienne ! Prepare to be amazed by the picturesque landscapes, historical treasures and culinary delights that await you.

Browse the Vienne by bike 

The Scandibérique is an invitation to an unforgettable adventure across Europe by bike. In the department of Vienne, take this route along the river of the same name over a distance of 116 km through 23 municipalities of Dange-Saint-Romain à Availles-Limouzine.

Scandiberia in the Vienne©Comité National Scandibérique

Cultural and natural wealth throughout your adventure

Departing from the Scandibérique in Dangé-Saint-Romain, take the time to admire the magnificent Chateau des Ormes. Treat yourself to an immersion in the Age of Enlightenment with its castle with its glorious past, its church with its very particular style and its remarkable Poste aux Chevaux. 

1st stop at Châtellerault

Your path will inevitably cross the charming town of Chatellerault. This city with its rich industrial past is a great stopover for heritage and nature lovers. By bike or on foot, explore the different gems of the city. 

Le Blossac Theater is THE unmissable monument to visit in Châtellerault. Installed in the middle of the XNUMXth centuryrd century in an old church, it was created on the model of Italian theaters. Continue your discovery of the city and venture onto the site of the Châtellerault arms factory, nicknamed the Manu. Today, this former industrial site is an essential place of culture and leisure for the whole family. If you want to continue your adventure in Châtellerault, find accommodation in Châtellerault

2rd stage: Unmissable stop at Chauvigny

After this stop, get back in the saddle and continue your adventure towards Chauvigny, an essential step to discover the riches of the Vienne. To reward your efforts, the medieval town of Chauvigny has in store for you an anthology of activities and adventures not to be missed. Open your eyes and admire not one but 5 castles or their remains in the heart of the upper town. 

On your way, don't pass by the local specialty : the chabis. There Maras Farm invites you to taste it among its many medal-winning goat cheeses, yoghurts and faitselles, just a few steps from Chauvigny. And if you want to put down your things for the night, find the accommodation in Chauvigny and restaurants

Take a gourmet break in the Vienne

Your cycling trip along the Scandibérique in the Vienne would be incomplete without tasting the culinary delights the local goat cheeses, Haut-Poitou wines, traditional delicacies like stuffed poitevin or Grinding Poitou await you at producers and local markets. Take the time to savor the authentic flavors of the Vienne.

I taste local specialties
Local specialties from Poitou©Ludovic Plault & Moulin de la glacière

3rd day: Direction of the South of the Vienne

After Chauvigny, your adventure in Scandiberia continues towards the south of the Vienne. Lussac-les-Chateaux explore the Fadets cave on the edge of a pond. At La Sabline Prehistory Museum, opt for the entertainment dedicated to prehistoric engravings and a visit to the La Marche cave. Passing through Isle-Jourdain, admire the brave bungee jumping from the top of the viaduct, what if it was your turn? 

To close this magnificent journey in the Vienne, let yourself be seduced by a night at the Availles-Limouzine campsite in unusual accommodation, enough to end this adventure in style. 

Along the way you will find room and board thanks to the presence of catering points, houses et guest rooms, hotels et campings. A few stations also line the route and will allow you to easily access the route or return home.

They did it !

The Scandibérique in the Vienne offers you a unique cycling experience, combining history, nature, culture and gastronomy. Let yourself be seduced by the beauty of Vienne and get ready for a memorable adventure along this European cycle route.

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