The Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo portion in the département (French county) of Charente-Maritime offers you a wonderful chance to witness how the mighty Gironde Estuary and Atlantic Ocean meet.
The route certainly provides exceptional views onto the mouth of Europe’s largest estuary. Stop at the Pôle Nature du Parc de l'Estuaire, in the village of St-Georges-de-Didonne, to learn more about the estuary’s many facets at this special nature centre.
After travelling just a few kilometres, you’ll see how rural and maritime worlds merge so closely around here, creating many delightful surprises...
Leaving Royan, enjoy the architecture of this seaside resort. Next you come to Suzac Forest, with its quite unusual mix of types of trees, thriving where sea and river meet.