Camping Au Port-Punay, great cycling near La Rochelle

Camping ” Accueil Vélo ” in the Charente Maritime on the French Atlantic coast

Our campsite is just 150m from the Vélodyssée that links Roscoff to Hendaye. For us, it is therefore a logical step to obtain the “Accueil Vélo” label !

Cycling enthusiasts will have a great time at our campsite and its surroundings. Some services on the campsite may be extra, so if you have any doubts please contact us.

Would you like to pitch your tent for a night or longer at our campsite ? Below you will find all the necessary information 😊 !

  • If you like to travel light, you can have your luggage sent to our campsite
  • On our campsite, you will have a pitch all to yourself ! No fields or crammed tents, here you will enjoy space, trees and bushes. If you are lucky, you might see a squirrel or hear the little owls that like to hide during the day.
  • The price of a standard pitch is valid for one or two persons with bicycle, tent, camper van or caravan. Our Accueil Vélo label does not guarantee a specific rate.
  • You can opt for electricity on the pitch, at an additional cost. If you only need electricity to charge the phone, you will find sockets under the Patio and in our sanitary facilities (watch your belongings !). For insurance reasons, e-bike batteries cannot be charged at the reception.
  • After arrival and having set up your tent, you can use our outdoor swimming pool which is heated from May to September, or relax in our Wellness Centre (extra charge) with jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. You prefer the ocean ? The campsite is just 300 metres away from the beach, perfect for a refreshing dip after a day of cycling !
  • For minor repairs, we may be able to help you at reception with tools or recommend a bike repair shop nearby.
  • Need to do some laundry after a long bike ride ? We have a laundry room with washing machines and dryers. Stop by at reception for prices and opening hours !
  • You can wash your bike at the campsite if you wish.
  • Would you like to eat something other than canned sausages and peas ? Have diner in our quality restaurant from mid-June to mid-September.
  • In the morning, enjoy a sweet treat in our grocery shop : a croissant, a chocolate roll and a cup of coffee to set off again for your new destination with a full stomach!

From our campsite in Chatelaillon-Plage, you can take the Vélodyssée cycle path, just 150 metres away. This cycle path will take you to La Rochelle (17 km) or Rochefort (24 km).

The Vélodyssée is a cycling route of more than 1300 km along the Atlantic Ocean from Hendaye to Roscoff. 80% of the route is safe and car-free. Get on your bike in complete safety and discover the treasures of our regions along the Atlantic coast.


Are you more interested in cycling inland ?

Then opt for the Vélo Francette route. From La Rochelle to Ouistreham, you can discover the 600 km cycling route linking Poitou-Charentes, the Pays de la Loire and Normandy.

Via the Flow Vélo route, you can discover the Dordogne and Cognac’s vineyards. Cycle From Ile d’Aix along a 400 km cycling route to Sarlat-la-Canéda in the Dordogne. You will cross the Charente, the vineyards and emerge into the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne.


Planning on staying a few nights with us ?

There are plenty of cycling routes nearby ! Here is our selection :

– The coastal path of the Pertuis Breton cliffs : enjoy the view over the Bay of Aiguillon and the cliffs of the Pertuis. Depart from La Rochelle to the Pointe de St Clément in Esnandes (15 km).

– The banks of the Boutonne: just a few kilometres from Tonnay-Charente, you can observe the flora and fauna typical of wetlands by bike along the Boutonne.

– Les chemins de la Seudre : Want to discover the marshlands? Cycle to the heart of oyster farming.

– The Canal des 2 Mers : depart from Royan and discover Europe’s largest estuary.


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Didn’t bring your bicycles but still want to spend a day cycling ? At reception you can hire bikes and below you will find the prices for the 2024 Season.