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Hiking along the coast on the Ile d'Oléron

A hike near Grand-Village-Plage on the island of Oleron in Charente-Maritime.

The departure of the hike is at the level of Grand-Village-Plage. The hike is easy, it takes place in the middle of the pine forest. The forest was planted in the 19th century to fight against the sand coming from the dunes, it separates the marine environment from the marshes. The route of this hike is entirely straight and therefore a bit monotonous. The return is by the beach, it is better to choose to leave at low tide. If you are on a bike, there is a bike path that joins Saint-Trojan-les-Bains from Grand-Village.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The start

The start
To start the hike you have to take the Boulevard de la Plage (the road that leads to the beach) and then turn off at a certain point, there is no signpost.

The forest trail

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The forest trail
Once you have found the starting point the path is not difficult to follow, it is always straight.

Bifurcation possible

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Bifurcation possible
At some point it is possible to branch off to get closer to the beach, but beware that the path is not always passable if it has rained.

The road to the Great Beach

The road to the Great Beach
We join the road which even to the Big Beach. A cycle track follows the road.

The arrival on the beach

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The arrival on the beach
You will have no problem parking your bike.

The Great Beach

The Great Beach
The beach as far as the eye can see at low tide. It is considerably reduced at high tide.

The wreck of the Presidente Viera

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The wreck of the Presidente Viera
The cargo ship ran aground on the beach in 1916 where it broke in two. It came from Montevideo.

The beach to the infinite

The beach to the infinite

The return

The return
Just leave the beach at the aid station and you will find the beach road.

The end of the hike

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The end of the hike

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