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Sports holidays

Take advantage of your holidays in Vendée to take action!

Do you want to take advantage of your vacation to take action? The Vendée is a pretty playground! The country of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie offers many possibilities: water sports, hiking, horseback riding or cycling...

Good holidays !

Nautical sports

The surf spots :

  • In Brétignolles sur Mer : at La Sauzaie and at the Dunes beach
  • In Saint Gilles Croix de Vie : in season only, south of the Grande Plage (the Passerelle)


Nautical clubs

  • Brétignolles Nautical Club 02 51 33 81 44. On Normandielière beach.
  • Atlantic Lezard Surf School 06 83 61 13 07. Plage des Dunes in Brétignolles sur Mer. Surfing, bodysurfing and stand up paddle lessons. From 6 years old.
  • Semvie Nautisme in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie 02 51 60 11 11. Bd de l’égale in Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie. On the program: surfing, sailing, sailing rental, surfing and kayaking, disabled access. Sand yachting: practiced at low tide on the beaches of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Saint Hilaire de Riez.

The Vendée by bike

The Vendée is an ideal region to discover by bike. Hundreds of kilometers of cycle paths have been laid out, to follow the Atlantic coast (La Vélodyssée) or to cross the Vendée (Vendée vélo). If you have not taken your bikes with you, rent bikes at the reception of the Domaine de l'Auzance campsite and go on one of the loops on offer. You will find the maps to download on this site or in all the tourist information offices of the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.


The Vendée on foot : hiking

The Vendée is a pretty playground for hiking enthusiasts. The Landscape, the vineyard, the marshes, the protected natural spaces offer a rejuvenating setting.

You will find at the Brem sur Mer information office 4 paying sheets for marked hikes from 7.4 km to 19.3 km.

  • Circuit Saint Martin - Saint Nicolas n°2 (1h45). Orange markup. Departure from the Tourist Office
  • Vine and countryside n°3 (3h30). Yellow markup. Departure: town hall
  • Marshes and rivers n°4 (1h40). Green markup. Departure from the Tourist Office
  • The Grand Course n°5 (4h). Blue markup. Departure from the Tourist Office


The Vendée on horseback: equestrian trails

Courses, walks: 2 steps from the Domaine de l'Auzance campsite, 2 equestrian centers :

Spaces for
the whole family