Marais de l'Ile d'Olonne

Vendée  >  France

Cycle path on the edge of the marshes of Marais de l'Ile d'Olonne. More than 180 bird species have been recorded in the area.

Added* by Smockton
Most recent update 14 March 2022


The marshes of Marais de l'Ile d'Olonne are one of the richest wetlands in the Vendée in terms of migratory birds. You can observe the many varieties of migratory birds that make a stop in the marshes. Along this cycle track you have views over the mudflats on one side and open fields on the other. There are two bird hides along the path. Among the birds you can see are Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Ruff, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, Common Shelduck, Cetti's Warbler and many more.


Français: Piste cyclable en bord de marais. Points de vue sur les vasières d'un côté et sur le bocage de l'autre. Découvrez les nombreuses variétés d'oiseaux migrateurs qui font étape dans les marais.



Access from the Super U d'Olonne car park. Preferably early in the morning to avoid the numerous cyclists.


Français: Accès à partir du parking du Super U d'Olonne. De préférence tôt le matin pour éviter les nombreux et bruyants cyclistes.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Reedbeds


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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