Are you not a big fan of spending endless time on the beach? Luckily, there are plenty of other activities to do this summer in Tranche-sur-Mer.

Get on your bike and make the most of the cool and calm early morning to explore the narrow streets of the centre of town. Your first stop should be at the market in Place de la Liberté. Fresh fish, seasonal fruit, food to take away... And what about trying grilled eel for lunch? Then you can take a break in one of the many cafes around the square and go to have a look at the sea from the end of the Avenue de la Plage.

Are you ready to set off again? Then why not cycle through the pine forest to La Terrière. There you will discover an old conservation area with typical low houses and a charming small chapel. Are you feeling a bit hot? Take a break and go swimming at Terrière beach: one of the most beautiful beaches in the Vendee.

Go back along the small dirt tracks through the marshes and this time go the other way, towards Grière. Take the opportunity to stroll around the many shops and enjoy some refreshment on a terrace. If you still have some energy, continue along the bike path past the Belle Henriette reserve and try to observe some of the rare species of nesting and migratory birds.

With over 30 km of cycle paths, there are some beautiful bike rides to be had at La Tranche-sur-Mer.