We decided not to stay in La Rochelle as it was going to be difficult with the dogs. So our next stop was the little island next to La Rochelle.
As we got closer to the toll bridge we came to the conclusion that probably going to Il de Re on a Saturday was not one of our brightest ideas. We queued for the toll bridge for nearly an hour. I think everyone had thought the same as us ‘how nice to go to the seaside with this lovely weather’.
We made the decision to go and paid a small fortune for our campsite so we were not turning back now!
Les Portes en Re is at the North of the island. As it was early evening we walked the dogs at the closest beach. They had a great time playing in the sand and we were constantly saying ‘Lily No, Lily No’ to stop her wading into the sea.
The following day we headed off on our E bikes to have a look around the centre. Its cycling heaven here, everyone has bikes. The town has dedicated spots that you can leave your bike and no riding through the town during market hours.
The market was full of goodies, we bought a selection of tasty treats and some bread so we could have a yummy dinner that evening.
The whole island has cycle routes and we took advantage of really having a good look around. The island is flat so it was nice and relaxing, there’s practically a beach around every corner and we were amazed that the beaches weren’t overcrowded and most of the beaches have fine golden sand.
We extended our stay here to 3 nights as we enjoyed it so much.