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Rue des Volettes, 85220 Commequiers, France
+33 2 51 54 79 99
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All reviews french countryside couple of hours whole family great fun peak season few hours the staff speak english down hill book in advance spend an afternoon hour trip turn around year olds across the road single track lovely afternoon old railway
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Velo Rail is fun, unique and interesting for the whole family. We were a family of four, with 8 and 3 year olds. It was interesting at first but the novelty wore off and they got bored; and my wife and I were exhausted before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

In the peak season July/August this needs to be pre booked. The site is well signposted as you enter the town of Commequiers. Arrive 30 mins earlier than the timeslot and you are given brief instructions in French or English. As a family of 4...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank r68devil
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful few hours. So much fun pedalling along the old railway line into the french countryside. Loved every minute of it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 234Darren
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We took this trip with 2 families with young children. The carts have seats for the little ones. The bicycle type seats weren’t very comfortable and it was a tough peddle but well worth the exercise.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank donnam260
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This was so much fun! We booked the 6pm slot on a cool day and I'm so glad we did. Riding in 36 degrees Celsius a few days before would have been horrendous. You choose your velo-rail carts at the start and follow the people...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Julia P
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A great couple of hours out with our 7 and 6 year old although our 6 year old was just a bit too small to peddle. Definitely fun to do on a cooler day. 7 kms each way cycling.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Nina R
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great few hours to spend on a cooler day. I must add do not go on a warm day as I feel it may compromise your health. Some of these reviews paint this activity in a bad light. I have no idea...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MrsMonster1983
Reviewed 24 August 2017

At 26 euros for 2 hours fun for the whole family this is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. Harder work than it looks on the outward travel but luckily a steady slope back to the station. Kids loved operating the level crossings.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank languagetraveller
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I always check the 1st star reviews just to find out what could possibly go wrong - I wonder if those 3 people went to a different place because I don't recognise any of what they say! It was really easy to book online and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank alison b
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

You must book in advance for the Velo-Rail as it's very busy but well worth the effort. We only did the 7km - 2 hour trip (thankfully) The facilities at the booking office are a little basic, there seemed to be a constant queue for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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John Barbara P
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Response from VELORAIL85 | Property representative |
hello, th Vélo rail is near to Challans, saint Gilles Croix de Vie en Vendee. Have a good way, L'équipe du Vélo rail
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