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The Vendée is the country of 100% natural activities. Between ocean, beaches, forests and salt marshes, the Vendée will no longer hold any secrets for the hiker that you are!

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The country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts offers a wide variety of marked trails over 120 km between forests and dune trails along the 19 km of beaches. Three types of landscapes, different and yet complementary, will unfold under your feet:

  • The national forest, between maritime pines and holm oaks, takes advantage of its foliage to offer you shaded paths that are very pleasant in summer, and sheltered from the wind in winter. It is the ideal environment to stroll throughout the year! For a nice discovery of the forest, let yourself be tempted by the forest path over 11 km, of medium difficulty. A dive in its sandy soil and its immense trees, up to the canopy of Pey de la Blet and its breathtaking panorama. More information on 
  • The Breton Vendée marshes, which invites you for a timeless stroll in its meadows crisscrossed with water to discover its breathtaking flora and fauna. Explore it thanks to the Canal path, a walk of just under 6 km on small vegetable roads, between fields and canals. You will follow the Taillée canal, one of its many rivers, for a nice overview of the landscapes of the Vendée marshes, its canals, its stalls and its breeding grounds. Observe well, no doubt that you will see one of the many birds that are there!

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  • The dune trail, from Fromentine to Saint-Jean-de-Monts, is ideal for beach, ocean and sea air lovers! For a glimpse of both the national forest and the dune path, choose

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Moutain Biking

Both beginners and experienced mountain bikers will find in the land of Saint-Jean-de-Monts a playground that meets their expectations, in the middle of the great natural spaces of Vendée.

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A true cycling destination, the region benefits from the Accueil Vélo label, allowing you to benefit from a large number of quality services, equipment and suppliers: rental companies, labeled accommodation, water points, inflation stations, etc.

Find on the site of the tourist office of the country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts information on services but also all the cycle paths and circuits accessible to bicycles and mountain bikes and on :

Tours specific to mountain biking (or possibly for some also accessible to hybrid bikes) will allow you to discover the biodiversity and the wide open spaces of Vendée.

To make you want, Welcome Camping offers you a small selection:

  • Forest and Marshes around Saint-Jean-de-Monts. A beautiful ride open to bikes as well as mountain bikes of approximately 17 km and 1h30 which will give you a good overview of the diversity of the landscapes of the country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts: the forest, the dune and the Vendée marsh. Do not miss ! Information on :


  • The circuit of the mills. This circuit, over 41 km and 4 hours long, but easy on the whole, takes you to discover, around Challans, two mills still in operation. Be sure to observe the many birds in the wetlands of the Sallertaine marshes! More information about this tour on:
  • The Vendée bocage between Coëx and Apremont. This approximately 1h30 and 25 km, easy on the whole, will lead you to discover the agricultural plains and valleys of the Vendée. A great discovery but beware of false dishes! Find information on this course on:
  • The lakes of Apremont, Gué-Gorand and Jaunay. This loop of about 44 km and 3 hours takes you to discover the three dam lakes surrounding the town of Coëx and its surrounding countryside. A beautiful route between cycle paths and paths. Information on :

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Horse riding

Among the many outdoor activities in Vendée, horseback riding is one of the region's unmissable events. Between beach and pine forest, the ocean as a backdrop, you will experience a real moment of sharing with your horse in the heart of nature.

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33 km of equestrian trails cross the country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, in the heart of remarkable natural spaces. An activity to practice alone, with family or friends, with your mount or thanks to the equestrian centers of the region. Find the list of equestrian centers, their activities and their walks and hikes on:

In the national forest of the Pays de Monts, between holm oaks and maritime pines, along the beach, enjoy the kilometers of equestrian trails from La Barre-de-Monts to Saint-Jean-de-Monts. If you and your horse want to escape the forest, the network offers you different accesses to the large sandy beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Monts. 


To find all the equestrian trails available on Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Notre-Dame-de-Monts and La-Barre-de-Monts, you can consult the maps on the site of the tourist office of the country of Saint -Jean-de-Monts on and 

Horse riding in Vendée is also the joy of a carriage ride, to enjoy the view at your horse's pace, in complete peace of mind. Enjoy a magical journey through time and the Vendée landscapes thanks to the storytelling carriage rides! More information on 

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The country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts is a renowned resort for trail running and benefits from the “trail station” label. Beginners or confirmed enthusiasts, you will find in Saint-Jean-de-Monts a course corresponding to your desires and your level.

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12 courses await you in the land of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, in the shade of the pine forest in the national forest or on the fine sand of the beach and the dune. At the heart of the great natural spaces of Vendée, a whole ecosystem is highlighted around the practice of trail. The “Trail station” label also allows you to benefit from services and tools adapted to the practice of trail. 4 technical workshops are freely accessible in the field, to train, progress and get to know you better. At both departure and arrival, reception bases offer their services for you or your 4-legged companion. All these services are explained in the passport trail, which can be downloaded from the Saint-Jean-de-Monts tourist office website or handed over either to the tourist office or to the reception bases. The courses, 12 in number, range from 6,4 km to 51,9 km. They crisscross the coast of the Pays de Saint Jean de Monts, with varying levels of difficulty corresponding to a specific color: green, blue, red or black. These 12 routes are clearly marked and identified by starting signs.

Among them, to train you and warm up, the Grains de sable circuit, a 6,6 km loop of about 45 minutes, will take place near the golf course, between the dune and the national forest. Ideal for familiarizing yourself with the practice of trail running! Information on

For experienced practitioners, the trail runners circuit is made for you. This difficult loop of just over 22 km will take you through the pine forest for a steep climb to the Belvedere de la Buzelière, before descending to the dune and the ocean.

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Nordic hiking

The country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts is undoubtedly the country of 100% nature activities. Among them, Nordic walking finds its letters of nobility in the region, in particular thanks to its “Station Nordik Walk” label, a first in France.

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Nordic walking is this dynamic walk, where, equipped with poles, you walk through large natural spaces. It strengthens the bones, deep muscles and tones the body without attacking it. Ideal for all ages!

The Pays de Saint Jean de Monts is a unique Nordic walking spot, thanks to its immense natural spaces, and its constant concern for the environment and the protection of biodiversity. In the heart of the national forest or on the dune overlooking the ocean, 5 marked trails, representing 45,8 kilometers accumulated, await beginners as well as experienced practitioners. At the start of each circuit you will find information panels.

Thanks to its certification, the reception bases of the country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts benefit from multiple equipment and services adapted to the practice of Nordic walking. You will be able to benefit from all of these services thanks to the Station de Trail and Nordik Walk passport, which can be downloaded from the site of the tourist office of the country of Saint-Jean-de-Monts. 

To gently introduce you to Nordic walking, the discovery circuit is ideal. This easy loop of one hour and 3,9 km offers a low vertical drop and wide trails, and offers 4 workshops on your route (descent, hill, cardio and obstacle clearance) to get you used to the practice of this sport. Ideal for familiarizing yourself with Nordic walking while enjoying the Vendée nature!


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For seasoned practitioners looking for a difficult route, the GR du Pays de Saint-Jean-de-Monts will meet your criteria. This circuit of about 3 hours for about fifteen kilometers, designed as a one-way ticket, benefits from a flexible and wide ground and will take you into the national forest through holm oaks and maritime pines, to La-Barre-de -Monts.

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