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Activities La Tranche-sur-Mer

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La Tranche sur Mer is one of the finest holiday resorts in the Vendée and attracts visitors  every year who come to relax in the almost Mediterranean climate, take in the many cultural events and enjoy the vast array of sporting activities that the area provides.
Listed below are many of these activities with links to further information where appropriate.

Amusement Parks. L'Ile Aux Pirates. 115 Bld. Des Vendéens
                                  The world of Children. Open every day July/August.

Le Portique. Mickey club on the Beach. Tel. 06 13 79 25 62
                 Beach club for 3-12 year olds July and August.
                 Mondays to Saturdays. 9.30- 12.30 & 3.30 - 6.30

Cycling: Cycling is not only a good way of keeping in trim while on holiday, it is also one of the best ways to discover the area around you, with hundreds of kilometres of cycle tracks in the vendée, all clearly marked and often taking you to places difficult to get to by other means.
If you are able to bring your bikes you will enjoy the convenience of being able to cycle where you want when you want and of course at a reasonable cost.
However if should you need to hire bicycles the following establishments offer bike hire in the area.

                                 Atout Cycles. 125 Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 27 71 25.
                                 Bien ric. 23,rue Sables d'Olonne. Tel. 02 51 30 10 44.
                                 Cyclo Trek. 21,rue Pertuis Breton. Tel. 02 51 30 40 50.

Fishing: The main types of fishing are beach casting and deep sea fishing although of course you could include "Peche a Main" literally hand fishing or the collecting of shell fish from the rocks and sands at low tide.
Because of the popularity of the beach during the day, beach casting is usually reserved for night time, rough weather or out of season. It would be true to say that most fishermen prefer the more isolated beaches both north and south of la Tranche-sur-Mer
Deep sea fishing is well catered for and a list of boats that make fishing trips is listed in our section on Boat Charters in the Vendée

Flying: If you want to just take a look at the Vendée from the air, take lessons or even make a parachute jump then the following may help.

Aeroclub Aerodrome, route la Roche-sur-Yon . Tel. 02 51 27 70 40
                             Flights and lessons.

Golf: Mini golf 9, Avenue des Nolleaux La Griere Plage. Tel. 02 51 87 92 98.

Horse Riding;

MANDALA RANCH- Horse and pony riding in the village and the forest.
Chemin de la Casse à la Bonne Femme les Conches. 85560 Longeville-sur-Mer- Tél. 06 33 74 40 44

30 bis, rue des Tulipes - Les Conches - 85560 Longeville-sur-Mer.
Tel. 06 07 12 81 83 - 02 51 33 87 16  Open the whole year.

Karting: Vendee Kart. La Jonchere. Angle, Nr. La Tranche.
              Tel 02 51 30 89 96.  15March to 31 Nov. July-Aug 10h to 22h.

                                PAINTBALL EXPERIENCE AND QUAD EVASION. Park California.
                                Quad / paintballs / buggy track or randonnées in the marsh.
                                Paintball Information - Tel. 06 21 70 10 74
                                Information quad - Tel. 06 21 70 10 74

Sailing & Surfing: All the sailing and surfing disciplines  are well catered for at La Tranche from taking lessons to hiring equipment, and many events are organised every year.
The following events have been scheduled for 2011.
26th June Raid Hawaiian Paddle Board, 5th addition
9th/10th July. Windsurfing. 26th tranche/ile de re
7th August. Catamarans 9th Raid.
17th/18th sept Surfing Competition

The following centres have lesson or equipment hire.

Centre Nautique Tranchais. Route de l'embarcadère Tel : 02 51 27 44 14.
Koa Surfing School. Plage de la Terriere. Tel.06 12 57 29 51.
                           Rental, Lessons
Nova Fun. 52, Ave Victor Hugo. Tel. 02 51 27 42 90.
               Rental/Lessons.  Www.
Le Palmier, 14, rue du pertius Breton. Tel. 02 51 27 45 90.
Sail & board shop. 12 Route de la Roche-sur-Yon.
Moorings for boats. Harbour Master. Tel.02 51 27 45 89.

Skate Boarding. Skate park. Ave.General du Gauille. Parking Stade de l'Atlantique.

Swimming: The sheltered bay of la Tranche-sur-Mer is ideal  for swimming and for those that seek more thrills of the Atlantic rollers then the beaches to the north offer  some exceptional venues, though it is important to remember that there are often strong under currents and many of the beaches do not have supervision.
The alternative is the indoor Aquatic Centre of l'Aunisceane
has all the water activities  needed to entertain you and the family.

Tennis: Club FFT rue du Pertius Breton  Tel. 02 51 30 37 49.

Virtually everyday in July and August there are activities ranging from competitions for building sand castles to mussle toning, from beach football competitions to hiking expeditions. For a full list visit the agenda page of the La Tranche Tourist Office

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