"Accueil vélo",  welcome cyclists !



As cyclists ourselves, we want to make your cycling holiday as easy and enjoyable as possible.

We are members of the “Accueil Vélo” network, and are committed to respecting its charter.


The Vélidéale (formerly V93), a new fully signposted cycle route, passes just a few kilometers from Gîte La Ponne.


- Arriving from the west, after Celles-sur-Belle, the Vélidéale is 3.6 km away (GPX trace here)


- Arriving from the south, before Melle, it is 4.4 km away (trace GPX trace here).



From the Gîte La Ponne, you can enjoy a quiet ride on our local roads, or choose one of the routes already mapped out and recommended.



Useful information for bike travellers


You'll find lots of tips and a route planner on France Vélo Tourisme.


Repair, sales, parts and accessories


L'Atelier d'Andy

6, rue Croix Paillère 79500 Melle

tel : 07 49 25 53 60


Avenue de Poitiers 79500 Melle

tel : 05 49 27 18 67



Bicycle rental




Le beau vélo de Robigo

  7, quai Métayer 79000 Niort

  tel : 05 49 34 68 31

  La Bicyclette verte

  36 Route de St-Hilaire 79210 Arçais

  tel : 05 49 35 42 56




“Accueil Vélos” label


Gîte La Ponne  ;-)
40, ch des Platanes 79370 Celles-sur-Belle          tel : 06 84 40 12 36     www.gitelaponne.com
Maison d'Hôtes de La Groie L'Abbé
4 LD La Groie l'Abbé 79370 Celles-sur-Belle  tel : 06 89 76 72 52


Other customised services

Arrival or departure: autonomous on request, or by appointment.


A covered and closed room is available next to the gîte for your bicycles.

- puncture material, set of wrenches, lubricant, foot pump,
- outside tap, hose, brush,
- socket for recharging electrical appliances on the terrace and in the gîte.


We can store your car free of charge in a “dead garage” while you're away by bike.


Luggage transfer to the next accommodation provided by us, depending on availability, at a rate of €0.55 per km, including the outward and return journeys.


Massage "Bien-être" to take care of yourself !

With Marion, by appointment, 06 02 67 34 12   www.heyrelax.fr/io


- A useful reminder : as a gîte, our minimum stay is two nights and one week in summer -