For years I had heard about the French flocking to Ile de Ré as it is an ideal seaside resort with excellent beaches and away from the big cities of France. This is the North American equivalent of Muskoka in Canada or the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard in the United States. So, I had to visit the Island, which is located on the west coast by La Rochelle, during my most recent trip. What better way to explore the island than by cycling on Ile de Ré. Is a day trip to Ile de Ré doable? Definitely.