EuroVelo 4 - English Channel by bike
Most of the Tour de Manche route is on quiet roads, and it has been carefully marked out. Although challenging in parts, with a selection of testing but rewarding climbs for keen cyclists, it also offers sections of much easier riding that give you time to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery, culture and art of living in each country.
Signposting and state of the itinerary
The route "Tour de Manche", part of the EuroVelo 4 in France, follows the English Channel. It is signposted on 83% of the itinerary.
The itinerary is mainly set on shared roads with few traffic. 1/3 of the itinerary is rideable on designated lanes for non-motorized vehicles only.
Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on the Tour de Manche
Nearly 120 accomodations (campings, hotels, lodges, guest houses) "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") are located at less than 5km away from the itinerary and they guarantee quality services for cyclists such as a closed garage for example. We strongly advise to book your accomodations in advance (including campings), especially in touristic areas.
Trains and public transports alongside the Tour de Manche
Train stations :
- TER Cherbourg - Caen - Lisieux - Paris (see schedule)
- TER St Brieuc - Lannion / Morlaix / Brest (see schedule)
- TER Morlaix - Roscoff (see schedule)
Sea crossing :
- Crossing from Cherbourg to Poole and Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.