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EuroVelo 4 - English Channel by bike

Roscoff
Dunkerque
The Tour de Manche offers a unique maritime perspective over 1200 km of varied landscapes either side of the English Channel. Going at your own pace, you have the chance to take the time to discover natural locations of exceptional beauty and interest including Corfe Castle, Dorset and East Devon’s Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor National Park, the Pink Granite Coast and the Bay of Mont St-Michel. This route also builds in part of the existing European cycle route EV4 along the French coast and can be ridden in ‘bite-sized’ pieces, or for the more serious cyclist, as a complete tour.

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 : 

Sea crossing :

  • Crossing from Cherbourg to Poole and Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.

Long time parkings on the itinerary

32,33 Km
Le Tréport / Dieppe
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Le Tréport / Dieppe

45,71 Km
Dieppe / Saint-Valery-en-Caux
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Dieppe / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

41,61 Km
Saint-Valery-en-Caux / Fécamp
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Saint-Valery-en-Caux / Fécamp

20,16 Km
Fécamp / Étretat
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Fécamp / Étretat

39,27 Km
Étretat / Le Havre
I cycle a lot

Étretat / Le Havre

45,59 Km
Honfleur / Deauville
Seaside
I cycle often

Honfleur / Deauville

22,37 Km
Cabourg / Ouistreham
Seaside
I cycle often

Cabourg / Ouistreham

43,62 Km
Ouistreham / Arromanches-les-Bains
I cycle often

Ouistreham / Arromanches-les-Bains

27,22 Km
Port-en-Bessin / Grandcamp-Maisy
Seaside

Port-en-Bessin / Grandcamp-Maisy

18,10 Km
Cherbourg / Brix
Seaside
I begin / Family

Cherbourg / Brix

12,11 Km
Brix / Bricquebec
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Brix / Bricquebec

13,60 Km
Bricquebec / St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Castles & Monuments, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Bricquebec / St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte

15,30 Km
St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte / La Haye-du-Puits
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte / La Haye-du-Puits

13,21 Km
La Haye-du-Puits / Baupte
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

La Haye-du-Puits / Baupte

8,58 Km
Baupte / Carentan
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Baupte / Carentan

19,09 Km
Carentan / St-Jean-de-Daye
Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Carentan / St-Jean-de-Daye

22,72 Km
St-Jean-de-Daye / St-Lô
Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

St-Jean-de-Daye / St-Lô

12,04 Km
St-Lô / Condé-sur-Vire
French rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

St-Lô / Condé-sur-Vire

19,51 Km
Condé-sur-Vire / Pont-Farcy
French rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Condé-sur-Vire / Pont-Farcy

24,36 Km
Vire / Sourdeval
In the vineyards, French rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Vire / Sourdeval

18,38 Km
Sourdeval / Mortain
Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Sourdeval / Mortain

10,97 Km
Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

18,92 Km
St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey
Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey

30,76 Km
Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel
Seaside, Castles & Monuments, Panoramas
I cycle often

Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel

28,33 Km
Mont-Saint-Michel / Le Vivier-sur-Mer
Seaside, Nature & small heritage
I begin / Family

Mont-Saint-Michel / Le Vivier-sur-Mer

20,44 Km
Le Vivier-sur-Mer / Cancale
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Le Vivier-sur-Mer / Cancale

18,78 Km
Cancale / St-Malo
Seaside
I cycle a lot

Cancale / St-Malo

26,59 Km
St-Malo / Pleslin-Trigavou
Seaside
I cycle a lot

St-Malo / Pleslin-Trigavou

25,52 Km
Pleslin-Trigavou / Matignon
Seaside
I cycle often

Pleslin-Trigavou / Matignon

29,02 Km
Matignon / Erquy
Seaside, Panoramas
I cycle often

Matignon / Erquy

31,00 Km
Erquy / Yffiniac
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle a lot

Erquy / Yffiniac

8,25 Km
Yffiniac / St-Brieuc
Seaside, Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

Yffiniac / St-Brieuc

18,04 Km
St-Brieuc / Binic
Seaside
I cycle a lot

St-Brieuc / Binic

17,50 Km
Binic / Plouha
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle a lot

Binic / Plouha

27,88 Km
Plouha / Paimpol
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle often

Plouha / Paimpol

20,50 Km
Paimpol / Tréguier
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle often

Paimpol / Tréguier

23,35 Km
Tréguier / Perros-Guirec
Seaside, Panoramas
I cycle often

Tréguier / Perros-Guirec

24,37 Km
Perros-Guirec / Trébeurden
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle a lot

Perros-Guirec / Trébeurden

13,24 Km
Trébeurden / Lannion
Seaside, Panoramas
I begin / Family

Trébeurden / Lannion

24,77 Km
Lannion / Plestin-les-Grèves
Seaside
I cycle often

Lannion / Plestin-les-Grèves

18,97 Km
Plestin-les-Grèves / Plougasnou
Seaside, Nature & small heritage, Panoramas
I cycle a lot

Plestin-les-Grèves / Plougasnou

26,04 Km
Plougasnou > Morlaix
Seaside, Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

Plougasnou > Morlaix

29,52 Km
Morlaix > Roscoff
In the vineyards, Seaside
I cycle often

Morlaix > Roscoff

They did it!

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