This stage is easy. Start out either from the ferry terminal itself, or from the wide esplanade in front of Ouistreham’s beach. Follow a cycle track to join the greenway that goes alongside the Canal de l’Orne and then continue as far as Caen’s marina.
SNCF Train Services
Caen train station
Trains on the major Intercités route linking Paris Saint-Lazare - Cherbourg
Trains on the major Intercités route linking Caen - Le Mans -Tours
Regional TER trains that allow you to carry your bike on board, serving Rennes, Rouen, Saint-Lô, Coutances, Lisieux, Alençon
Ouistreham: Tuesday and Saturday mornings, Place de la Grange aux Dîmes
Fish market: mornings, practically daily throughout the year, at the port
Caen: Sunday mornings, Place Courtonne;
Friday mornings, Place Saint-Sauveur
Ouistreham: the promenade along Riva-Bella Beach; the fish market.
Caen: the medieval charm of the Le Vaugeux Quarter with its timber-frame houses; the views across town from the castle with its fine regional museums; the Mémorial de Caen, a museum dedicated to both war and peace.