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La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

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1400 Km
6 PHOTOS
Roscoff
Dunkerque
La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4 offers offers a unique maritime experience in the discovery of rare pearls over more than 1,400 kilometres from the English Channel to the North Sea. This route also builds in part of the existing European cycle route EuroVelo 4 "the Central European Cycle Route", links Roscoff in France to Kiev in Ukraine over a distance of 4,000 km. From Roscoff in Brittany to Dunkirk in the Hauts-de-France region, the cycle route is more than 90% complete and passes through mythical sites such as the Côte de Granit Rose, Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, the Landing Beaches, the cliffs of Etretat, the Baie de Somme and the Opal Coast. With a large number of shared routes, it is an ideal cycling itinerary for cyclists looking for escape, challenge, cultural and gastronomic discovery.

Signposting and state of the itinerary

Today, 92.6% of the cycle route is developed and its continuity will be ensured in 2021. The staking is gradually being put in place with the Vélomaritime logo. On each territory, you can already identify the route by following the EuroVelo 4 logo.

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 La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

Nearly 160 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 La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

Train stations : 

The main train stations along La Vélomaritime cycle route :

  • Bretagne : Morlaix, Lannion, Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Malo
  • Normandie : Pontorson - Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Lô, Cherbourg, Bayeux, Caen, Trouville-Deauville, Le Havre, Fécamp, Dieppe, Le Tréport Mers-Les-Bains
  • Hauts-de-France : Etaples Le Touquet, Boulogne Ville, Calais Ville, Dunkerque

Sea crossing :

The Channel crossing can be made from 5 English ports: Plymouth, Poole, Porstmouth, Newhaven and Dover to 8 ports along the route in France: Roscoff, Saint-Malo, Cherbourg, Ouistreham, Le Havre, Dieppe, Calais and Dunkirk.

Long time parkings on the itinerary

Caen | St Malo | Roscoff | St Brieuc

The best cycling holiday breaks

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26,59 Km
Gravelines / Calais
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Gravelines / Calais

This stage of the Vélomaritime takes you, just after Gravelines, to La Réserve Naturelle du Platier d'Oye, one of the [...]

47,19 Km
Calais / Boulogne-sur-Mer
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Calais / Boulogne-sur-Mer

West of Calais, La Vélomaritime leads you to the Grand Site de France des Deux-Caps (encompassing Cap Blanc Nez and [...]

17,36 Km
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Berck
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Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Berck

The elegant seaside resort of Le Touquet is known for its style, for its remarkable villas set along wooded avenues, [...]

41,34 Km
Berck / Le Crotoy
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Berck / Le Crotoy

From the Bay of Authie to the Bay of the Somme, La Vélomaritime takes you through exceptional coastal parts. Between [...]

28,76 Km
Le Crotoy / Cayeux-sur-mer
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Le Crotoy / Cayeux-sur-mer

This stage of La Vélomaritime starts at Le Crotoy train station, then leads you to the port, with fabulous views of [...]

26,66 Km
Cayeux-sur-mer / Le Tréport
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Cayeux-sur-mer / Le Tréport

At Cayeux-sur-Mer’s beach, get back on your bike to cross Le Hable d'Ault, discovering this very old lagoon, [...]

32,33 Km
Le Tréport / Dieppe
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Le Tréport / Dieppe

Arriving in Normandy, the cycle route becomes quite challenging as you take on the highest chalk cliffs in Europe! This [...]

41,56 Km
Dieppe / Saint-Valery-en-Caux
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Dieppe / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Leave Dieppe in search of some of the most beautiful little treasures along the Côte d'Albâtre à Vélo stretch. At [...]

41,61 Km
Saint-Valery-en-Caux / Fécamp
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Saint-Valery-en-Caux / Fécamp

This stage of the Eurovélo 4 route is steeped in history. Along this stretch of coast, follow in the footsteps of [...]

20,67 Km
Fécamp / Étretat
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Fécamp / Étretat

This 20km-long EuroVelo 4 stage leads you to the pearl on Normandy’s Côte d'Albâtre, Etretat. The excitement mounts [...]

43,14 Km
Étretat / Le Havre
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Étretat / Le Havre

This EuroVelo 4 stage takes you from Etretat, one gem on Normandy’s Côte d’Albâtre, to another, more startling [...]

46,67 Km
Honfleur / Deauville
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Honfleur / Deauville

Leaving the glorious historic harbour of Honfleur so beloved of the Impressionists, this EuroVelo 4 stage allows you to [...]

22,41 Km
Cabourg / Ouistreham
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Cabourg / Ouistreham

After Cabourg, an iconic resort on Normandy’s Côte Fleurie closely linked to the great writer Marcel Proust, the [...]

44,33 Km
Ouistreham / Arromanches-les-Bains
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Ouistreham / Arromanches-les-Bains

Cycling beside the famous beaches along this stage, you can’t help but think of all the Allied soldiers who landed [...]

18,89 Km
Port-en-Bessin / Grandcamp-Maisy
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Port-en-Bessin / Grandcamp-Maisy

Once you’ve enjoyed a fine seafood platter at Port-en-Bessin, the EuroVelo 4 route takes you ‘surfing’ among the [...]

23,55 Km
Carentan / Utah Beach
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Carentan / Utah Beach

La Vélomaritime sets off again from the port of Carentan, a pretty resort with a clear medieval past and a charming [...]

18,20 Km
Utah Beach / Quinéville
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Utah Beach / Quinéville

This stage starts from Utah Beach, a five-kilometre-long stretch of sands that famously saw over 20,000 American [...]

16,27 Km
Quinéville / Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
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Quinéville / Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Make the most of a stop at Quinéville to taste the reputed cookies produced at its craft biscuit-maker’s. The La [...]

24,64 Km
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue / Le Vast
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Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue / Le Vast

Make the most of a stop at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue to explore its famed Tour Vauban, listed as part of a UNESCO World [...]

23,98 Km
Le Vast / Cherbourg
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Le Vast / Cherbourg

Before heading off on this stage of La Vélomaritime, stop at Le Vast to explore this picturesque village and its [...]

18,10 Km
Cherbourg / Brix
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Cherbourg / Brix

A short section of the route then takes you from the biggest artificial harbour in the world (dating from 1783) to [...]

12,11 Km
Brix / Bricquebec
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Brix / Bricquebec

Leaving behind the pleasant town of Brix, the going is easy along quiet lanes past farms and villages: watch out for [...]

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

Dating back to the Vikings, Bricquebec’s history is matched by its monuments: the Abbey Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the [...]

15,30 Km
St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte / La Haye-du-Puits
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St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte / La Haye-du-Puits

The 15km stretch to the pretty, medieval cobbled town of La Haye-du-Puits finds you cycling along the disused railway [...]

13,21 Km
La Haye-du-Puits / Baupte
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La Haye-du-Puits / Baupte

You’re now cycling through some very pretty parts of the flat, low lying marshlands of the National Park – keep [...]

8,58 Km
Baupte / Carentan
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Baupte / Carentan

This marshland is a managed wetland park set up to conserve biodiversity – but it’s a working landscape too, its [...]

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

During this stretch of your journey you move from the lower lying wetlands, with their characteristic network of [...]

22,72 Km
St-Jean-de-Daye / St-Lô
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St-Jean-de-Daye / St-Lô

Follow the pretty, winding Vire Canal through lush countryside all the way to St Lo. Heavily destroyed in 1944, “The [...]

12,04 Km
St-Lô / Condé-sur-Vire
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St-Lô / Condé-sur-Vire

The short distance to Conde-sur-Vire takes you through some of the most picturesque parts of the valley - with [...]

19,48 Km
Condé-sur-Vire / Pont-Farcy
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Condé-sur-Vire / Pont-Farcy

Following the Vire Valley your route then winds through rural villages and pretty hamlets to the mediaeval town of [...]

24,33 Km
Vire / Sourdeval
In the vineyards, French rivers, Nature & small heritage
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Vire / Sourdeval

The busy market town of Vire has ancient roots, but it was heavily reconstructed after Allied bombing in 1944. Look [...]

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

Leaving Sourdeval you enter very pretty country: the area around Mortain is surrounded by woods and here, amidst [...]

10,97 Km
Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
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Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

The enchanting Cance waterfalls are a focal point of the powerful local terrain, carving between steep hills, an [...]

18,92 Km
St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey
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St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey

Stronghold between Brittany, Cotentin and the Loire country, St Hilaire du Harcouët offers many activities during the [...]

30,76 Km
Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel
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Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel

The final stage of la Véloscénie and a spectacular resting point on the Tour de Manche, where the greenway rolls all [...]

28,56 Km
Mont-Saint-Michel / Le Vivier-sur-Mer
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Mont-Saint-Michel / Le Vivier-sur-Mer

There’s so much to look for and appreciate as you cycle along this section – the Couesnon River, the Mont itself, [...]

20,36 Km
Le Vivier-sur-Mer / Cancale
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Le Vivier-sur-Mer / Cancale

This part of the route, which has the beautiful bay as a backdrop, takes you from one shellfish haven to another: [...]

19,14 Km
Cancale / St-Malo
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Cancale / St-Malo

You pass through the peaceful village of St. Coulomb and along charming narrow lanes through farmland with distinctive, [...]

26,57 Km
St-Malo / Pleslin-Trigavou
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St-Malo / Pleslin-Trigavou

With its enchanting string of seaside resorts, this Tour de Manche stage exudes a feeling of classic seaside holidays, [...]

25,52 Km
Pleslin-Trigavou / Matignon
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Pleslin-Trigavou / Matignon

From Summer 2017 : In order to avoid the Dam of the Rance, a modification of the track by the Rance valley and the [...]

29,02 Km
Matignon / Erquy
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Matignon / Erquy

Here, you leave the sea behind, the route taking you through typical Breton countryside and hamlets. Sea views are few, [...]

30,60 Km
Erquy / Yffiniac
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Erquy / Yffiniac

On this stage of the Tour de Manche, relish splendid sea views, plus the odd creek accessible to cyclists. After [...]

8,25 Km
Yffiniac / St-Brieuc
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Yffiniac / St-Brieuc

On this, the shortest stage of the Tour de Manche, make for Le Gouët’s estuary. The route sticks to the Bay of [...]

18,04 Km
St-Brieuc / Binic
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St-Brieuc / Binic

This stage of the Tour de Manche takes you up to the seaside resort of Binic, where the marina has been charmingly [...]

17,69 Km
Binic / Plouha
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Binic / Plouha

This is a Tour de Manche stage that gives a typical flavour of the north Breton coast, with some tough slopes thrown [...]

27,88 Km
Plouha / Paimpol
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Plouha / Paimpol

This stage of the Tour de Manche is very scenic, taking you along the cliff route above Bréhec Cove, affording some [...]

20,61 Km
Paimpol / Tréguier
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Paimpol / Tréguier

The atmosphere is deeply rural on this stage of the Tour de Manche. You only see the sea at Paimpol, but enjoy splendid [...]

23,76 Km
Tréguier / Perros-Guirec
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Tréguier / Perros-Guirec

Rural life dominates on this stage of the Tour de Manche, lined by farms and cabbage fields. To take in the sea, you [...]

24,62 Km
Perros-Guirec / Trébeurden
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Perros-Guirec / Trébeurden

This splendid stage of the Tour de Manche takes you along the ‘pink corniche’, a route providing magical sea views [...]

13,30 Km
Trébeurden / Lannion
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Trébeurden / Lannion

You head for the flowery banks of the Léguer Valley on this penultimate stage of the Tour de Manche in the [...]

24,77 Km
Lannion / Plestin-les-Grèves
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Lannion / Plestin-les-Grèves

After Lannion, this final Tour de Manche stage in Côtes d’Armor provides plunging views from the cliff above [...]

18,97 Km
Plestin-les-Grèves / Plougasnou
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Plestin-les-Grèves / Plougasnou

You enter the county of Finistère via the beautiful seaside resort of Locquirec. Take in the great beach at the back [...]

26,04 Km
Plougasnou > Morlaix
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Plougasnou > Morlaix

From the small town of Plougasnou, continuing along the coast, the magnificent Bay of Morlaix comes into view, with its [...]

30,38 Km
Morlaix > Roscoff
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Morlaix > Roscoff

In season, this stage awakens your sense of smell as you pass by the large vegetable fields around St-Pol-de-Léon, [...]

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