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La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4

Seaside
1400 Km
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 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.

La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4 : along the English Channel by bike

Signposting and state of the itinerary

Since June 2021, La Vélomaritime cycle route is 100% continuous. Some sections are provisional while waiting for more qualitative developments. You will find La Vélomaritime signs along most of the route (La Vélomaritime logo and EuroVelo 4 identifier). Some sections are marked on the ground. The route is mainly laid out on shared roads.

Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

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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26,81 Km
Morlaix / Plougasnou
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Morlaix / Plougasnou

On leaving the historic town of Morlaix, the Vélomaritime heads off in the direction of Plougasnou. At Le [...]

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38,10 Km
Lannion / Perros-Guirec
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Lannion / Perros-Guirec

You leave the historic town of Lannion via its Brélévenez Quarter, looking down on the centre. You then cycle on [...]

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20,50 Km
Tréguier / Paimpol
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Tréguier / Paimpol

Between Tréguier and Paimpol, the Vélomaritime route straddles two estuaries, that of the Jaudy to the west, that of [...]

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39,01 Km
Saint-Brieuc / Erquy
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Saint-Brieuc / Erquy

From Saint-Brieuc, you join the bay named after the city to then enjoy a lovely trip through its nature reserve. [...]

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29,02 Km
Erquy / Matignon
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Erquy / Matignon

With its mix of rocky headlands, stretches of moorland and sandy bays set beside turquoise waters, here you cycle [...]

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18,59 Km
Saint-Malo / Cancale
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Saint-Malo / Cancale

Leaving the corsair city of St-Malo, the Vélomaritime leads you towards a port renowned for producing high-quality [...]

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32,73 Km
Vire Normandie / Pont-Farcy
Canals & intimate rivers
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Vire Normandie / Pont-Farcy

The Vire Valley acts as the thread along this Vélomaritime stage. After a stretch of greenway, you ride along minor [...]

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31,52 Km
Pont-Farcy / Saint-Lô
Canals & intimate rivers
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Pont-Farcy / Saint-Lô

Your cycling trip continues gently along the picture-postcard Vire towpath, with peaceful meadows where sheep and [...]

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22,99 Km
Ouistreham / Cabourg
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Ouistreham / Cabourg

After enjoying a well-deserved swim from one of Ouistreham's beaches, time to continue your Vélomaritime trip. The [...]

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32,02 Km
Cabourg / Deauville
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Cabourg / Deauville

The stretch of Normandy coast known as the Côte Fleurie bears its name well, as you'll see, following this [...]

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

This Vélomaritime stage leads you straight towards the highlight of Normandy's Côte d'Albâtre, Étretat! First, [...]

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20,67 Km
Étretat / Fécamp
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Étretat / Fécamp

Leaving behind Étretat's shingle beach and spectacular cliffs, the Falaises d'Amont and d'Aval, your Vélomaritime [...]

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33,08 Km
Dieppe / Le Tréport
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Dieppe / Le Tréport

Your cycling trip along the highest white limestone cliffs in Europe draws to an end as the Vélomaritime leads you [...]

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41,46 Km
Le Crotoy / Berck
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Le Crotoy / Berck

On this Vélomaritime stage, you ride from the Bay of the Somme to the Bay of Authie. Leaving Le Crotoy, enjoy this [...]

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17,36 Km
Berck / Le Touquet
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Berck / Le Touquet

Enjoy a last look at the ballet of kites and sandyachts flitting across Berck's vast beach before continuing along the [...]

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26,59 Km
Calais / Gravelines
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Calais / Gravelines

The Vélomaritime leaves Calais, the leading French port for crossings to England, guiding you towards Le Platier d'Oye [...]

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27,11 Km
Gravelines / Dunkerque
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Gravelines / Dunkerque

Leaving the fortified town of Gravelines, your Vélomaritime cycling adventure leads you to France's third largest [...]

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16,60 Km
Dunkerque / Bray-Dunes
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Dunkerque / Bray-Dunes

Linking France and Belgium, this stage marks the end of your Vélomaritime trip. Leaving Dunkirk, the route takes you [...]

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