Vire Normandie / Pont-Farcy La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4
Canals & intimate rivers
2 h 10 min
I cycle often
The Vire Valley acts as the thread along this Vélomaritime stage. After a stretch of greenway, you ride along minor roads through Normandy hedge-row-divided fields and valleys. With its ups and downs, this stage provides splendid views over the Vire's meanders and leads to La Ferrière-Harang, followed by the peaceful village of Pont-Farcy, nestled in a green corner beside the river. Highlight of the day is perhaps cycling under the grand Souleuvre Viaduct.
Elevation of the stage
483 m 413 m
Waytypes of the stage
Cycle path: 6,15 km By road: 26,58 km
Surface of the stage
Lisse: 28,40 km Accidenté: 4,33 km
From Vire to La Graverie, you ride along a stretch of greenway, then along minor roads shared with motorized traffic, crossing Normandy hills. This stage is more suited to seasoned cyclists, with some gradients over 15%. Take care before the Souleuvre Viaduct, at the point where you have to cycle along the RD56 road for several hundred metres.
- Nearby station Vire station: Intercity trains to Paris (3h), Granville (38 min), Argentan (49 min), Dreux (2h15)