Somme Valley cycle route

Canals & intimate rivers
1 week or more
195 Km
I begin / Family
What a delight, cycling along the calm course of the Somme River as far as the Bay of the Somme with its infinite horizons. The Véloroute Vallée de Somme, or Somme Valley cycle route, going from Tergnier to St-Valery-sur-Somme, forms part of the greater Véloroute de la Somme à la Marne, or Somme to Marne cycle route, its 160km dotted with exceptional natural sites, such as the Marais de Méricourt-sur-Somme (marshlands), Samara (an archaeological and natural site), the Etangs de la Barette (lakes at Corbie), and the Marais des Cavins (marshlands at Bourdon). Laid out beside the Canal de la Somme, this cycle route also encourages cyclists to come face to face, notably in Péronne, with indelible marks left by World War I. As to the city of Amiens, adopted town of world-renowned French 19th-century author Jules Verne, it’s a must, attracting visitors with its startling Hortillonnages (water gardens) and splendid Notre-Dame Cathedral, the latter a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting intricately carved façades. Along the cycle route, everything has been put in place to ensure a comfortable journey, such as dedicated picnic areas and bicycle parking spots, plus a whole network of services, including former lock-keepers’ cottages being renovated to welcome cyclists. This is a fine cycle route to tackle as a family.

Elevation of the route

134 m 87 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 153,24 km By road: 39,98 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 24,65 km Inconnu: 168,58 km

Nearly 200 km of cycling along the Somme

Signposting and development of the Somme Valley Cycle Route

The route is accessible to all and is mainly laid out on cycle paths and greenways.

Accommodation on the Somme Valley Cycle Route

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Stations and trains along the Somme Valley Cycle Route

These train lines accept unmounted bicycles (free of charge and without reservation in TER, paid reservation in TGV and Intercités)

To get to the start:

🚆 Paris ⤑ Tergnier (TER), 1h30
🚆 Amiens ⤑ Tergnier (TER), 1h05

To return from the finish point:

🚆 Noyelles-sur-Mer ⤑ Paris (TER), 1h45
🚆 Noyelles-sur-Mer ⤑ Amiens (TER), 1h45​​​​​​

Stations along the Cycle route:

Amiens | Abbeville | Noyelles-sur-Mer

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