Canals & intimate rivers
20,13 Km
1 h 20 min
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Corbie
Amiens
After visiting Corbie’s abbey church, reached via a magnificent Ancien Régime gateway, get back on your bike to head for Corbie Lock. From there, follow the south bank towpath along an unspoilt stretch. The Somme Valley slopes become gentler as you head for the suburbs of Amiens. This stage of the Véloroute Vallée de Somme, or Somme Valley cycle route, takes you on two short detours away from the towpath, leaving the many local anglers in peace. Going through Camon, on the north bank, you enter Amiens via the Hortillonnages, fascinating water gardens, enjoying views of the city’s magnificent cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
13 m 20 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 20,10 km By road: 0,06 km

Cycle Route

Along this stage of the Véloroute Vallée de Somme, or Somme Valley cycle route, you’ll spot several factories that once used the waterway to transport their merchandise. You cross the villages of Aubigny and Daours. At Lamotte-Brebière, the lock-keeper’s cottage has been turned into a little café, offering a welcome break before reaching Amiens. Our cycle route moves away from the towpath for a few hundred metres, taking the Route de La Canardière, surrounded by lakes, up to Camon. From Camon, the cycle route rejoins the north bank, taking you via the Hortillonnages (water gardens) into the centre of Amiens.

Trains

  • Station at Corbie
  • Station at Daours
  • Station at Amiens

Don't miss

  • Corbie: the town hall, the Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, the church Notre Dame de Neuville, the Porte Monumentale and the Musée des Amis du Vieux Corbie.
  • Fouilloy: cycling link to Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre, a place dedicated to the memory of Australian soldiers who went missing in the Great War.
  • On the Cycle route: the Daours lock, the Lamotte-Brebière lock house, the hortillonnages.
  • Amiens: Notre Dame Cathedral, the House of Jules Verne, the Picardy Museum, the Zoo...

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