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The Meuse cycle route

Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage, Panorama
443 Km
8 PHOTOS
Langres
Givet
European cycle route, La Meuse à Vélo (Meuse by bike) crosses the French county (or département) of Ardennes using the greenway called the Trans-Ardennes. Running along the towpath beside the Meuse River from Remilly-Aillicourt to Givet, this cycle route was voted Véloroute de l'année (Cycle Route of the Year) in 2011. The rugged landscapes here have inspired countless legends. Remarkable architecture also marks the way, such as the vast Château-Fort of Sedan and the grand facades of Place Ducale square in the town of Charleville-Mézières.

Signposting and state of the itinerary

The 443 km of the itinerary Meuse by bike are signposted and rideable. The logo of the itinerary "V54" will be indicated on the panels.

The route is mostly developped on designated lanes for cyclists.

Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on The Vélodyssée

More than 15 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 Meuse by bike

  • TER railway Charleville-Mézières <> Givet (see schedule) :
    Reach most of the cities of the itinerary
  • TER railway Sedan - Charleville-Mézières - Reims - Paris Est (see schedule) :

Long-time parkings on la Meuse à vélo

 

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44,61 Km
Langres / Montigny le Roi
French rivers
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Langres / Montigny le Roi

You'll be setting off from Langres, Europe's largest fortified city with its 8 km of walls. After leaving the hometown [...]

27,72 Km
Montigny-le-Roi / Bourmont
French rivers
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Montigny-le-Roi / Bourmont

In Montigny-le-Roi, discover the wash houses and fountains before arriving at the Source of the Meuse in [...]

31,11 Km
Bourmont / Neufchâteau
French rivers
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Bourmont / Neufchâteau

Vosges, here we come! Along the way you'll come across some charming villages and you'll almost certainly love [...]

26,45 Km
Vaucouleurs / Commercy
French rivers
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Vaucouleurs / Commercy

You have now reached the town of Vaucouleurs, a town associated with Joan of Arc. Vaucouleurs was founded in [...]

22,52 Km
Commercy / Saint-Mihiel
French rivers
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Commercy / Saint-Mihiel

Don't forget to stop at the truffle and truffle-farming centre in Boncourt-sur-Meuse before continuing on to [...]

38,32 Km
Saint-Mihiel / Verdun
French rivers
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Saint-Mihiel / Verdun

The Meuse today has one of the world's most extensive collection of great war heritage sites. This historical [...]

42,15 Km
Verdun / Dun sur Meuse
French rivers
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Verdun / Dun sur Meuse

En route for Dun-sur-Meuse, birthplace of Jean Robert Ipoustéguy, famous international 20th sculptor. A keen [...]

14,38 Km
Dun sur Meuse / Stenay
French rivers
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Dun sur Meuse / Stenay

During this stage, you can stop along the way to discover the church of Mont-devant-Sassey, an impressive 11th century [...]

45,20 Km
Stenay / Sedan
Nature & small heritage
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Stenay / Sedan

Travelling through the gently sloping landscapes, this stage of La Meuse à Vélo winds its way leisurely along the the [...]

28,53 Km
Sedan / Charleville-Mézières
French rivers
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Sedan / Charleville-Mézières

From the seat of the Princes to Gonzaga's town, this stage of La Meuse à Vélo continues on its way alongside the [...]

20,75 Km
Charleville-Mézières / Monthermé
French rivers
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Charleville-Mézières / Monthermé

Little by little, the surrounding terrain becomes increasingly demanding, as the meadows give way to dense forests rich [...]

33,93 Km
Monthermé / Haybes
French rivers
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Monthermé / Haybes

This stage of La Meuse à Vélo passes through the steepest section of the Ardennes range. Here, the forest-covered [...]

28,54 Km
La Meuse à vélo from Haybes to Givet
French rivers
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La Meuse à vélo from Haybes to Givet

The Meuse Valley gradually opens up as you approach Givet. Along the green route you can admire the local architecture, [...]

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