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Ermenonville/Ver-sur-Launette / Bondy The Scandibérique / EuroVelo 3

Canals & intimate rivers
41,11 Km
2 h 44 min
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Ermenonville/Ver-sur-Launette / Bondy
Ermenonville/Ver-sur-Launette
Bondy
Take in two distinct atmospheres on this Scandibérique stage. Between Ermenonville and Gressy, you ride through vast cereal and sugar beet fields. From Gressy, you follow the towpath track beside the Canal de l’Ourcq, providing a narrow, distinctive setting, quite separate from the string of suburban towns of Tremblay, Villepinte and Sevran along the way. The route leads past La Poudrerie Forest Park, a green haven of 137 hectares, classed as a Natura 2000 area. After Sevran-Livry Forest Park, the route carries on towards Aulnay-sous-Bois, Bondy and Villemomble; along this stretch, the cycle path runs beside the broader section of the Canal de l’Ourcq, surrounded by urban parts.

The route

On minor roads between Ver-sur-Launette and Gressy, after which the Canal de l’Ourcq serves as your thread through the département, or county, of Seine-Saint-Denis just northeast of the French capital. The route crosses the suburban towns of Tremblay-en-France, Villepinte, Sevran, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Bondy and Villemomble. Specific EV3 signposting is in place up to Ver-sur-Launette. 
Surfacing in parts smooth, in parts rough: compacted tracks and asphalt. A few stretches along rough farm tracks. 

Link 
To the Coulée Verte de l’Aqueduc de la Dhuis from the Parc de Sevran (via the GR14a hiking trail)

Trains

  • Close to the route, Le  Plessis-Belleville train station: regional TER trains Paris ⇄ Crépy-en-Valois
  • Access to several fast crossrail line RER B stations serving Greater Paris between Villeparisis - Mitry-le-Neuf and Sevran

Don't miss

  • Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Ermenonville Forest
  • The vestiges of the Poudrerie Nationale (an explosives factory built in 1867) in La Poudrerie Forest Park

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