Vélocéan cycle route

Short trip
148 Km
I cycle often
Linking the Vilaine Estuary and Côte d’Amour, the Vélocéan Nord cycle route forms part of Véloroute 45, also known as Voie n°5 in Brittany, a coastal route that, in time, will link Nantes to Roscoff. West of Nantes, within the département (French county) of Loire-Atlantique, Vélocéan Nord takes you via remarkable sights. Even if the route requires further work, you can already use it to discover numerous delights.

Elevation of the route

379 m 363 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 53,06 km By road: 118,77 km Inconnu: 0,01 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 130,30 km Rugueux: 36,68 km Accidenté: 0,41 km Inconnu: 4,45 km

Signposting and state of the itinerary Vélocéan cycle route

"Vélocéan" itinerary, litteraly "Biking the Ocean", is partly signposted.

Several parts of the route is on shared roads with few traffic or on temporary lanes while awaiting for designated cycling lanes. If you go on this adventure with childrens, please check your route regarding their ages and levels.

Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on Vélocéan

More than 10 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 Vélocéan cycle route

The itinerary is more served with trains on its southern part than on its northern one, especially from La Baule.

To cross Saint-Nazaire bridge by bike safely, shuttle buses "Lila" (line 17) than can welcome 7 cyclists has been settled to link St-Brévin-les-Pins with Saint-Nazaire. The schedule is available at this adress.

Another free shuttle bus is available during summer, from the 5th to 13th of May and then from the 18th of June to the 9th of September. More details at +33 (0)2 51 82 62 62 or on the website

Long time parkings on Vélocéan

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