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Veloscenic : Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel cycle route

Castles & Monuments, Panorama
450 Km
4 PHOTOS
Paris
Le Mont-St-Michel
Veloscenic is a cycling adventure across northwest France. Veloscenic is a well-signposted route from Paris and its region, Ile-de-France, via Chartres and Normandy, to the Mont St-Michel. This exceptional trail crosses such gorgeous areas as the Chevreuse Valley, the Perche, French Maine and the Bocage Normand. The route is accessible to different levels of cyclist. Long stretches are along greenways, linked by quiet roads.The Ile-de-France section from Massy to Epernon is provisional. But it is easy to reach other sections by train + bike to enjoy the greenways.

Signposting and state of the itinerary

Veloscenic - Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel is signposted on 98% on the itinerary. 

The route is mainly developped on designated lanes.

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

Nearly 80 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 Veloscenic

  • Île de France : Train stations in Paris, Versailles, Massy and Rambouillet
  • Train stations in Epernon, Maintenon and Chartres
  • Train stations in Illiers-Combray and Nogent-le-Rorou 
  • Le Perche : Train stations in Nogent-le-Retrou, Condé-sur-Huisne, Alençon, Flers
  • Close to the Mont St-Michel : Train stations in Pontorson, Pontaubault and Avranches

Long-time parkings on Veloscenic

The best cycling holiday breaks

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16,58 Km
Paris / Massy
Castles & Monuments
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Paris / Massy

Once you have found the wind rose marking the kilometer zero, you can head for Montparnasse and the place de la [...]

17,37 Km
Massy / Versailles
Castles & Monuments
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Massy / Versailles

Take a deep breathe, you arrive in the Yvelines county, the wooded area of Ile-de-France. Next step: Versailles and its [...]

23,95 Km
Versailles / St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse
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Versailles / St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

After a royal stop in Versailles, head for the Natural Park of the Chevreuse Valley, a regional park with such a rich [...]

28,58 Km
St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse / Rambouillet
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St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse / Rambouillet

Here you discover the Chevreuse Valley, full of many treasures: châteaux, museums, old wash houses… This stage, [...]

20,79 Km
Massy / Limours
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Massy / Limours

Watch out! This stage is a provisional route, not signposted and can be discontinuous. This stage first takes you along [...]

15,47 Km
Limours / St-Arnoult
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Limours / St-Arnoult

Watch out! This stage is a provisional route, not signposted. This stage follows quiet little roads leading you into [...]

16,27 Km
St-Arnoult / Rambouillet
In forest
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St-Arnoult / Rambouillet

The first part of this stage is not signposted (see route in red colour). However, the route is very pleasant, taking [...]

16,66 Km
Rambouillet / Épernon
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Rambouillet / Épernon

The route is provisional for this last stage before you leave the Ile-de-France Region, but it is very charming. After [...]

17,07 Km
Épernon / Maintenon
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Épernon / Maintenon

Epernon, on the edge of Rambouillet Forest, stands in a very green setting. As you head on along roads, the pretty [...]

19,90 Km
Maintenon / Chartres
Canals & intimate rivers
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Maintenon / Chartres

Heading out from Maintenon, the aquaduct's arches form a grand backdrop to the first part of this stage. Following the [...]

32,65 Km
Chartres / Illiers-Combray
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Chartres / Illiers-Combray

After a last look back at luminous Chartres Cathedral, this stage leads you on towards the Loir (without an 'e') Valley [...]

25,18 Km
Illiers-Combray / Thiron-Gardais
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Illiers-Combray / Thiron-Gardais

You mainly follow ordinary roads along this stage of La Véloscénie, taking you from the Beauce Plain to the edge of [...]

19,04 Km
Thiron-Gardais / Nogent-le-Rotrou
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Thiron-Gardais / Nogent-le-Rotrou

La Véloscénie continues to follow small country roads across the Perche's hills; these do require some effort to [...]

17,61 Km
Nogent-le-Rotrou / Rémalard
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Nogent-le-Rotrou / Rémalard

At the start of this stage of La Véloscénie you follow undulating little forest roads. Then you join the greenway [...]

23,29 Km
Rémalard / Mortagne-au-Perche
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Rémalard / Mortagne-au-Perche

Continue along the greenway hugging the Huisne River and cross through the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du [...]

15,31 Km
Mortagne-au-Perche / Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe
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Mortagne-au-Perche / Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe

La Véloscénie continues along the greenway from Condé-sur-Huisne to Alençon. You just swap the Parc Naturel [...]

23,87 Km
Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe / Alençon
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Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe / Alençon

You're on a greenway for this stage of La Véloscénie, with just a short stretch on roads to take you through hamlets [...]

29,03 Km
Alençon / Carrouges
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Alençon / Carrouges

La Véloscénie meanders along quiet roads through the Pays d'Alençon area up to the Château de Carrouges, [...]

23,49 Km
Carrouges / Bagnoles-de-l'Orne
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Carrouges / Bagnoles-de-l'Orne

You alternate between quiet country roads and portions taking you through forests before arriving at [...]

21,05 Km
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne / Domfront
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Bagnoles-de-l'Orne / Domfront

This stage takes you through beautiful, quintessential Normandy countryside, with traditional hedgerows, apple orchards [...]

16,93 Km
Domfront / Barenton
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Domfront / Barenton

The exit from Domfront isn't easy, with a steep slope and a lot of traffic. However, La Véloscénie then joins a [...]

10,47 Km
Barenton / Mortain
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Barenton / Mortain

The village of Mortain stands out on its hillside at the heart of the green Bocage Normand area. It also stands at the [...]

10,97 Km
Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
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Mortain / St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët

The enchanting Cance waterfalls are a focal point of the powerful local terrain, carving between steep hills, an [...]

18,92 Km
St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey
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St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët / Ducey

Stronghold between Brittany, Cotentin and the Loire country, St Hilaire du Harcouët offers many activities during the [...]

30,76 Km
Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel
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Ducey / Mont-Saint-Michel

The final stage of la Véloscénie and a spectacular resting point on the Tour de Manche, where the greenway rolls all [...]

They did it!

La Véloscénie en Brompton !

Le voyage en Brompton c'est possible, la preuve en images avec ce couple sur La Véloscénie de Paris au Mont Saint Michel !

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