10,47 Km
41 min
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10,47 km cycling route from Barenton to Mortain

The village of Mortain appears on its slope, in the green heart of the bocage normand, the region’s traditional hedge-divided fields. It also stands at the junction of the Veloscenic and Vélomaritime cycle routes. Explore the typical landscapes of the Mortainais area, offering a mix of countryside, forest, rocks and cliffs.

Elevation of the stage

9 m 32 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 10,47 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 10,47 km

🚲 Stage description and details:

Almost 100% along a greenway – except for the unmissable link to Mortain and its waterfalls.

The village of Barenton can be reached by bike by following a signposted link for 2km.

⭐ Don’t miss:

  • The Musée du Poiré at Barenton explains the origins of growing pear and apple trees in the region, and how perry and cider are made. By the time you’ve been around the museum, you’ll be an expert on the local specialities!
  • Mortain petite et grande cascade, two waterfalls well worth the detour. Go to the spot where the Cance River drops c.20m before joining the Sélune River a few kilometres further on.
  • Climb to the little chapel of Saint-Michel de Mortain to admire the pretty views and even to get a glimpse of the Mont Saint-Michel in the distance on clear days. To reach the chapel, cycle along Rue du Rocher and Rue de la Petite Chapelle, then follow the signs. You can reach the summit by bike, but the last few metres are steep, so dismount if necessary. Enjoy the rewarding view just a bit higher up.

🔒 Secure cycling facilities, including secure bike parking and repair services on Place du château in Mortain. For further information.

🍴 Food and drink en route:

  • Barenton: with many shops and a market on Sunday mornings.
  • Mortain: with many shops and a market on Saturday mornings on Place des Arcades.

💡 Bring up Accueil Velo accredited restaurants by clicking on the 🍴 icon on the map. De-select "only show accueil velo accredited services" to view further possibilities.

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