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The Pays d'Alençon Area

[ Cycle routes Veloscenic, Paris <> Mont-St-Michel ]
  • 74.2 km

Leaving Alençon, elegant capital of the Orne département, this section takes you on country roads into the grandiose Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine. After a halt at the Maison du Parc at Carrouges, next comes the charming thermal spa resort of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, then Les Andaines Forest, before you arrive at the perched medieval town of Domfront. An alternative option, soon on offer, will follow the greenways of the Mayenne département.

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    The 3 stages of the section « The Pays d'Alençon Area »

    • Alençon / Carrouges

      Alençon / Carrouges [30.5 km]

      La Véloscénie meanders along quiet roads through the Pays d'Alençon area up to the Château de Carrouges, headquarters of the Normandie-Maine Park. Enjoy delightful views onto Ecouves Forest before the challenging stretch to reach Carrouges, only suitable for the fit!

      Difficulty: Expert view the detail
    • Carrouges / Bagnoles-de-l'Orne

      Carrouges / Bagnoles-de-l'Orne [23.7 km]

      You alternate between quiet country roads and portions taking you through forests before arriving at Bagnoles-de-l'Orne. This pretty Norman thermal spa resort sits in a very green setting and will happily cater to exhausted cyclists ! Follow a treatment and you may head off reinvigorated !

      Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
    • Bagnoles-de-l'Orne / Domfront

      Bagnoles-de-l'Orne / Domfront [21 km]

      This stage takes you through beautiful, quintessential Normandy countryside, with traditional hedgerows, apple orchards and woods. You cycle along quiet roads, one like a balcony overlooking Les Andaines Forest.

      Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail