Connected cycle routes
The connected long-distance cycle routes are:
- The Avenue verte London-Paris
- The Loire à vélo trail
- Le tour de Manche and le Petit Tour de Manche
- D-Day beaches - The Mont Saint-Michel
- The Velodyssey
From London, you can cycle to Paris thanks to the Avenue Verte cycle route. It connects London to Paris over 400km through a mosaic of landscapes. The tourist cycles from castles to cathedrals and from remarkable cities to lovely villages.
The Veloscenic and the Avenue Verte share the same end (or starting) point, at Notre-Dame de Paris !
More information at: www.avenuevertelondonparis.co.uk/
Photo credit: Paris © J.Damase
This is the oldest French cycle route. Tourists can cycle along the Loire river over 800km, from castles to vineyards and from riverbanks to countryside.
The Loire à Vélo trail is part of the Eurovelo 6, which connects 10 countries over 3600km, from France to Romania!
You'll soon be able to cycle from the Veloscenic to the Loire à Vélo trail following the V44 from Alençon to Saumur or the V43 (Manche/Atlantique) from Domfront to Angers.
More information at: www.cycling-loire.com/
Photo credit: Vignobles de Sancerre © J.Damase
It is possible to continue your cycling trip from the Mont St-Michel into Brittany, or from Normandy to Britain, thanks to these two routes, set up in the framework of the Cycle West European project.
Since 2012, you already have the possibility to cycle the «Petit Tour de Manche ». Concerning the «Tour de Manche », which is currently being set up, you will have to wait for June 2013!
The Veloscenic and the two routes share a section between Mortain and the Mont Saint-Michel !
More information at: http://en.tourdemanche.com/
Connecting two major sites of Normandy, this unique cycle route starts from D-Day beaches, historic hotspot for the free world, to end up with the "grand finale", in front of the Mont Saint-Michel. It is a nice way to rediscover the counties of Calvados and Manche counties on its own path, through their wooded countryside, their hills and rivers.
The Veloscenic and this cycle route share a section between Mortain and the Mont Saint-Michel!
More information at: www.francevelotourisme.com
Photo credit: Arromanches © G.Wait
Once you have arrived in Roscoff, west Brittany, you can branch off and follow the north direction to England or set off to the south of France.
The Velodyssey cycle route allows you to discover the atlantic coast by bike, from North Devon, England to Santander, Spain.
The Devon - Brittany section is also part of the European Cycle West project. Furthermore, the whole route is part of the Eurovelo 1, connecting Norway to Portugal!
More information at: www.velodyssey.com
Photo credit: Canal de Nantes © J.Damase