The Vélomaritime, from the Channel to the North Sea
1,500 km of cycling discovery route
Fresh sea air, lighthouses, beaches, cliffs … When you cycle along La Vélomaritime®, the promise of a maritime experience is kept. But there’s more to it! The 1,500 km of cycle route also allows you to discover the riches of a diverse territory stretching from Roscoff, in Brittany, to Dunkirk and the Belgian border. Today more than 90% of the route is completed, the French part of EuroVelo 4 promises moments of wonder at the foot of the lighthouses, in front of the landscapes, of cultural and heritage discoveries convivialtimes around the local gastronomy.
The route includes 3 sites listed as World Heritage by Unesco, 5 sites awarded or in the process of being awarded the Grand Site de France label, 4 national monuments and 2 Plus Beaux Villages de France. As its name suggests, the Vélomaritime® is France’s most iodised cycle route, with exceptionnal coastal natural sites, but also historical and cultural heritage, a multitude of outdoor activities, a rich gastronomy, between land and sea, ports, seaside resorts, outdoor accommodation… Committed to a sustainable approach, the Vélomaritime® highlights the values of conviviality, authenticity and sharing.
With a large proportion of small hilly roads, it is an ideal route for cyclists looking for a sporting challenge or on an electrically assisted bicycle (VAE).
More than 80% of the route is accessible in the Pas-de-Calais … In the meantime, alternate routes facilitate as much as possible cycling on the
With the Accueil Vélo label, you will be guaranteed quality reception and services along cycle routes (within 5 km from the routes) for travelling cyclists: accommodation, cycle hire companies, restaurants, cycle repairers, tourist offices and sites to visit.