Towpaths and green ways
In the Vire Valley, towpaths and old railways have been turned into green ways (voies vertes). During a short break or a holiday in la Manche, from the Vire Valley to the bay of Mont Saint-Michel you can explore the many available trails, on foot, on a bicycle or on horseback.
Kayaking on the river Vire
You can also discover the Vire Valley in a canoe or a kayak. There are several clubs and leisure centres where you can rent equipment and set off for a day or a half-day expedition.
"Les roches de Ham"
Contrasting with the soft curves of bocage landscape, the siliceous cliffs of “les roches Ham” (105 metres) offer panoramic views over the Vire Valley and Saint-Lô countryside.
The abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt
Situated on the edge of the Cerisy forest, between Saint-Lô and Bayeux, the abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt is a gem of Romanesque architecture and is worth the visit. During the Middle-Ages, pilgrims stopped here on their journey to Mont Saint-Michel. The forest (classed as natural reserve in 1976) is home to deer and wild boars, but also to remarkable butterflies and an endemic ground beetle (Chrysocarabus auroniten).