Station-to-station cycling trips in la Manche

Cycle routes with accommodation for your next adventure
Photo, © Withaxie

Heading off on a cycling trip in the wild landscapes of la Manche, all in slow travel mode, is possible with our station-to-station cycle routes. See our suggestions for cycling holidays in the territory. Luggage transfer and dial-a-ride services, bike hire and specialised equipment all mean you can travel light – and lighthearted! From the coast to the countryside, between towns and marshes, simply choose your route and go wherever you please along the roads and paths of la Manche. Break your trip up into stages while you explore the local treasures. Stop for a drink on a terrace, stroll around the shops, visit a museum and admire the monuments: in short, enjoy the moment! You’ll find bike-friendly accommodation along the cycle routes for a well-deserved rest at the end of the day. Choose your next adventure!

Crossing la Manche by bike

With its major cycle routes, its network of greenways and its signposted paths, la Manche is packed with ideas for your next cycling, gravel biking or mountain biking adventure. Whether you’re planning a family trip or a sportier ride, our station-to-station routes have something for everyone. Take the train with your bike or hire the equipment of your choice when you get there, and off you go!

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78km between Saint-Lô and Mont-Saint-Michel

From the station in Saint-Lô, head off on a cycling adventure all the way to the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel. Follow the Vélomaritime cycle route through bocage landscapes to the unspoilt Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. On the way, stop to enjoy the cultural and gourmet treasures of la Manche!

Cycle route from Saint-Lô to Mont Saint-Michel
Photo, © Emmanuel Berthier pour l'EV4

133km of nature and history

Your cycling trip begins at the station in Cherbourg. Cycle through the biggest town in la Manche before heading into the wild landscapes of the marshes and on to Carentan. This two-wheeled adventure takes you along the route of D-Day in Normandy.

Cycle route from Carentan to Cherbourg
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From Vire to Mont Saint-Michel, cross the Vélomaritime between countryside and bocage until reaching the bay of Mont. From station to station, this route is ideal for a micro-adventure out of season!

Cycle route from Vire to Mont Saint-Michel

Cycle routes with accomodation included

At the end of every stage, a cosy retreat awaits you, where you can recharge your batteries before carrying on for the next stretch. This labelled accommodation is bike-friendly and has everything you could need for your trip, meaning you can head off the next day to continue your adventure with your mind at ease. On your bike!

Planning your cycling trip

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258km by gravel bike

From east to west, pedal through the varied landscapes of la Manche all the way to Mont Saint-Michel. As you travel along roads and paths, discover the cultural treasures of the territory, such as the mythical Vauban towers. Push yourself as you head off the beaten track!

Gravel route from Tatihou to Mont Saint-Michel
Photo, © Les Others

La Manche by gravel bike

Gravel biking is another way to explore la Manche. These bikes are suited to all types of terrain, so you can experience different landscapes. Between Granville and Cherbourg, from station to station, the bloggers "Les Others" have tested this adventure. Why don’t you give it a go?

Cherbourg to Granville gravel bike route
Photo, © Captain Yvon


Let’s go for a 4-day winter gravel adventure, from Mont Saint-Michel to Cherbourg. You gradually ascend the entire west coast of La Manche. A demanding route but with incredible landscapes as a reward!

Gravel route from Mont Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin


2 days, 2 stages, 2 churches, 2 castles... Here is an itinerary punctuated with historical discoveries! From the pretty city of Coutances, the greenways take you to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin through bocage and marshes.

Cycle route from Coutances to Cherbourg 

Photo, © Un monde à Vélo - Véloscénie

The pleasures of cycling in la Manche

From station to station : let's go !

From town to town, pedal through the most beautiful landscapes of la Manche, passing from wooded lanes to coastal paths, with a series of contrasting panoramas. From your bike, savour the moment and stop to soak up the atmosphere : sample the local specialities or explore the must-see sites of the territory. In a nutshell: enjoy yourself at your own pace.

Photo, © Captain Yvon

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