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The Veloscenic Cycle route : Paris - Mont Saint Michel

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
465.6 km
Duration
32:52h
Ascent
1734 m
Descent
1758 m
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2 emblematic sites linked by a cycle route.

Paris Le Mont Saint-Michel by bike, a tempting experience, isn't it? Discover here this cycling itinerary which links two emblematic places of France and imagine, on your little queen, arriving in front of the impressive Mont Saint-Michel and its bay.

A touristic, historical, cultural and spiritual itinerary

The Veloscenic cycle route offers you the chance to feature in your own 'cycle route movie'! So come and play the starring role on an over 450km, extraordinary adventure, whisking you from Notre-Dame de Paris to the Mont St-Michel in Normandy!

The Veloscenic is the latest major French cycle route to be set up. The storyline you create will be unique as you cycle along its over 450km of well-signposted cycle tracks, greenways and country roads, transporting you from Paris to the Mont St-Michel, passing by the Eiffel Tower, Chartres Cathedral, or even the Château de Versailles.

These famed historic, cultural and spiritual spots await you, along with the Eure Valley, the rustic Perche and Bocage Normand,  the stunning Bay of the Mont St-Michel, plus many hidden treasures. Follow in the tracks of medieval builders, famous novelists and Impressionist painters. Be inspired by nature's works too as you travel along.

Accessible to all*, the route crosses 4 French regions, 8 départements (or counties) and 3 regional natural parks. In short, the itinerary offers variety aplenty.

One might say that the Veloscenic has created a right royal route for family and friends to revel in, be it for a sporting challenge, an ecologically-minded tour or an indulgent break.

Enjoy all the great natural and cultural shows along the way!

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
331 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Safety information

Emergency call : 112

Tips, hints and links

https://www.veloscenic.com/

 

Start

Notre Dame cathedral - Paris (38 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.853430, 2.347032
DMS
48°51'12.3"N 2°20'49.3"E
UTM
31U 452100 5411368
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Destination

Mont Saint-Michel

Turn-by-turn directions

25 stages between Paris and Mont Saint-Michel

Coordinates

DD
48.853430, 2.347032
DMS
48°51'12.3"N 2°20'49.3"E
UTM
31U 452100 5411368
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Before you leave:   
  • Make sure that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, not to mention the tires and brakes
  • Make sure that the bike is correctly adjusted to your body shape
  • Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
  • Take a repair kit with you
  • Remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies to cyclists in all circumstances
  • Never drive more than two lanes at a time and pull into a single lane when traffic conditions require.
  • Respect other users as you would like them to respect you
  • Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
  • Inform your family and friends of your itinerary
  • Find out about the weather conditions
  • A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
  • Be informed and keep the emergency numbers.
  • Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
  • If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you see and also be seen
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La Véloscénie 

Travel Guide: Bicycle tours in France


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