What is The Vélomaritime®?
In late 2018, the French regions crossed by the EuroVelo 4 set up a cycle route committee, with ambitious plans for the next 5 years (2019-2023), to promote the EV4 in France and abroad. This initiative was a follow-up to the French-English Tour de Manche partnership, which is difficult to maintain even though the cycle paths can still be used.
The cycle route committee decided to call the cycle route The Vélomaritime®. The new version of the site with the new name has been enhanced with new trails.
Since June 2021, The Vélomaritime® is a 1475 km (~ 917 miles) 100% complete cycle route linking Roscoff in Brittany to Dunkirk, on the Belgian border. Some sections are temporary pending more qualitative improvements.
A joint project
The Vélomaritime® runs from Roscoff to Dunkirk and is supported collectively by 14 local authorities and their tourist boards, who work together towards a common goal:
Département du Nord
Département du Pas de Calais
Département de Seine-Maritime
Département du Calvados
Département de la Manche
Département de l'Ille-et-Vilaine
Département des Côtes d'Armor
Syndicat Mixte Baie de Somme - Grand Littoral Picard
Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque
Le Havre Seine Métropole
Office de Tourisme Intercommunautaire du Léon
Office de tourisme Communautaire de la Baie de Morlaix
The 15 partners provide financial backing and offer technical support.
The cycle route is also backed by Vélo & Territoires, Coordinator of the National Cycle Network.