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Carentan-les-Marais / Grandcamp-Maisy La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4

Gastronomie, Nature and Heritage
29,67 Km
1 h 58 min
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Carentan-les-Marais / Grandcamp-Maisy
Carentan-les-Marais
Grandcamp-Maisy
You start off along the Vélomaritime from Carentan taking a rather unusual bridge-canal, on which boats and cyclists cross at a higher level than the cars! The route then takes you around the Baie des Veys, an estuary where four rivers converge, offering a peaceful haven for birds and common seals who appreciate the plentiful food supply. You then reach Isigny-sur-Mer, synonymous for human gastronomes with fine butter, cream and cheese! After enjoying a wander through the marshes and alongside the Aure River, you arrive back at the coast at Grandcamp-Maisy.
69 m 67 m

The route

In the county of Manche:
This portion of the route runs alongside the canal, almost 2km in length, linking Carentan's yacht harbour to the sea, taking you via the unusual bridge-canal on which the waterway is suspended over the road! After crossing the Taute River, the route is along minor roads meandering past hedge-row-divided fields with views over the Baie des Veys. At the place named La Blanche, you need to ride 400m along the D613 county road (formerly the national RN13 road) before you cross the Pont du Veys bridge. The whole of this stretch is easy for cyclists.

In the county of Calvados:
Cycle along a stretch of the RD613 road before turning off onto a greenway that was still being laid out at time of writing. This stage then continues along minor county roads that offer views over the Baie des Veys as they lead you round to Grandcamp. There are no particular difficulties for cyclists along this stretch and any slopes are very gentle. Signposting should be in place by June 2021, but if tackling this stretch before then, remember to download the GPX tracks.

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