Cayeux-sur-mer / Le Crotoy La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4
Nature and Heritage, Panorama, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
1 h 55 min
Cayeux-sur-Mer marks the start of your exploration of the Bay of the Somme. By way of introduction, stop at the Pointe du Hourdel and visit the Maison de la Baie de Somme here to learn about the many facets of the Somme Estuary. Scanning the horizon, you may be lucky enough to spot seals. Next, you ride along La Route Blanche, close to the sea, the dunes and stretches of pebbles, before a greenway provides an easy path to the centre of the resort of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, with its lively port and fishermen's cottages overseen by the medieval hilltop quarter. At this resort, it is possible to board the tourist train of the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, along with your bike, avoiding the cycle lane that runs beside the road up to Noyelles-sur-Mer. Finally, you reach Le Crotoy, a resort boasting unbeatable views over the Bay of the Somme.
Elevation of the stage
36 m 28 m
Waytypes of the stage
Cycle path: 27,34 km By road: 2,16 km
Surface of the stage
Lisse: 25,21 km Inconnu: 4,29 km
From Cayeux-sur-Mer via Le Hourdel and up to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, you cycle along on segregated cycle lanes. At St-Valéry, you need to dismount to cross the bridge used by the little tourist train. Then, going via Noyelles-sur-Mer as far as Le Crotoy, you follow a cycle lane. For families, however, we recommend that you undertake the final stretch of this stage by boarding the tourist train of the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, offering a safer way around this portion of the Bay of the Somme.
100-metre signposted link to Morlay station (stop served by the Chemin de fer de la baie de Somme tourist train (Le Crotoy < > Noyelles-sur-Mer line)
- Nearby stations Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme railway station in Cayeux-sur-Mer, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Noyelles-sur-Mer, Morlay and Le Crotoy SNCF station in Noyelles-sur-Mer