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Grandcamp-Maisy / Port-en-Bessin-Huppain La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4

Gastronomie, Panorama, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
32,76 Km
2 h 13 min
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Grandcamp-Maisy
Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
Cycling along this section is a humbling reminder of the landings of 6 June 1944. Shortly after Grandcamp-Maisy, the cycle route joins the Liberté Greenway, which runs along the clifftops of the Bessin coastline. It takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a landmark site of the Normandy landings, and on to equally symbolic Omaha Beach, where the US troops disembarked under enemy fire. You then cycle on to Port-en-Bessin, where a delicious seafood platter awaits you on the waterfront.

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 18,61 km By road: 14,15 km

The route

This section boasts a brand-new greenway hugging the beautiful Bessin coastline. It takes you to breath-taking Omaha Beach and then winds inland around the American cemetery along paths and country roads.

At Colleville-sur-Mer, you join a stretch that is well signposted, alternating between parish roads and greenways up to Port-en-Bessin. There's a very steep descent (>18%) as you come down to the port. Stop to admire the magnificent views!

SNCF

  • Nearby station Bayeux station (10 km from Port-en-Bessin-Huppain), served by Normandy Intercity trains Paris-Saint-Lazare <> Cherbourg or Saint-Lô, via Caen, and Normandy TER trains.

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