This stage of La Vélomaritime takes you, just after Gravelines, to La Réserve Naturelle du Platier d'Oye, one of the major ornithological sites in Europe. Welcome to the "Land of the Wateringues" in Maritime Flanders!
When you arrive in Calais by bike, the first French port for crossings to England, don't board immediately because the city is worth a visit! You can discover the belfry of the Town Hall, the City of Lace...
Between Gravelines and Calais, cycling facilities have not yet been built, but various rural paths will allow you to reach Calais after the Platier d'Oye. In Calais, cycle paths exist in different forms. They will take you by the beach to Blériot-Plage.
- Calais city
- Calais Fréthun (TGV station)