Le Crotoy / Berck La Vélomaritime / EuroVelo 4
Nature and Heritage, Panorama, Patrimoine, Highlight
2 h 45 min
On this Vélomaritime stage, you ride from the Bay of the Somme to the Bay of Authie. Leaving Le Crotoy, enjoy this resort's lovely views over the Somme Estuary before cycling around to the Parc du Marquenterre, a fabulous place for bird-watching, set in the heart of the Réserve Naturelle de la Baie de Somme. This stage then takes you beside northern Europe's largest range of sand dunes, rising between Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont and Quend Plage. Finally, skirt around the Bay of Authie to reach the resort of Berck-sur-Mer, with its vast, 12km-long beach made of fine sand. Time to consider replacing your bike with a sandyacht!
Elevation of the stage
30 m 33 m
Waytypes of the stage
Cycle path: 31,47 km By road: 10,53 km
Surface of the stage
Lisse: 28,38 km Rugueux: 0,41 km Inconnu: 13,21 km
After Le Crotoy, you first ride along a cycle path, then on a stretch along a road. Between Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont and Fort-Mahon, there's a segregated cycle lane. Next, to reach Le Pont-à-Cailloux, it's back along a road, the D532. However, works are planned for 2021 to lay out further stretches of cycle path. By the end of 2021, the way through Le Pont-à-Cailloux should be set up for cyclists. Then, it's a greenway up to Conchil-le-Temple, before continuing along on rural tracks, passing via Port de La Madelon, between Waben and Groffliers. After Groffliers, you ride along the segregated cycle lane beside the RD940 road up to Berck."
- Nearby train stations Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme station in Le Crotoy, SNCF station in Rue (8 km from the route)