Le Crotoy / Cayeux-sur-mer La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

Nature and Heritage, Panorama, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
28,76 Km
1 h 55 min
Le Crotoy / Cayeux-sur-mer
Le Crotoy
This stage of La Vélomaritime starts at Le Crotoy train station, then leads you to the port, with fabulous views of the Bay of the Somme. At Noyelles-sur-Mer, stop at the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme train station to embark on an historic rail trip; not only does this give you a chance for a rest, it also allows you to cut out the stretch of track where you have otherwise to cycle beside the road up to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. You then arrive at the heart of this port, with its fishermen’s homes below the medieval town. Continuing towards Le Hourdel, stop at the Maison de la Baie de Somme, covering the riches of the estuary. Then meander along La Route Blanche, set between the sea, coastal pebble banks and dunes. You may be lucky enough to spot seals before arriving at Cayeux-sur-Mer, a quintessential seaside resort.
32 m 37 m

The route

From Le Crotoy to Noyelles-sur-Mer you follow a cycle track crossing a hunting domain, taking you up to the entrance to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. For the safest option for families, we advise you to tackle the last portion of this stretch aboard the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme’s historic train. Arriving at St Valery-sur-Somme, get off your bike to cross the bridge over the tourist train line.

To get from St Valery to Le Hourdel, cycle along for 1.5km beside the canal to reach a cycle track taking you on to La Route Blanche. This greenway leads to La Mollière round-about, where you join a minor country road taking you to Cayeux-sur-Mer.


Train stations (SNCF)

Don’t miss


Nature outings:

  • the Route Blanche greenway running between sand dunes and pebble banks
  • the Maison de la Baie de Somme, to learn about the Somme Estuary’s many riches

Relaxation / activities:

  • Savour the joys of a journey on an old-fashioned steam train thanks to the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme between Le Crotoy and Cayeux-sur-Mer, going via Noyelles-sur-Mer and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

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