Nature and Heritage, Panorama, Patrimoine, Highlight
42,09 Km
2 h 52 min
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Le Havre
Étretat

42,09 km cycling route from Le Havre to Étretat

This Vélomaritime stage leads you straight towards the highlight of Normandy's Côte d'Albâtre, Étretat! First, head out from Le Havre, the port rebuilt postwar to architect Auguste Perret's design and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leaving the urban bustle, make the most of the peace and calm of such breathtaking sites as Antifer Lighthouse and the Valleuse de Saint-Jouin-Bruneval, with its markedly maritime atmosphere. Carry on cycling to reach the famed resort of Étretat, also known in French fiction as the home of gentleman burglar Arsène Lupin!

Elevation of the stage

214 m 219 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 7,36 km By road: 34,39 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 33,08 km Inconnu: 8,67 km

The route

In Le Havre, while traffic can be heavy, cycle lanes allow you to ride safely through town. Once out of the town centre, the gradients are quite significant in parts, so control your speed going downhill, although the roads you cycle along aren't that busy.

Alternatives Normandy Bridge

To cross the Normandy Bridge safely, there are several alternatives:

  • Book a ticket for you and your bike on the no. 122 Caen <> Honfleur <> Le Havre bus service. Buses are equipped with racking for four bikes. It is a booking-only service. Further information
  • Get your bikes and luggage transferred by Les Trouvillaises, at a cost of €80 for two bikes (€25 per extra bike), while you hop on the no. 122 Caen <> Honfleur <> Le Havre bus service.

SNCF

  • Nearby train stations: Le Havre station

Accommodation on the stage

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