Gastronomie, Panorama, Patrimoine, Beaches, Highlight
1 h 48 min
I cycle often
Once you’ve enjoyed a fine seafood platter at Port-en-Bessin, the EuroVelo 4 route takes you ‘surfing’ among the cliffs of the Bessin area, above its extensive beaches. A stop at Omaha Beach is a must, to pay your respects to the American soldiers who landed here on D-Day, greeted by deadly enemy fire. A few kilometres west, the Pointe du Hoc still bears the scars of the extraordinarily brave US assault on the German gunposts here. Take in the tremendous views from this headland before descending to a further fishing port, Grandcamp-Maisy. (This part of the route has not been finalized - only the Sainte Honorine/ Vierville-sur-Mer section has been laid out and signposted for the time being.)
101 m 107 m
A section of road shared with motorized traffic but signposted for cyclists takes you from Sainte Honorine des Pertes to Colleville sur Mer and from Saint Laurent sur Mer to Vierville-sur-Mer.
SNCF train stationsBayeux Station (15km from Port en Bessin)
On the main Paris-Cherbourg line