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By train, bus, plane, car

Here are some tips on how to get to the departure site on the way there or on the way back, on organising a weekend getaway, or just shortening a trail.


1️⃣ Getting here and trips by train 🚅

  • The main railway stations on the cycle route:

    • Brittany: Morlaix (TGV high-speed train), Lannion (TGV high-speed train), St Brieuc (TGV high-speed train), St Malo (TGV high-speed train) and Dol-de-Bretagne.
    • Normandy: Pontorson - Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Lô, Carentan, Cherbourg (TGV high-speed train), Bayeux, Caen, Trouville-Deauville, Le Havre (TGV high-speed train), Dieppe.
    • Hauts-de-France: Rue, Rang-du-Fliers, Etaples Le Touquet, Boulogne Ville (TGV high-speed train), Calais Ville (TGV high-speed train), Dunkirk (TGV high-speed train).

View lines and stations on a map:

  • Getting to the route from abroad

Are you planning to join the route from abroad? Here’s a brief summary of the various travel options for joining the route from Belgium, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.

type of train

ℹ️ With the "Belgique Hauts-de-France" offer, travel by TER from Lille Flandres or Paris towards destination in Belgium, and vice versa.


  • How to travel with your bike?

    • If you dismantle your bike and place it inside a cover, it is considered to be hand luggage and you do not need to mention it in your booking.
    • If your bike is not dismantled, it may be accepted on certain conditions on the TER, TGV, and Intercités trains.

Think about it! With the TGV INOUI, make your travel easier with the My Baggage service. This service takes care of your luggage (including bikes, considered as bulky luggage) wherever you want and delivers them to the address of your choice.


More information on the specificities of TER trains on the French website



2️⃣ Getting here and trips by bus 🚌

  • Several long-distance national network bus companies serve ten of the cities on The Vélomaritime® cycle route. Only the Flixbus company offers an offer (sparingly) allowing the transport of an undisassembled bicycle with the bicycle rack system (excluding electrically assisted bicycles). Remember to book in advance!
  • In Brittany: BreizhgoMobibreizh.bzh
  • In Normandy: Cars Nomad | atoumod.fr
  • In Hauts-de-France: transports.hautsdefrance.fr


Coach service with bike carriers

In Brittany

In summer, some bus lines are fitted with bike carriers (excluding electric bikes) in Côtes d'Armor and Finistère:

  • Between Morlaix and Roscoff (line 29) with 5 stops.
  • Between Lannion and Morlaix (line 30) with 6 stops.
  • Between Trégastel and Lannion via Trébeurden, (on line D) and via Perros-Guirec (on line E) run by Transports TILT with 6 stops in all.
  • Between St Brieuc and Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (line 2) with 5 stops.
  • Between St Brieuc and Paimpol (line 1) with 5 stops.
  • Between Dinan end Sables-d'-Or-les-Pins - Fréhel

In Normandy

  • You can take your bike on board bus line no. 122 Caen <> Honfleur <> Le Havre every day of the week. This new service set up by the Normandy Region is free (included in your transport ticket), by reservation only and limited to 4 bikes per vehicle. Learn more
  • In the territory of Le Havre Seine Métropole 4 bus lines are accessible to cyclists including line no. 13 Étretat <> Le Havre. Buses can accommodate up to 4 bicycles on board using dedicated arms or racks. Learn more.



3️⃣ Getting here and trips by plane ✈️

The airports located on the cycle route or nearby:

  • Caen Carpiquet (20 km/12 ½ miles away): from Brest, Nantes, Bordeaux (via Brest or Nantes), Pau (via Nantes), Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Nice and Figari (spring and summer) and also London-Southend and Dublin (via London).
  • Brest, Rennes, Lille.

💡 Remember to check the bike transport policy of your air company.



4️⃣ Take a car to The Vélomaritime® and leave your vehicle where your cycle route starts 🚗

  • You will find car parks for this purpose (free or paid) in several towns and villages. You can get information from the Tourist Office nearest to your starting place. 
  • You can see what is available on onepark.fr and book your parking place in the following towns and cities on the cycle route: St Malo, Grandcamp-Maisy, Caen, Cabourg, Dieppe, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais.
  • Some accommodation (certified Accueil Vélo or not) can provide free or paid for parking for your vehicle: parking space, garage, etc.
  • Several platforms offer parking rental between individuals: parkadom, prendsmaplace...

💡 When you prepare your bike trip, we suggest you leave from a town close to a station, or one with a railway station, so that it is easy to return to your starting place :)


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