Useful on-site information

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Check this page if you need some information once you’re cycling on the route 😉

⚙️ Bike repair specialists | 🚰 🚾 Drinking water points and toilets | 🍅🥤🍺 Good places for supplies and refreshments | 🚧 Works in progress | 💬  Share your experience of the Vélomaritime 

⚙️ Finding a bike repair specialist

There are several mobile bike repair service offers along the route:

  • Brittany
    • Between Saint-Malo and Lancieux, at Matignong: Mécanovélo (Accueil Vélo - cycle friendly label) can be found at the weekly markets - +33 (0)6 50 22 25 25
    • Between Dinard, Saint-Malo and Cancale: Vélogen - mobile bike maintenance and repair workshop - +33 (0)6 95 14 95 95 / Website
    • Éric & Rustine can be found at the weekly markets in Saint-Quay-Portrieux (Monday mornings) and Binic-Étables-sur-Mer (Thursday mornings) - +33(06) 12 41 60 05 / Website / Facebook
    • Thibault cycles to anywhere in Lannion and within a 15 km radius with his Biskèle mobile bike repair workshop - +33(0)6 65 82 86 83 / Website 
  • Hauts-de-France

Here are some recommended bike repair specialists along the route (there are others too):

💡 Don't forget:

  • You can sometimes find bike repair specialists at the market.
  •  In addition to bike repair specialists, bike rental businesses will also help you out generally, if they’re available. You can view bike rental businesses on the map above by activating the corresponding layer (top left).
  •  You will doubtless spot at least one of France’s participatory community bike workshops on your journey, in Saint-Brieuc, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, Calais and elsewhere. They’ll probably be able to help you out. 

🚰 🚾Is it easy to fill my water bottle or find a toilet along the way?

  • You can view where the drinking water points and toilets are on this map by checking the corresponding boxes ▼ (data from OpenStreetMap). 
    Tip: use the website's geolocation tool (icon on the lower right-hand site) to help you.


  • Hoali's #Gourdefriendly 💧(bottle refill) map displays public drinking water points and #Gourdefriendly establishments - bars, restaurants, shops, hotels... These eshtablishments will refill your water bottle for free! (You can download an app too).

💡 Don't forget: every cemetery in France has one or more taps! 


📝 The route's best adresses

  • 🍅 The markets

Discover local delicacies and stock up on good food by using this map to locate the main markets along the route (sorted by day):


As well as the markets, the website Carto Vrac provides a map for locating stores that offer bulk food sales.

  • 🥤 Enjoy refreshments and tasty food with a four-star view

Here are a few great addresses to take a break along the way and enjoy some fabulous views! (Why not add to the list by suggesting a place you recommend?)


  • 🍺 Breweries

Did you know that France is the country with the most breweries in Europe, boasting at least 2,300 of them?! After a long day of cycling, there’s nothing better than a cool, refreshing beer (to be drunk in moderation of course)! There are around fifty or so breweries and craft breweries located just off the Vélomaritime cycle route between Roscoff and Dunkirk. Some offer guided tours. So, which will it be? Blanche de Wissant? La Croix des Grèves Blonde? Or Philomenn Rousse? ▼

🚧 How to check for or flag up an issue on the Vélomaritime

If you come across an issue on the cycle route, such as a fallen tree, unclear signposting, or surfaces in a poor state, you can flag this up straight away thanks to our issue reporting tool. You can also check for any issues that have been flagged up by other users or by maintenance teams.


📷 💬 Feel like sharing your Vélomaritime stories?

Share your content by using #lavelomaritime or by reaching out to us with @lavelomaritime – we’ll be more than happy to publish your adventures!

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