Cycling in the Baie de Somme
- 44OF CYCLE TRACKS
- 160KM OF WAYMARKED ROUND TRIPS
- 1EUROVELO TRACK
in the Baie de Somme
44 km of cycle tracks and 160 km of waymarked routes comprising 9 circuits exploring not only the Baie de Somme but also the entire Picardy coastline. Mostly easy on the calf muscles except when approaching the cliffs south of the Baie de Somme!
Here are some highlights: immense open scenery around the Baie de Somme; little winding lanes between Favières, Ponthoile and Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont; view of the cliffs from Le Hourdel and Cayeux-sur-Mer; access to beaches at Quend and Fort-Mahon
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EUROPEAN CYCLE ROUTE
Did you know that you can cycle from the Baie de Somme to Roscoff or Kiev along EuroVelo 4? EuroVelo is a network of 15 long distance European cycle routes that cross the entire continent.
In the Somme EuroVelo 4 runs along the coastline via cycle tracks and roads with little traffic. Check out the Eurovelo 4 route through the Somme on this website: cirkwi.com!
COME BY TRAIN !
The Baie de Somme has two railway stations: Noyelles-sur-Mer and Rue. Bikes are transported free on trains from Paris and Calais. They can also be transported free on the Baie de Somme rail network! Ideal for shortening your journey while enjoying unique views of the bay from the little train!
From Saint-Valery-sur-Somme you can ride back up the river Somme along the Somme valley cycle track. Take the left bank (turn left to go downstream, turn right to go upstream) and cycle up to Abbeville (15 km). It's a smooth ride and there are lots of picnic areas beside the river. Why not carry on as far as Long, then Amiens or right to the source of the river near Saint-Quentin in the Aisne? There is a well laid out/equipped towpath along 70% of the river Somme and it's a smooth ride for the remaining parts not yet developed.