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Cycling in the Baie de Somme is ideal to enjoy its many natural wonders. You will discover a land where men’s activities have shaped the local fabric of life : mussel farming, shellfish gathering, fishing, hunting, the architectural heritage, medieval towns.
Circuit du Gravelot Plover cycle route
Travel between land and sea, discover the Brighton sand dunes, the shingle ridges of the Picardy coast and the Cayeux "Bas Champs" (low-lying fieldsbelow sea-level).
In the south part of the Baie de Somme, the medieval town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme perched on top of the old cliff line offers incomparable viewpoints. The off-road cycletrack runs alongside the D940 and D3 roads, a few hundred yards from the sea. You will see the “mollières”, vast grassy areas where saltmarsh sheep graze. The “Maison de l’Oiseau et de la Baie de Somme” is a must to
become acquainted with bird watching. Between the “Hourdel” Spit and Cayeux, lies the small Brighton wood, hidden away in the dunes.
Circuit du Vanneau Lapwing cycle route
The unique environment of Hâble d'Ault, a former harbour, now a bird sanctuary, is a sight to behold - but beware of its stony tracks.
The Hâble d’Ault is one of the natural monuments of picardy coast. Shingle is omnipresent in this environment and bird watching is a privileged activity. Several rare plants, such as the Sea-Kale and the Yellow-horned Poppy can also be admired. Along this route you will pass an exceptional viewpoint overlooking the cliffs at Notre-Dame-de-la-Falaise, near the town of Ault. Further south, the cycle roadways of Seine Maritime are also worth
4, Avenue Paul Doumer
Tel. : +33 (0)3 22 26 59 20
Located at the Hourdel tip (From May to the end of September)
Tel. : +33 (0)6 60 85 90 67
On your bike - Full steam ahead !
At the beginning of the 20th century a slow steam train transported tourists to the beaches of Picardy coast. It has been restored for your enjoyment and can carry your bike at no extra cost. If along the way you begin to tire, climb aboard an authentic steam train with your bicycle. Valiant steam engines travel between Le Crotoy, Noyelles-sur-Mer, St-Valery-sur-Somme and Cayeux sur-Mer.
Franco-British Cycle Plan
The Franco-British Cycle Plan, produced as part of the Interreg III project, is a partnership between the Syndicat Mixte pour l’Aménagement de la Côte Picarde, the Conseil Général de la Seine-Maritime, East Sussex County Council and Kent County Council.
Cayeux-sur-Mer tourist home can give you a map of the cycling paths : ask them!
One of Cayeux-sur-Mer’s association also put together different cycling rides along the coast and in the up-country: “Circuits des Bas-champs” : 1€.