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Guillaume Favez

Vélo Francette

Vélo Francette

379 mi
9.5 mph
10,975 ft
10,975 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

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Includes movable bridges

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2 in total

Includes an off-grid segment

Navigation instructions may be limited.

103 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.48 mi

Phare de Ouistreham

Bike Touring Highlight

30.4 mi

Voie verte de la Suisse normande

Bike Touring Highlight

68.1 mi

La Voie verte

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

108 mi
124 mi


Bike Touring Highlight

160 mi

Quai de la Mayenne

Bike Touring Highlight

188 mi

Le Jardin Méditerranéen

Bike Touring Highlight

274 mi

Bourg de Gourgé

Road Cycling Highlight

327 mi

La Roussille

Bike Touring Highlight

345 mi


Road Cycling Highlight

374 mi

Canal de Marans à La Rochelle

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

379 mi



Tour Profile


Singletrack: 57.1 mi
Path: 13.6 mi
Access Road: 355 yd
Cycleway: 123 mi
Street: 30.9 mi
Road: 154 mi
State Road: 0.80 mi
Off-grid (unknown): < 109 yd


Unpaved: 52.8 mi
Compacted Gravel: 54.8 mi
Cobblestones: 0.52 mi
Paved: 148 mi
Asphalt: 119 mi
Unknown: 4.36 mi

Weather Forecast


planned a bike ride.

January 30, 2022


  • This is the route of the Vélo Francette, which starts in Ouistreham, a few kilometers from Caen and ends in La Rochelle, on the Atlantic coast.

    The route passes through Laval, Angers, Niort, several medieval towns and many picturesque villages. The vast majority of the route takes place on bike paths

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    January 30, 2022
  • Aside from being one of the best cycling trails in France, the Vélo Francette passes through some incredible areas. Discover Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes by cycling along rivers and canals, between picturesque villages and big cities such as Caen, Laval, Angers, Niort or La Rochelle

    April 12, 2022

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