La Vélo Francette © Beltrami

Vélo Francette, from Normandy to the Atlantic

New cycling itinerary between Ouistreham and La Rochelle

From the English Channel to the Atlantic Ocean, La Vélo Francette® is a cycle route that gives you a taste of the French sweet life. Crossing Normandy, the Loire region and Poitou-Charentes, it unveils an unexpected array of achitectural heritage as you succumb to the charm of the towns and villages dotted across the countryside of France!

Vélo Francette – the Ouistreham > La Rochelle cycle route

La Vélo Francette® is the name of the new itinerary that completes the cycling network of western France. Continuous and waymarked, it offers a brand new cycling experience as you follow banks and rivers, cross charming towns and picturesque villages, and soak up the serene atmosphere of the French countryside. Decidedly a slow-tourism excursion that oozes the sweet life of France!

Exploring Norman Switzerland and the wooded countryside of Normandy in a beautiful natural environment, the route leads to La Rochelle after crossing the Normandie & Maine Regional Nature Park and revealing many of Orne’s heritage features such as the Rock of Oëtre, Flers and the medieval town of Domfront.

Vélo Francette © P. Beltrami

La Vélo Francette © cycling guide, from Normandy to the Atlantic

Topo guide la Vélo Francette
  • Price: €14.90
    Check out the 22 stages of the Vélo Francette cycle route with this guidebook written by Nicolas Moreau-Delacquis, a journalist who specialises in the fields of cycling and tourism.
    The guide includes recommendations on the author’s favourite places, special deals, descriptions and detailed maps, and where to find bike-friendly facilities boasting the “Accueil Vélo” seal of approval!

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Idées weekend sur la Vélo Francette © J. Damase

Suggestions for a weekend on the Vélo Francette cycle route

Bike rides on the Vélofrancette between Domfront and Saint Fraimbault or in Norman Switzerland, the choice is yours!

Our inclusive weekend cycling breaks are designed to make your life simpler.