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Somme bay

3 days of biking around the Somme bay

Discover our self-guided cycling holidays in Somme bay for a week-end or more. You ride at your own pace and enjoy the fauna and flora, parc du Marquenterre, the famous seals and the charming fishermen villages.

Reviews (9) :
4.44 / 5
Reference BS0301
  • Loop trip
  • 3 days
  • Very easy
  • from March to November
  • Minimum age 1 year
275€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • You are longing for a deep breath of fresh air? Somme bay is the destination you are searching for a short cycle break. The charming seaside towns of Saint-Valéry and Le Crotoy will seduce you with their tranquility and warm welcome. Beaches and nature won’t be left out of the programme: your bike tour will lead you to Cap Hourdel, the bird park of the Marquenterre or the forest of Crécy. You will be able to choose your itinerary among many propositions according to your mood!

    DAY 1

     
     

    Round trip from Saint-Valéry

    Bike
    26/38/49km
    You can choose among different excursions around Saint-Valéry. You can go for the short option (28km) which takes you to the Cap Hourdel on a comfortable cycle path. After passing the lighthouse of Cap Hourdel, you keep on biking on the "white road", a wonderful cycle path along the sand dunes of the Channel before riding back towards Saint-Valéry. A longer tour (38 or 49km) takes you first in the back country through the small villages till Cayeux-sur-Mer. You cycle further on the "white road" and pass by the Cap Hourdel before going back to Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme on the cycle path along the bay.

    DAY 2

     
     

    Saint-Valéry - Le Crotoy

    Vintage train
    You start your day in a ride in the vintage train of the Somme bay with your bikes from Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to Le Crotoy.
     

    Round trip to the Marquenterre

    Bike
    36km
    You ride on the seawall of Le Crotoy and along the ponds of Les Morettes inhabited by numerous birds. Through small lanes in the countryside you reach the park of Marquenterre where we strongly suggest you to make a stop. Then follow the cycling path amongst the pine trees to the city of Rue. This former seaport and fortified town is proud of its medieval battle tower, its two churches and the inheritance of the Caudron brothers, pioneers in the aviation at the beginning of the 20th century. You come back to Le Crotoy through the countryside.
       

    From Saint-Valéry to Le Crotoy on a vintage train 1h

    Included

    Marquenterre Bird Park 2h

    Do not miss the visit of the birdpark, where birds have a rest on their migration between Scandinavia and Mauritania. Listen to the comments of the naturalist guides who will spot for you avocets, spoonbills and other species. Free binoculars for cyclists.
    7,90 € / teen
    10,50 € / adult

    DAY 3

     
     

    Through the forest of Crécy

    Bike
    43/52km
    From Le Crotoy, today’s tour takes you to the huge and beautiful forest of Crécy. Along the paths, you will admire the oaks and beech trees. If you have enough stamina, you can bike the longer option to observe the "warring brothers", an oak and a beech which grew embracing each other like siamiese twins, each one fighting to protect its space. When leaving the woods, you will also admire the "Chartreux" oak, which is 500 years old. You cycle back to Noyelles-sur-Mer riding behind the hunting huts and keep on till Saint-Valéry on the cycle path around the bay.
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You stay in hotels with **/*** standards or bed & breakfasts selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults.


    Luggage


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.


    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary (A4 format) that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider.

    Example of a map




    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.




  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Paris.
    • By train: the closest train station is Noyelles-sur-Mer. To go to Saint-Valéry by taxi, you must budget about €15 (one way). You will find the contacts of the taxi companies in your travel documents.
    From Gare du Nord station in Paris, take a direct Intercity train for Noyelles-sur-Mer (2h02) or take first an Intercity train for Amiens (1h) and then a regional train from Amiens to Noyelles-sur-Mer (40 min). It is possible that you must change of train in different cities like Amiens, Abbeville or Boulogne Ville (that depends on the day and the hour) when you have not the choice to take a direct train from Paris to Noyelles-sur-Mer. In that case, the journey will last more or less time to get to the final destination. To plan your trip, www.voyages-sncf.co.uk.


    Parking:

    If you choose to drive, you can park your car for free for the duration of your stay at the bike pick up point in Saint-Valéry or at the car park of your accommodation if you booked a night before and after your trip.


    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing. Please communicate your approximate hours of arrival and departure when you fill out the online booking form. The location of the bike pick up point is at the entrance of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme (exact location given in your travel documents).


  • Reviews
  •   Memory of the trip  

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    9 bike travelers reviews 4.44 / 5

    “ Circuit Velo en Baie de Somme ”

    On the 2017-09-23 by jeanne
    Circuit très sympa avec hébergement et 1/2 pension de qualité. Jean Marie, qui loue les vélos, est de très bon conseil et est vraiment à disposition en cas de soucis. Tous les prestataires rencontrés ont été d’accueil très sympathique, l’hôtel au cap Hornu un excellent moment et les repas au cap Hornu et aux Tourelles d'excellente qualité.

    “ excélent ”

    On the 2017-08-08 by René
    3 jours dans la baie de Somme fin juillet début aout, avec la chance d'avoir le soleil avec nous. Itinéraire très agréable,malgré une petite incompréhension avec le carnet sur le trajet de route,dans certains villages. Hébergements et accueils, très bien. Petits déjeuners bons et copieux,bien avant les km à venir.....

    “ Très agréable escapade ! ”

    On the 2017-06-07 by isabelle
    Une excellente communication avec l'équipe du vélo voyageur Sur place, un accueil très sympathique de la part du loueur de vélo; un circuit varié qui permet de découvrir plusieurs facettes de la baie de Somme. Attention par contre si vous souhaitez dîner à l'hôtel du Cap Hornu à Saint Valéry sur Somme : même si vous y logez, sans réservation, vous risquez de ne pas y avoir de place...

    “ Depaysement et changement de rythme ”

    On the 2017-04-17 by isabelle
    Belle decouverte Voyage singulier hors des sentiers battus ( bien que le cretoy soit tres frequenté) cela plait a tous les ages .. meme les ados ... etre plutot en forme pour assurer tous les circuits . Velos impecables .

    “ Expérience "senior" ”

    On the 2016-09-19 by PAPOU.NET
    Bien, bonne randonnée plutôt "cool". Oui globalement. Accueil téléphonique agréable et précis. Réception des documents dans les délais malgré le temps court entre notre achat et le départ. Description de l'tinéraire très détaillé, parfois difficile à suivre compte tenu de l'imprécision (voire absence) des panneaux sur la route et la piste cyclable. Hébergement de qualité surtout à St Valéry en Somme. La chambre était très originale et confortable, bon petit déjeuner. Au Crotoy la chambre était plutôt normale, bon petite déjeuner.

    “ Une réussite ! ”

    On the 2016-09-15 by MaCaff
    Pour une première fois ( ballade en vélo à deux) vélo voyageur nous a totalement mis en confiance .. Séjour très dépaysant,accueil des prestataires parfait,,à refaire,sans hésitation..ailleurs ,bien sûr !

    “ Découverte de la Baie de Somme à Vélo ”

    On the 2016-07-17 by Guillaume
    Très bon séjour avec quelques difficultés dûes au vent (surtout présent le long de la Baie) Très bonne organisation Beaux Hôtels Beaux Paysages Parcours sympas

    “ 3 jours vélo en Baie de Somme ”

    On the 2016-07-14 by Annick
    Nous avons passé un agréable moment en Baie de Somme ! L'organisation était parfaite, les hébergements de qualité, les restaurants à recommander...les visites intéressantes et variées: Parc du Marquenterre, petit train touristique de la baie de Somme etc. Le transfert des bagages s'est très bien déroulé. Et cerise sur le gâteau: le soleil était avec nous et nous avons vu les phoques à la Pointe du Hourdel !

    “ 3 jours en Baie de Somme ”

    On the 2016-05-20 by CATHERINE
    Très belle ballade au rythme de pédaleurs peu entrainés.... pas de difficultés particulières Très bel hébergement à St Valery sur Somme Un parc ornithologique qui vaut le détour en particulier au printemps (période de nidification et de naissance)
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