Tour de Manche / Petit Tour de Manche cycle routes

this franco-british circular cycle route links Normandy with Brittany and the SOuth West of England.

Maritime and rural landscapes

The Tour de Manche is a major cycle route of over 1200 km. With a marked route, the Tour de Manche offers a unique adventure in a mixture of maritime and rural landscapes, on both sides of the Channel.

On the Normandy side, this route crosses the Manche county from North to South following the Vire Valley. The 230 km of greenways will take you through the bocage landscape of the Cotentin peninsula, the marshes of the Cotentin and Bessin regional nature park, as well as past the Mortain waterfalls, to arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mont-Saint-Michel.


746 miles of which 150 miles in Normandy

On the English and Breton sides, Cap Fréhel, the pink granite coast, Dartmoor national park, the Jurassic coast, the seaside resorts of Weymouth and Poole are some of the key sites for you to discover...

With the ferry as your link from the ports of Cherbourg, Poole, Plymouth, Roscoff and Saint-Malo, it is the perfect itinerary for cyclists looking for a challenge together with some culture and fine food.

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The route on video


Not to be missed

  • Cherbourg, one of France’s great Channel ports, is closely linked to French naval history, and to transatlantic adventures.
  • A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights.
  • Granville commands stunning views of the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel from its fortified headland.