We are thinking about doing a ‘Tour de La Manche’ this summer:
Part 1: From Hoek van Holland via Bruges and Ypres to Boulogne-sur-Mer, along the coast towards Normandy, hopefully via the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey) and Saint-Malo into Brittany, along the coast towards Roscoff. Ferry crossing to Plymouth, train to Penzance. Part 2: From Land's End via Cornwall and Bath to London. Train to Harwich, ferry crossing back to Hoek van Holland.
Total distance: ca. 2,250 km.
We are looking for information on the route between Le Tréport and Carentan in Normandy. According to the Cycle West website (http://cycle-west.com/), this is the EuroVélo 4. We found the Véloroute du Littoral between Le Tréport and Le Havre, which is supposed to be marked, but nothing after that. Does anyone know if there is a véloroute or voie vert from Le Havre via the ‘plages du débarquement’ to Carentan?
We are also looking for information on the ferries between Normandy/Brittany and the Channel Islands. We aim to take a ferry from Carteret (Normandy) to Guernsey, then take a ferry from Guernsey to Jersey, and then take a ferry from Jersey to Saint-Malo. The Manches-Iles Express and Condor Ferries websites do not have any information on taking a bicycle along (at least not on crossings from France). Does anyone know if it is possible to take a bicycle on board?
If anyone has other tips & tricks for this area, we'd love to hear those, too!
Dim & Marieke