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Somme bay

A cycling week from the Somme Bay to Amiens

Come to discover the Somme bay and its valley! Feel the marine fragrance in Saint-Valéry, Le Crotoy or Fort-Mahon before riding onto the canal towards Amiens and its renowned cathedral.

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  • Itinerant trip
  • 7 days
  • Easy
  • from April to October
  • Minimum age 1 year
GPSGPS-app available
990€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Are you ready to take part in this adventure which will delight young and old?

    Unmissable place in the heart of the Somme Bay, your bike holidays start in Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme with its harbour, its medieval city center and its large café terraces. Feel free then to explore at your own pace the splendid landscapes and the preserved nature of the Somme bay. You cycle onto secured bike paths and small country roads to discover Le Crotoy, the large sandy beaches of Fort-Mahon or the Marquenterre Bird park.

    After that, you reach the canal of the Somme region. From Abbeville and its cultural activities, you follow the meanders of the canal. On your way, you have the chance to discover typical villages and lots of castles. Amiens is your final destination. Take the time to enjoy its lively atmosphere and do not miss the visit of its cathedral.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme

    Ideally located onto a limestone promontary facing the Somme Bay, you will be amazed by the medieval city of Saint-Valéry with its lively streets and its colourful fishermen’s houses. Take the time to settle down into your hotel before strolling along the wharfs.

    Day 2


    Round trip from Saint-Valéry

    You can choose among different excursions around Saint-Valéry. You can go for the short option (26km) 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 3


    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.

    Le Crotoy - Fort-Mahon

    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 that you make a stop. Then follow the cycling path amongst the pine trees to the eco-villages of Quend-Plage. You ride leisurely through the pine covered dunes before arriving in Fort-Mahon-Plage.

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

    Please make sure you check the train’s schedule (reduced hours during low season).

    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.
    9,00 € / child
    9,00 € / teen
    12,50 € / adult

    Day 4


    Fort-Mahon - Le Crotoy

    After Fort-Mahon you leave the maritime atmosphere to immerge in the rural hinterland of the Bay of Somme. You meander through fields, make a stop on the church square of Quend and join the small town of Rue. This ancient seaport and fortified town is proud of its medieval belfry, its two churches and the heritage of the Caudron brothers, who were aviation pioneers in the early 20th century. You will find again the seaside atmosphere in Le Crotoy.

    Day 5


    Le Crotoy - Abbeville

    From Le Crotoy you ride onto the countryside roads towards Noyelles and its huge Chinese cemetery. You can enjoy the forest of Crécy and discover a new aspect of the region (+ 23 kms).

    Then, you reach the canal at the ornithological reserve of Grand-Laviers and ride quietly to Abbeville along the canal.

    Day 6


    Abbeville - Amiens

    You leave Abbeville and reach back the canal, your travel partner for today. You ride through the meanders to discover nice and traditional villages and castles such as the one of Eaucourt, Long or Picquigny. You arrive then in Amiens, do not miss the visit of the cathedral and the hortillonnages!

    Day 7


    Departure from Amiens

    Enjoy a last walk into the cultural city along its canals before you leave, unless you decide to extend your stay in the region!
  • 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 (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • 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.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    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 the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • 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).


    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. A parking is also available at the train station of Noyelles-sur-Mer.

    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to Noyelles-sur-Mer to your car or Saint-Valéry by taking a taxi (budget €15). Trains are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot. You will find the timetable of the day in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.

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    Séjour très agréable

    On the 2023-09-21 by Alain
    Circuit en baie de Somme très agréable, loin des voies routières avec des paysages magnifiques et des voies cyclables bien roulantes. Les villes d'accueil étaient séduisantes ainsi que les lieux d'hébergements du plus touristiques aux plus authentiques.
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