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Two routes in one along the Channel !

Linking the legendary Mont-Saint-Michel, with the cliffs of Southern England's Jurassic Coast, the Tour de Manche is a unique cycling adventure of more than 1,200 kilometres of minor roads and signposted green ways through beautiful countryside and along stunning coastlines

 

The Tour de Manche

 

From 22nd June 2013, the Tour de Manche offers a unique adventure over more than 1200km of varied coastal countryside, taking you from one side of the Channel to the other. Going at your own pace, you have the chance to take the time to discover natural locations of exceptional beauty and interest - such as Morlaix Bay, the ‘Pink Granite’ Coast, Mont Saint Michel Bay, the Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor National Park.

 

Following a section of EuroVelo route 4 (EV4) along the coast, this itinerary, with its varied landscape, combines a physical challenge with ample opportunity for contemplation. Secure and fully waymarked, it alternates shared country roads with greenways.

 

 

 

The Petit Tour de Manche


The Petit Tour de Manche (450km) offers you a taster of its ‘big brother’ with a visit to two exceptional locations classed as UNESCO World Heritage sites: Mont St Michel in Normandy and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, as well as the opportunity to visit the historic Normandy landing beaches.

 

And, to top it all off, it gives you the chance to visit the magnificent Chesil Beach and the island of Jersey, where French and British cultures blend harmoniously to create an enchanting atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ferry linking Weymouth to Jersey is currently suspended. The Jersey-Poole connection is operational throughout the whole year.

 

With South West Trains you can carry your bike in the train from Weymouth to Poole.

It is also possible to carry folding bicycles on the Jurassic Coaster X55 Bus Service Weymouth - Poole.

 

Possible alternative: Boat connection Jersey Barneville-Carteret, then connection to bike (26 km) to find the route to la Haye-du-Puits in the department of "La Manche". Download link Barneville-La-Haye-du-Puits

 

 

Signposting

The Petit Tour de Manche and The Tour de Manche were signposted in both directions and on both sides of the Manche :
 

Petit Tour de Manche Tour de Manche

 

In figures

 

  • In France The Tour de Manche crosses 2 regions : Brittany and Lower Normandy and 5 departments : La Manche, Le Calvados, L’Ille et Vilaine, Les Côtes d’Armor and Le Finistère
  • In south west England he crosses 2 counties : Dorset and Devon

On this website you will find a very detailed description of the route on each of the stage maps.

 

The Petit Tour de Manche currently detailed on this website is 455kms long.

There are now an additional seven sections from St-Malo to Roscoff and Weymouth to Plymouth, making up the 1,200km Tour de Manche. This alternative circuit crosses both sides of the Channel.

 

 Tour de Manche

 in sections

Km

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Of which greenways

Main towns - stages

Cherbourg > Carentan 79 km 56 km Cherbourg, Bricquebec, La Haye du Puits, Baupte, Carentan

Carentan > La Ferrière-Harang 
95 km 49 km Carentan, St-Lô, Condé-sur-Vire, Pont-Farcy, La Ferrière-Harang
La Ferrière-Harang > Mortain 61 km 43 km La Ferrière-Harang, Vire, Sourdeval, Mortain
Le Bocage Mortainais 34 km 34 km Mortain, Saint Hilaire du Harcouët, Ducey
La baie du Mont-Saint-Michel 31 km 8 km Ducey, Pontaubault, le Mont-Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel > St-Malo 68 km 19 km le Mont-Saint-Michel, Cancale, St-Malo
Jersey 12 km 11 km St Helier, St Aubin
Dorset 75 km 27 km Weymouth, Dorchester, Wool, Corfe Castle, Poole

TOTAL (without links)

Petit Tour de Manche

455 km 247 km  
St-Malo > St-Brieuc 100 km 26 km St-Malo, Erquy, St-Brieuc
St-Brieuc > Paimpol 59 km 6 km St-Brieuc, Plouha, Paimpol
Paimpol > Lannion 81 km 11 km Paimpol, Perros-Guirec, Lannion
Lannion > Morlaix 69 km 4 km Lannion, Plestin-les-Grèves, Morlaix
Morlaix > Roscoff 31 km 1 km Morlaix, Roscoff
Plymouth > Okehampton  67 km 38 km Plymouth, Tavistock, Okehampton
Okehampton > Axminster 101 km 23 km Okehampton, Exeter, Sidmouth, Axminster
Axminster > Dorchester 56 km 3 km Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester

TOTAL (without links)

Tour de Manche

1019 km 359 km