What could be better than a bike ride on a sunny day? Come and join us on one of our cycling trails in Ouistreham and get to see nature on the outskirts of the town. You will see, this day out will have a real holiday feel!

A green way from Caen to the sea

Balade vélo sur la voie verte Caen la mer

There are several cycling routes in Caen la mer, including cycle paths, the Vélomaritime coastal cycle route and the Vélo Francette greenway. But today, we’re setting off on the trail leaving from Caen city centre and taking us to Pegasus Bridge and the seaside resort of Ouistreham.

Café Gondrée - Bénouville

rly in the morning, we make for Pegasus Bridge and the Café Gondrée, the first house to be liberated in France. Here we can take the time to hear the story of the café and make the acquaintance of Madame Gondrée, the daughter of the owners at the Liberation. For lunch, you can take a seat on the terrace and try the one-minute house omelette!

Nature outing on the green way from Caen to Ouistreham

Voie verte Caen la mer

During this outing with your loved one, you can take the time to look at nature and take a break alongside the canal. Continuing along this cycle route, you can see the lighthouse, a sign that you are approaching the port of Ouistreham. A little further on, the Orne estuary and the Ouistreham Riva-Bella beach are a great place for a walk on the sand.

La Vélo Francette / Pascal Beltrami

This little bit of the Vélofrancette made us want to try our hand at cycling ! Next time, why not try the Vélomaritime, which runs along the coast from Dunkirk to Roscoff via Ouisteham?

Tip: For simple and unusual accommodation, try the stopover cabins in Colleville-Montgomery!

We like

  • Nature at the edge of town
  • The Orne Estuary and the protected natural areas
  • The cycling routes in Caen la mer