There are “so many things to do between Paris and the sea“… To take full advantage of this, an itinerary “La Seine à Vélo” linking Paris to Deauville or Paris to Le Havre takes cyclists along the Seine, an iconic river. 100 kilometers cross the Rouen Normandy Metropolis and allow to (re)discover varied tourist landscapes but also to ride through Normandy off the beaten track.
Calm and undulating, iridescent by the coming and going of barges and hemmed in by bocages or majestic abbeys,the Seine splits the Norman landscape with its mythical curves. Touring it by bike is a lovely opportunity to discover it in its natural state.
What better way to follow the course of the river and explore its banks than to get on your bike. This is what the 300 or so kilometers of trails developed in the Rouen Metropolis offer, as part of La Seine à vélo, a project inaugurated in 2021. It allows to link Paris to the sea of Le Havre or Deauville on 400 km of route and to develop a soft and ecological tourism, at the rhythm of the water. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or an amateur, the route is accessible and marked out and allows for contemplative stops. France is the world’s second largest destination for bicycle tourism, behind Germany. This new route, which crosses the Rouen Metropolis over a hundred kilometers and 22 municipalities, represents a strong axis of the scheme.