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Explore the area by bike

Cycling in Bagnoles de l'Orne

With its cycle paths, greenways, mountain bike trails and waymarked cycle routes, the department of L’Orne is a paradise for cyclists. From Bagnoles de l’Orne you have a choice of many ways to explore the Normandy countryside and the Forêt des Andaines by bike.

Les grands itinéraires cyclables

Deux grands itinéraires français traversent le département de l’Orne : la Véloscénie et la Vélo Francette. Empruntez également d’autres parcours cyclables pour découvrir les alentours de Bagnoles de l’Orne Normandie à deux roues.

La Véloscénie

La Véloscénie is a cycle route that links Paris to Mont-Michel and passes through Bagnoles de l’Orne. Over more than 280 miles of cycle trails, greenways and small waymarked roads, La Véloscénie will help you explore the natural and cultural heritage of France.

From the resort of Bagnoles de l’Orne there are two sections of around twelve miles where you can explore part of the route through the forest and Normandy countryside:

La Vélo Francette

Setting off from the English Channel and heading down to the Atlantic, the Vélo Francette cycle route goes through Normandy, the Loire Valley and Poitou-Charentes. It covers a 370-mile route from Ouistreham to La Rochelle. The Vélo Francette passes close to Bagnoles de l’Orne through the commune of Domfront.

From the mediaeval town of Domfront, two routes head either north or south along a greenway:

Mountain bike trails

Mountain bike lovers will have a great time on the 280 miles of tracks and paths that make up the 22 mountain bike circuits through farmland and forest. Discover the six mountain bike trails that start at the resort of Bagnoles de l’Orne in Normandy:

Discover the details of the 22 mountain bike circuits on their dedicated website.

Cyclo tourism routes

Nearly 50 cycling routes ranging from 6 to 40 miles in length will enable you to explore the department of L’Orne by bike. There are four routes that start from Bagnoles de l’Orne in Normandy:

  • Bagnoles de l’Orne en famille (for families: easy  – 11 miles)
  • Bagnoles de l’Orne un terroir (a landscape: easy  – 28 miles)
  • Bagnoles de l’Orne – Domfront en Andaine (easy  – 43 miles)
  • Bagnoles de l’Orne en forêt (in the forest: difficult  – 16 miles)

To plan your route easily, get a copy of the “Orne à Velo” cycling guide available from the tourist office or to download.