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The Veloscenic cycle route

From Paris to Mont Saint-Michel, the Veloscenic cycle route invites you to live an adventure that is rich in discoveries and events.

If you like an outdoor getaway in the fresh air, you will love this bike ride. Along the whole of the 450km of the route, you will be able to see the richness of the Vallée de Chevreuse, the Perche area and the Normandy countryside. Between stunning natural settings and historical sites, you will not regret following these paths that are designed to allow you to explore these places. The different stop-offs on the route are made up of historical and important spiritual sites: 5 of them are registered as UNESCO world heritage sites!

On the Veloscenic cycle route: between Chartres and Maintenon

If you want to set off along this cycle route by going from Notre Dame in Paris to Mont Saint-Michel, one of the stopoffs along the way will take you to where we are in Eure-et-Loir.

First stop: Maintenon Castle. You will be stunned by the former residence of the secret wife of Louis XIV with its beautiful interior, French gardens and aqueduct that bring a truly idyllic country feel to the estate.

Second stop: Chartres. In our city, there are lots of real gems to explore: incredible houses and art around every corner, master glassmaker workshops, museums and an unusual historical heritage, including Chartres Cathedral, which is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.

But that's not all! Choosing the Paris- Mont Saint-Michel Veloscenic cycle route means there are bound to be lots of surprises! If your wheels take you to our estate between April and October, prepare to be amazed by the Chartres light show: 20 of our city’s must-see sites are transformed by music and light.

Prepare your route on the Veloscenic

Whether you are going as a couple, with friends or family, the Veloscenic has something for everyone. Adapt your route depending on your level: On the cycle path’s website, you will find all the practical information you need to prepare.

There you can find information on:

  • Route suggestions tailored to your level
  • Accommodation, particularly places that have a “Accueil Vélo” [Cyclists welcome] label
  • Bike hire on your route
  • Turnkey tour packages

Check out available accommodation at our website. In addition, our tourist information centre in Chartres has the “Accueil Vélo” label.  Our travel advisors will therefore be delighted to help you pick out accommodation, tours and other things to see in the local area during your stay but also to provide you with all the technical tools you need to ensure the smooth running of your trip on the Veloscenic.